English 2322 British Literature I 12346 & 13368 Fall 2019

Syllabus for English 2322 Dual Credit Memorial High School

1 Engl 2322 Jenkins Houston Community College English 2322 Course Syllabus Fall 2019 Course Location: Memorial HS, 0-104 3 hour lecture course / 48 hours per semester/ 16 weeks Course Number: 13368 and 12346 W Number (Your Student ID #): _____________ 2 nd Period 13368 3 rd Period 12346 Contact Information: Instructor: Mark Jenkins Email Address: [email protected] Conference: 4th period or by appointment. Available for Tutorials Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school until 4:00 pm. Phone: (713) 251-2587 Textbooks and Other Sources Required: Norton Anthology of English Literature Volumes A, B, C 9th or 10th Edition Online Writing Lab (OWL) https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ Other Materials: Pens, Pencils, Highlighter, Fine tipped dry erase marker, etc. Notebook paper or spiral bound notebook Blue Books (for Midterm and Final Exam) College level dictionary and thesaurus English 2322 Course Description: Credit: 3 hours (lecture) 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. Core Curriculum Course. Prerequisite: English 1301 Student 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 2 Engl 2322 Jenkins 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 aesthetical 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: Given the rapid evolution of necessary knowledge and skills and the need to take into account global, national, state, and local cultures, the core curriculum must ensure that students will develop the essential knowledge and skills they need to be successful in college, in a career, in their communities, and in life. Through the Texas Core Curriculum, students will gain a foundation of knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world, develop principles of personal and social responsibility for living in a diverse world, and advance intellectual and practical skills that are essential for all learning. Students enrolled in this core curriculum course will complete assignments designed to cultivate the following core objectives: • Critical Thinking Skills—to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information. • Communication Skills—to include effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication. • Personal Responsibility—to include the ability to connect choices, actions, and consequences to ethical decision-making. • Social Responsibility—to include intercultural competency, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities. Grade Distribution: Final grades will be calculated as follows: Assignment % of Final Grade Essay #1: Epic Compare Essay 20% Essay #2: Epic Project 15% Essay #3: Midterm 15% Essay #4: Canterbury Tales Essay 25% Final In-Class Essay 15% Participation/Quizzes/ In-class writing 10% Total 100% 3 Engl 2322 Jenkins Instructor Grading Criteria for Major Essays: Content Organization Sentences Word Use and Tone Punctuation and Mechanics Following MLA formatting and citation style HCC Grading Scale: A = 100 – 90 B = 89 – 80 C = 79 – 70 D = 69 – 60 F = 59 and below MHS Grade Breakdown: is as follows Major Assignment: Essays, Tests, and other projects 50% Quizzes 30% will be at least 4-5 quiz grades per 9-weeks Daily Grades 20% homework, daily class work Diagnostic Essay: All English 1301 students write a diagnostic essay during the first class session in order to confirm their placement into English 1301. The essay will not count as a grade in the course, but let me know your writing strengths and weaknesses. One goal of the Houston Community College English Department is to place you in an appropriate English class where you will learn and succeed. Course Policies: Online content This course will use itslearning for handouts, announcements, and other tasks. We will also use Remind. Go to www.remind.com, or open the Remind app, click on “I’m a student or parent.” Then, search for our class: @jenkinma to enroll OR simply text @jenkinma to 81010 to enroll. Reminders will typically be sent in the afternoon or evening, but never past 10pm. If you change classes or simply wish to cease the reminders, simply text STOP back. Professionalism Our class will reproduce in many ways a “real-world” work environment, and you will be expected to participate professionally—be on time and prepared, meet deadlines, do your fair share, and be polite. See below for specifics. 1. Classroom discussion should be relevant to the topic we are discussing. You will get kudos for relevant contributions, but not for irrelevant ones. 2. Classroom discussion should be civilized and respectful to everyone. Racist, sexist, lookist, ableist, homophobic, and any other discriminatory language and behavior is not 4 Engl 2322 Jenkins acceptable in the college classroom, just as it would not be acceptable in a workplace. It is possible to discuss all topics from any political point of view while adhering to this level of civility. 3. Aim for timeliness. If you come in late, you should check with a classmate after class to see what you may have missed. If you miss the quiz because of lateness, there is no make-up available. If you come in more than 20 minutes late, I reserve the right to mark you absent for the day. 4. Do not pack up early. This is distracting and contagious. If you pack up early, I reserve the right to mark you absent, as you have essentially “left” class early. 5. Come to class prepared. Being prepared means: a. Reading and annotating materials before class so you are ready to discuss. b. Bringing your books, paper, and pens to every class, along with any other required materials (e.g., drafts of your paper on draft workshop days). c. Contacting another student if you were absent last time, so you can be prepared for the next class. Get three different phone numbers from classmates during the first week of the semester. 6. Respect everyone’s right to a non-disruptive learning environment. Please do not talk to each other while I am talking or when another student is talking. 7. Professionalism expectations extend beyond the classroom. Your actions (negative and positive) in office hours, email, instant messaging/chat/bulletin boards, listservs, and course blogs also affect your professionalism grade and count as part of your class participation. Other Class Policies Personal Communication Devices Turn off all cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other personal communication devices before the start of class. Cell phones will be stowed in numbered pockets by the door. I will give you time at the end of class to retrieve them. Laptops may be used on peer review days, but only for essay related tasks. If I repeatedly ask you to put away such devices, it will affect your class participation grade, and I may take them up for the class or end of day where they may be retrieved from your Principal. · I will dismiss the class, so please do not pack books before I do this. · The out-of-class essays must be typed and submitted to Turnitin. The in-class essays will be written on college ruled paper or in blue books purchased in the bookstore. · The time to discuss an essay grade is after it is returned, not at the end of the semester. · When you email me, use correct English and proofread your message. Mention what class period you are in. Write complete sentences, capitalize proper nouns, and use correct punctuation. Do not write “b4” for “before” or “u” for “you,” any other shortened form of a word, or text message language. Write as if you were on the job and producing text acceptable in the Houston business community. 5 Engl 2322 Jenkins · No eating during class. Drinks are allowed but must have lids. Class Participation Your success in this course is a function of your level of engagement. I am interested in the quality of your remarks as they relate to writing and the various texts we will examine, rather than quantity. Please use your analysis of the readings, your writing, and prior research and/or study when responding orally in class, and please be prepared to back up any points you make. Late Work All drafts, including final, must be submitted when and as required in order to successfully complete this course. Late assignments will suffer a final grade deduction of 10% for each day late. After a week (seven days) such assignments will receive a zero. If you are having trouble completing a specific assignment, please get in touch with me as soon as possible and consider making use of the school’s writing center. Technological issues (computer, internet, software, or printer) are not an acceptable excuse for not submitting work by due dates. There are computer labs on campus for your use. Late work will also receive minimal feedback. Uploading a final draft to Turnitin is a required part of writing assignments for this course. Failure to do so by the due date will result in a 5% deduction from the final grade for each day late. If for some reason you’re unable to log in or upload your essay, email it to me before the due date and time to show me that you’ve completed the assignment. Withdrawal Policy: You must notify me if you intend to withdraw from the course. I am the only one who can do this. You do cannot drop yourself from this dual credit class. Academic Honesty: According to the Student Handbook for the Houston Community College System, scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating on a test, plagiarism, and collusion. 1. Cheating on a test includes: ● Copying from another student’s test paper and using materials not authorized by the person giving the test. ● Collaborating with another student during a test without authority. ● Knowingly using, buying, selling, stealing, transporting, or soliciting in whole or part the contents of an unadministered test. ● Bribing another person to obtain a test that is to be administered. 2. Plagiarism means the appropriation of another’s words or ideas and the unacknowledged incorporation of that work in one’s own written work offered for credit. 3. Collusion means the unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing written work offered for credit. 6 Engl 2322 Jenkins According to the Student Handbook, “possible punishments for scholastic dishonesty may include a grade of 0 or F for the particular assignment, failure in the course, and/or referral to the college Dean of Student Services for disciplinary action up to and including expulsion. Students have the right to appeal the decision” (18). Students are responsible for complying with the concepts of scholastic honesty. If you have any questions concerning this issue or any major assignment for this course, please contact me. HCC has a Learning Resource Center at each campus for student use. The library provides electronic resources including an online catalog system as well as numerous databases that contain full-text articles all available at https://library.hccs.edu. Additionally, many of the required texts are on reserve at the library. Find out library locations and hours here: http://library.hccs.edu/about_us/intersession_hours Students with Disabilities: Any student with a documented disability (e.g., physical, learning, psychiatric, vision, hearing, etc.) who needs to arrange reasonable accommodations must contact the Disability Service Office (713-718-5422) at the beginning of each semester. Faculty members are authorized to provide only the accommodations requested by the Disability Support Services Office. At HCC the safety of our students, staff, and faculty is our first priority. As of August 1, 2017, Houston Community College is subject to the Campus Carry Law (SB11 2015). For more information, visit the HCC Campus Carry web page at http://www.hccs.edu/district/departments/police/campus-carry/. Houston Community College is committed to cultivating an environment free from inappropriate conduct of a sexual or gender-based nature including sex discrimination, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sexual violence. Sex discrimination includes all forms of sexual and gender-based misconduct and violates an individual’s fundamental rights and personal dignity. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex-including pregnancy and parental status-in educational programs and activities. If you require an accommodation due to pregnancy please contact an Abilities Services Counselor. The Director of EEO/Compliance is designated as the Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator. All inquiries concerning HCC policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504), and complaints may be directed to: EGLS3 -- EVALUATION FOR GREATER LEARNING STUDENT SURVEY SYSTEM: At Houston Community College, professors believe that thoughtful student feedback is necessary to improve teaching and learning. During a designated time, you will be asked to answer a short online survey of research-based questions related to instruction. The anonymous results of the survey will be made available to your professors and division chairs for continual improvement of instruction. Look for the survey as part of the Houston Community College Student System online near the end of the term. Go to www.hccs.edu/egls3 for more information.