NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

World Literature II

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: World Literature II
    B. Course Number: EN 223D - 10186
    C. Semester: Spring 2017
    D. Days/Time: M W F 9:00:00 AM - 9:50:00 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): EN 113 and EN 123
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: MH130
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course examines representative masterpieces from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. It is designed to introduce world literature from the modern era and to widen the students’ contact with individuals, ideas, and customs of other cultures. Readings, reports, and writings are required. This is a three credit hour course. Prerequisite: EN 123

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    • To introduce students to masterpieces of literature
    • To widen students’ contact with individuals, ideas, and customs of other cultures
    • To instill within students an appreciation of literature as a learning tool as well as a source of personal enrichment and entertainment
    • To increase a sense of empathy for people who are different from ourselves
    • To celebrate the magnificence of a creative and imaginative mind
    • To acquaint students with values that endure through centuries
    • To explore human nature through changing environments
    • To aid students in developing their ability:
    to imagine a different time and place
    to make associations and comparisons
    to research critical writings on literary topics
    to establish evaluations based on analytical thinking

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    The Norton Anthology of World Literature
    Third Edition
    Paperback
    Volume(s): F
    BOOK DETAILS
    • Paperback

    • ISBN 9780393933666

    Volume(s): F / 1900 to the Present

    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
    

    Grading:

    First paper, 10%; second paper, 20%; oral presentation, 25%; research paper, 25%; final exam, 10; class participation, 10%; exams.
    Papers will be marked down a letter grade for each week they are late (half a letter grade if it is ½ 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.

    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 chapter thirty-nine of The Little, Brown Essentials.[1] Your papers are analyzed for plagiarism by turnitin.com and added to the turnitin.com database when you submit them. Any form of academic dishonesty, cheating, or plagiarism will result in a grade of "F" for the semester.

  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

    • To introduce students to masterpieces of literature
    • To widen students’ contact with individuals, ideas, and customs of other cultures
    • To instill within students an appreciation of literature as a learning tool as well as a source of personal enrichment and entertainment
    • To increase a sense of empathy for people who are different from ourselves
    • To celebrate the magnificence of a creative and imaginative mind
    • To acquaint students with values that endure through centuries
    • To explore human nature through changing environments
    • To aid students in developing their ability:
    to imagine a different time and place
    to make associations and comparisons
    to research critical writings on literary topics
    to establish evaluations based on analytical thinking.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    • Write at least two polished, out-of-class papers.
    • Write at least one in-class essay.
    • Complete one research project.
    • Make one oral presentation based on research.
    • Read and discuss literary works throughout the semester.

  10. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Attendance
    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 two weeks of classes (MWF-6 classes, TR-4)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 ½ 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.

    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. 1 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.

  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 Thursday, April 20, 2017. 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

    Each week I will give you reading and writing assignments. The readings are to be finished by the first day we meet each week. All papers are due on the last day we meet in a week.
    I have not received a paper until it is physically in my hands. E-mailed papers are not an acceptable alternative.

    Week 1—Introduction. Neruda, p. 583-589, Vol.F. Response essay due.

    Week 2—Neruda.

    Week 3—Age of Enlightenment. Voltaire's Candide, p. 355-413, Vol. D.

    Week 4—Candide.

    Week 5—Paper due on Candide.

    Week 6—Camus, "The Guest'" p. 754-762, Vol. F.

    Week 7—Tolstoy, "The Death Ivan Ilyich," p. 740-778, Vol. E.

    Week 8—Folktales, 918-932, Vol. E.

    Week 9—"A Simple Heart," Flaubert, p.711, Vol. E.

    Week 10—Work on Research paper. (Institutional Outcome: Communication and Critical Thinking.)

    Week 11—Research paper.

    Week 12—Research paper due (Institutional Assessment Activity).

    Week 13—Hanan Al-Shaykh, p.1166-1171, Vol. F. Oral Reports

    Week 14—Borowski, p. 695, Vol. F; Celan, 710, Vol. F. The Holocaust. Oral Reports.

    Week 15— Alice Munro, 913-923, Vol. F.

    Week 16—Lispector, p.809, Vol. F.

    Week 17--Final Exam