class begins on ANGEL on
All course information and lessons can
be found on the ANGEL course site.
Check your ANGEL email before January 6 for
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meets SCF's Area IV requirement for the A.A., A.S., and A.A.S. General Education
course examines the origin and development of literary
conventions unique to the novel as developed by writers from a variety of
cultural experiences. This course meets part of the six-hour
COURSE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
The student, at the completion of the
course, should be able to
1. Trace the development of the novel from its inception in world literature
through various historical periods to the present day.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the social, political, and cultural
influences upon the novel and, reciprocally, its influence upon society.
3. Recognize the conventions of the novel and its subgenres.
4. Demonstrate understanding of critical and
theoretical issues contained in secondary scholarship.
5. Demonstrate knowledge of the vocabulary needed for the study of literature.
6. Demonstrate college-level reading skills through textual analysis, including
detection of tone, bias, stereotypes, and underlying assumptions.
7. Demonstrate college-level writing skills, including incorporation of primary
and secondary source material, through a variety of writing assignments,
including one or more formal, research-based assignments.
8. Fulfill the writing requirements mandated by SBE 6A-10.30 (Gordon Rule).
9. Demonstrate academic research skills, including the use of current
documentation methods and both print and electronic sources.
10. Demonstrate use of technological skills necessary for academic work.
11. Demonstrate the ability to collaborate effectively with peers on at least
one group presentation or project.
12. Demonstrate awareness of the universality of the human experience as
reflected in diverse cultures and their written products.
13. Demonstrate knowledge of culturally diverse authors, works, and literary
Completion of ENC 1101 and
concurrent registration in or completion of ENC 1102
with a grade of
"C" or better.
All students must have
internet access and a working SCF e-mail account.
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DVDs of all the films are available to be viewed in SCF's
Henry Fielding, Joseph
Andrews, Dover ISBN-10: 0486415880
( DVD: Joseph
Andrews, 1977, dir. Tony
Richardson, ASIN: B0000AUHPM )
Available For Download From Amazon Video on Demand
George Eliot, Silas
Marner, Signet ISBN-10: 0451530624
( DVD: Silas
Marner, 1985, dir.
Giles Foster, ASIN: B000M2E322 )
Henry James, The
Turn of the Screw, Prestwick ISBN-10: 1580491618
Innocents, 1961, dir.
Jack Clayton, ASIN: B0009X75EC )
Thomas Mann , Death in
Joachim Neugroschel, Penguin ISBN-10: 0141181737
( DVD: Death
in Venice, 1970,
dir. Luchino Viscounti, ASIN: B0000WN118 )
Toni Morrison, Beloved, Vintage, ISBN-10: 1400033411
( DVD: Beloved, 1998, dir.
Jonathan Demme, ASIN: 0788815474 )
Milan Kundera, The
Unbearable Lightness of Being, trans.
Michael Henry Heim
Harper Perennial, ISBN-10: 0061686697
( DVD: The
Unbearable Lightness of Being, 1988 dir.
Philip Kaufmann ASIN: B000CBG5PG )
Marjane Satrapi, The
Complete Persepolis, Pantheon ISBN-10: 0375714839
( DVD: Persepolis,
2007, dir. Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Parannoud ASIN: B000YAA68W )
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Paper
Harmon and Holman, A Handbook to Literature
Secondary Sources for the Novel
*Students are expected to login into the
class every week, preferably more than once a week.
*Class journal submissions are due every week at
*Announcements for the class are posted during the
week, and class participants are responsible for the information in
*If students are unable to post a weekly journal
assignment, it is expected that they will contact the instructor to
explain the circumstances.
*Current SCF withdrawal policy requires that faculty withdraw
students who are not present in class after
For this distance learning course, being present means posting
weekly journal entries and responding to other students' postings.
*In accordance with the State College of Florida policy, as stated in the college
catalog, students may withdraw from any course, or all courses, without academic
penalty, by the withdrawal deadline listed in the State College of Florida
*This semester, the withdrawal date is
*Students should take responsibility to initiate the withdrawal procedure but are
strongly encouraged to talk with their instructors before taking any withdrawal
*In addition, students should note that faculty may also withdraw
students for violating policies, procedures or conditions of the class, as
outlined in individual class syllabi, and such action could affect financial aid
RULE: SBE6A-10.30 REQUIREMENT
meets the Florida State Board of Education Rule Number 6A-10.30. In
accordance with this rule, students will complete written assignments totalling
6000 words. A grade of "C" or better is required for credit in Gordon
the use of ideas, facts, opinions, illustrative material, data, direct or indirect wording
of another scholar and/or writer - professional or student - without giving proper credit.
If a student is found guilty of plagiarism, s/he will receive a zero ("0") for
the assignment and an "F" for the course, according to due process. If a student
needs assistance in composing his/her paper, s/he should consult the instructor or seek
assistance in the English Lab. Outside help in editing, rewriting, or composing shall be
construed as plagiarism.
If you are confused about what plagiarism is or
how to cite sources, please make an appointment with me to clarify any issues
you might have. If this is a last minute issue, email me, and I will try to
respond promptly. Resist cutting and pasting material from the Internet -- this
is the quickest route to plagiarism.
PLAGIARISM WILL NOT
BE TOLERATED IN THIS COURSE.
IF YOU PLAGIARIZE, YOU WILL FAIL
Citing Sources MLA Style
will be based on journals, essays and quizzes
Any student who has not turned in all written
assignments will fail the course.