HUM 100W Syllabus Spring10

HUM 100W Syllabus Spring10 - San Jos State University...

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San José State University College of Humanities and Arts Humanities Department AMS/HUM 100: Writing in the Humanities, Section 2 Spring 2010 Instructor Judith L. Georges Office Location Clark Hall (CL) 414H Telephone (408) 924-4780 Email Judith.Georges@sjsu.edu Office Hours M/W 4:15-5:15 or by appointment Class Days/Time M/W 1:30-2:45 p.m. Classroom Sweeny Hall (SH) 435 Prerequisites Completion of the core GE, English 1B (with a grade of C or better) / Satisfaction of the Writing Skills Test / Upper division standing Course Description An advanced workshop in reading and composition designed to develop and enhance college-level writing skills. Students will compose written responses to a range of multicultural documents and audio-visual media from various fields that comprise the Humanities (e.g. literature, history, art, music, philosophy, and religion). Compositions will require research, analysis, interpretation, and critique. Organization, coherence, and the use of standard forms of English spelling, grammar, and punctuation are also required. Course Goals / Learning Objectives Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: 1. Summarize, analyze, interpret, and assess ideas encountered in writings from various disciplines pertaining to the Humanities. Correlated assignments: argumentative, interpretive, compare/contrast, abstract, and research essays. 2. Research, formulate, and present effective theses. Correlated assignments: argumentative, interpretive, compare/contrast, and research essays. AMS/HUM 100W: Writing in the Humanities – Section 2 – Spring 2010 Page 1 of 8
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3. Compose polished, college-level essays and presentations for professional and general audiences. Correlated assignments: abstract essay and various classroom exercises. 4. Demonstrate the use of standard forms of college-level spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Correlated assignments: ALL written work! Required Texts 1. Saint-Exupéry, Antoine. [trans. Richard Howard] The Little Prince (Harcourt), 1943. 2. Straus, Jane. The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation. 10 th edition. Jossey-Bass, 2008. 3. Hamid, Mohsin. The Reluctant Fundamentalist . Harvest Books. 2008. 4. Wilder, Laura Ingalls. Little House on the Prairie, HarperCollins, 1994. 5. Oates, Joyce Carol and Robert Atwan, eds. The Best American Essays of the Century (Mariner), 2001. Instructor Requests Please arrive promptly. Habitual lateness may lead to lowered grades. Bring notebook paper, writing instruments, and textbooks under discussion to each class session. Mute cell phones and stow all electronic equipment and accessories, including laptops, at the start of each session. Exception: Students registered with the Disability Resources Center will be allowed devices recommended by the DRC. Alert me if you know in advance that you will miss more than one consecutive class.
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