DESCRIPTION OF COURSE: A survey of the major works, writers and themes of English literature beginning with Anglo-Saxon poetry and continuing through the eighteenth century emphasizing extensive reading and class discussions.
TEXTBOOK: The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 8th ed., Vol. I., Abrams, et al.
PURPOSE AND GOALS OF COURSE: By the end of the semester, the student will be able to identify the forms, techniques, and content of some of the outstanding works of English Literature relative to their historical contexts, and will have satisfactorily completed all the listed learning objectives with a minimum competency level based on the completion of a comprehensive post examination not to exceed two hours.
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COURSE GRADE: The grade in this class will be determined in the following manner: the average of the unit exams will count one-half; attendance and participation will count one-fourth; and the comprehensive final exam will count as the remaining one-fourth.
METHODS OF INSTRUCTION: Assigned class readings, class discussions of assigned material, videos, recordings, and lectures.
METHODS OF EVALUATION: Exams, attendance and participation in class-assigned activities, and a comprehensive final exam are the major means of the evaluation of student performance.
After studying the material presented in this course, the student will be able to accomplish the following objectives:
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ADA Statement: If a student has a disability that qualifies under the American Disabilities Act (ADA) and requires accommodations, he/she should contact ADA Student Coordinator Margaret Rapp for information on appropriate policies and procedures. Disabilities covered by ADA may include learning, psychiatric, physical disabilities, or chronic health disorders. Students can contact the ADA Student Coordinator if they are not certain whether a medical condition/disability qualifies. Ms. Rappís office is located on the second floor of Rogers Student Center. Her phone is (903) 510 2878. In order for the instructor of this class to allow/offer accommodations to a student, the student must present the documentation from Ms. Rappís office as soon as possible, at least by the end of the second class week.
Class concerns: Any student with a concern(s) about any aspect of this class should first discuss the matter with the instructor in an attempt to clear up any misunderstanding before taking the concern to the next level.
Academic Honesty: Students are expected to do their own work. Plagiarism and cheating will not be tolerated and can result in a studentís being dropped from or failed in a class. Students are responsible for reading and adherence to the policies regarding academic integrity, cheating, and plagiarism found on the English Language Studies website: http://english.tjc.edu/