UB ENG 201LEC - ENG 201 Movies syllabus Sp2016-2 (8 pages)

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Eng 201lec - Writing 2
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ENG 201 Writing II Dr Kate Caccavaio kec3 buffalo edu Office 306 Clemens Hall Office hours MW 1 00PM 2 30PM 3 0 Credits A3 B7 C7 D2 MWF MWF MWF MWF 8 00AM 8 50AM 9 00AM 9 50AM 10 00AM 10 50AM 11 00 AM 11 50 AM 123 Clemens Hall 19 Clemens Hall 90 Alumni Arena 204 Clemens Hall MOVIES The View from the Seats Course Description The late winter early spring is known as Awards Season in the movie industry and provides a wonderful backdrop for examining the role that movies play in our lives While so much attention is paid to the content of popular films their key constructors directors actors actresses musical score etc and their massive earning potential little attention is paid to the role the viewer shares in the overall make up of movies as cultural artifacts This class will examine narratives primary and secondary materials that focus on the viewer s role in the cultural make up of movies in the modern era Through these readings we will explore the institutions and cultural constructions that shape the movie experience for the audience and discuss how access censorship criticism and context work together or not to situate movies as part of material culture We all love movies but this is not a film appreciation class We will be working through the mechanics of writing and rhetorical strategies with movie spectatorship as our central subject Course Objectives ENG 201 is designed around the following learning goals students will be introduced to the humanistic discipline of rhetoric Students will also evaluate primary and secondary sources practice library research methods and compose a formal research paper This class is designed to familiarize students with collegiate level writing critical thinking analysis and research Writing projects will reflect students level of engagement with the course content and materials You will become familiar with the university library its resources and the structure of its website in order to practice the rigors of academic research Becoming comfortable and confident in analysis research and writing will be skills you will carry with you into your chosen major Course Policies Contact I can be reached through my UB email address email inquiries will receive a response within 24 hours Office hours are on Monday and Wednesday ONLY Appointments for alternate times must be made at least 24 hours in advance Attendance Attendance will be taken each class and for student conferences 20 minutes tardiness will be considered an absence You are allowed no more than 3 absences this entire semester and your final grade will be penalized by a on your letter grade for each additional absence Six 6 or more absences during the course of the semester will result in automatic failure of the class Official documentation is required to have absences excused Participation Read all assigned materials in full before coming to class This class is an intellectual safe space where all opinions and ways of thinking are welcomed and protected Respect your fellow classmates as peers On discussion days you will be expected to come to class with thoughtful ideas questions and or problems provoked by the readings I encourage you to print out the readings and bring hard copies to class I will be referring to specific passages on lecture days Do not sleep in class either stay in bed or bring coffee This is a paperless course All assignments will be assigned and submitted via UB Learns Assignments Writing assignments build in credit weight and analytical skill Each project combines a particular writing form essay abstract PowerPoint Visual etc with a specific intellectual rhetorical function narrative definition analogy testimony etc Ample class time will be spent on the writing process and the analytical elements of academic inquiry and thesis construction Composing revising and editing assignments will be discussed and conducted in class You will develop the foundational concepts of rhetorical theory and a basic analytical language appropriate for collegiate research Essay 1 10 Descriptive Procedure 900 1 200 words Essay 2 15 Definition 1 200 1 500 words Visual Presentation Partner Group 20 15 5 Analogy Analogies word count TBA Research Paper 20 Consequence 1 800 2 100 words Research Portfolio e Portfolio 10 Annotated Bibliography Research Abstract Participation 10 Personal Writing e Portfolio 25 assigned throughout the course of the semester 300 600 words each Evaluation Assignments due dates are listed on the class schedule A late assignment will be penalized a grade for every additional day it is late including weekends Submissions will be returned to students with a grade and a brief assessment Academic Integrity Plagiarism is absolutely unacceptable Plagiarism means copying the writing phrasing or ideas of others without proper attribution of the source whether in books print articles or on the internet Never use unacknowledged quotations information or paraphrasing in your work Academic honesty means you will not knowingly allow another student to copy and submit their work as your own Academic dishonesty or plagiarism may be penalized by a failing grade on the assignment A second occurrence will result in a failing grade for the course and I will write a letter your academic advisor and the head of your department intended major department For more information see http undergrad catalog buffalo edu policies course integrity shtml Writing Assignments Details Essays Formal essays are due throughout the course of the semester Assignments for these essays will be distributed via UB Learns and in hard copies in class These assignments will outline the rhetorical topic of the essay the length word limit and research requirements Essays must be typed with a 12 pt Times New Roman or comparable font double spaced with an appropriate collegiate heading Essays with research MUST have an MLA Works Cited page and properly formatted MLA intext citations We will be devoting class discussion time for familiarizing what is plagiarism and researching available materials for citation generation We will also be devoting class time to becoming familiar with research resources available through the university library All essays will be submitted via the dropbox on the UB Learns page and are due by 6PM Visual Presentation Partner Group Your non essay writing assignment will be presented in class and will be conducted in a pair or group of 3 depending on how the numbers of students break down in


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