Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: ENGL-2331- Section: 71
|Description||A survey of world literature from the ancient world to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors and traditions.|
|Prerequisites||This course assumes a basic mastery of composition, including mastery of Standard American English grammar, usage, and mechanics. Must have taken English 1301 and 1302 and passed.|
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 the social/ethical, political, cultural, or religious contexts of different literary periods.(PSLO 1,2,6)measured by class discussion & 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. Write in a style that clearly communicates meaning, ethically builds credibility,& inspires belief and action.(PSLO 1,2,5,6)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.
Associate of Arts
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/ analyzes core beliefs; the discussion has greater depth and clarity showing the independent application of ethical perspectives/ concepts to an ethical question accurately; and is able to consider full implications of the application.
The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces, 5th edition,
LSC-PA Bookstore prices: new $72; used $54, rental $35
ISBN: 0-393-95486-2 MUST HAVE BOOK!
WIDE-ruled, straight-edged notebook paper & 2 BLACK ink pens.
I. World Literature in context
II. Historical timelines and the progression of Literature in Western Society
III. Ancient cultures
IV. Analytical writing
V. Authorial intent
VI. Poetry, essays, short stories
VII. The hero's journey and themes
|To Be Announced|
|Final Exam Date||December 6, 2018 - 8:00 AM Through December 6, 2018 - 10:00 AM|
|Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
Test 1/Essay - 20%
Test 2/Essay - 20%
Test 3/Essay - 20%
Research Paper - 20%
Discussions - 20%
Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. A student with three absences may be dropped from class.
|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 Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
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|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|