ENGLISH 205 ONLINE - Syllabus/Course Information - Fall 2008
Survey of British Literature II - 4 Credits - CRN # 41048 - ONLINE*
Instructor: Professor Cora Agatucci
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See also COCC Class Schedule, 2008-09: http://current.cocc.edu/Degrees_Classes/schedule/default.aspx
Fall 2008 Credit Class Schedule by Subject Area: https://oraweb.cocc.edu/2009/200840/fullschedule.htm
Fall 2008 Literature: https://oraweb.cocc.edu/2009/200840/LIT.htm
ENG 205 course description: https://oraweb.cocc.edu/2009/LIT.htm#ENG205
Fall 2008 Online Courses: https://oraweb.cocc.edu/2009/200840/online.htm
Academic Calendar & Final Exam Schedule for 2008-09:
--E. M. Forster
Fall 2008 ENG 205 will be conducted as Blackboard-based course entirely ONLINE.
Mandatory Prerequisite for enrollment in Fall 2008 ENG 205 Online - CRN 41048:
Successful completion of COCC Online Orientation, Units 1-5:
Orientation for Online Classes at COCC: http://web.cocc.edu/onlineorientation/
COCC Blackboard Login & Help: http://blackboard.cocc.edu/login/Default.aspx
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Required Textbooks for ENG 205 ONLINE - Fall 2008
*NOTE: I've had COCC Bookstore order the first 2 texts listed below bundled as a PACKAGE
because the Package is cheaper than purchasing these two texts separately.
*Brontė, Emily. Wuthering Heights. 1st publ.1847. Ed. Pauline Nestor. London
[and New York]: Penguin Classics, 2003.
*Damrosch, David, Kevin J. H. Kettmar, and others, eds. Masters of British
Literature, Vol. B: The Romantics and Their Contemporaries, The Victorian
Age, The Twentieth Century. New York: Pearson-Longman, 2008.
Ishiguro, Kazuo. A Pale View of Hills. 1st publ.1982. New York: Vintage International-
Random House, 1990.
ISBN-10: 0-679-72267-X, paperback.
Above texts are available for purchase from COCC Bookstore: Week #1 Rush Hours:
Mon. 9/22/08 through Thurs. 9/25/08: 8:00 am - 7:30 pm; & Fri., 9/26/08: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bend Campus Map: http://web.cocc.edu/admit/new/publ/bendcampusparking.pdf
Order Textbooks Online: http://bookstore.cocc.edu/Textbooks/default.aspx
"I walk through the long schoolroom questioning . . . "
--William Butler Yeats
*On Wed., 9/17/08Mon., 9/22/08: Bb online courses become accessible to registered students
--Bb Login page: http://bb.cocc.edu/
--Blackboard Login & Help: http://blackboard.cocc.edu/login/Default.aspx
--Once you have successfully logged into Bb, under "My Courses" registered ENG 205 ONLINE students should find and click ENG205-41068_FA08:Survey British Literature II
--Mandatory Prerequisite for enrollment in this ENG 205 ONLINE course is successful completion of the COCC Online Orientation units 1-5. If you are interested in taking Fall 2008 ENG 205 ONLINE but have NOT yet satisfied this prerequisite, please do so ASAP:
Go to COCC Online Orientation: http://web.cocc.edu/onlineorientation/
--If you wish to ADD Fall 2008 ENG 205 Online and you have satisfied the Mandatory Prerequisite (i.e. successful completion of COCC Online Orientation units 1-5), please contact Cora ASAP!
If you have questions about ENG 205 ONLINE, please contact me:
How to Contact Cora Agatucci:
Office Location on Bend Campus: MODOC 224
Bend Campus Map: http://web.cocc.edu/admit/new/publ/bendcampusparking.pdf
Office Hours: See current Schedule; also by appointment
Office Phone & Voicemail: (541) 383-7522
Mailbox (Humanities Dept. Bend campus): Modoc 226
Fax (Humanities Dept.): (541) 330-4396 [Attention: Cora Agatucci]
Cora's Home Page: http://web.cocc.edu/cagatucci/index.html
ENG 205 Course Home Page:
"He [or She, Cora adds] whose face gives no light, shall never become a star."
WELCOME TO ENG 205 ONLINE!
Brief Course Description, Prerequisites, Transfer & Degree Credits
ENG 205 - Brief COURSE DESCRIPTION from COCC 2008-09 Catalog ENG 205 Course Description < https://oraweb.cocc.edu/2009/LIT.htm#ENG205 >:
Examines representative texts from the Romantic period through Contemporary literature. The romance of nature, industrial growth, urban experience, the rise of new class identities and alienation of the individual are themes in this period. Literary forms such as lyric and narrative poetry, short stories, the novel, and drama of social realism and literature of the absurd are studied. Explores relations between texts and their cultural and historical contexts. Credits: 4 Lecture: 4
Mandatory Prerequisite for ONLINE ENG 205: Successful completion of Blackboard Online Orientation - Units 1-5. Orientation for Online Classes at COCC: http://web.cocc.edu/onlineorientation/
Recommended Prerequisites for ENG 205: Students with college entry-level critical reading, writing, and thinking skills are best prepared for success in this course. No previous coursework in literature is required--although such preparation is, of course, useful.
Lower Division Transfer & Degree Credits: Successful completion (with grade of "C" or better) of ENG 205 counts toward satisfying current humanities general education distribution requirements for the Oregon Transfer Module (OTM) certificate, for the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree, for other COCC Associate degrees and various professional-technical programs, for Direct Transfer (OSU-Cascades), as well as lower-division transfer requirements for English majors.
ENGLISH 205 COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES . . .
OR, What Will You Learn in ENGLISH 205?
Upon successful completion of ENG 205 (with a grade of "C" or better), students will be able to:
- Identify and explain significant characteristics of major British literary-historical periods within the time period (i.e. late 18th century through late 20th century) of this course (such as Romanticism, Victorian, Modernism, Twentieth-Century & Contemporary).
- Trace developments in British Literature over time, including being able to identify elements of continuity and change through periods within the overall time period of this course.
- Demonstrate factual knowledge of significant authors and works of British literature from the time period covered by this course.
- Situate individual works of British literature from this period within their larger literary/historical/biographical contexts and explain significant ways that these texts reflect or represent those contexts.
- Define and be able to use to support their individual interpretations of the literature, basic literary terminology and approaches for discussing and analyzing literature including key literary terms, critical theories, genre conventions, and themes.
- Support individual interpretations of the literature, in [virtual] oral discussions, informal, and formal writing, with well-selected evidence from literary works and their contexts (e.g, relevant cultural, literary, historical, biographical backgrounds).
- Avoid plagiarism by citing quotations, paraphrases, and summaries taken from course and outside sources, using MLA (Modern Language Association) documentation style. [Quick, acceptable ways of citing your sources in written assignments will be explained further in assignment directions.] See also Plagiarism Policy below.
All ENG 205 ONLINE assignments are designed to address at least one and often more of the above Course Learning Outcomes.
ENG 205 Online Course Assignments & Grading - Fall 2008
FIRST: ENG 205 ONLINE is NOT a self-paced course. Week-by-Week Assignments and deadlines require regular "virtual" class attendance and active class participation--meaning students need to access COCC Blackboard (Bb) and this ENG 205 ONLINE Bb course site several times every week of this quarter in order to keep abreast of Week-by-Week Assignments and meet assignment Deadlines.
SECOND: It is the ENG 205 ONLINE students' responsibility to contact Cora ASAP if/when students experience difficulties understanding course assignments and/or completing course assignments on time. I take very seriously my responsibility to apply course standards fairly and consistently to all students enrolled in this course. However, I endeavor to be reasonable and humane in dealing with individual students' problems in meeting course expectations and assignment deadlines--if students inform me about these problems promptly and if the reasons/circumstances prove to be compelling enough to warrant exceptions! ~Cora
Informal Discussion Board (DB) Forum Assignments and Follow-Up Discussion Board (DB) Forum Responses (when assigned). These DB assignments and responses constitute the online equivalent of general class "discussion" and small group "seminars," wherein a diversity of perspectives and interpretations of the literary works we study this term can be expressed and explored. Thoughtfully prepared DB assignments and responses posted on time, enrich everyone's course learning experience! These DB assignments and responses are also designed to help students achieve one or more course Learning Outcomes and prepare students for major Midterm and Final course assignments.
Turnitin.com Originality Reports to test for intended or unintended verbatim (word-for-word) plagiarism, may be run on selected DB assignments . Cora will also review DB assignments for other types of intended or unintended plagiarism (i.e. undocumented paraphrases and summaries from course and/or outside sources). But don't panic yet! Assignment directions will include MLA-style guidance on quick acceptable ways to cite course and any outside sources used in these assignments, models will be provided whenever possible, and students' good faith efforts to follow citation guidance and models will be respected and credited. See also Plagiarism Policy below.
Evaluation: Points possible and Evaluation Criteria for each DB assignment will be identified in assignment directions. Good models will also be provided whenever possible.
Late Penalty: Discussion Board Assignments and Follow-Up Responses posted after stated deadlines will be penalized points equivalent to at least 1/2 letter grade.
20% "Take-Home "Midterm Paper = Formal Graded Writing Assignment to be posted as an attachment to a special Midterm Discussion Board, and thereby made available to not only the instructor but also all other ENG 205 Online students. Topic choices will be given addressing literary works studied so far and relevant ENG 205 Learning Outcomes. Note that previous DB assignments & responses are intended to help students prepare for and succeed on their "Take-Home" Midterm Papers.
Turnitin.com Originality Reports to test for intended or unintended verbatim (word-for-word) plagiarism will be run on "Take-Home" Midterm Papers. Cora will also review papers for other types of plagiarism (i.e. undocumented paraphrases and summaries from course and/or outside sources). But don't panic yet! MLA-Style guidance and models on quick and acceptable ways to cite course and outside sources will be provided with this and/or previous assignments, and students' good faith efforts to follow citation guidance and models will be respected and credited.
See also Plagiarism Policy below.
Evaluation: Letter-graded: Points possible and Evaluation Criteria for the Midterm assignment will be identified in assignment directions.
Late Penalty: "Take-Home" Midterms Papers posted after stated deadline will be penalized points equivalent to at least 1/2 letter grade.
Revision Option will be extended to students who post their "Take-Home" Midterm Paper on time, giving these students the opportunity to improve their original "Take-Home" Midterm Paper grades.
20% "Take-Home" Final Paper = Formal Graded Writing Assignment to be posted as an attachment to a special Final Discussion Board, and thereby made available to not only the instructor but also all other ENG 205 Online students. Topic choices will be given addressing literary works studied so far and relevant ENG 205 Learning Outcomes.
Turnitin.com Originality Reports to test for verbatim (word-for-word) plagiarism will be run on "Take-Home" Final Papers, and Cora will review papers for other types of plagiarism (i.e. undocumented paraphrases and summaries from course and/or outside sources). See also ENG 205 Plagiarism Policy below.
Evaluation: Letter-graded: Points possible and Evaluation Criteria relevant to the assignment will be identified in assignment directions.
NO Late Take-Home FINAL Paper posts will be accepted.
NO Revision Option will be be extended on Take-Home Final Papers.
Periodic Grade Reports will be made available to students at several points during the quarter, as well as at the end of the quarter. In the past Cora has used MicroGrade software to record students' grades, and used password-protected online WebGrade to make periodic Grade Reports available to students. Beginning in Fall 2008, COCC has purchased and adopted an upgraded version of Blackboard, but I (as well as other COCC instructors) am still working on learning the new Bb "Grade Center" capabilities and their adaptability to the weighted grading structure of this course. At this pre-Fall 2008 point (9/16/08), I am still not yet sure whether I will continue to use MicroGrade/WebGrade or adopt the new Blackboard Grade Center for recording and reporting students' grades in Fall 2008. My decision of which grade record keeping system to be used in Fall 2008, will soon be determined and will be based on my commitment to using the system which ensures accurate grade record keeping and accessible periodic grade reporting for my ENG 205 ONLINE students.
ENG 205 Plagiarism Policy
See also COCC Student Rights & Responsibilities section on "Academic Honesty":
Plagiarism—intended or unintended—is a serious violation of academic honesty and legal intellectual property rights.
- Plagiarism on any course assignment may result in a grade of "F" / O points on the assignment.
- Repeated plagiarism in course assignments may result in a grade of "F" in the course and a notation in the student's permanent academic record.
ENG 205 ONLINE students are encouraged to demonstrate that they have completed course reading and research assignments, and that they are trying to apply what they have learned, by incorporating well-selected quotations, paraphrases, and/or summaries from course and outside sources into ENG 205 assignments to develop and support students' literary interpretations. But in doing so, students must appropriately cite and document all such borrowings from course/outside sources in students' ENG 205 assignments, in order to AVOID PLAGIARISM.
Whenever a student incorporates exact language and/or ideas borrowed from course and/or outside sources into the student's writing assignments, these borrowings from sources must be appropriately cited "in-text" at the point in the student's assignment where the borrowing is used, and documented at the end of the student's assignment in a "Works Cited" list giving full bibliographical information for all course/outside sources cited in-text. Borrowings from course and/or outside sources that must be properly cited in-text of your assignments and documented at the end of your assignments, include:
- Direct Quotations: When you repeat verbatim (i.e. word-for-word) the exact language of phrases and/or sentences from course and/or outside sources, you must enclose these direct quotations in quotation marks, accompany them with appropriate in-text citations giving brief but sufficient information to identify the source/s from which these direct quotations come, and provide full bibliographical information on these source/s quoted in a Works Cited list given at the end your assignment.
- Paraphrases (AKA indirect quotations): Even if you translate into your own words specific points conveyed in specific phrases and/or sentences of course and/or outside sources, you are still obligated to give credit to these source/s. Your paraphrases must be accompanied by appropriate in-text citations giving brief but sufficient information to identify the source/s from which the paraphrased points originate, and full bibliographical information on source/s paraphrased must be provided in a Works Cited list given at the end your assignment.
- Summaries: Even when you translate into your own words main or general ideas presented in course and/or outside sources, you must give credit to the source/s of these ideas. Your summaries of ideas borrowed from course/outside sources must be accompanied by appropriate in-text citations giving brief but sufficient information to identify the source/s from which summarized ideas originate, and full bibliographical information on source/s summarized must be provided in a Works Cited list given at the end your assignment.
BUT DON'T PANIC! Quick and acceptable ways of citing your sources, using MLA style, in written assignments for this course will be discussed further in assignment directions and demonstrated with examples whenever possible.
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