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CORE 102 Academic Foundations II

M/W 1:00-2:15, Shipman Classroom

Fall 2017

Faculty Name: Dr. Andrew Winckles

Office Location: Shipman Library 100F Located in the basement
Office Hours: M,W 11:15-12:00, T/R, 2:15-3:15 or by appointment
Office Phone: ext. 4261
Twitter: @WincklesCORE and @AC_COREDept

Course Description:
Academic Foundations II builds on the foundational knowledge and practice in reading, writing,
thinking, and research skills introduced in Academic Foundations I. We will emphasize public
speaking skills and engagement with the abolitionist legacy of Adrian College.

Adrian College Mission Statement

Adrian College, a liberal arts College in the United Methodist tradition, is committed to the
pursuit of truth and to the dignity of all people. Through active and creative learning in a
supportive community, students are challenged to achieve excellence in their academic,
personal, and professional lives, and to contribute to a more socially just society.

Ribbons of Excellence
The Ribbons of Excellence express the Adrian College communitys mission and summarize
what we hope our students will be doing here at Adrian and beyond. They are:

1. Caring for humanity and the world

2. Learning throughout a lifetime
3. Thinking critically
4. Crossing boundaries and disciplines
5. Developing creativity

Specific Course ObjectiveRelated Ribbons of Relevant AssignmentsOutcomes


Academic Behaviors and 1. Caring for humanity SLC Speech Students will make
Attitudes: To develop an and the world Character Essay progress on their ability
understanding of the self 2. Learning throughout RTTP Speeches to demonstrate
and others in the context of a lifetime Star Legacy leadership and
a liberal arts education 4. Crossing Proposal dependably contribute to
boundaries and civic, scholarly, and
disciplines professional
5. Developing communities as
creativity thoughtful and
disciplined participants

Critical Thinking: To 3. Thinking critically Primary Document Students will make

develop critical thinking 4. Crossing Inquiry progress on their ability
through rhetorical analysis boundaries and SLC Speech to analyze texts,
which includes identifying disciplines Character Essay speeches, and visual
the question at hand, 5. Developing RTTP Speeches media using the
assumptions, concepts, andcreativity Star Legacy elements of critical
points of view; drawing Proposal thinking
inferences and
understanding implications
and consequences

Communication 1. Caring for humanity Primary Document Students will make

Proficiency: To develop oraland the world Inquiry progress on their ability
and written communication 2. Learning throughout SLC Speech to speak and write in
strategies and skills a lifetime Character Essay variety of academic and
appropriate for the college 3. Thinking critically RTTP Speeches civic discourses in a
level 4. Crossing Star Legacy manner that
boundaries and Proposal demonstrates their
disciplines knowledge of expected
5. Developing conventions and
creativity enhances their credibility

Information Literacy: To 2. Learning throughout Character Essay

develop the ability to a lifetime RTTP Speeches
research topics using 3. Thinking critically Star Legacy
academic articles and 4. Crossing Proposal
sources boundaries and
5. Developing

Course Structure:
This course will use the following teaching methods:
In-class speeches
Team collaboration
Written assignments

Required Books
Dan OHair, et al. The Pocket Guide to Public Speaking, 5th ed.

*Textbooks must be the correct editions which have been ordered for you by the bookstore
*Any assigned reading outside these texts will be available on Blackboard

You will find reading questions, supplemental reading, and other information on BlackBOARD.
All writing assignments must be submitted on BlackBOARD. This will help you track your
progress and allow us to use academic honesty software to verify the integrity of all submitted
work. See Appendix A in the Handbook for further details.

Your grade will be calculated as follows:

15% Attendance/Participation/Homework/In Class Work

15% Primary Document Inquiry
15% RTTP Character Essay (game prep essay)
20% RTTP Formal Speeches and Outlines for two parts (10% each)
15% RTTP Impromptu Speeches and/or Document production for three parts
(Game Participation)
20% Final Project Prep, Speeches, and Participation

Grading Scale:

93-100=A 77-79=C+ 60-62=D-

90-92=A- 73-76=C 59 and below=F
87-89= B+ 70-72=C-
83-86=B 67-69=D+
80-82=B- 63-66=D

The College Catalog offers the following description of letter grades:

A - Indicates work of superior quality, showing originality, constructive thinking or special ability
in handling the subject.
B - Indicates work distinctly above average in quality and thoroughness and marks a maximum
fulfillment of the requirements of the course.
C - Indicates a faithful and creditable fulfillment of the requirements of the course to a minimum
D - Indicates barely passing work.
F - Indicates failure.

Research Survey Requirement:

In order receive a grade in this course, completion of Research Surveys #3 and #4 is required.

Assumptions & Expectations:

Students should be able and willing to:

Work persistently, both independently and in teams
Use computers and the internet
Be academically challenged
Become familiar with Shipman Library, know how to obtain books and articles, and know how
to use the inter-library loans system
Develop and model professional behavior
Turn assignments in on time; late work may go down one letter grade each day it is late
The professor will:
Treat students with respect
Provide constructive, thoughtful feedback
Follow course schedule with the exception of small adjustments to increase success of the class
Answer questionsin or out of class
Contribute to and guide in-class discussions
Provide handouts and other supporting literature for assignments
Provide guidance in research and preparation for assignments
Be available to students during office hours, either in person or virtually
Answer emails promptly, but not immediately
Be on time

Attendance Policy:

Attendance is mandatory. Failure to be in class will result in a loss of attendance/participation

points. I do not distinguish between excused or not excused absences. You will simply be
marked absent. However, if you miss the equivalent of two weeks of class (6 class sessions in
a three day a week class or 4 class sessions in a two day a week class) then you will
automatically fail the class.

All athletes must inform me of their game schedules at the beginning of the semester,
otherwise your absence will not be excused. If you do miss a class then you and only you are
responsible for any missed material. Do not come to me asking whether you missed anything
assume you did miss something and work with one of your classmates to catch up.

Attendance requires more than simply showing up. It includes being prepared and actively
engaging the material, your classmates, and the instructor. You are expected to come to class
prepared and to actively participate in every class session. This means, in part, that you will
have read and thought about the assigned readings.

Because group work and public speaking are a key part of this class, it is especially important
that you make every effort to attend class. If you miss your day to give a speech, you will not
be allowed to make it up. This means that you need to plan ahead. If you know you are going to
be gone on a particular day for a sports-related event, make sure to schedule yourself to speak
on a different day. It is your responsibility to make sure you complete your required speeches.

Participation during general class discussion

Class participation is required because it is important to learn to express your ideas clearly and
because you can learn from your classmates. Your class participation will be assessed
according to these standards:

Positive Behaviors Negative Behaviors Grade

Demonstrates preparation Sleeping
Maintains focus in small group Texting
discussion talking while other people are
Provides interesting talking
contribution to class doing work for another class
discussions consistently arriving late
Asks good questions evincing a disrespectful attitude
Makes comparisons between
assignments and materials
and/or with other areas of

Consistently Never A

Usually Never B

Occasionally Never C

Rarely Sometimes D

Campus and Course policies

Academic Integrity Policy

Cheating of any kind is a violation of the colleges Academic Integrity Policy (See Student
Handbook). For example, if a student plagiarizes by copying the work of another person with the
intention of deceptively representing that work as his or her own, the student will receive a zero
for that assignment. The Assistant Dean of Student Affairs will be informed and it will be noted
on the students permanent record. A second offense may result in failure of the course.

Types of plagiarism:
1. Direct or intentional plagiarism is taking the exact words of an author or speaker without
giving due credit.
2. Indirect or unintentional plagiarism occurs when paraphrasing someone's words or ideas
without changing the sentence structure or only occasionally changing a word or phrase (Storey
3. Inadvertent plagiarism is failure to provide appropriate citations or failure to include
quotation marks and thus indicates sloppy scholarship. Inadvertent plagiarism is not acceptable,
even with the statement, I didnt know.
How to avoid plagiarism:
1. Give complete acknowledgment of sources and include a bibliography of all sources
used. The bibliography must be prepared in a standard style (e.g., APA, MLA).
2. Use quotation marks to indicate a direct use of someones work.
3. Acknowledge the author when using his/her ideas.
4. Take careful notes, indicating the source of the information or idea.

Disability Services and Accommodations:

If you have a disability, which may affect your performance in class, let me know as soon as
possible. Students with disabilities must self-advocate. You will need to provide recent,
appropriate documentation, which verifies the need for reasonable academic accommodation.
A copy of all documents is retained by Danielle Ward. Email Danielle or ask for her in Academic
Services, Jones Hall 205. (Statement used with permission.)
Course Schedule:

Unit 1:
Adrian College and Social Justice

Mon. Syllabus and Introductions

8/21 Words Matter
What is my responsibility to make the world a better place? How can college help?
Why do we spend so much of this class talking about race?

Wed. Reading: Adrian College and Abolition, Gamebook, pgs. 1-8 - on Blackboard
Adrian Colleges Abolitionist Heritage - No Victory Without Work Excerpts

Video - John Browns Raid on Harpers Ferry

Mon. Reading: Pocket Guide on Presentation Skills, Gamebook, pgs. 19-26, U.S.
8/28 Constitution

In Class - good speaking skills, Rhetorical Analysis of Gamebook docs.

Due: 1 page typed, Rhetorical Situation Report on one of the documents

from the gamebook - include:
Author - why credible?
Audience - be specific
Argument and how he backs it up, specifically using
a. Evidence
b. Structure/Organization

Wed. Reading: Pocket Guide on Speech Organization and Persuasive Speaking,

8/30 Gamebook, pgs. 27-36

In Class - Organizing a Speech, Persuasive Speaking, and Rhetorical

Analysis of Gamebook docs.

Due: 1 page typed, Rhetorical Situation Report on Luther Lees Funeral

Oration from the gamebook - include:
Author - why credible?
Audience - be specific
Argument and how he backs it up, specifically using
a. Evidence
b. Structure/Organization
Mon. 9/4 Labor Day - No Class

Wed. Convocation - Required Attendance

Class will meet on altered schedule - check e-mail.

Reading - pgs. 9-18 in Gamebook - come to class with a sense of which

faction you would like to be in or what character you would like to play.

By Friday 9/8 read pgs. 37-80 in Gamebook. Write a Rhetorical Situation

Report comparing two of the readings. Try to think about how the
authors would interact with one another - what their conversation might
be like. 3-5 pages, typed - e-mailed to

Mon. Read: Gamebook, pgs. 96-102

Due: 1 page typed, Rhetorical Situation Report on the document from the
gamebook - include:
Author - why credible?
Audience - be specific
Argument and how he backs it up, specifically using
a. Evidence
b. Structure/Organization

Prep for Game - Faction Meetings

Wed. Read: Gamebook, pgs. 103-109

Due: 1 page typed, Rhetorical Situation Report on the document from the
gamebook - include:
Author - why credible?
Audience - be specific
Argument and how he backs it up, specifically using
a. Evidence
b. Structure/Organization

Prep for Game - Faction Meetings

Mon. Act I - Charles Town Market House Debate on the Constitution


Wed. Act I - Charles Town Market House Debate on the Constitution

Mon. Act I - Charles Town Market House Debate on the Constitution

Wed. 9/27 Public Speaking Feedback, exercises and review.

Introduction to Informational Speeches

Prep for Act II

Reading: Pocket Guide on Informational Speeches

Mon. Act II - John Brown Tribute Meeting


Wed. Act II - John Brown Tribute Meeting


Mon. No Class - Fall Break


Wed. Prep for Act III - Intro to Invitational Rhetoric

Reading: Invitational Rhetoric Reading

Mon. Act III - Camp Meeting


Wed. Act III - Camp Meeting


Mon. Declaration of Sentiments Workshop


Wed. Declaration of Sentiments and Debrief - Introduce Final Project - Policy

10/25 Simulation from multiple perspectives.

Form Policy Working Groups - Topic: Civil Forfeiture

Police Departments
Justice Department
Congressional Democrats
Congressional Republicans

Mon. Reconstruction and the Era of Terror

Reading: Not a Tea Party a Confederate Party

Library Research Review

Wed. Civil Rights - Letter from a Birmingham Jail


Mon. Colorblind Racism Pt. 1


Wed. No Class

Mon. Colorblind Racism Pt. 2


Wed. Working Groups


Mon. Working Groups


Wed. No Class - Thanksgiving Break


Mon. Policy Meeting #1 - Present opening statements and proposals. Begin

11/27 discussion.

Wed. Policy Meeting #2 - Discussion, negotiation


Mon Final Exam Week: Policy Meeting #3 - Present final policy proposals