EN 231 Introduction to Language
SP 2012 HO
Okerstrom, Dennis R.
Professor of English
Ph.D.-- English and History
305 Copley Hall
7:30 -- 8, MWF; 9 -- 11, MWF, or by appointment.
17 January -- 04 May 2012
3:00 - 4:15 PM
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Critical Essay [Core Assessment] 100 points The Critical Essay in this course will be a major critical paper of no fewer than 5 pages, which will include research and MLA documentation. The project will be completed in the final quarter of the term.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Short papers, a critical essay, presentations.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late material is a pain in the how-you-say for your professor, unfair to other students, and does not model what you might expect from students in your own classes should you become an educator. In extraordinary circumstances, late material will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Grown-up rules apply. No crowding in line, no hitting other students or your professor, no running with scissors. And that texting thingee on your phone: don't. It's rude, juvenile, and curiously obsessive. If you can't refrain for 75 minutes, please seek addiction counseling after you withdraw from this class.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93Honesty is a core value for being a decent human being. Academic dishonesty in this class will mean a failing final grade.
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93Plagiarism is one form of academic honesty. See above.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96If you are not in class I cannot teach you and you can neither learn from your classmates nor share your wisdom with them; it makes sense to attend class. I will give you gratis, as in free, two absences with no questions asked. For each additional two absences (which is a week in this course), your final grade will be lowered by one letter grade.
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
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