English 2342: DIL 010 (5.5 wks) Office: RGC BLDG. 3000 #3120
Summer 2012 (03264) W 12noon-3pm and appointments
Phone: 223-3235 (RGC) Fax 223-32 in my office, e- mail, phone chats, or Email firstname.lastname@example.org other electronic means
OPC Webpage: http://dl.austincc.edu Professor Jose Flores
Roberts, Edgar and Zweig: Literature An Introduction to Reading and Writing 10th, Ed
Computer Access with Modem
Companion Website (free) www.pearsonhighered.com/roberts
Literary Visions videos (free) see link in Blackboard
Prerequisites: Completion of Comp. I and Comp. II at ACC or equivalents with a C or better
Course Goals: In this course you will be introduced to three main genres of literature: prose fiction (short story), poetry, and drama. You will learn about the elements and characteristics of this literature through readings, Internet links, and televised videos. The expectation is that you will become more knowledgeable, appreciative of, and interested in a wide variety of serious literature.
Important Note: A significant difference between this course and my regular literature courses is that in an ITV and DIL course, my lectures and discussions are replaced by Internet sources, videos, and extensive readings. Motivation and self-discipline are crucial. I am available for one-to-one discussions during my office hours; contact and communication will be important--especially if you are lost! As all literature courses, this course includes a strong writing component.
Grading Two Tests administered in a testing center 50%
One term project/paper/drama test 25%
Essays from website Folder 25%.
The Short Story Test and The Poetry Test are similar in structure. Each test is taken in the testing center and includes 30 multiple-choice questions (60 points) taken directly from the reading assignments in the text and the essays assigned in the Roberts Website. Each test also includes essay prompts (40 points) similar to the Essay Questions in the Roberts Website. The best way to prepare for the tests is to read the material assigned paying special attention to those terms marked in Bold in the assigned readings in the text. You should also complete all essay questions from the website assigned in the Study Guide. You should also contact your instructor as needed to discuss the test before and after taking it. Go to assignments and read the test review/information as a guide to prepare for tests.
Complete only one of the following:
Option #1: For 25% of your grade, you must complete the following. Attend a live performance of a play. Keep some proof of attendance. Type a 1000 word minimum critique of the play. See more instruction under assignments. See Guide to Theaters in Austin under Course Documents. You can also e-mail students about plays available using the e-mail options in Blackboard.
Option #2: For 25% of your grade, you must complete the following. Watch a video of a play. Type a 1000 word minimum comparison and contrast of the video and the written play. See more instructions under “Assignments” in blackboard.
Option #3: Take Drama Test at a Testing Center similar in format and preparation as the Short Story Test and the Poetry Test.
Essays from The Website: For 25% of your grade you must complete and send to your instructor a folder including all the essay questions assigned in the syllabus. This folder is your way to engage with the literature assigned. I do not see the complete folder until the due date towards the end of the semester, July 2nd. Your responses must be clear, thoughtful, and substantial. Respond to the question completely. Make copies of your essays and organize them in a simple non-plastic folder. Write your name, section, a Table of Content, and the date when you completed the essay response. You will lose 4 points per question assigned and not submitted. See more grading criteria under assignments.
These essay questions are assigned each week and are completed at the website during the week assigned. Each drama questions counts as an essay assignment. For example, if you complete three questions from Hamlet, you get credit for three essays. Please bring it to my office RGC 3120 or leave it in my faculty mail at RGC 204. Include your names, section, a Table of Content, and the date completed. See assignments in Bb for more details on how I grade these essays. Do not e-mail this journal. You will lose 4 points per essay question not submitted.
All late assignments that are graded will be docked two points per day late up to 10 points. This applies to all major assignments that are taken at a testing center or delivered to ACC and my office.
Attendance: All students must complete one orientation session on-line during the first week of class. Orientation is not completed until I receive the signed student information sheet. All students must contact the instructor at least twice, especially to check for progress, grades, etc. Check office hours and come see me. E-mail chats or phone calls count as contacts. All students must complete tests when assigned and meet deadlines as stipulated in the syllabus. If an assignment is late, at least 2 points per day are deducted from the grade. Failure to meet deadlines constitutes a lack of progress. You may be withdrawn from this course due to a lack of progress, but it is always your responsibility to know if you are enrolled or not.
Scholastic Dishonesty: Acts prohibited by the College for which discipline may be administered include scholastic dishonesty, including but not limited to cheating on an exam or quiz, plagiarizing and unauthorized collaboration with another in preparing outside work. (See ACC’s Policies on Scholastic Dishonesty in your Student Handbook.)
Students with Disabilities: Each ACC campus offers support services for students with documented physical or psychological disabilities. Students with disabilities must request reasonable accommodations through the Office for Students with Disabilities on the campus where they expect to take the majority of their classes. Students are encouraged to do this three weeks before the start of the semester. (See ACC’s policies on Students with Disabilities in your Student Handbook.)
New Laws: Please contact me for an update on new legislation concerning Ws and Course Repeats.
All late assignments that are graded will be docked two points per day late including Saturdays. This shall not exceed 10 points per assignment.
Due Dates: Short Story Test June 11th
Poetry Test June 21st
Semester project/paper Options #1 or #2 June 27th
option #3 Drama Test June 28th
Essays from the website July 2nd
You can also go to Assignments in Blackboard for more information about grading and assignments.
Part I: (Short Fiction)
May-June (Take Advantage of weakends.)
Week#1: 29-1 Complete Orientation and
Read: Text: pp.1-18
See: Videos 1 and 2 and 4 (Go to Course Documents in Black Board and open On-Line Videos.)
Go to companion website www.pearsonhighered.com/roberts and visit all sites on student site page. Become acquainted with the site. Learn how to locate the essay questions. At the site, (1) first find the cover of your book and click on the link to companion website. Note how the chapters are listed at the top by “Select Chapters”. Find the chapter and click “go.”(2) When you scroll to a chapter and open the chapter, you will see a section called Chapter Authors on the left of the screen. (3) When you click on this you will find a list of authors. (4) Click on the author assigned and you will find two types of assignments: comprehension quiz and essay questions. You will complete only essay questions as assigned in this study guide, and a hard copy of these will be turned in at the end of the semester for 25% of your grade. These essays will become your “Essays from the Website” folder due July 2nd. I tried to identify these question with a green Explore label. Did I miss any?
Read: O’Conner’s “First Confessions” pp.361- (discussed in video #4.); Updike “A&P” pp. 370-.
The essay on page 377 of your text by Elizabeth Torres is an excellent example of the type of organization expected in Test I. Note the clarity of the thesis, the substantial support, and the use of topic sentences. The responses to essays from the website are much shorter, but call for similar coherence and unity. I will send you a typical response to these short essays to serve as a guide.
Explore: Go to companion website www.pearsonhighered.com/roberts Chapter 6. Click on Chapter Authors and take essay question on Updike “A&P” and essay question #2 on O’Conners “First Confessions”. This will be your first entries into your journal of essays from the website. I will send you a typical response to these essays to serve as a guide.
Read: Text: pp. 271-274 (Structure) and pp. 160-167 (Characters). Dubus “The Curse” pp. 558- (discussed in video #5), White Cloud “Blue Winds Dancing” pp. 320-. Welty “A Worn Path” pp. 314-; Olsen “I Stand Here Ironing” pp. 584- (discussed in video #6).
See: Videos 5 and 6
Explore: Go to Website www.pearsonhighered.com/roberts, Chapter 5 and take essay question # 1 on “Blue Winds Dancing” and Chapter #1 essay question #2 on “A Worn Path”.
Week #2: 4-8 Read: Text: pp. 119-128 (Point of View), pp. 224-228 (Setting) and pp. 330-337 (Tone and Style). Read Glaspell “A Jury of Her Peers” pp. 183- (discussed in video #7), and Jackson “The Lottery” pp. 140-.
See: Videos 7 and 8
Explore: Go to Website www.pearsonhighered.com/roberts, Chapter 3 and complete “Essay Question” # 7 on Glaspell’s “A Jury of Her Peers” and questions #2 and #3 on page 145 of the textbook, at the end of Jackson’s “The Lottery.” The questions on “The Lottery” will be considered as “essays from the website” in your journal.
Read: Text: pp.382-387 (Symbolism and Allegory). Lawrence “The Horse Dealer’s Daughter” pp. 477- (discussed in Video #9.) and (again) Alice Walker “Everyday Use” pp. 6- (discussed in video #10.)
See: Video #9 and 10
Explore: Go to companion website www.pearsonhighered.com/roberts, chapter 1, under Walker complete “Essay Questions” 1 and 3. Think about symbolism and allegory.
Short Story Test: Report to an ACC testing center of your choice and take Test on or before June 11. Late tests will lose 2 points per day late including weekends up to one letter grade.
Part II ( Poetry) Do not despair! The poems assigned are short and you do not have to memorize them. Learn how to analyze any poem in light of the instructions provided in guide, text, and videos. In test II, the poems to be analyzed are included in the test.
Week #3: 11-15 Read: Text: pp. 642-652 and 708-716: Read poems: Collins p. 642-643, Cummins p.686-687, Owens p.829-830, Giovanni p.1160, Thomas p.959-960, Walker p.1211-1212, and Zimmer p.1220-1221.
Most of these poems are discussed in Video 11.
Read poems: Frost p. 655 and p. 1095 “The Road not Taken”, Arnold p.718, Browning p. 720, Hughes p. 1112 “Theme for…”.
These poems are discussed in Video #12.
See: Video Programs 11 and 12
Explore: Go to www.pearsonhighered.com/roberts, Chapter 11 under Collins complete Essay Question #1 and Frost complete Essay Question #1 from “Stopping by the Woods…”
Read: Text: pp. 674-682 and 751-758: Read poems: MacNeice p. 659-660, Pound p. 774, Clifton p.838, Sanchez p. 1197, Shakespeare 1200 (sonnet #29), and Carlos Williams p.1218. These poems will be discussed in video #13
Read Poems: Jarrell p.658, Plath p. 1128 (“Metaphors”), and Soto p. 1203. These poems are discussed in video # 14.
See: Video Programs 13 and 14
Explore: Go to www.pearsonhighered.com/roberts, Chapter 16 under Clifton complete Essay Question #1. Chapter 22 under W.C.Williams complete Essay Question #1.
Week #4: 18-20 Read: Text pp. 970-77 and 1011-19: Read poems: Hughes p. 1107-09, and Yeats p. 1002. These poems are discussed in video # 16. Read poems: Donne p. 890-91, Shapiro 1201, and Smith p.1202. These poems are discussed in video # 17.
See: Video # 16 and 17
Explore: Go to http://www.poets.org/audio.php and listen to several of these fine poets read.
Review: Test II: Report to the ACC Testing Center of your choice and take a test over poetry. Complete the test anytime on or before June 21st.
Part III: Drama : Note: You will be responding to essay questions on the three plays covered in this unit. These plays are, Oedipus the King p. 1314-, Hamlet p. 1355 and Los Vendidos p. 1640-. Video programs discuss two of these plays in the sequence stated above. You can also find video productions of all these plays at Vulcan Videos and other video stores. Drama is to be seen and heard.
(Begin planning your term paper option 1 or 2 at this time. Instructions are in your Blackboard under assignments. Read the grading criteria carefully. Deliver this essay to my office RGC 3120 or to my faculty mail in RGC 204 on or before June 27th. )
Read: Text pp. 1230-1251 Dramatic Vision: An Overview and 1297-1313 The Tragic Vision…
Begin Oedipus p. 1314-1350.
See: video #20. There are several films on this play. I recommend searching Google for Oedipus Rex Videos.
Week #5: 25-27 Drama papers option 1 or 2 due on or before the 27th of June. Finish reading Oedipus
Explore: www.pearsonhighered.com/roberts When you complete Oedipus..., go to Chapter 24 under Sophocles and complete all Essay Questions. Provide a substantial response to each question. Each questions counts as one essay entry in your journal. Keep each question on a separate page. Please no one or two liners here. Interact with the literature
Read: Text pp. 1350 (bottom)-1354 Renaissance Drama…
Read: Hamlet pp. 1355-1452
See: Videos 19
Explore: www.pearsonhighered.com/roberts When you complete Hamlet go to Chapter 24 and complete all Essay Questions. Provide a substantial response to each question. Each questions counts as one essay entry. Keep each question on a separate page. Please no one or two liners here. Interact with the literature.
Read: Text. Pp. 1528-1536 The Comic Vision…
Read: Los Vendidos pp. 1640-1649
Explore: When you complete Los Vendidos go to page 1649 of your text and complete General Questions 1, 2, and 3. Provide a substantial response to each question. Each questions counts as one essay entry. Keep each question on a separate page.
Drama Test Option #3: Report to the ACC Testing Center of your choice and take a test over drama. Complete the test anytime on or before June 28th.
Edit your journal of essays from the website. They are due in my office or mailbox by July 2nd.
Week #6: 2-6 Your Essays from the Website are due this week. The assignment must be in my office by July 2nd. These essay questions are assigned each week and are completed at the website during the week assigned. Each drama question counts as an essay assignment. For example, if you complete three questions from Hamlet, you get credit for three essays. Please bring it to my office RGC 3120 or leave it in my faculty mail at RGC 204. Include your name, section, a Table of Content, and the date you completed each essay. See assignments in Bb for more details on how I grade these essays. Do not e-mail this journal. You will lose 4 points per essay question not submitted. I count the best 25 essays.
Grading. After July 5th, I will not accept any late papers in the mail, in my box, at my office, in e-mail. After July 5th, it is over. Last semester some students failed the class because the mail got to ACC one day late.