ENC 1102 Course Syllabus
Language and Literature Department
Communication II: (3) (A.A.) Three hours per week. Prerequisite: ENC 1101 with a grade of “C” or
better. This course meets
Area I requirement for the A.A. General Education requirements, and the
6000-word Gordon Rule requirement.
While instruction in composition, rhetoric, grammar and research is
continued from ENC 1101, course content includes an introduction to
literature with emphasis on reading critically and analytically,
understanding literary terminology and techniques, and writing about
COURSE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
can be accessed at: http://www.mccfl.edu/pages/467.asp
Manatee Community College defines PLAGIARISM as the use of ideas, facts, opinions, illustrative material, data, direct or indirect wording of ANY other 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 PLAGIARIZE, YOU WILL FAIL THIS COURSE.
ATTENDANCE POLICY:Students with more than 3 classes of unexcused absences or 6 classes of any absences will fail the course unless they have withdrawn before the last date of withdrawal from the course without penalty: June 8. Students who come to class after roll has been taken will be counted as absent.
All work assigned must be completed on time. Late papers will lose ONE FULL GRADE. Papers are late if they are not turned in at the beginning of class on the due date. Final drafts of essays MUST be typed. Any student missing a class when group work is assigned will lose ONE FULL GRADE for that assignment. Grades will be based on written work, tests, and class participation.
E-MAIL POLICY:As an MCC student, you have been assigned an official student e-mail account to be used for all college-related email communication. I will send email messages only to your official address, and I will not respond to messages from you sent from any other account This policy has been developed for the protection of your privacy. Be sure to put the topic of your message in the subject line and sign your message with your first and last name and your class (i.e. ENC 1102).
STANDARDS OF CONDUCT:Students are expected to abide by all Lancer Student Handbook guidelines.
CLAST:This course will further reinforce skills needed for the CLAST. If anyone has not received CLAST information, stop by the ARC for handouts and assistance.
WITHDRAWAL POLICY:In accordance with the Manatee Community College policy as stated in the college catalog, students may withdraw from any course or all courses without academic penalty of a WF by the withdrawal deadline as listed in the MCC academic calendar. This semester that date is JUNE 8, 2009. The student must take responsibility for initiating the withdrawal procedure. Students are strongly encouraged to talk with their instructors first before taking any withdrawal action.
Any student who has not turned in
written assignments will not be allowed to
take the final exam
Please feel free to chat about papers or any other questions or problems at any time. Home Page: http://faculty.mccfl.edu/jonesj/JAJones.html
Phone: 941-408-1499 (this is NOT a good way to reach me in the summer)
SHORT STORY ASSIGNMENTS
|May 12||Introductions, Syllabus, Stories
Start reading stories due on May 18
|May 13||"Eiction: Reading, Responding,
Anon. "The Elephant in the Village of the Blind," pp. 3-15
Paley, "A Conversation with My Father" pp. 31-35
STORYTELLING: find a fairytale or folktale from your ethnic background and tell it (don't read it) to the class.
|Print out Story Glossary|
66-67;"Character" pp. 150-54; "Setting" pp. 219-220
"Form as Context: The Short, Short Story" pp. 535-552
"Sonny's Blues" p. 90
Kafka, "A Hunger Artist, " p. 274
Danticat, "A Wall of Fire Rising, " p. 284
Gilman: "The Yellow Wallpaper" p. 667
|May 19|| "Narration
and Point of View" pp. 123-126
Start reading stories due on May 21
|Group plot development (students missing class for any reason will lose 10% of story grade)|
||Story draft due: peer evaluations (students missing class for any reason will lose 10% of story grade)|
p. 202 p. 264 p. 594
work on stories:|
**page analysis of each story due -- late analyses will receive no more than 50% credit
|May 25||MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY||
The class will be divided into groups; each group will collaborate to create a plot line for a story. Each member of the group will choose a different viewpoint (stance and mode) from which to tell the story. When you choose a particular viewpoint, think about the narrator's voice. Does s/he have a particular ax to grind? What are his/her biases? Is s/he a reliable narrator? Does s/he know all the facts? Although more than one member of the group may speak for the same character, no two members of the may use the same mode. Each group member will turn in his/her own version of the story.
Possible narrative stances and modes:
STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Length: 3-5 typed pages each
While this story uses no research, it should be formatted according to MLA Guidelines.
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All readings should be completed before class assigned..
|May 27||"Poetry: Reading, Responding, Writing, "
Meter and Rhyme PPT
|Print out Poetry Glossary|
|May 28||"Poetic Forms," pp. 1019-1060
Poetic Forms PPT
"Writing About Literature"
Bring in theme for Poetry
Anthology and one poem you will include: be ready to read your poem --
practice first! |
(students missing class for any reason will lose 10 pts.)
"Language," pp. 914-68
"Literary Tradition and Context"
|Bibliography for Anthology due: peer evaluations (bring Sample MLA Citations and 1101 text or MLA Handbook to class) (students missing class will lose 10% of anthology grade)|
|June 4|| POETRY ANTHOLOGY due
Group work on Florida poems
|June 8||POETRY TEST||LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW FROM CLASSES+|
Click here for PPT lecture on Poetic Forms.
Each student will edit a poetry anthology centered on a concrete subject of the student's choice. The anthology will contain the following elements:
Title Page [5 pts.]
The TITLE PAGE should contain the title and subtitle of the anthology, the editor's name, and the date of the anthology
The TABLE OF CONTENTS should list the contents of the anthology and the page on which they appear: Introduction, Title and Author of each Poem, Biographical Sketches, Concluding Reflections and Bibliography.
The INTRODUCTION should discuss how the subject of the anthology is revealed in the selections. The editor may decide to compare and contrast some poems, point out different techniques used by the poets to address the theme, and/or discuss cultural differences among the poets, among other possible topics. Biography of the poets should not be discussed in the Introduction. This is a critical, analytical introduction, hence there should be no use of 1st (I, we) or 2nd (you) person. If you use critical sources for information, they must be documented according to MLA Guidelines. Discuss the poetry, not why you chose it. 750-1000 words.
In the COLLECTION OF POEMS, elements the editor might wish to consider in the SIDEBARS are: 1) the way the poets handle the symbolism, 2) poetic form, 3) poetic diction, 4) imagery 5) figures of speech, 6) rhythm and meter, 7) the poet's "voice" -- narrative, lyric, or dramatic, etc. 8) allusions 9) historical or biographical references. Sources of information must be cited in parenthetical citations. Your collection may include one poem written by you. All other poems must have been previously published in some kind of text form (anthology, collection, journal). All poems must have been written by different poets. You may include one anonymous poem.
All poets included in the Anthology must have a BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH including at least their dates of birth, dates of death (if applicable), nationalities and some of their publications. List poets alphabetically. Use parenthetical citations to credit sources of information.
The editor's CONCLUDING REFLECTIONS should be a personal statement about the Anthology. Here is the place you may discuss why you chose the topic and the poems you did. 250-500 words.
The BIBLIOGRAPHY must follow MLA format and include the sources of all the poems, biographical sources, and any critical sources used.
Editors are encouraged to include illustrations and be
creative in producing their anthologies.
All readings should be completed before class of the day assigned.
The grading for this course will be based upon points earned:
900-1000 points: A
ALL REQUIREMENTS MUST BE COMPLETED TO PASS COURSE.
Class Participation/Attendance --50 points
Excessive absences or latenesses will negatively impact grade.