Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: ENGL-2322- Section: 71B
British Literatue I
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Instructor Information
InstructorDr. Michelle Judice
Phone(409) 984-6352
Location:Student Success Center - Room: 129
Hours:Mondays - Thursdays 11 AM - 2 PM by appointment. ALWAYS available by email! judicemw@lamarpa.edu
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341

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Course Information
Description A survey of the development of British literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the Eighteenth Century. 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.
Prerequisites English 1301.
Learning Outcomes Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
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.
Analyze literary works as expressions of individual or communal values within the social, political, cultural, or religious contexts of different literary periods.
Demonstrate knowledge of the development of characteristic forms or styles of expression during different historical periods or in different regions.
Articulate the aesthetic principles that guide the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
Write research-based critical papers about the assigned readings in clear and grammatically correct prose, using various critical approaches to literature.
Core Objectives * 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.
* Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.
* 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 4: Teamwork Skills

Shows the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.
Helps the team move forward by discussing merits of alternative ideas; Treats team members respectfully; uses positive facial, vocal or written tone, or language to convey a positive attitude; Motivates teammates by expressing confidence about the importance of the task; Provides assistance/encouragement to team members; Completes all assigned tasks by deadline; Addresses conflict constructively; or helps the group avoid conflict completely.

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.

Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Major Authors, any edition
Links will be provided in each week's folder for the necessary text.
Lecture Topics
See Assignment Schedule below
Major Assignments
Final Exam Date November 30, 2020 - 11:00 AM   Through  November 30, 2020 - 1:00 PM
Grading Scale 90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Major assignments: tests, essays 60%
Minor assignments: quizzes, written responses 20%
Final: 20%
Plagiarism: A grade of 0 for first time (whatever the assignment is) F for the entire course if it happens again. Ignorance is NOT a defense. The Plagiarism Contract will be read aloud in class and signed by each student who verifies he/she knows exactly what plagiarism is and the consequences if it is committed. Plagiarism is a serious offense and will be dealt with as such.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies IF you have ANY questions or comments PLEASE email me. There could easily be something I forgot to write or did write it but it is unclear. You need to let me know! (Normally we are face-to-face in a classroom where you would just ask me but since we will not be together you will need to email me).
1. Do NOT get behind in the readings; we are going to read a lot of material so it is imperative (VERY important) that you keep up with the reading assignments.
2. Don't cheat: using someone else's paper, your own paper from another class, or information off the internet is cheating and will result in a 0. I will do almost anything to help you through this class, But I cannot stand a cheater. Just let me know what you need.
Attendance Policy Disregard all of the below: attendance WILL BE judged by your participation in Discussions, both in Collaborate (Zoom) and written on the Discussion Board (your own and the responses to classmates) and also by assignments being submitted on time.
Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Students with more than three absences from the course will receive an academic penalty.
ATTENDANCE POLICY: Attendance is mandatory and attendance records of every class will be kept by the instructor. Students with unexcused absences will not be allowed to make up assignments or quizzes from the day of the absence. Students with two unexcused absences may have their final average lowered one letter grade. Students with three unexcused absences may have their final average lowered two letter grades. Students with more than three unexcused absences may have their final average lowered three letter grades.

In order for an absence to be considered excused, you will need to provide the instructor with documentation from your physician. Parent notes will not be accepted to excuse absences. School activities are not counted as absences but the student IS responsible for providing the instructor a note from an administrator or coach.

The student, whether he/she is present or not, is responsible for material and assignments covered in class. You should not return after an absence and ask me what you missed. You need to find out from your course outline or another student before class. The conscientious student will confer in person, by phone, or by e-mail with the instructor on or before the day of an 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.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
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 CLASSROOM ETIQUETTE: No food or drinks may be used during class. Disruptive behavior and profanity will not be tolerated. Students should not talk when someone else is talking. All pagers and cell phones should be turned off and placed out of sight during class. Students are to be alert and pay attention at all times. Reading anything other than the course texts or doing work for another class will not be permitted. Students who are disruptive will be asked to leave the classroom and will be counted as absent. Disruptions include cell phones or other electronic devices that ring/beep during class. Students who sleep ?or appear to be sleeping--during class will be counted as absent and may be asked to leave the classroom. NO TEXTING!!!!!

LATE WORK POLICY: Extensions will be granted on an emergency basis. Extenuating circumstances that the student has proactively informed the instructor about will also be considered. Otherwise, late work will receive a zero.

PLAGIARISM: Plagiarism is deliberately or recklessly using another?s words, thoughts, or ideas without clearly acknowledging the sources of the information.
Some examples of plagiarism include:
?    Putting your name on someone else?s paper, whether it comes from the Internet or a friend
?    Copying a paragraph or sentences from a book or the Internet without citing the source
?    Paraphrasing or summarizing someone else?s ideas without citing the source
?    Failure to put direct quotations in quotation marks
?    Failure to cite the source of the quotation
?    Providing incorrect information about the source of the material used
?    Changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit
?    Copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not
?    Copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit

To avoid plagiarism, you must give credit whenever you use:
?    another person?s idea, opinion, or theory
?    any facts, statistics, graphs, drawings? pieces of information? not common knowledge
?    quotations of another person?s actual spoken or written words
?    paraphrases of another person?s spoken or written words
?    summaries of another person?s ideas or written words
You give this credit by using parenthetical citations at the end of borrowed material and by having an entry on the Works Cited page for each work mentioned in a parenthetical citation.
You must use a signal phrase with a direct quotation. In addition, you often need to use a signal phrase with an indirect quotation or paraphrase.
Deliberate plagiarism is cheating. Deliberate plagiarism is copying the work of others and turning it as your own. There is also another kind of plagiarism?accidental plagiarism. This happens when a writer does not intend to plagiarize, but fails to cite his or her sources completely and correctly. Careful note taking and a clear understanding of the rules for quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing sources can help prevent this.
In either case the student WILL receive a zero on the paper and may be dropped from the class.

HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.