English 109 Syllabus -
Survey of Western World Literature: Modern
ENG 109, CRN #22353, 4 credits
Mon & Wed 8:15 - 9:55 a.m., Deschutes 1
Instructor: Cora Agatucci,
Professor of English & Chair, Humanities Department,
Central Oregon Community College
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Required Course Text
Davis, Paul, and others,
eds. Western Literature in a World Context.
Additional handout/online readings will also be required, as well as some in-class film viewings.
I am cheered by a vital awareness of WORLD LITERATURE
Solzhenitsyn (U.S.S.R., b.
1918) was awarded the 1970 Nobel Prize in Literature
Welcome to ENGLISH 109!
|ENG 109 - Western World Literature: Modern
Surveys representative texts, authors, and genres from the late 18th century to the present, explores Modern Western world literary movements and their historical-intellectual contexts, from romanticism and realism to post-colonialism and contemporary global trends. Need not be taken in sequence.
[ENG 109 is an introductory college-level course, so previous coursework in literature is NOT required and students do NOT need to have completed ENG 107 and/or ENG 108 before taking ENG 109 - although such background is, of course, helpful.]
Credits: 4 Lecture: 4
Recommended preparation: Students are best prepared to succeed in ENG 109 if they have college entry-level reading, writing, and critical thinking skills.
Lower-Division Transfer & Program Credits: Successful completion (with grade of "C" or better) of ENG 109 counts toward satisfying current humanities general education distribution requirements for the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree, Oregon Transfer Module (OTM) certificate, A.S. Direct Transfer OSU-Cascades, and various professional-technical programs. Lower-division transfer requirements for English majors may also include Western World Literature coursework.
Course Learning Outcomes: What will you learn in English 109?
A. Knowledge of Western World Literature
1. Identify the
timeframes, significant intellectual trends and cultural values, and
favored literary genres of major Western literary-historical periods of
the late 18th to the early 21st centuries
B. Literary Analysis and Interpretation
5. Develop persuasive
individual interpretations of literature from literary-historical periods
of Modern Western literature based on close reading, using pertinent
evidence from the literary texts.
Approved by HUM/LIT Committee 11-6-03
Course Grading & Late Policies
least 6 Informal Seminars will be assigned
this term. Seminar points
will be awarded for (a) submission of complete written preparation
notes and (b) for participation in In-class Seminars, supported by
Group Seminar Reports.
Late/Make-Up Policy: A maximum of two "late" Seminar Prep. Notes and/or "make-up" Seminar Participation activities may be accepted with the instructor's permission. Please see Cora to discuss.
Midterm Paper (short essays on topics derived
from Seminars) must be word processed and submitted in both
paper (hard) copy and electronic form, on which Turnitin
Originality Reports will be run to test for plagiarism.
Revision Option will be extended IF Midterm is turned in on time and IF Revision is accompanied by the original graded Midterm Paper (with Cora's evaluation).
Late Policy: Late Midterm Papers will be penalized at least 1/2 letter grade.
Paper must be word processed and submitted in
both paper (hard) copy and electronic form, on which a Turnitin
Originality Report will be run to test for plagiarism.
The Final Paper will be due at our ENG 109 scheduled FINAL exam meeting; therefore, no late Final Papers will normally be accepted for grading without very good reason.
Plagiarism on any course assignment may
result in a grade of "F" / O points.
unanticipated problems or
calamities impede your progress or performance
Plagiarism Policy & Manuscript Form Requirements
Plagiarism Policy: Plagiarism—intended or not—is a serious violation of academic honesty and U.S. Copyright laws protecting intellectual property rights. Proper In-Text Citations and Works Cited documentation of all course and outside sources that you quote, paraphrase, and summarize in your writing are required whenever you borrow the words, facts, and/or ideas of others. NOTE WELL that even putting others ideas into your own words still means you are borrowing and that you need to give credit where credit is due.
To avoid plagiarism, source(s) must be cited and documented, both:
Plagiarism in any writing assignment is grounds for an "F" on that assignment. Note that formal graded assignments (i.e. Midterm and Final) must be submitted in electronic format (via email to Cora), on which Turnitin Original Reports will be run to test for plagiarism (see Course Grading above). Repeated plagiarism is grounds for an "F" in the course and notation in your permanent academic record.
BUT DON'T PANIC! To help you understand and avoid plagiarism, as well as satisfy ENG 109 Course Learning Outcome #8 (see above), quick and acceptable ways of citing your sources, following MLA style, in written assignments will be explained in class and/or in assignment direction handouts. You should have no problems with plagiarism IF you attend class regularly, heed assignment directions, participate in in-class learning activities, and ask Cora for help ASAP when you are in doubt about what must be cited and how to cite your sources.
1. ALL written assignments, formal and informal, should be fully identified using MLA-style Headings on the first page. If the assignment is more than one-page long, then MLA-style Running Page Headers should be placed on second and any subsequent pages.
2. Final Drafts of formal letter-graded writing assignments--i.e. Midterm and Final--must:
Students with SPECIAL NEEDS
Students with special needs who . . .
. . . should meet to discuss special needs as early as possible in first week/s of the term, with:
COCC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.
"If in my life I have
developed any ability to understand
I look forward to working with and learning from you all this term! ~ Cora
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