NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Types of Literature II

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Types of Literature II
    B. Course Number: EN 223 - 30322
    C. Semester: Fall 2017
    D. Days/Time: T Th 8:00:00 AM - 9:15:00 AM
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Waters, Susan
    G. Office: Mansur Hall (MH) 108
    H. Email Address: SWaters@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2832
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 11:15:00 AM-1:30:00 PM (MST);
    Tuesday: 12:15:00 PM-02:15:00 PM (MST);
    Wednesday: 11:00:00 AM-12:30:00 PM (MST);
    Thursday: 12:15:00 PM-02:15:00 PM (MST);
    Friday: 11:00:00 AM-1:15:00 PM (MST);
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): Completion of EN 123
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: MH130
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course examines selected literary works from one or more genres. The successful students’ critical thinking skills are developed through close reading of the genres presented and exploration into the cultural, social, political, and/or historical influences on the works. Writing assignments may include journaling, a research project, critical commentaries, and/or oral reports. This is a three credit hour course. Prerequisite: EN 123

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    The theme for this section is the Wild West in Literature and Film.


    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.

    This course fulfills NMJC’s general education requirement for a sophomore-level humanities elective. The class transfers to most colleges and universities with a sophomore-level literature component and is accepted as elective hours to many institutions that do not have a literature requirement. Students who wish to pursue an English major or minor are generally required to complete survey literature courses like this one.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    •Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains
    Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (February 24, 2015)
    ISBN-10: 1508598266
    ISBN-13: 978-1508598268

    •My Girlhood Among Outlaws Paperback
    Publisher: University of Arizona Press; 1 edition (May 1, 1972)
    ISBN-10: 0816503540
    ISBN-13: 978-0816503544

    •To Hell on a Fast Horse: The Untold Story of Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett Paperback –
    Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (February 8, 2011)
    ISBN-10: 0061368296
    ISBN-13: 978-0061368295

    Book: A Century of Great Western Stories, ISBN 978-0312869854.


    Suggested:

    USB Flashdrive

    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
    

    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
    Grading:

    First paper, 10%; second paper, 20%; oral presentation, 20%; research paper, 30%; final exam, 10; class participation and exams, 10%.
    Papers will be marked down one letter grade for each week they are late (1/2 grade for half a week).Papers will be marked down a letter grade for each week they are late (half a letter grade if it is ˝ week late). Papers more than two weeks late will not be accepted; a grade of zero will be given. I have not received a paper until it is physically in my hands. E-mailed papers are not an option.

  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:

    • Communication
      • Comprehend information to summarize, analyze, evaluate, and apply to a specific situation.
      • Communicate in an accurate, correct, and understandable manner.
    • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
      • Define a problem and arrive at a logical solution.
      • Use appropriate technology and information systems to collect, analyze, and organize information.
      • Apply critical thinking, analysis, and problem solving to data.
    • Self and Community
      • Analyze and reflect on the ethical dimensions of legal, social, and / or scientific issues.
      • Communicate an awareness of a variety of perspectives of ethical issues.
      • Interact with individuals and within groups with integrity and awareness of others’ opinions, feelings and values.

  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.
    • 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 223 course objectives.
    • 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

    YOU MUST ATTEND CLASS. I cannot stress enough the importance of regular, uninterrupted class attendance. (I do recognize, however, that emergencies arise. If that is the case, you need to contact me.) Missing more than twenty percent of the classes (2 weeks) will result in a failing grade, or in being dropped from the class. You do not have to explain why you have missed class. These absences are yours. Late arrivals and early departures will count for ˝ class missed. If you must drop the class, go through the proper channels and file the appropriate papers. By not doing this, you will receive an unfavorable grade for the course.

    CELL PHONES MUST BE TURNED OFF. I MAY REQUIRE STUDENTS TO PLACE PHONES ON THE FRONT DESK OR IN A BASKET. IF A CELL PHONE IS USED IN CLASS , THE STUDENT WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE CLASS. THIS WILL BE COUNTED AS AN ABSENCE.

  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

    This outline is subject to change, and any changes will be announced in class. The readings need to be completed by the first class of each week.

    Week 1--Intro. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.
    Week 2—Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. Response essay due.
    Reading from My Girlhood Among Outlaws.
    Week 3— My Girlhood Among Outlaws.
    Week 4— Young Guns. Trouble in Lincoln County, NM. To Hell on a Fast Horse.
    Week 5— Trouble in Lincoln County, NM. To Hell on a Fast Horse.
    Week 6—Essay due.
    Week 8— Indian Wars. The Plains Indians. Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains.
    Week 9—Indian Wars. The Sioux. Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains.
    Week 10—Research, plagiarism, paraphrase, summary.
    Week 11—Work on the research paper.
    Week 12—Research paper due. Red Badge of Courage. Oral Reports.
    Week 13— Red Badge of Courage. Oral reports.
    Week 14—“A war to end all wars”: WWI. All Quiet on the Western Front. Oral reports.
    Week 15—All Quiet on the Western Front.
    Week 16—Slaughterhouse-Five, the destruction of Dresden and the end of WWII.
    Week 17—Final Exams