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Goals: English 101 (or the equivalent course you took elsewhere) helped prepare you for college. That was the transition between your high school writing and your college writing. This course serves another transitional purpose: To help you transition from the lower-division general education courses to the upper-division courses. Your research expectations are higher than before, the demands for quality and quantity of writing will increase, and your work will be based on your performance alone. In addition, this class will help you examine literature. The purpose of learning some basics of literary criticism is to increase your ability to think critically about your world. Having the ability to ask different types of questions when reading a text will help you understand texts in a new way. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Extensive critical reading and writing about texts, including literature. Emphasis on fluency in critical writing. Includes research skills and writing a critical, documented essay. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG103. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture. COURSE CONTENT: 1. Focus 2. Development strategies 3. Voice 4. Organization 5. Details 6. Sentence structure 7. Multiple meanings and perspectives in language 8. Sources and documentation 9. Surface features 10. Text interpretation and analysis 11. Critical reading LEARNING OUTCOMES: 1. Write focus statements. (1) 2. Apply reasoned development strategies. (2) 3. Select and apply voice. (3) 4. Use organizational strategies. (1, 2, 4, 6, 10) 5. Use and select details. (5, 7, 10) 6. Apply sentence structure strategies. (4, 6) 7. Identify and evaluate multiple meanings and perspectives in language. (7, 10) 8. Locate, evaluate, integrate, and document information. (2, 8, 10) 9. Apply conventions of standard written English. (7, 9, 10)
10. Interpret and analyze texts. (7, 8, 10) 11. Evaluate and analyze professional and student writing. (11) REQUIRED ASSESSMENT: 1. A minimum of 5000 words of evaluated student writing. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours 0.000 Lab hours Text and Materials:
Supplemental Readings as assigned Library Card (recommended) Hybrid Classes: For this course, you will have several different assignments. Some will be entirely online while others are entirely in class. You must complete both the online and inperson components in order to succeed in this course. These different components are related but some content will only appear in one format. Absences: Once you have passed your first essay (earning a 70% or higher), all sections are optional. You must complete and participate in the required number of workshops. If you decide to miss a class section, you must learn the material covered that day independently. Since attendance is optional, there is no purpose in attending class unprepared. Completing the readings ahead of time will enhance your learning and our discussions. Our discussions/workshops require participation, and your participation will be poor if you fail to complete the assignments before class. Assignments: More details on each assignment are available on specific assignment sheets. All work must be completed by December 20 at 5 pm. Grading:
Critical Essays (4): 400 Points Two Online Workshops: Pass/Fail Two In-Person Workshops: Pass/Fail Writing (Essays and Online Workshops) 5000 words or more: Pass/Fail All submitted essays submitted to SafeAssignment: Pass/Fail
A >359 Points AND 4 C or better papers B 320-359 AND 4 C or better papers C 280-319 AND 4 C or better papers D Earning a C on 3 of 4 papers AND earning 268279 points F Earning a C on fewer than 3 papers OR having less than 268 points
A = Excellent B = Above-average C= Average, meets expectations D= Below-average F = Insufficient
You must pass all the pass/fail items in the blue box to earn greater than an F A “C” paper is a paper that earns at least 70/100 You must meet both conditions to earn the stated grade Meeting conditions for two different grades will result in the LOWER of the two grades. For example, earning 290 points and passing three of four papers will result in a D Meeting either “F” condition results in an F Incompletes (I) are only available under extreme circumstances beyond the student’s control and will be decided on a case-by-case basis.
Rewrites and Instructor Draft Reviews: You may rewrite any paper you have submitted for a grade. If the grade was a 60/100 or better, you may rewrite it for a maximum of an additional ten points. Any 59 or below paper may be rewritten to no more than 70/100. Before you resubmit a paper, you must run it through either an online or in-class workshop. I will look at drafts before you submit them for a grade ONCE per paper. I will give general feedback and direct you to certain areas. Following all of my advice doesn’t guarantee any grade on your submission. I will not proofread your drafts. It is your responsibility to proofread drafts or find proofreaders. Your options for rewrites and instructor reviews exist until December 20th. Papers submitted after that date have no rights to feedback from online workshops or the instructor before grades are assigned. Student Conduct: This course deals with the ideas of other people. Because we will be exposed to new and controversial themes, it’s important that we respect the views of other people. You have every right to disagree and express that disagreement, but you must be civil. Also, arrive on-time, minimize interruptions, put your phone away, and use laptops only with my prior approval. The “Student Code of Conduct” (available on the NAU website at https://azregents.asu.edu/rrc/Policy%20Manual/5-308-Student%20Code%20of%20Conduct.pdf and Yavapai College’s website at http://www2.yc.edu/content/humanresources/employeetoolkit/codeofconductchoice.htm#c ode) outlines behavioral expectations, and explains the process for responding to allegations of student misconduct. Academic Integrity, Plagiarism and Cheating: Copying any work that is not your own, without acknowledging the source, is both a moral and legal violation. Please read the guidelines for Academic Integrity on NAU’s website (http://home.nau.edu/studentlife/handbook/appendix_g.asp) and Yavapai College’s website (http://www2.yc.edu/content/admissions/NewTemplate/AcademicIntegrity.htm).
For some excellent and clear examples of plagiarism, see http://www2.yc.edu/content/libraryservices/diagnosis-plagiarism.htm, http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml, and http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/01/. Common sources of plagiarism are the work of other students, professors, published authors, speakers and internet sources. Minimum consequence for plagiarism in this course is failure of the assignment, and may well result in failure of the course, depending on the nature of the infraction. There is the possibility of even more severe sanctions, including expulsion from NAU-Yavapai. This is a serious issue in the academic community because it involves what is legally termed as “intellectual property.” NOTE: Failure to read or understand this syllabus, the Academic Integrity guidelines, or understand the various types of plagiarism and cheating DOES NOT constitute an excuse for the violating of Academic Integrity. Withdrawal Policy: The last day to withdraw from a class is half way through the term. If you intend to withdraw, but have not withdrawn from the class by this student initiated withdrawal date, you will receive the grading criteria. Student Support Services: NAU-Yavapai offers tutoring services. Services provided include tutoring (by appointment), master-student mentorship, and writing support. The time and place of these services will vary, so pay attention to posted signs. For additional students needs—disability, health services, etc.—please contact Nancy Jensen in her office (Room 228), by email at Nancy.Jensen@nau.edu , or call 928-771-6148 University Policies: Safe Environment Policy NAU’s Safe Working and Learning Environment Policy seeks to prohibit discrimination and promote the safety of all individuals within the university. The goal of this policy is to prevent the occurrence of discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status and to prevent sexual harassment, sexual assault or retaliation by anyone at this university. You may obtain a copy of this policy from the college dean’s office or from the NAU’s Affirmative Action website http://home.nau.edu/diversity/. If you have concerns about this policy, it is important that you contact the departmental chair, dean’s office, the Office of Student Life (928-523-5181), or NAU’s Office of Affirmative Action (928-523-3312). Students with Disabilities If you have a documented disability, you can arrange for accommodations by contacting Disability Resources (DR) at 523-8773 (voice)or 523-6906 (TTY), firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail)or 928523-8747 (fax).Students needing academic accommodations are required to register with DR and provide required disability related documentation. Although you may request an accommodation at any time, in order for DR to best meet your individual needs, you are
urged to register and submit necessary documentation (www.nau.edu/dr) 8 weeks prior to the time you wish to receive accommodations. DR is strongly committed to the needs of student with disabilities and the promotion of Universal Design. Concerns or questions related to the accessibility of programs and facilities at NAU may be brought to the attention of DR or the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (523-3312). Institutional Review Board Any study involving observation of or interaction with human subjects that originates at NAU— including a course project, report, or research paper—must be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the protection of human subjects in research and research-related activities. The IRB meets monthly. Proposals must be submitted for review at least fifteen working days before the monthly meeting. You should consult with your course instructor early in the course to ascertain if your project needs to be reviewed by the IRB and/or to secure information or appropriate forms and procedures for the IRB review. Your instructor and department chair or college dean must sign the application for approval by the IRB. The IRB categorizes projects into three levels depending on the nature of the project: exempt from further review, expedited review, or full board review. If the IRB certifies that a project is exempt from further review, you need not resubmit the project for continuing IRB review as long as there are no modifications in the exempted procedures. A copy of the IRB Policy and Procedures Manual is available in each department’s administrative office and each college dean’s office or on their website: http://www.research.nau.edu/vpr/IRB/index.htm. If you have questions, contact the IRB Coordinator in the Office of the Vice President for Research at 928-523-8288 or 523-4340. Academic Contact Hour Policy The Arizona Board of Regents Academic Contact Hour Policy (ABOR Handbook, 2-206, Academic Credit) states: “an hour of work is the equivalent of 50 minutes of class time…at least 15 contact hours of recitation, lecture, discussion, testing or evaluation, seminar, or colloquium as well as a minimum of 30 hours of student homework is required for each unit of credit.” SENSITIVE COURSE MATERIALS University education aims to expand student understanding and awareness. Thus, it necessarily involves engagement with a wide range of information, ideas, and creative representations. In the course of college studies, students can expect to encounter—and critically appraise—materials that may differ from and perhaps challenge familiar understandings, ideas, and beliefs. Students are encouraged to discuss these matters with faculty.
Week Week 1
Topic 1 Introductions/Grammar
Topic 2 Research
Barry Chapter Chapter 1
Other Readings "'What Is A Travel Book Anyway?' Generic Criticism and Mandeville's Travels" "Masculinity, Violence, Resistance: A New Psychoanalytic Reading of Raging Bull" "The Space Between" "Tragedy with a Purpose: Bertolt Brecht's 'Antigone.'" "The Snows of Kiliminjaro" Top Gun: Tom Cruise and the Narcassistic Male Hero. "Recreational Terror: Postmodern Elements of the Contemporary Horror Film" TBD
Chapters 2 and 3
Week 4 Week 5
Chapter 6 Chapter 8
Chapters 10 and 13
Week 9 Week 10
Class' Choice Workshops
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