Syllabus_Template_WI

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WRITING INTENSIVE COURSE SYLLABUS
(THE WI LOGO IS OPTIONAL, BUT THE SYLLABUS SHOULD STATE THAT THE COURSE IS WRITING INTENSIVE.)
Course Number/Section and Title:
Semester and Year:
Course Meeting:
Days
Time
Location
Credit Hours:
Total Credit Hours
Lecture Credit Hours
Lab Credit Hours (if applicable)
Instructor:
First, Last
Office Location/Room #
Email Address
Office Phone Number
Other Number or preferred contact information
Set Office Hours (Days and Time) Also available by appointment.
(If multiple instructors, please copy and paste table here.)
Course Catalog Description, including pre- or co-requisite course work or other required items. (Copy and paste from
online course description.)
(Select the writing goals that are specifically linked to the course’s disciplinary learning outcomes.)
After completing this WI requirement, students will be able to:
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Describe the processes that undergird their own writing and the way these processes developed over time.
Demonstrate command of foundational writing principles and competencies as well as the principles and competencies
unique to their discipline. These principles and competencies include: identifying and defining a thesis or central claim;
articulating a credible and logical argument; presenting evidence, analysis, or reflective commentary with clarity and
organization; seeking, receiving and using feedback for revision; and attending to lower-order concerns such as style,
mechanics, and grammar.
Effectively seek and use feedback for revision.
Write an essay that advances a central claim and supports it with evidence and analysis.
Describe and demonstrate the norms, conventions and rhetorical moves characteristic of their discipline and produce at
least one example of a discipline-specific writing artifact.
Program Learning Goals for Integrative Studies Courses:
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To inspire intellectual curiosity about the world as it is and a deeper understanding of the global condition.
To assist students in cultivating intercultural knowledge and competencies.
To promote active and critical reflection on the human self and its place in the world.
To challenge students to critically examine their ethical responsibilities and choices in both local and global contexts.
To encourage purposeful public engagement and social responsibility.
Student Learning Outcomes specific to this course:
ePortfolio Requirement:
Students are required to build an ePortfolio using the INST ePortfolio template to save work done in class, to reflect on your
learning and your growth at Otterbein, and to make connections between different IS courses, between IS courses and your
major, between all of your courses, and your full range of experiences outside of the classroom. (Identify 2-3 learning artifacts
created in the course for inclusion in the ePortfolio related to the integrative learning outcomes.)
Required Texts and/or Ancillary Materials
Attendance and Participation Policy
Cultural Event Attendance and Participation Policy
Assignments/Tests and expectations for out-of-class work
Deadlines for submitting work
Final Exam Date and Time
Academic Honesty
All academic work should be your own. Academic dishonesty (plagiarism and cheating) may result in automatic failure of the
assignment or the course itself, and you will be referred to the Academic Affairs Office for suspension or expulsion proceedings.
You are plagiarizing when you:
1. Copy material from a source without using quotation marks and proper citation.
2. Follow the movement of the source, substituting words and sentences but keeping its meaning, without citing it.
3. Lift phrases or terms from a source and embed them in your own prose without using quotation marks and proper
citation.
4. Borrow ideas (that are not common knowledge) form a source without proper citation.
5. Turn in a paper wholly or partially written by someone else.
The complete statement on Plagiarism, Cheating and Dishonesty can be found in the Campus Life Handbook, page 33, at the
following web link: http://www.otterbein.edu/public/CampusLife/HealthAndSafety/StudentConduct.aspx.
Learning Differences
If you have a documented learning difference please contact Kera McClain Manley, the Disability Services Coordinator, to
arrange for whatever assistance you need. The Disability Services is located in Room #13 on the second floor of the Library in the
Academic Support Center. You are welcome to consult with me privately to discuss your specific needs. For more information,
contact Kera at [email protected], 614-823-1618 or visit the Disability Services at the following web link:
http://www.otterbein.edu/public/Academics/AcademicAffairsDivision/AcademicSupportCenter/DisabilityServices.aspx.
Statement on Credit Hour Definition/Expectation for Student Work
For each credit hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction, students are expected to engage in two hours of outof-class work (readings, homework, studying, project preparation, etc.). A four semester credit hour course requires
eight hours per week of out-of-class work.
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