EH 206 British Literature II Spring 2009 3.0 Credit Hours 206-01 MWF 9:10-10:05a 206-02 MWF 10:20-11:15a Morton Hall 312 http://wordweaver.pbwiki.com/eh206 Instructor: Dr. Sandra Shattuck Office: Morton Hall 229 Phone: 824-2372 Hours: MW 11:15a-1:15p Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Catalog description: British Literature II (3 credits hours) focuses on literary works from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century. We will study representative works from a variety of genres while also using the “Perspectives” sections of our textbook to place those works within their historical and cultural contexts. Prerequisites: 6 credits of Freshman Composition. Required Texts: Damrosch, David and Kevin J. H. Dettmar. The Longman Anthology of British Literature, 3rd ed., Volumes 2A, 2B, 2C (with Frankenstein). NY: Pearson/Longman, 2006. Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart. Authoritative Text: Contexts and Criticism. Francis Abiola Irele, ed. NY: W.W. Norton & Co., 2009. Course objectives: increase your appreciation of literature improve your skills reading literary works and interpreting them through discussion, research, and writing increase your understanding of historical and cultural contexts encourage participation in and reflection on a learning community How do we get there? This class functions through the words of everyone in the room. That means you need to be prepared. Read well. The double-entry reading journal will help you do that. Bring in questions and comments. We will write during each class period, often from a prompt and through freewriting. Assignments: reading journal, homework, quizzes 50% 2 article analysis papers 20% projects 20% final 10% Quizzes cannot be made up. Homework and double-entry reading journals have a oneclass grace period, after which I will not accept them. Please don’t abuse the one-class grace period; try not to hand in homework and double-entry journals late more than three times over the semester. Evaluation: Grading scale: A-F. The plus/minus scale used in the University is as follows: A+ 97-100 B+ 87-89 C+ 77-79 D+ 67-69 F below 60 A 93-96 B 83-86 C 73-76 D 63-66 A90-92 B- 80-82 C- 70-72 D- 60-62 Writing Center: The Writing Center’s website (www.uah.edu/writing) offers excellent resources, as does the Center itself. Get more feedback on your writing! Attendance: To receive credit for this course, you must attend at least 80% of the classes. If you miss more than six classes, for any reason, you will receive a grade of “F.” Technology: We will use ANGEL, which UAH adopted last summer as its learning management suite. ANGEL replaces Blackboard and WebCT and can be accessed via the UAH website front page (scroll down to “Resources” and click on “ANGEL,” the first link to the right) or through UAH’s portal, Chargernet (also linked to the right of “Resources”). You can also go directly to ANGEL with this URL: https://angel.uah.edu. Copies of this syllabus and all assignments will be available on ANGEL. We will also use Turnitin for paper submissions. Turnitin offers more programs than simply plagiarism detection. You will be able to review your peers’ papers and get more extensive comments from your instructor. ***Remember that all technology fails, so don’t wait until the last minute if you’ve got a digital deadline. *** Classroom Etiquette: Please arrive on time. If you are more than five minutes late to class for three times, you will be counted absent. Put cell phones on vibrate or off. No texting. (I really can see you when you hold your phone under the desk…) Laptops open only during workshops. Academic honesty: We will discuss plagiarism, but you should also familiarize yourself with University policy as stated in the Student Handbook (7.III.A). Plagiarism can result in failure in the course and temporary or permanent removal from the University. Americans with disabilities: The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 state that qualified students with disabilities who meet the essential functions and academic requirements are entitled to reasonable accommodations. Please speak with me at the beginning of the course if you have disabilities that fall within the guidelines. Statement on discrimination/harassment: The University and the Alabama State Board of Education are committed to providing both employment and educational environments free of harassment or discrimination related to an individual’s race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, or disability. Such harassment is a violation of State Board of Education policy. Any practice or behavior that constitutes harassment or discrimination will not be tolerated.