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Unformatted text preview: SanJosStateUniversity CollegeofSocialSciences/SocialScienceDepartment Socs100W:WritingWorkshop,Sec:01,Spring2010 Instructor: OfficeLocation: Telephone: Email: OfficeHours: ClassDays/Time: Classroom: Prerequisites: GE/SJSUStudiesCategory: ProfessorMaraOchoa DudleyMooreheadHall(DMH)213 408.924.5591 [email protected]@gmail.com Monday/Wednesday,9:1510:15a.m.;33:30p.m.;byappt. Monday/Wednesday,12noon1:15p.m. Clark303 Engl1B(withagradeofCorbetter);completionofcoreGE, satisfactionofWritingSkillsTestandupperdivisionstanding. GeneralEducation:Z FacultyWebPageandMYSJSUMessaging Copiesofthecoursematerialssuchasthesyllabus,assignmenthandouts,additionalreading materials,andexaminationstudyguidesmaybefoundat http://www.sjsu.edu/people/maria.ochoa oraccessedthroughtheQuickLinks>FacultyWebPagelinksontheSJSUhomepage.Youare responsibleforregularlycheckingwiththemessagingsystemthroughMySJSU.Pleasemake surethatyouremailinformationaslistedwithSJSUiscurrent. CourseDescription Practiceinimprovementofwritingskillsappropriatetothebroadfieldofsocialscience. Includesessays,reportsandscholarlycommunication. CourseGoalsandStudentLearningObjectives 1. Demonstrateknowledgeandunderstandingoftheoreticalconcepts,research methodologiesandtheirapplicationtocurrentissues. 2. DemonstrateknowledgeofinterdisciplinarySocialScienceassumptions,questionsand methodologies. Socs100W,WritingWorkshop,Spring2010ProfessorOchoa Page1of10 3. Acquireanunderstandingofsocialchangeandindividualagencywithindiverse communities,includingrace,class,andgenderinhistoricalandcontemporarycontexts. 4. Criticallyevaluatesocialsciencetheoriesinexplainingrace,class,andgenderissuesin nationalandglobalcontexts. 5. Applyinterdisciplinary,theoreticalconceptsandreflectiveprocessestocurrent social/politicalissuesandproblemsintheircommunitiesorindiverseclassroomsinlocal publicK12schoolsthroughinternship/fieldworkassignments. GE/SJSUStudiesLearningOutcomes Uponsuccessfulcompletionofthiscourse,studentswill: 1. Developadvancedproficiencyincollegelevelwritingandappropriatecontemporary researchstrategiesandmethodologies 2. Communicateeffectivelytobothspecializedandgeneralaudiences. CourseContentLearningOutcomes Uponsuccessfulcompletionofthiscourse,studentswillbeableto: 1. Developfamiliarityandcompetencyinwrittenformscommontothesocialsciences 2. Enhanceindividualaptitudeforintellectualinquirybyreadingcriticallyinordertoidentify thetypesofwritingcommoninthesocialsciences 3. Acquiretheabilitytoexpress(explain,analyze,develop,andcriticize)ideaseffectively, includingideasencounteredinmultiplereadingsandexpressedindifferentformsof discourse. 4. Studentsshallbeabletoorganizeanddevelopessaysanddocumentsforbothprofessional andgeneralaudiences,includingappropriateeditorialstandardsforcitingprimaryand secondarysources. 5. Acquireandapplyinformationliteracyskillsthroughtheuseofreferencematerials,primary andsecondarysources,andcomputerdatabases 6. Learnhowtolaythefoundationforintellectualresearchbydevelopingathesisstatement andbuildinganessaybasedonthestatement 7. Acquireandapplyskillsinavarietyofinvestigativeformsbypreparingsummaries,reviews, andasecondaryresearchpaper 8. Presentideasandfindingsinwrittenandoralformsofcommunication 9. Practicepeereditingandproofreading 10. Learncohortteamresearchandpresentationskills RequiredTexts/Readings Texts(required) RhetoricfortheSocialSciences:AGuidetoAcademicandProfessionalCommunication, KristineHansen,PrenticeHallInc.,2000 AManualforWritersofTermPapers,Theses,andDissertations,EighthEdition,KateL. Turabian,UniversityofChicagoPress,2007(SocialSciencemajors) Socs100W,WritingWorkshop,Spring2010ProfessorOchoa Page2of10 APA:TheEasyWay!(UpdatedforAPA6thEdition)Peggy,Houghton,TimothyJ. Houghton,MicheleM.Pratt,BakerCollege,2009(SocialWorkmajors) Additionaltexts(recommended) TheCraftofResearch,WayneC.Booth,GregoryG.Colomb,JosephM.Williams,Second Edition,UniversityofChicagoPress,2003 Uptodatedictionary,thesaurus,andwordprocessingsoftware Onlineresources ChicagoManualofStylewebsite:http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html APAManualofStylewebsite:http://apastyle.apa.org OtherReadings(requiredreadingthatisfoundonmyfacultywebpage) Commencementkeynote It'snevertoolate Highschoolchoicesmoldedalifetime Mysecreteducation LibraryLiaisons BerniceRedfern,Anthropology,Sociology,EconomicsandSocialScience/Women'sStudies Librarian;Email:[email protected];Telephone:408.808.2038 KathrynBlackmerReyes,Director,CulturalHeritageCenter,MLKJr.Library/SanJoseState University;Email:[email protected];Telephone:408.808.2097 AssignmentsandGradingPolicy ClassFormat Studentsidentify,define,andrefinetheirwritingtoreflecttheirpersonalintellectualinterests andparticularfieldsofstudy.Intheprocessofdevelopingthewritingassignments,each studentexploresandsituatesher/hiscriticalmotivation,intellectualintent,andproposed outcome.Byreading,writing,anddiscussingtheworkofsocialscientists,aswellastheworkof popularwriterswhotakeacriticalapproachtothepresentationoftheirideas,studentshave theopportunitytoreflectontheirownintellectualresponsestosuchmaterialanddetermine whichstylesbestfittheirparticularinterestsandcanbeappliedwithintheirfieldofstudy. Presentationsbyprofessionalsinthefieldandmediapresentationssupplementstudents' opportunitiesforcriticalanalysisprovidedbytheassignedreadingsandclassroomdiscussions. Studentsparticipateinongoinggroupdiscussionwithpeersinordertoreflectontheirwriting andtoofferconstructivecritiqueregardingstyle,clarity,andrelevance.Studentsalsolearna rangeofresearchskillsincludingapproachestoinformationliteracyandhowtoeffectively access,evaluate,andapplysources. WritingAssignments Socs100W,WritingWorkshop,Spring2010ProfessorOchoa Page3of10 Therearesixgradedwritingassignmentsofvaryinglengthsfromtwototenpagesandtwooral presentations: Exploringwordsandtheirmeaningswithpresentationtwopages Intellectualinfluencesessayfivepages Observationsfrompublicpresentationthreepages Cohortdiscussionpaperwithpresentationfivepages Annotatedbibliographyfivepages Finalpapertenpages Inaddition,therearerequiredassignments,suchasdrafts,outlines,andinclasswriting,whose purposeistoprovidestudentswithopportunitiesforselfreflectionregardingtheprocesses thattheyapplyinthedevelopmentoftheirworkforthisclass.Althoughaspecificgradeisnot assignedtosuchwork,theeffortofferedbystudentsisreflectedasclassparticipation,aswell asinthegradeassignedtothepaperindevelopment. OralPresentations Throughoutthesemester,eachstudentwillhavetheopportunitytopresenther/hisworkto theclass.Thetwospecificassignmentsthatwillrequireallstudentstopresenttheirworkaloud are"exploringwordsandtheirmeanings"andthe"cohortdiscussions."Studentswhoare absentondaysthattheyareassignedtopresentwillseetheirnonperformancereflectedin theirgradeforthatspecificassignment,aswellasintheassessmentofthestudents'class presentationgrade. AssignmentFormat Assignmentsaretypedinareadablefont(Arial,Courier,Palatino,Times),12pointsizewith doublespacingbetweenlines;1.0"inchmargins,topandbottom;1.25"margins,sides Studentname,coursewithassignmentduedateintheupperrighthandcornerofthefirst page,andstapledintheupperlefthandcorner.Numbereachpage. ImportantDetails Assignmentsaredueinclassondaysindicatedandhandedinpersontotheinstructor. Assignmentsareconsideredlateiftheydonotmeettheabovetwocriteria. Assignmentsloseonefullgradeforeachclasssessionthattheassignmentislate. Ifyouareabsentonthedaythatanassignmentisdue,obtaindocumentationforthe absence,i.e.,doctor'snote,jurydutypaperwork,orcoach'snote,andsubmitthatmaterial alongwithyourassignment.Thisistheonlymethodbywhichassignmentswillnotbe consideredlate. Handwrittenassignmentsarenotaccepted. Socs100W,WritingWorkshop,Spring2010ProfessorOchoa Page4of10 Thiscourseisawritingintensiveworkshop.Ifyouexpecttomissclassaduetoother commitments,suchasathletictravelorpractice,jobrelatedresponsibilities,orpersonal schedule,considerenrollinginthiscourseatatimewhenyouhavefewerpressing obligations. Relevanttopicalinformationisfrequentlyprovidedinclassandyoumaybeaskedto respondinwritingabouttheseinclassactivities. Ifyoumissclass,askacohortwhatoccurred.Youarenotableto"makeup"suchabsences, andifanassignmentisbasedonsuchinformation,youplaceyourselfatadistinct disadvantage. Classparticipationisanimportantaspectofthiscourse.Providingpeerreview,beingable toaddressissuesraisedintheassignedreadingmaterials,aswellasjoininginclass discussionsareallpartofyourresponsibilitiesasastudent. Grading Yourfinalgradetakesintoaccountthefollowingassignmentsandactivities: Exploringwordsandtheirmeaningswithpresentation10% Intellectualinfluencesessay10% Observationsfrompublicpresentation10% Cohortdiscussionpaperwithpresentation20% Annotatedbibliography20% Finalpaper20% Classparticipation:offeringusefulremarksand/orqueriesduringclassroomdiscussions, supportingpeerswheninclasscohortworkoccurs,comingtoclasspreparedtodiscuss readingandwritingassignments;bringtexts,drafts,andothermaterialstoclass10% ABC/NCgradesnotationsareadministeredasfollows: A=theassignmentisadisplayofexceptionaleffortasdemonstratedbyitsintellectual analysisandcreativepresentation.Thewritingincludesgrammaticallyandtypographically correctexpression.Theideas,arguments,and/orqueriesarefullydeveloped.When necessary,thereisanappropriateuseofnotationsandcitations.Theassignmentindicates thatthewriterishighlyknowledgeableabouttheideasappliedinher/hisanalysis.Thereis ahighdegreeofdetailthatindicatesawellconsideredapproachtotheformandcontentof thewriting. B=theassignmentisaboveaverageinpresentation.Thewritingcontainsfewgrammatical, typographical,orformaterrorsoromissions.Ideasmightbemoreclearlyexploredwitha moreattentiontodetail.Thereareerrorsintheuseofcitationsornotations.Thewriterhas anunevengraspoftheideasappliedinher/hisanalysis. C=theassignmentisaveragewhichmeansthattherearenooutstandingcharacteristics thatplacetheworkatalevelhigherthanacceptable.Someideas,arguments,orqueriesare incomplete,unanswered,ornotaddressed.Grammaticalandtypographicalerrorsaresuch thattheyseemtostemfromlackofattentivenesstodetail. Socs100W,WritingWorkshop,Spring2010ProfessorOchoa Page5of10 ExtraCredit Therewillbeopportunitiesforstudentstoattendactivitiesoutsideofregularclassroom meetingtimesinordertoilluminatecertainelementsofourcoursework.Theseactivitieswillbe offeredasoptionalextracreditforthefactoringofstudents'finalgrades.Ahandoutthat delineatesthespecificrequiredareasofdiscussionthatstudentswillbeexpectedtoaddressin awrittensummaryanalysisoftheactivityisavailableonmyfacultywebpage.Studentsare welcometoparticipateinuptotwosuchactivitiesduringasemester.Ifsuchanalysesarewell developed,studentsareabletoenhancetheirfinalgradesby5to10%. ClassroomProtocol Classparticipation:isanimportantaspectofthiscourse.Providingpeerreview,beingable toaddressissuesraisedintheassignedreadingmaterials,aswellasjoininginclass discussionareallpartofyourresponsibilitiesasastudent. Yourgrade:willbepositivelyaffected,ifyouattendclassandduringthatclasstimeareable tospeakorwritewithanunderstandingofandacquaintancewiththelectures,readings, films,andotherassignedmaterials. QUIETLYsitintherearseats,ifyouarriveafterthestartofclass. Latearrival:tothisclassmaysometimesoccurduetocircumstancesbeyondyourcontrol. However,ifyouarecontinuallylatethistardinesswillhaveanegativeeffectonyour performanceinthisclassand,ofcourse,onyourfinalgrade.Iissueassignmentsand updatesimmediatelyatthestartofclassanddonotreviewsuchinformationforstudents whoarrivelate.Checkwithotherstudentstoseewhatyoumissedbybeinglate. Ifyouexpecttomissclass:duetoyourothercommitments,suchasathletictravelor practice,jobrelatedresponsibilities,orpersonalschedule,pleaseconsultwithme.Imay recommendthatyouconsidertakingthiscourseatatimewhenyouwillhavefewer pressingobligations. Mobileelectronicequipment:alldevicesaretobeturnedoffandnotatallinuseduring classforphoning,texting,orotherwisecommunicatingwithothers. Laptopcomputers:arepermittedduringlecturesforthepurposeoftakingnotes.Atall othertimes,laptopcomputersshouldnotbeinuse.Ifyouarefoundtobesurfingthe Internetorworkingonanassignmentforanothercourse,youwillbeaskedtohaltall computeruseduringthisclassfortheremainderofthesemester. NC=theassignmentcontainsobviousresearch,grammaticaland/ortypographicalerrors, maybepartiallycompleted,andasaresultdoesnotaddresstheminimalcriteriaofthe assignments.Studentsmayormaynotbeofferedopportunitiestoredosuchassignments. UniversityPolicies Academicintegrity YourcommitmentasastudenttolearningisevidencedbyyourenrollmentatSanJoseState University.TheUniversity'sAcademicIntegritypolicy,locatedat Socs100W,WritingWorkshop,Spring2010ProfessorOchoa Page6of10 http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/S072.htm,requiresyoutobehonestinallyouracademiccourse work.FacultymembersarerequiredtoreportallinfractionstotheofficeofStudentConduct andEthicalDevelopment.TheStudentConductandEthicalDevelopmentwebsiteisavailableat http://www.sa.sjsu.edu/judicial_affairs/index.html.Instancesofacademicdishonestywillnot betolerated.Cheatingonexamsorplagiarism(presentingtheworkofanotherasyourown,or theuseofanotherperson'sideaswithoutgivingpropercredit)willresultinafailinggradeand sanctionsbytheUniversity.Forthisclass,allassignmentsaretobecompletedbytheindividual studentunlessotherwisespecified.Ifyouwouldliketoincludeyourassignmentoranymaterial youhavesubmitted,orplantosubmitforanotherclass,pleasenotethatSJSU'sAcademic PolicyS072requiresapprovalofinstructors. CampusPolicyinCompliancewiththeAmericanDisabilitiesAct Ifyouneedcourseadaptationsoraccommodationsbecauseofadisability,orifyouneedto makespecialarrangementsincasethebuildingmustbeevacuated,pleasemakean appointmentwithmeassoonaspossible,orseemeduringofficehours.PresidentialDirective 9703requiresthatstudentswithdisabilitiesrequestingaccommodationsmustregisterwith theDisabilityResourceCenter(DRC)athttp://www.drc.sjsu.edu/toestablisharecordoftheir disability. DroppingandAdding Studentsareresponsibleforunderstandingthepoliciesandproceduresaboutadd/drop,grade forgiveness,etc.Refertothecurrentsemester'sCatalogPoliciessectionat http://info.sjsu.edu/static/catalog/policies.html.Add/dropdeadlinescanbefoundonthe currentacademiccalendarwebpagelocatedat http://www.sjsu.edu/academic_programs/calendars/academic_calendar/.TheLateDropPolicy isavailableathttp://www.sjsu.edu/aars/policies/latedrops/policy/.Studentsshouldbeaware ofthecurrentdeadlinesandpenaltiesfordroppingclasses.Informationaboutthelatest changesandnewsisavailableattheAdvisingHubathttp://www.sjsu.edu/advising/. StudentTechnologyResources ComputerlabsforstudentuseareavailableintheAcademicSuccessCenterlocatedonthe1st floorofClarkHallandonthe2ndflooroftheStudentUnion.Additionalcomputerlabsmaybe availableinyourdepartment/college.ComputersarealsoavailableintheMartinLutherKing Library.AwidevarietyofaudiovisualequipmentisavailableforstudentcheckoutfromMedia ServiceslocatedinIRC112.TheseitemsincludedigitalandVHScamcorders,VHSandBeta videoplayers,16mm,slide,overhead,DVD,CD,andaudiotapeplayers,soundsystems, wirelessmicrophones,projectionscreensandmonitors. LearningAssistanceResourceCenter TheLearningAssistanceResourceCenter(LARC)islocatedinRoom600intheStudentServices Center.Itisdesignedtoassiststudentsinthedevelopmentoftheirfullacademicpotentialand Socs100W,WritingWorkshop,Spring2010ProfessorOchoa Page7of10 tomotivatethemtobecomeselfdirectedlearners.Thecenterprovidessupportservices,such asskillsassessment,individualorgrouptutorials,subjectadvising,learningassistance,summer academicpreparationandbasicskillsdevelopment.TheLARCwebsiteislocatedat http:/www.sjsu.edu/larc/. SJSUWritingCenter TheSJSUWritingCenterislocatedinRoom126inClarkHall.Itisstaffedbyprofessional instructorsandupperdivisionorgraduatelevelwritingspecialistsfromeachofthesevenSJSU colleges.OurwritingspecialistshavemetarigorousGPArequirement,andtheyarewell trainedtoassistallstudentsatalllevelswithinalldisciplinestobecomebetterwriters.The WritingCenterwebsiteislocatedathttp://www.sjsu.edu/writingcenter/about/staff/. PeerMentorCenter ThePeerMentorCenterislocatedonthe1stfloorofClarkHallintheAcademicSuccessCenter. ThePeerMentorCenterisstaffedwithPeerMentorswhoexcelinhelpingstudentsmanage universitylife,tacklingproblemsthatrangefromacademicchallengestointerpersonal struggles.Ontheroadtograduation,PeerMentorsarenavigators,offering"roadside assistance"topeerswhofeelabitlostorsimplyneedhelpmappingoutthelocationsof campusresources.PeerMentorservicesarefreeandavailableonadropinbasis,no reservationrequired.ThePeerMentorCenterwebsiteislocatedat http://www.sjsu.edu/muse/peermentor/ Socs100W,WritingWorkshop,Spring2010ProfessorOchoa Page8of10 Socs100W:WritingWorkshop,Spring2010ProfessorMaraOchoa Date/Topic 01/25Introductions 01/27Whatdoesyour voicereadlike? 02/01Intellectual influences 02/03Foundationsof knowledge 02/08Externalforces andthedevelopment ofknowledge 02/10Writingfrom yourbase:avoiding plagiarism 02/15FurloughDay 02/17Writingfrom yourbase:citations, references 02/22Preparingfora sustainedresearch project 02/24Developing publicopinion:prepfor presentations 03/01Expressingpublic opinion 03/03Preparingforan oralpresentation 03/08Cohortconsults 03/10Cohortconsults 03/15FurloughDay 03/17Cohort presentations 03/22Cohort presentations ReadingAssignments Hansen:Chpt.1,2; Commencement keynote It'snevertoolate; Highschoolchoices Writing Assignments Inclasswriting Draftof intellectual influences Presentations RichardBrautigan; SandraCisneros Screen:CSUH presentation Discussstudentwriting Discussstudentwriting Guestspeaker:Debra Y.Griffith,Judicial AffairsOfficer FurloughDay Discussstudentwriting Hansen:Chpt6,19,20 FurloughDay Hansen:Chpt.3 FurloughDay Finalversionof intellectual influences Hansen:Chpt.5,7 Hansen:Chpt.12 Hansen:Chpts.16,18 FurloughDay Exploringwords Draftpresentation analysis Exploringwords Discusscohort presentations assignment Finalpresentation Discussstudentwriting analysis Exploringwords Draft presentations Draft presentations FurloughDay Presentation papersdue Meetwithprofessor Meetwithprofessor FurloughDay Studentspresent Studentspresent Socs100W,WritingWorkshop,Spring2010ProfessorOchoa Page9of10 Date/Topic 03/24FurloughDay 03/29SpringRecess 03/31SpringRecess 04/05FurloughDay 04/07Annotated bibliography 04/12Student pressuresandagency 04/14Student pressuresandagency 04/19Libraryresearch 04/21FurloughDay 04/26Individual consults 04/28Individual consults 05/03Mappingyour intellectualinfluences 05/05FurloughDay 05/10Individual consults 05/12Individual consults 05/17Individual consults 05/259:45a.m. Finalpaper ReadingAssignments Writing Assignments FurloughDay FurloughDay SpringRecess SpringRecess SpringRecess SpringRecess FurloughDay FurloughDay Hansen:Chpts.4,9,10 Inclasswriting Mysecreteducation FurloughDay FurloughDay FurloughDay Draftannotated bibliography Draftannotated bibliography Annotated bibliographydue FurloughDay Draftfinalpaper due Draftfinalpaper due Draftfinalpaper due Finalpaperdue Presentations FurloughDay SpringRecess SpringRecess FurloughDay Overviewofupcoming segments Screen:Spellbound Screen:Spellbound MLK,Room:TBA FurloughDay Meetwithprofessor Meetwithprofessor Discussstudentwork FurloughDay Meetwithprofessor Meetwithprofessor Meetwithprofessor Socs100W,WritingWorkshop,Spring2010ProfessorOchoa Page10of10 ...
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