NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Survey of British Literature II

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Survey of British Literature II
    B. Course Number: EN 223A - 30546
    C. Semester: Fall 2017
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Townsend, Jill
    G. Office: none
    H. Email Address: jtownsend@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: none
    J. Office Hours: Please email for appointment.
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): EN 113 (Composition and Rhetoric) and EN 123 (Composition and Literature)
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: Virtual
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course offers a study of the development of British literature from the eighteenth century to the present. 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

    This course fulfills NMJC’s general education requirement for a sophomore level humanities elective. This course articulates to most colleges and universities which require a sophomore literature component; in addition, it transfers as an elective to most institutions which do not require the sophomore literature component.

    Students who wish to pursue English as a major or minor are usually required to take this survey class.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    REQUIRED MATERIALS:
    The Harbrace Essentials (ISBN 978-1337284677)

    Greenblatt, Stephen,et al., editors. The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume II. 9th
    ed. W.W. Norton, 2013.
    ISBN: 978-0393912487

    Suggested:
    None.

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Reading Responses (5) 25%
    Reading Exams (5) 25%
    Discussion Board (10) 20%
    Research Paper 30%

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    1. Log in to class regularly.
    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. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.

  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

    Students will be able to:
    • recognize, interpret, analyze, discuss, and criticize the masterpieces of literature created during specified periods.
    • identify, distinguish, and evaluate authors of different time periods.
    • describe, interpret, organize, and evaluate knowledge of the historical time periods and their relationships to the authors and their masterpieces.
    • analyze the relationship of British authors and their works according to literary periods, to their creator(s), and to their fellow men.
    • trace the development of one literary period as a reaction to the preceding period.
    • recognize the similarities of man’s experience in each era and correlate that period with the present.
    • analyze the philosophical characteristics of the authors and their works in reaction to the cultural aspects of the period.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Students should be able to:
    • Demonstrate continued proficiency in EN 123 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. REQUIRED TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES AND EQUIPMENT

    Student Requirements
    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.

    Check first-time login page for instructions at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/canvasinstructions.aspx.

    Canvas Assistance

    You must have access, on a regular basis, to a computer that supports the Canvas minimum specifications and has an active connection to the Internet. See the minimum computer specification requirements at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/Canvasinstructions.aspx.

  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 krueda@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
    It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.

    Canvas Help
    If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at canvashelpdesk@nmjc.edu, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.

    Netiquette
    The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into 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 and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.

    Online Learning Environment
    By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.

    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.

    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
    The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. 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, 2017. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  12. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  13. FINALS SCHEDULE
  14. COURSE OUTLINE

    The following outline is intended to provide you with an overview of the semester. You will receive detailed instructions on assignments in each Canvas learning module, and due dates always appear in Canvas.
    Weekly modules are opened on Mondays at 12am and are closed, with the due date on the following Sunday, at 11:59pm, unless otherwise stated.
    ALL DUE DATES ARE IN MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME

    Reading Responses (5) 25%
    Reading Exams (5) 25%
    Discussion Board (10) 20%
    Research Paper 30%

    Reading Responses: There will be 5 reading responses. A required length of 400-500 words, the response should be a well-thought reply to a posted question. Grammar and sentence structure factor as heavily as content. Parenthetical citations are required. This includes citing either the text itself, or an outside, scholarly source.

    Reading Exams: There will be 5 reading quizzes. Short essay, multiple choice, and T/F.

    Discussion Board: There will be 10 discussion boards. A required length of 250 words, the discussions will be an original posting covering the week’s readings. In addition to your own posting, you must respond to at least two posting created by your classmates. Please make your reply to someone else’s post more than, “I agree,” or “I disagree.” Elaborate, expand, explain your answer. Your response to your classmates is part of your grade. Parenthetical citations are required. This includes citing either the text itself, or an outside, scholarly source.

    Research Paper: 4-5 pages in length, Word formatted, Times New Roman, 12-point font, and 1” margins, formatted for MLA. Students will select a short fiction story from weeks 2-6 in order to prepare a research paper. You should count the story itself as one source, since you should include direct quotes from the story in your paper, but you need 2 other academic sources, for a total of 3. Instructions for locating and citing your sources will be presented in Module 7.


    Week One: MON 8-21-17 to SUN 8-27
    Module Zero & Module One: Course Information / Syllabus / Introductory assignments

    Week Two: MON 8-28-17 to SUN 9-3
    Module Two: Fiction Olaudah Equiano, from Chapter 3 of The Interesting Narrative, p.99
    Elizabeth Gaskell, “The Old Nurse’s Story,” p. 1260
    Reading Response #1
    Discussion #1



    Week Three: MON 9-4 to SUN 9-10
    Module Three: Fiction Charles Darwin, from Chapter 3 of The Origin of Species, p. 1560
    Sarah Ellis, “The Women of England: Their Social Duties and Domestic Habits,” p. 1610
    John Ruskin, from Of Queens’ Gardens, p. 1614
    Exam #1
    Discussion #2

    Week Four: MON 9-11 to SUN 9-17
    Module Four: Fiction James Joyce, “Araby,” p. 2278
    Katherine Mansfield, “The Daughters of the Late Colonel,” p. 2568
    Reading Response #2
    Discussion #3

    Week Five: MON 9-18 to SUN 9-24
    Module Five: Fiction Doris Lessing, “To Room Nineteen,” p. 2759
    Alice Munro, “Walker Brothers Cowboy,” p. 2843
    Exam #2
    Discussion #4

    Week Six: MON 9-25 to SUN 10-1
    Module Six: Fiction Margaret Atwood, “Miss July Grows Older,” p. 2981
    Zadie Smith, “The Waiter’s Wife,” p. 3057
    Reading Response #3
    Exam #3
    Discussion #5

    Week Seven: MON 10-2 to SUN 10-8
    Module Seven: Research Paper assignment instructions, examples
    Picking a topic to research
    Finding and correctly utilizing scholarly sources
    Paper brainstorming, pre-writing, outlining


    Week Eight: MON 10-9 to SUN 10-15
    Module Eight: Research Paper Rough Draft



    Week Nine: MON 10-16 to SUN 10-22
    Module Nine: Research RESEARCH PAPER DUE

    Week Ten: MON 10-23 to SUN 10-29
    Module Ten: Poetry William Blake, “The Lamb,” p. 120
    William Blake, “The Chimney Sweeper,” p. 128
    Robert Burns, “Auld Lang Syne,” p. 173
    Wm. Wordsworth, “I wandered lonely as a cloud,” p. 334
    Lord Byron, “She walks in beauty,” p. 617
    Discussion #6
    Reading Response #4

    Week Eleven: MON 10-30 to SUN 11-5
    Module Eleven: Poetry Percy Shelley, “Ozymandias,”p. 776
    John Keats, “La Belle Dame sans Merci,” p. 923
    Robert Browning, “My Last Duchess,” p. 1282
    Matthew Arnold, “Dover Beach,” p. 1387
    Discussion #7

    Week Twelve: MON 11-6 to SUN 11-12
    Module Twelve: Poetry Christina Rossetti, “”No, Thank You, John,”” p. 1508
    Gerard Manley Hopkins, “Pied Beauty,” p. 1551
    A.E. Housman, “To an Athlete Dying Young,” p. 2013
    W.B. Yeats, “Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop,” p. 2108

    Discussion #8

    Week Thirteen: MON 11-13 to SUN 11-19
    Module Thirteen: Poetry Stevie Smith, “Not Waving but Drowning,” p. 2601
    Dylan Thomas, “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night,” p. 2703
    Philip Larkin, “Ambulances,” p. 2784
    Ted Hughes, “Crow’s Last Stand,” p. 2813
    Discussion #9
    Exam #4

    Week Fourteen: MON 11-20 to SUN 11-26 Thanksgiving Week
    Module Fourteen: Drama Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, p. 1733


    Week Fifteen: MON 11-27 to SUN 12-3
    Module Fifteen: Drama Earnest, Continued
    Reading
    Discussion #10

    Week Sixteen: MON 12-4 to FRI 12-8
    Module Sixteen: Drama Harold Pinter, The Dumb Waiter, p. 2815
    Response #5


    Week Seventeen: MON Dec-11 through WED Dec 13th Final Exam Week
    Exam #5