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Summer 2009 CRN 31367 1 English Composition II Online: Course Syllabus Instructor: Ms. Anastasia Bojanowski Office: Building 1/ 351 E-mail: Please use course mail in WebCT Phone: 407-582-2116 Office Hours: MTWR 12:00-1:00 PM & 4:45-5:45 PM (May 11-June 17 only) & Wednesday 6:00-8:00 PM (online only: full summer) & by appointment [please make requests for appointments at least 24 hours in advance] *Please note that I am teaching 1:15-2:50 & 3:00-4:35 MTWR during Summer A (May 11-June 22); therefore, I am not available for office hours during those times Course WebCT: http://webct6.valenciacc.edu Required Texts & Materials: • Booth, Alison et al. The Norton Introduction to Literature. Shorter 9th ed. New York: Norton, 2006. ISBN: 0-393-92615-X. • College level dictionary* • The course will also require access to a computer and the internet (all Valencia Community College campuses have computer labs for student use). *The literature in this course will present language with which you are not familiar. You are expected to be able to define and understand key terms in the text and incorporate them in your own writing. Midterm Exam: The midterm exam will be administered in any of the VCC testing centers. You will be given a week to come to any of the testing centers to complete the midterm. I strongly suggest familiarizing yourself with the testing center's locations on campus and their hours of operation. • The midterm exam will consist of two parts: multiple choice questions and a short and long essay response (1 each). I will cover what material will be presented on the exam in an e-mail the week before it is due. Understand that part of the word requirement is based on both the short and long essay responses meeting the minimum length; therefore, it is critical to write a complete response. You will be writing your written responses on the computer, yet you will not have access to the internet when you take the midterm. This will be an open-book exam. • Students are responsible for taking the exam on time and for contacting the instructor two weeks in advance to make arrangements if the exam will not be taken at one of the VCC testing centers. I require that you contact me 14 days before the midterm exam opens with the testing center's e-mail, phone number and fax number if you are using an alternate testing facility CLAST: To satisfy the College-Level Academic Skills Program (CLASP) students must take and pass the four components of the College-Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) after earning 18 college-level credit hours including ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 or equivalents and a General Education Area 3 Mathematics course or document satisfaction for the CLASP requirement by a state-approved alternative method. Gordon Rule Statement: ENC 1102 is a Gordon Rule, class, requiring multiple college-level writing assignments. Students need a C or better to receive credit for this course. In order to receive a grade of C or better, students must complete all informal and formal writing assignments with a grade of C or better. All pre-writing assignments must be turned in with the correlating essay. You must complete every writing assignment to pass this course. Disability Statement: Valencia Community College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all persons with disabilities. This syllabus is available in alternate formats upon request. Students who need accommodations must be registered with Student Disability Services before requesting accommodations from the professor. Students with disabilities, who need accommodations in this course, must contact the professor at the beginning of the semester to discuss needed accommodations. No accommodations will be provided until the student has met with the professor to request accommodations.Summer 2009 CRN 31367 2 Course Description (from Valencia catalogue): Development of essay form, including documented essay; instruction and practice in expository writing. Emphasis on clarity of central and support ideas, adequate development, logical organization, coherence, appropriate citing of primary and/or secondary sources, and grammatical and mechanical accuracy. This is a Gordon Rule course, which requires 6,000 words of writing. Minimum grade of C required if ENC 1102 is used to satisfy Gordon Rule and general education requirements. Objectives: Valencia faculty members have defined four interrelated competencies: 1. Value: make reasoned value judgments and responsible commitments 2. Think: think clearly, critically, and creatively. Analyze, synthesize, integrate and evaluate in many domains of human inquiry. 3. Communicate: communicate with different audiences using varied means 4. Act: act purposefully, reflectively, and responsibly These competencies prepare students to succeed in the world. These competencies are outlined in the College Catalogue. In this course, through classroom lectures and discussions, group work, and other learning activities, you will further develop a mastery of these competencies. Course Rationale: The intention of this course is to familiarize you with academic research writing, which includes the ability to analyze other’s written work (both literature and research), explore meaning, conduct academic research and incorporate both the resulting analysis and research into a coherent formal essay. Further, the students should be fluent in the ethics of research. While the course description from the catalogue is cut and dry, it should be understood that the course focuses on literature, which will require you to develop analysis specific to literary theory. We will be examining short stories and poetry that will require that you consider relevant historic, social, and political movements affiliated with each text. We will be including literary terminology significant to the literature covered (i.e. what is the author’s intention, what does the protagonist represent, how is alliteration used in the poem, etc.) We will study short stories from the 20th century in a multi-cultural perspective. We will cover major themes such as Southern Gothic Literature, Existentialism, Magical Realism, Doppelganger Motif and Literature from the Diaspora. By the end of this section, you will be familiar with structure of short stories as well as elements of short fiction and techniques used to develop themes. The semester also


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