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INTRODUCTION

Welcome to EAC 150! This semester, we will be working hard on refining your English, in
terms of communication and critical analysis skills, to equip you with the necessary tools to
succeed in the workplace. The EAC150 subject outline is available at
http://www.senecac.on.ca/fulltime. This addendum is your guide to the subject requirements and
activities that we will undertake this semester.

TEXTS & MATERIALS
 Engkent, Garry and Lucia Engkent. Fiction/Non-Fiction A Reader and Rhetoric. 2
nd
ed.
Toronto: Thomson, Nelson, 2006.
 A good quality English-language dictionary
 A good quality thesaurus (optional)
 A folder/portfolio to keep all work throughout the semester
Note: Electronic dictionaries are not permitted during in-class writing or exams. Also, E-Texts
are not available for this course.

GRADING / ASSIGNMENTS
The Term Work will constitute 75% of the final grade, as follows:

Term Work Due Date Percentage
500 words In-Class Essay 1 Friday Sep. 20 15%
500 words In-Class Essay 2 Friday Oct. 11 15%
1000 word Out of Class Essay Friday Oct. 18 20%
500 word In-Class Critique Friday Nov.15 10%
Summary Assignment Friday Dec. 06 15%

SENECA COLLEGE OF APPLIED ARTS & TECHNOLOGY
SCHOOL OF ENGLISH AND LIBERAL STUDIES
FACULTY OF BUSINESS

PROFESSOR’S ADDENDUM TO SUBJECT OUTLINE

SUBJECT: EAC150, COLLEGE ENGLISH

SEMESTER: Fall 2013 OFFICE: C2016
PROFESSOR: Aisha Khaja CONTACT:
SECTION: CA aisha.khaja@senecacollege.ca

OFFICE HOURS: By Appointment (Weds, 9:00-9:45am)

Students will develop arguments based upon a critical appreciation of the themes and literary
techniques presented in the readings. They will also support their views with textual references.

All students are required to include MLA referencing in their out of class assignments. The
website www.easybib.org will put bibliographical information into MLA format.

Please Note: All Out of Class Assignments are due at the beginning of class.

TENTATIVE WEEKLY SCHEDULE

WEEK TOPIC READING ASSIGNMENT
1 Sept. 3-6 Introduction Blurb about Me!
2 Sep 9-13 Immigrant
Experience
Growing Up on Grace –
Pg. 246

3 Sep 16-20 Chickens for Christmas
– Pg. 61
In-Class Essay 1
4 Sep 23-27 Culture and
Expectations
How We Kept Mother’s
Day –Pg. 142

5 Sep 30-Oct 4 Toxic Culture
Syndrome- Pg.293

6 Oct 7-11 The Writing Process The Short Essay and
Research – Pg.353-360,
Pg. 373-376
In-Class Essay 2
7 Oct 14-18 Sports and Drugs Never Give In, Never –
Pg. 313

STUDY WEEK
Oct. 21 - 25
Out of Class Essay Due Wednesday October 23
rd
, 11:59pm. Please
email to aisha.khaja@gmail.com and
aisha.khaja@senecacollege.ca
8. Oct 28-1 Technology If We’re so Rich, Why
Aren’t We Happy – Pg.
342

9 Nov 4-8 [DNC
Date: Nov. 8]
Where Do The Children
Play – Pg. 228

10 Nov 11-15 The Fun They Had –
Pg. 28
In-Class Critique
11 Nov 18-22 Summary
Assignment
In-Class Support:
Overview of the
Writing Process

12 Nov 25-29 Aboriginal People CBC Article: Human
Trafficking

13 Dec 2-6 Sedna, the Witch Under
the Sea – Pg.210
Summary
Assignment Due
14 Dec 9-13 Exam Preparation Review of Themes and
Texts

14 EXAM DATES
Dec. 9 - 13
Examination



EVALUATION
Term Work
The term work will constitute 75% of the final grade. A minimum of 50% of graded term work
must be completed in class. Students will read 8-10 selections and write a minimum of 2500
words during the term, including at least two 500-word analytical essays written in class; a 1000-
word analytical essay; and a research assignment. Students will develop arguments based upon a
critical appreciation of the themes and literary techniques presented in the readings. They will
also support their views with textual references. No more than 10% of the final grade will be
allotted to quizzes and/or presentations.

Final Examination
The final exam will constitute 25% of the course grade. It will be a common exam in the form of
a textual analysis. Successful completion of term work is a prerequisite for writing the final
exam. Your professor will allow you to write the exam for practice purposes. Students
must also pass the final exam to pass the course.

Upon successful completion of EAC150, students are now eligible to take the required literature
component of their diploma program.

MISSED TESTS / PRESENTATIONS / IN-CLASS ASSIGNMENTS
Students who miss scheduled tests, presentations or in-class assignments will receive a grade of
zero. If there are valid reasons for missing the test, presentation or in-class assignment, the
student MUST:
a) Contact the professor or student advisor either by phone or by email prior to the start time of
the test, presentation or in-class assignment and
b) Next class, present the professor with a signed, word-processed memo indicating why the test,
presentation or in-class assignment was missed, with documentation where appropriate.
At the professor’s discretion, a make-up test/in-class assignment or new date for the presentation
may be granted or the value of the test may be added to a subsequent test or final exam. In
courses where the grading scheme does not include the lowest test mark, this missed test policy
does not apply.

LATE ASSIGNMENTS
Late assignments will result in a penalty of 5% per day to a maximum of five consecutive days.
Assignments will not be accepted after five consecutive days or as otherwise indicated by your
professor. If there are valid reasons for the late assignment the student MUST:
a) contact the professor, either by phone or email, no later than the date the assignment is due to
indicate the assignment will be late, and
b) present the professor with a signed, word-processed memo indicating why the assignment was
late, with documentation where appropriate. If the reasons are deemed to be valid, there will be
no penalty.





Grading System:

Letter Grade Percentage GPA
A+ 90%-100% 4.0
A 80%-89% 4.0
B+ 75%- 79% 3.5
B 70%-74% 3.0
C+ 65%-69% 2.5
C 60%-64% 2.0
D+ 55%-59% 1.5
D 50%-54% 1.0
F 0%-49% 0





Promotion Policy
You must complete all course work as specified and achieve a grade of 50% or more both on the
term work and on the final exam. Your overall grade in the subject should be 50% or higher in
order for you to pass the course.

In addition to the usual passing grades of A+ to D, there are two grades that denote unsuccessful
attempts at EAC150:

F (0 to 49%) Failure (term work has not been completed)
UNSAT The student has satisfactory attendance and has completed the term work,
but has not met the learning outcomes. Any students receiving UNSAT in EAC 150 will
continue their studies in EAC 150 in subsequent semesters until they have met the learning
outcomes. In the meantime, the UNSAT grade does not affect the student’s grade point average.
Students who feel that they may not pass the subject are, therefore, encouraged to keep working
hard in the subject rather than dropping it.

ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION
Consistent attendance is important for success in this subject. If you are absent from class,
please notify me by phone or e-mail. You are still responsible for the material and assignments
missed and may be required to provide documentation. For extensions or special considerations,
make the request to me well in advance of any due dates.

Considerate classroom conduct, adequate class preparation, and constructive participation will
enhance your academic experience and that of your colleagues. In particular, you are asked to be
prompt, courteous, responsible and collaborative.
In instances where a student has completed all assignments, but failed to meet
minimum standards for passing this subject, the professor may assign a grade of
"UNSAT". This does not affect the GPA.

STUDENT/FACULTY CONSULTATION OUTSIDE CLASSROOM HOURS:
My consultation hours are by appointment on Wednesdays from 9:00am-9:45am.


LEARNING CENTRE
The Learning Centres offer academic support to all Seneca students in the form of one-on-one
tutoring, small group tutoring, and workshops and are located in the libraries of the Newnham,
Markham, York and King campuses. Students should book tutoring appointments by either
logging on to the Web Access Booking system (WABS) at https://www.senecac.on.ca/wabs/ or
by visiting The Learning Centre in person.

DROPPING THE SUBJECT
There are two deadlines for dropping this subject. If you drop by Day 10 of the semester, the
subject will not appear on your transcript. If you drop by the last drop date (see Student handbook),
the subject will appear on your transcript with a grade of DNC. To drop, please notify your
professor, complete a “Timetable Change Form,” have it signed by an English & Liberal Studies
Coordinator, and deliver it to Registration by the deadline. Discuss any possible negative
consequences of dropping the subject with the Coordinator.


ACADEMIC REGULATIONS

It is your responsibility as a student of Seneca College to be aware of and abide by the
academic and behavioural policies outlined in the College Academic Policy and the Student
Handbook. Here are some key policies:

ACADEMIC HONESTY (Section 9 and Appendix E – Academic Policy)
To continue to graduate high quality students and to sustain our reputation as a leading
institution, Seneca must have the highest standards of academic honesty. Academic honesty
means that all Seneca College persons will conduct themselves in an honest and trustworthy
manner in all aspects of their academic career. Engaging in any form of academic dishonesty to
obtain any type of academic advantage or credit is an offence and will not be tolerated by the
College.

The penalty for a first offence is a grade “0” on the work in which the offence occurred, and will
result in a comment being placed on the student’s transcript. The penalty for the second offence
is an “F” in the course where the offence occurred, a second comment on the transcript and
immediate suspension from the college normally for a minimum of three semesters. For more
information about what constitutes academic dishonesty and how to avoid it, go to
http://www.senecac.on.ca/academic-policy/acpol-09.html

STUDENT APPEALS
(Section 12 – Seneca College Academic Policy)
Students have the right to appeal academic decisions of the College. The procedures for
informal and formal appeals are outlined in Academic Policy. If a student disagrees with the
evaluation of an assignment or with a final grade, s/he must first discuss the matter with the
professor in an attempt to resolve the matter informally. If the matter is not resolved, the student
should discuss the problem with the Student Advisor or the Chair. Students must keep all
assignments (including drafts and outlines) and exercises until they receive their final grade. No
appeal will be considered unless a complete file is submitted at the time of the appeal.

COPYRIGHT
Copyright means the sole right to produce, reproduce, and copy work in which copyright subsists.
This includes books, articles, textbooks, and other original creative works such as photographs, and
text, graphics, images, sound video, and games from the Internet. It is illegal to reproduce and/or
distribute copyrighted materials without the express written permission of the author.
Copyright information is available at http://www.senecac.on.ca/policies/copyright.html

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTABLE USE
Official College E-mail is available to all employees and students. Faculty, staff and students are
required to use College-provided e-mail when corresponding electronically about College-related
matters. (For further information regarding the IT acceptable use policy, please refer to:
http://www.senecac.on.ca/policies/itau.html

DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from
discrimination and/or harassment. It is the policy of Seneca College that all employees and
students have a right to work and study in an environment that asserts the personal worth and
dignity of each individual. In order to achieve this objective, Seneca College will not tolerate
any form of discrimination and/or harassment in its employment, education, accommodation, or
business policies dealings. Information and assistance are available from Student Conduct
Office at ext.22078 or via email at: student.conduct@senecacollege.ca

ACCOMMODATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS
The College will provide reasonable accommodation for students with disabilities in order to
promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and
Disabilities Services Office at ext. 2900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and
implementing your individual accommodation needs.






Approved by: ____________________________________
Claire Moane, Chair
School of English & Liberal Studies