Com101-Seneca.docx - School of English Liberal Studies Faculty of Communication Art Design Course Addendum Semester Winter 2019 Subject Code Com101

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School of English & Liberal Studies Faculty of Communication, Art & Design Course Addendum Semester: Winter 2019 Subject Code: Com101 Section: SYJ, SYK & SYL______________________________________________________________________Subject Title: Communicating Across ContextsProfessor: Mary Elsisi Office: DB3110E-mail: [email protected] Telephone Ext. 33169Office Hours: Monday 1:00-3:00 pm, Tuesday 12:00-1:00 pm, Thursday 11:00-12:00 pm (or by appointment)Approved by: John Stilla, Chair, School of English & Liberal StudiesExam (yes)Alternate Course DescriptionWelcome 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.
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Texts and Materials You 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)Transfer assignments (to inform, persuade and explain)Informal message board posting: 10%Blog posting (includes research component): 15%Formal email: 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.
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TENTATIVE WEEKLY SCHEDULE Winter 2019Week Topic or SkillReading Assignment Jan 07 – Jan 11 Introduction to course and key termsUngraded writing sample (for formative feedback)(LO2, LO5)Jan 14 – Jan 18 Reading a narrative and identifying genre, audience, purpose and tone“The Tell-Tale Heart”Quiz: Sex, Lies and Conversation”(LO1, LO3, LO4)Jan 21 – Jan 25 Reading 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)Jan 28 – Feb 01Writing a summary to paraphrase and identify main ideas and supporting details.
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