EN 234 Introduction to Fiction
FA 2012 HO
Associate Professor, English
B.A., English, Wesleyan UniversityPh.D., English Language and Literature, Indiana University
MW 12:00-1:00, TR 8:30-10:00 and by appointment
11:35 - 12:50 PM
Textbook: We will read the books in the following order. It's essential that you have the same edition on sale at the Bookstore.
Rudyard Kipling, Kim
Daniyal Mueendin, In Other Rooms, Other Wonders
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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Educational Philosophy: Students are responsible for their own learning and development. The instructor's job is to design, facilitate, and lend expertise to that process, in order to achieve the outcomes of the course.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Honors students will do an "enhanced" version of the final paper, using the supplementary material in our edition of Heart of Darkness. The projects will be individually designed, and the papers written, in close consultation with me--and with each other. We may meet apart from scheduled class meetings a few times.
Grading: Each of the three assessments counts equally.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: No electronics of any kind. Phones should be off; laptops closed and stowed. This is a discussion class, and you have to be talking only to us, listening only to us, and looking only at us.
If you're expecting an emergency call, tell me ahead of time, set your phone to vibrate, and take the call outside the room.
Apart from the order of the books, there is no set schedule. Assignments will be emailed to the class--that is, to your Park email address--so check it daily. The assignment for the next class meeting will usually depend on the current day's activities, so you need to keep up-to-date. There is no e-Companion element to the course; the only e- is email!
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 95-96
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 95
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 98Because participation is crucial--both to the class as a whole and to your grade--everyone gets THREE absences only. Additional absences will lower your Participation grade.
If you know ahead of time that there are days you must miss, give me those dates by the end of Week 2! They won't be counted. Otherwise there Are NO "EXCUSED" ABSENCES, so hoard your three free ones for unforeseen events.
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 .
Last Updated:7/13/2012 1:48:26 PM