Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: ENGL-2321- Section: 01
|Description||A survey of the development of British literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical, linguistic, and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors and traditions.|
Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
1. Identify key ideas, representative authors and works, significant historical or cultural events, and characteristic perspectives or attitudes expressed in the literature of different periods or regions (PSLO 5& Alpha) Measured by response paper rubric & Pre-test/Post-test
2. Analyze literary works as expressions of individual or communal values within social/ethical, political, cultural, or religious contexts of different literary periods. (PSLO 1,2&6) Measured by class discussion and essay rubric
3. Demonstrate knowledge of the development of characteristic forms or styles of expression during different historical periods or in different regions (PSLO 1,2&6) Measured by essay rubric
4. Articulate the aesthetic principles that guide the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities. (PSLO 1,2,5&6)Measured by essay rubric
5. Write research-based critical papers about the assigned readings in clear and grammatically correct prose, using various critical approaches to literature. (PSLO 1&2) Measured by essay rubric.
* Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
* Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
* Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.
* Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills – Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
Creatively identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed); differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation; constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences; uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills – Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
Expresses a strong thesis; organizes information with effective transitions & sequencing of ideas; uses substantial, logical & specific development of ideas; details are relevant, original, credible and correctly documented when appropriate to show an effective development and interpretation of ideas; and presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression for the task.
PSLO 5: Social Responsibility Skills - Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.
Identifies cultural characteristics (including beliefs, values, perspectives and/or practices); demonstrates knowledge of civic responsibility; provides evidence of experience in civic- engagement activities; and describes what she/ he has learned as it relates to a reinforced and clarified sense of civic identity in local, regional, national, or global communities; and shows awareness of one’s own culture in relation to others.
PSLO 6: Personal Responsibility Skills – Integrates choices, actions and consequences in ethical decision-making.
Recognizes ethical issues when presented in a complex, multilayered (gray) context; recognizes cross- relationships among the issues; discusses in detail
Norton Anthology of English Literature: Grennblatt
I. The canon of British literature
II. Historical timelines and the progression of Brit Lit
III. Ancient cultures
IV. Analytical writing
V. Authorial intent
VI. Poetry, essays, short stories
VII. The hero's journey and themes
|Final Exam Date||December 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM Through December 10, 2018 - 12:00 PM|
|Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
Response Papers (8-10)- 25%
Tests (3) (m/c)- 25%
Research Paper- 20%
Final (m/c and essay)- 20%
|Instructor Policies||DO NOT email the instructor major assignments; they must be both uploaded to BB and handed in on their due date in class. No food. Absolutely NO cell phones during class (unless I specify otherwise).|
|Attendance Policy||Class attendance is mandatory. However, for either illness or emergencies, I will allow three absences for this course without penalty. For each subsequent absence, a letter grade will be deducted from your semester average. If you are an athlete and have to miss class due to an off-campus game, proper paperwork MUST be submitted to the instructor before the date of absence, if not, this will count as an absence. If you are absent (for any reason), you are still responsible for material that British during your absence and for assignments given during your absence. If you get up and leave before I dismiss class, you will be marked absent for the day. It is discourteous to leave while class is in session, but if you really must leave the classroom during class (even for just a couple of minutes), you are still responsible for whatever was covered during your absence.|
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
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|Other||I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person.|
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|