Syllabus_ENL 3_ Winter 2011

Syllabus_ENL 3_ Winter 2011 - English 3: Introduction to...

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English 3: Introduction to Literature Class Meetings: Tues & Thurs 8:00-9:50 am 251 Olson Hall Instructor: John Garrison Office: 292 Voorhies Hall Email: [email protected] Office Hours: M 1:00-2:00pm and TH 11:00am-Noon (or by appointment) COURSE DESCRIPTION This course will help you develop critical thinking and composition skills. We’ll use reading, discussion and writing activities to improve your ability to craft expository essays. I have designed this course to be both practical and engaging. The readings and exercises are intended to help foster new ways of thinking about literature and reliable modes of working with language. While this course will challenge you to grow as a writer, it is designed to demystify the writing process and transform composition into a readily accessible tool. My goal is to provide you with real skills to assist you in your university education and future career. TEXTS 1. Course Reader : Available at the Davis Textbooks (3 rd and A) 2. William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice : I recommend the version at the ASUCD bookstore, but any copy will do. 3. J.M. Coetzee, Youth: Please use the version available at the ASUCD bookstore. COURSE REQUIREMENTS Prerequisite Completion of the Subject A requirement (the Entry Level Writing Requirement) prior to registration. If you have questions about the prerequisite, see Sally Guther in 116 Voorhies. Required Essay Assignments & Final Exam ENL 3 requires 6000 words. You must complete every graded written assignment, including the final exam, to fulfill the requirement and pass the course. You must earn a C- or better to pass, even if you have turned in all work. COURSE ASSIGNMENTS Formal Papers and Mandatory Draft Workshops For this course, you will be writing three essays: 1. Essay #1: (1000-1300 words) 2. Essay #2: (1300-1600 words) 3. Essay #3: (1800-2000 words) Be sure, by the end of the quarter, to have written at least 6,000 graded words (incl. midterm and final). Also be sure to address each genre (poetry, fiction, and drama) at least once across the three essays. Each essay will go through a draft workshop and revision process in which students will evaluate each other’s drafts before turning in final versions to me. Attendance is required at every workshop. Failure to attend will result in the automatic penalty of lowering the grade on that paper by an entire letter. Literary Terminology In order to build a “toolbox” for writing about literature, we will be discussing a variety of terms that allow us to describe the specific operations of poetry, drama, and fiction. I will be using these terms and will expect you to become comfortable using them for your in-class writing, essays, and final exam. On the second day of class, I
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Syllabus_ENL 3_ Winter 2011 - English 3: Introduction to...

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