NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Survey of British Literature I

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Survey of British Literature I
    B. Course Number: EN 213A - 30049
    C. Semester: Fall 2017
    D. Days/Time: M W F 9:00:00 AM - 9:50:00 AM
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Underwood, Daphne
    G. Office: none
    H. Email Address: dunderwood@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: none
    J. Office Hours: No Office Hours Available. Conference is an option or meeting before/after class. Office hours are normally by appointment, however I usually stay after class for students.
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of EN123
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: MH128
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course offers a study of the development of British literature from Beowulf through the eighteenth century. It is designed to offer a broad cultural awareness of literature in the English language. Emphasis is placed on enriching the students’ critical appreciation of literature. Readings, reports, and writings are required. This is a three credit hour course. Prerequisite: EN 123

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    The study of literature empowers students by introducing them to people, places, and customs
    they might not otherwise personally experience. Learning to communicate this experience enhances the ability of students to make connections between themselves and others, create a deeper understanding of the world and their roles in it. Critical thinking and analytical skills learned from studying literature are valuable skills for life and any scholastic endeavor, and learning to appreciate the entertainment value of literature provides students with outlets for recreation and relaxation that will last a lifetime.
    Sophomore English is required for many NMJC degree programs, and a passing grade transfers
    to all public colleges and universities in New Mexico. For transferability to schools outside of New Mexico, please consult the transfer school.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    Greenblatt, Stephen, ed. The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Major Authors. Vol. 1. 9th ed. New York: W.W. Norton, 2013. 978-0393912470.

    Glenn, Cheryl and Loretta Gray. Harbrace Essentials. 2nd ed. Stamford: Cengage Learning with Overview of Updated MLA booklet Print. ISBN: 978-1337284677


    Overview of Updated MLA booklet Print. ISBN: 978-1-337-28155-3

    Notebook

    Journal

    Ink pen or pencil

    USB Flash Drive (32 MB or greater)

    Suggested:

    None

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    

    Tests

    Tests are given to this class only at scheduled times. NMJC's policy states that finals will not be given early. Do not make plane reservations or any other plans that will interfere with taking this test.

    After six absences from class in MWF/ four in a TT/ two absences in a summer class, the student must have a conversation with me.

    Grades are assigned on the following basis for written work:
    A = Perfect organization (thesis, topic sentences, development), few grammar and mechanical errors, no run-ons and/or fragments, reads well, expressive content.
    B = Perfect organization, more grammar and mechanical errors than are acceptable in an “A” paper, no run-ons or fragments, reads well, above average content.
    C = Good organization, has grammar and mechanical errors, has few run-ons or fragments, reads as if sentences were counted, fair-good content.
    D = Fair organization, many grammar and mechanical errors, several run-ons or fragments, reads as if sentences were counted, poor-fair content.
    F = Lacks organization, many grammar and mechanical errors, contains run-ons or fragments, hard to read, poor-fair content.

    ASSIGNMENTS:

    1. The class grade is determined in this manner: analytical essay (15%); research paper (30%); exams (I, II, III), (40%); class participation and journal, (15%). Exams will be taken in class on the scheduled dates. Do not miss class on the day of exams.

    Keep all assignments handed back to you until final grades have been posted. It is your only proof of having completed the assignment and also of the grade you received. Failure to complete any single assignment worth 20% or more is grounds for failing the course.

    2. All assignments must be computer generated with a word processor and submitted in MLA format to Canvas. Grammar, punctuation, spelling and manuscript appearance always count. Proofread all work before handing it in.

    3. Late work on daily assignments will not be accepted.

    4. Late work on major assignments worth more than fifty points is accepted for three days (72 hours) after an assignment is due with a 10% late penalty. Under special circumstances, such as prolonged jury duty and military service, late work may be accepted without penalty at the professor's discretion. Contact me as early as possible if you feel your situation qualifies as a special circumstance, and we will discuss the situation.

    PARTICIPATION: Constructive and meaningful comments on the subject matter is required. It includes, but is not limited to, class discussions as well as self and peer critiques.

    Students will be asked both direct questions over assigned readings in the textbook and over class lectures, as well as opinion questions based on the knowledge gained from the textbook and class lectures.

    It is up to the student to do assignments regularly. Don’t get behind! People learn at different rates. An assignment that takes one person an hour, may take another three hours to complete. To be successful in this course, the student must complete each assignment and prepare for examinations.

    In an effort to be fair to all students, I will not distinguish between “excused” and “unexcused” absences. More than six absences for approved athletic activities will not warrant a conversation. However, if I am not notified of the sports activity ahead of time, the absence will count towards the six (6) that warrant a conversation with me.

    Papers and projects are due on their indicated dates--even for athletes.

    ALL assignments must be turned in. FAILURE to complete ALL assignments will possibly result in failure of the course. Do not take a chance.

    All papers in this class are evaluated for structure, development, mechanics, spelling, and rhetoric.

    I do not drop grades, and may provide a small extra credit assignment if there is enough time in the semester.

    Any student caught cheating or plagiarizing will fail his or her exercise, test, or paper, and possibly the class. Plagiarism is taken very seriously and will not be tolerated.

    So how is plagiarism defined on turnitin.com, the site we will be using this semester for ALL papers?

    “According to Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, to plagiarize means
    1) to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own
    2) to use (another’s production) without crediting the source
    3) to commit literary theft
    4) to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.

    In other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing [or being given] someone else’s work and lying about it [ownership] afterward.

    All of the following are considered plagiarism:
    –turning in someone else’s work as your own
    –copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit
    –failing to put a quotation in quotation marks
    –giving incorrect [or failing to give] information about the source of a quotation
    –changing words [paraphrasing] but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit
    –changing the structure of the sentence, but not the words
    –copying so many words or ideas from one source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not.

    Changing the words of an original source is not sufficient to prevent plagiarism. If you have retained the essential idea of an original source, and have not cited it, then no matter how drastically you may have altered its context or presentation, you have still plagiarized.

    Most cases of plagiarism can be avoided by simply citing sources. Acknowledging that certain material has been borrowed and providing your audience with the information necessary to find that source is usually enough to prevent plagiarism. See the MLA section on citation for more information on how to cite sources properly.”


    Quizzes and tests will be given in class on specific dates in the Respondus Lockdown Browser. All exams are closed book.

    All reading assignments are subject to pop quizzes.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College's English and Languages Department uses the Core Competencies
    established by the Higher Education Department in the State of New Mexico. By the end of the
    semester, students should be able to:
    • Analyze and critically interpret significant primary texts and/or works of art (this includes fine art, literature, music, theatre, and film).
    • Compare art forms, modes of thought and expression, and processes across a range of historical periods and/or structures (e.g., political, geographic, economic, social, cultural, religious, intellectual).
    • Recognize and articulate the diversity of human experience across a range of historical periods and/or cultural perspectives. New Mexico Junior College English Program Revised April 2015 Page 29
    • Draw on historical and/or cultural perspectives to evaluate any or all of the following: contemporary problems/issues, contemporary modes of expression, and contemporary thought

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    By the end of the semester, students should be able to:
    • Demonstrate continued proficiency in EN 123 Learning Outcomes.
    • Analyze literary works for elements, such as theme, character, plot, setting, symbolism, tone, and imagery.
    • Recognize, interpret, analyze, discuss, criticize, and evaluate works of literature created during the period.
    • Identify, distinguish, and evaluate authors of the period.
    • Interpret, organize, and evaluate knowledge of the period and its relationship to the authors and their works.
    • Recognize and use the relevant vocabulary of literary criticism and analysis.

  10. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Tips for Success:
    1. Be in class on time every time!
    2. Pay attention.
    3. TAKE NOTES.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    7. Read the text.
    8. Meet deadlines.
    9. Do not plagiarize!

    RESTRICTIONS:

    1. Should a student be dismissed from the class due to some sort of disruption, he or she will not be permitted back in the class until he or she has met with the professor. Permanent dismissal may result if I deem it necessary to take the problem to the Dean. Disruptions include, but are not limited to, frequent leaving of the classroom, unacceptable behavior, cell phone use, and refusal to do in class assignments as instructed.

    Any form of academic dishonesty, cheating, unauthorized collaboration, or plagiarism will result in a grade of ‘F’ for the semester. Whether intentional or accidental, plagiarism is theft and a violation of academic honesty. Plagiarism includes submitting assignments you did not write or taking portions of your assignment from a source without giving credit. Plagiarism also occurs when altering wording while retaining the ideas of an uncredited source (paraphrasing). Submitting an assignment or part of an assignment done for another course without the permission of both instructors is a violation of academic honesty. If you wish to submit work originally created for another course, you must receive written permission from both professors. To avoid plagiarism, use quotation marks to enclose phrases and sentences from sources. Use MLA parenthetical citations and works cited entries for all paraphrases and quotations. For additional information about plagiarism and citing sources in MLA format, refer to chapters eleven and twelve of Harbrace Essentials.

    Your papers are analyzed for plagiarism by
    turnitin.com and added to the turnitin.com database when you submit them. Students who wish to appeal a professor’s decision regarding this policy should use the Academic Dishonesty Process published in the New Mexico Junior College Student Handbook.

    FAILURE TO COMPLETE THE FINAL EXAM AT THE APPOINTED TIME WILL RESULT IN AN AUTOMATIC F FOR THE COURSE.

    EACH OF THE FOLLOWING OFFENSES COUNT AS AN ABSENCE AND A DISMISSAL OF CLASS: Use of cell phones, Ipods, smart watches, tablets, and/or any other electronic devices, other than NMJC's classroom computers unless specified by the instructor. TEXTING AND USING THE INTERNET FOR PERSONAL ENTERTAINMENT, ETC. IS PROHIBITED!


    In case of an emergency, you may leave your cell on vibrate and leave the room to take a call (not texting). Be sure to close the door behind you when you leave. [Tell me about THE POSSIBILITY OF THIS EVENT OCCURRING when you first arrive in class.] This is a privilege, not a right. This should not be a habitual habit.

    These policies are for the benefit of the class as a whole, so please adhere to them.

    IN GENERAL:
    Regular and punctual class attendance is imperative to the attainment of the educational objectives of this course. Attendance is required at all sessions of this course. I do not discriminate between absences for school functions or absences for non school functions. An absence is an absence.

    Staying up with the reading and writing assignments and participating in class discussions is an integral part of any English course. Being absent from class does not excuse you from keeping up with assignments. If you must be absent, you are still responsible for all lecture materials, so get notes from a classmate, and view all “handouts” posted to Canvas.

    The class will be conducted by lectures, discussions, writing workshops, peer evaluations, and exercises which may also include modules online. Writing will be done both in and out of class.

    If you value your grade or want to pass this class, do not turn in late assignments or plagiarize. It is your responsibility to submit all assignments on time. If you are absent during an assignment that is open only within the time frame of one day’s class, you will not be allowed access to that assignment unless your absence is due to a well documented reason. Assignments on Canvas are due from everyone--including athletes--on or before due dates.

    The student must save all papers to a flash drive/USB. Save all files that are submitted for grades. Bring the device to every class!

    I do hold office hours and encourage all students to utilize these times. I am here to help you succeed in this course. If the office hours I have are not good for you, please let me know so we can set up an appointment. Additionally, there is a tool in Canvas that will allow me to help you through the "Conference" link. This allows for real time help with me.

  11. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at specialneeds@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether it’s a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2016. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  12. CRITICAL INCIDENT AND EVACUATION PLAN
  13. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  14. FINALS SCHEDULE
  15. COURSE OUTLINE

    New Mexico Junior College provides the first two years of a college level education. The freshman and sophomore classes at most institutions of higher learning contain general education requirements, which broaden a college graduates knowledge and appreciation of areas that are sometimes outside of students' degree programs in order to produce a balanced educational experience, as well as present areas that students may never experienced previously. General college classes also widen students' knowledge base and perhaps present new ideas for those having difficulty in choosing majors. NMJC courses are required credits at most institutions and are neither remedial nor slower paced than those of a four year college or university.

    EN213A is a three credit hour course. The NMJC Student Handbook states students should spend two hours outside of class studying, reading, writing, etc. for every hour of class time; thus, you should multiply three hours by three days to get a minimum of nine hours of study time per week. Please note you will find that some weeks are more demanding than others. NEVER allow yourself to get behind.

    Be sure that you have allocated enough time for all the classes you are taking as well as family or work obligations. To aid yourself in meeting these time goals, block off a specific time in your day for each class that you have.

    To receive a passing grade for the course, the student will:
    –Write one research paper.
    -Write one analytical paper that covers two texts.
    –Be prepared to analyze and discuss each literary work from a historical, biographical, and literary perspective.
    –Write critical analysis of assigned works through discussions.
    –Complete a minimum of three major tests.
    –Compare and contrast styles and works of various authors through discussion.
    –Trace the development of literary genres.
    –Summarize the contributions of the authors in each unit.
    –Discuss, interpret, and illustrate the attributes of works in different periods.
    –Identify basic American philosophies that were influenced by the British.

    I reserve the right to alter the following schedule at my discretion. I expect you to be in class in order to learn about any changes.

    TENTATIVE OUTLINE:

    Weeks 1-2:

    MIDDLE AGES (TO CA. 1485)
    Middle Ages Chronology
    “BEDE (CA. 673-735)
    CAEDMON’S HYMN”
    “THE DREAM OF THE ROOD”
    BEOWULF

    Weeks 3-4:

    Early Irish Lyrics
    “THE SCHOLAR AND HIS CAT”
    Anglo-Norman Literature
    MARIE DE FRANCE
    “LANVAL”
    Middle-English Literature
    “SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT”

    Weeks 5-7:

    GEOFFREY CHAUCER
    “THE CANTERBURY TALES”
    THE CANTERBURY TALES “The General Prologue”
    “THE MILLER’S PROLOGUE AND TALE”
    “The Wife of Bath…”
    “THE PARDONER’S PROLOGUE AND TALE”
    “THE NUN’S PRIEST’S TALE”
    CLOSE OF CANTERBURY TALES
    “CHAUCER’S RETRACTION”

    Week 8:

    King Arthur
    SIR THOMAS MALORY
    FROM MORTE D’ARTHUR

    Week 9-10:

    THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY
    The English Bible
    Elizabeth I
    EDMUND SPENSER
    From “THE FAERIE QUEENE”
    Canto 1
    Amoretti and Epithalamion
    CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE
    “THE PASSIONATE SHEPHERD”
    DR. FAUSTUS
    The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus

    Week 11-12:

    WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
    SONNETS
    “SONNETS” AND FOOTNOTES
    #1
    “#18"
    “#29"
    OTHELLO
    Much Ado About Nothing

    Week 13:

    The Early Seventeenth Century
    JOHN DONNE
    "THE FLEA"
    "THE GOOD MORROW"
    "SONG”
    BEN JONSON
    "TO THE MEMORY OF MY BELOVED..."
    ANDREW MARVELL
    “TO HIS COY MISTRESS”
    JOHN MILTON
    “ON SHAKESPEARE”

    Week 14-15:

    The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century
    JONATHAN SWIFT
    "A MODEST PROPOSAL" & FOOTNOTE
    ALEXANDER POPE
    "THE RAPE OF THE LOCK"
    Canto 1
    Canto 5
    “AN ESSAY ON MAN”
    SAMUEL JOHNSON
    A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
    THE “PREFACE TO SHAKESPEARE”
    OLAUDAH EQUINO
    From THE INTERESTING NARRATIVE OF THOMAS GRAY
    “ODE ON THE DEATH OF A FAVORITE CAT”
    “ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCHYARD”

    Final: Monday, December 11th, 2017 8AM