TQF Document No. 3 (Course Specification) Course Specification for EG 406 English Stylistics Institution Thammasat University Campus / Faculty / Department Rangsit / Faculty of Liberal Arts / Department of English Section 1 General Information 1. Course Code and Course Title EG 406 English Stylistics 2. Number of credits 3 credits (3-0-9) 3. Program English Department 4. Course Administrator / Lecturer Ajarn Pawin Malaiwong Course coordinator and Lecturer Dr. Thomas Hoy Lecturer 5. Semester / Student’s Year or Batch Semester 1 / 2013 Fourth-year students 6. Pre-requisite EG 311 7. Co-requisite None 8. Classroom Political Sciences Building, Room 306 and สว. 406 Thammasat University, Rangsit Campus 9. Date of documentation writing 20 May 2013 Section 2: Goals and Objectives 1. Course Objectives At the end of this course, students are expected to be able to 1.1 Point out various principles of stylistics. 1.2 Understand and explain the relationship between linguistic choices and effects they create in the mind of the reader. 1.3 Develop skills and techniques for stylistic analysis in different kinds of texts, relating linguistic form to meaning and purpose. 2. Rationale for developing or revising the course To meet TQF requirements and to improve learning outcomes particularly those concerning ethical and disciplinary issues, body of knowledge, intellectual skills, interpersonal skills, communication and information technology skills. Section 3: Course Description and administration -1- TQF Document No. 3 (Course Specification) 1. Course Description Analysis and comparison of various types of spoken and written texts such as dialogs, speeches, play scripts, poetry, and short stories, through relevant theories. 2. Number of teaching hours per semester Lecturer Extra classes or Practicum or field Self study supervision work 45 hours / semester By appointment. / None 9 hours/ week Subject to individual needs 3. Number of hours of academic supervision/discussion per student By appointment Section 4: Expected Learning Outcomes 1. Ethical outcomes 1.1 Ethical and disciplinary issues 1.1.1 Students take full responsibility of their own learning. 1.1.2 Students attend class regularly and submit assignments in time. 1.1.3 Students have academic ethics and do not commit plagiarism. 1.2 Teaching methods 1.2.1 Individual and group work; self-study assignments 1.2.2 Lecturers and discussion on academic ethics 1.3 Evaluation 1.3.1 Classroom observation in general 1.3.2 Class attendance and task submission records 1.3.2 Securitization of assignments with an emphasis on plagiarized cases 2. Knowledge outcomes 2.1 Expected knowledge 2.1.1 Students develop full understanding of the principles and theories relating to English stylistics. 2.1.2 Students are able to integrate the body of knowledge acquired from this course to relating disciplines in English Language Studies. 2.2 Teaching methods 2.2.1 Lectures 2.2.2 Assignment of extra readings 2.2.3 Individual work or self study 2.2.4 Group work 2.2.5 Class discussion 2.3 Evaluation 2.3.1 Response Paper 2.3.2 Classwork 2.3.3 Group Presentation -2- TQF Document No. 3 (Course Specification) 2.3.4 Final Exam 2.3.5 Class Participation 3. Intellectual outcomes 3.1 Expected intellectual skills 3.1.1 Students are able to develop critical and systematic thinking. 3.1.2 Students are able to search for, interpret, and assess information to be used in their research. 3.1.3 Students are able to analyze and synthesize data to answer research questions or relevant queries 3.2 Teaching methods 3.2.1 Lecture on research skills 3.2.2 Individual work or self study 3.2.2 Group work and class discussion 3.3 Assessment 3.3.1 Response Paper 3.3.2 Classwork 3.3.3 Group Presentation 3.3.4 Final Exam 3.3.5 Class Participation 4. Interpersonal outcomes 4.1 Interpersonal skills 4.1.1 The students are good team workers. 4.1.2 The students are responsible for their assignments or tasks given in a group discussion or group work. 4.2 Teaching methods 4.2.1 Class discussion 4.2.2 Group presentation 4.3 Assessment 4.3.1 Observation/evaluation of class discussion 4.3.2 Observation/evaluation of group presentation 5. Communication, numeral analysis and information technology outcomes 5.1 Communication, numeral analysis, and IT skills 5.1.1 The students have good academic presentation skills 5.1.2 The students are able to use appropriate research methods. 5.2 Teaching methods 5.2.1 Lectures on how to use available resources for research 5.2.2 Library tour and hands-on workshop on library databases 5.3 Assessment 5.3.1 Oral presentations 5.3.2 Presentations 5.3.3 Reports or term projects Section 5: Study Plan and Assessment 1. Course Schedule Wk Topic / Content No. of hrs -3- Activities Guest Lecturer (if any) TQF Document No. 3 (Course Specification) 1 2 Introduction Brief history of English stylistics 3 9 3 English stylistics and nursery rhymes English stylistics and poetry English stylistics and play/film scripts English stylistics and political speeches English stylistics and fiction English stylistics and graphic novels 3 4 5 6 7 8 2. Assessment Relevant learning outcomes from Section 4 1.1.1, 1.1.2 6 6 6 6 6 Lecture Lecture Class discussion Audio-visual aids Class discussion Class discussion Film screening Class discussion Film screening Class discussion Class discussion Class discussion Assessment activities or methods Attendance checking Time to be assessed Proportion of assessment Whole 15% semester After the midterm 15% 2.1.2, 3.1.1, 3.1.3 Group presentation 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 4.1.1, Classwork 4.1.2 1.1.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, Response paper 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 5.1.1, 5.1.2 Final exam Whole semester 40% Before midterm 10% Last week 20% Section 6: Teaching and Learning Resources 1. Main texts The course reader provided by the instructor. 2. Required readings Bailey, “English Stylistics in the Mid-Twentieth Century” Barry, Beginning Theory D’Allesandro, “Jane and Sam” Valdez, Los Vendidos Yang, American Born Chinese 3. Supplementary or extra readings Selected poems 4. Other resources (e.g. websites) None -4- TQF Document No. 3 (Course Specification) Section 7: Evaluation and Revision of Course Specification (TQF 3) 1. Strategies for effective course evaluation by students Student’s evaluation of the course and instructor’s teaching Instructor’s open discussion with the class about the course 2. Evaluation strategies in teaching methods Instructor’s evaluation of students’ learning outcomes EG 406 instructors’ meetings throughout the semester 3. Improvement of teaching methods Training, workshops or seminars on teaching and learning 4. Evaluation of students’ learning outcomes Verification of students’ learning outcomes by instructors responsible for the curriculum, instructors of the course, and an retired/experienced instructor who is not a full-time instructor of the Department of English 5.Review and improvement for better outcomes Curriculum revision every 5 years Course revision from the results of verification of students’ learning outcomes 4) -5- (item no.