COM101 addendum Elsisi.docx - School of English Liberal Studies Faculty of Communication Art and Design Professors Addendum to Course Outline COURSE

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School of English & Liberal StudiesFaculty of Communication, Art and DesignProfessor’s Addendum to Course Outline COURSE CODE:COM101SYD, SYE, SYF & SYGCOURSE TITLE: Communicating Across ContextsTERM: Fall 2018PROFESSOR: Mary ElsisiROOM: DB3110EMAIL:[email protected]Approved by: __________________________________________________________John Stilla Chair, School of English & Liberal StudiesOffice Hours: Monday: 12:00pm-1:00pmTuesday: 11:00am-1:00pmThursday: 12:00pm-1:00(or by appointment)Communicating Across ContextsWelcome to COM 101! Please read carefully and join me in using this addendumto the COM101 courseoutline. Itis your guide to the course requirements and activities in my class. Our course is housed in Blackboard at /school/els. Any future updates to this document will be indicated in Announcements. Use this addendum weekly to help you prepare for classes and keep up to date with coursework.Please also visit for key information from the Schoolof English & Liberal Studies at [email protected] campus, especially for ELS courses and graduation requirements.Texts and MaterialsYou will access all reading materials for this course through the Blackboard site. There is no textbook for this course. You need to make sure you have the following: A college-level, English-only dictionary (Recommended: Gage Canadian Dictionary, The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Oxford English Dictionary)A folder/portfolio to keep all your work throughout the termGrading and AssignmentsSummary assignment: 10%(LO1, LO2, LO5)Academic argumentative essay: 15%(LO2, LO3, LO4, LO5)
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Transfer assignments (to inform, persuade and explain)Informal message board posting: 10%Formal email (includes research component): 15%Formal letter: 10%(all three: LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4, LO5)Formative assessmentsReading quizzes: 5% (LO1, LO3, LO4)Reflection paragraphs: 10% in total (5% each)(LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4, LO5)Exam: 25%(LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4, LO5)Please Note:The use of internet, cell phones and other electronic devices is not permitted during graded assignments and the final exam, and restricted to coursework during class.TENTATIVE WEEKLY SCHEDULEFall 2018WeekSkill/Core ConceptReadingAssignment1.Sept 4 – Sept 7Sept 03 – Labour DayIntroduction to course and key termsUngraded writing sample (for formative feedback)(LO2, LO5)2.Sept 10 – Sept 14Reading a narrative and identifying genre, audience,purpose and tone“The Tell-Tale Heart”Quiz: Sex, Lies and Conversation”(LO1, LO3, LO4)3.Sept 17 – Sept 21Reading an academic text and identifying purpose, audience, persuasive techniques, main ideas and supporting details“Sex Lies and Conversation”Quiz: “Me Talk Pretty One Day”(LO1, LO3, LO4)4.Sept 24 – Sept 28Writing a summary to paraphrase and identify main ideas and supporting details.
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