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       COURSE DESCRIPTION

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Culture Defined

Literature Defined

 

 

LIT 2480 explores literature as a form of cultural expression.  Students are engaged in the critical process of analysis by connecting literary texts to cultural issues.  Through oral and written assignments, and practical investigation, students will study literature as a socio-cultural response by writers to the world in which they live. 

     COURSE GOALS

 

 

 

  • The student will demonstrate knowledge of various literary genres.

  • The student will analyze and interpret literary works from a variety of perspectives.

  • The student will produce reasoned, critical responses to the universal concerns in literature

  • The student will demonstrate proficiency in oral, non-verbal, and written communication.  

Dickens Resources

 

Hard Times Themes

 

Great Expectations Themes

 

Great Expectations 

Chapter Notes

     POLICIES

 

Hard Times 

Chapter Notes

 

Oral Presentations

Schedule

 

 

Writing Center

Formal Academic Essays

 

Research and

Documentation Online

 

Literary Analysis Resources

 

MLA Style Resources

 

Glossary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attendance:

Attendance is mandatory, and I will take roll each class meeting. Some absences are allowed without penalty, according to the following schedule:  

 

 

Unexcused Absences Allowed

Penalty for each

additional absence

MWF  Classes

5

10 points

 

Assignment Due Dates : All assignments (formal papers, in-class reading responses, quizzes/ exercises/ activities and the research project assignments must be submitted on the due date.  Late assignments will be accepted after the due date with a grade penalty:

 

Assignment

Penalty

Formal papers

10 pts

Web Assignments

5 pt  

Quizzes

1 pt

 

Plagiarism:

Academic dishonesty is defined as an action inconsistent with the ethical standards of Miami-Dade College and includes:  Plagiarizing or the submission of others' ideas or papers (whether purchased, borrowed, or otherwise obtained) as one's own; and Submitting, if contrary to the rules of a course, work previously presented in another course.

In this course, I will take the following possible action for such academic dishonesty:

 

A change of grade on the assignment or grade of zero on the assignment

    or

A lower grade or a grade of F for the course

 

All formal essay assignments for this course must be submitted to Turnitin.com*, “an online resource for educators and students concerned with developing quality writing and research skills.” Papers not submitted will not be accepted or graded.

 

 

Reference

Turnitin 

Class ID

Password

MWF 9 - 9:50 am

524940 2782025

lit2480

 

*Turnitin.com New User Set Up Directions

 

Revising Essays: Revising out-of-class essays after a grade has been assigned is allowed. If you wish to revise an out-of-class essay, you may, but understand that your revised grade will depend totally on the degree of improvement demonstrated in your new draft.  Revised papers must be submitted within one week after they are returned to you.

 
       REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS
   

Great Expectations: Charles Dickens, Edited by Edgar Rosenberg 

W.W. Norton ISBN 0-393-96069-2

 

Hard Times: Charles Dickens, Edited by Fred Kaplan and Sylvere Monod 

W.W. Norton ISBN 0-393-97560-6

 

Writing About Literature, 11th Edition, Edgar V. Roberts

Prentice Hall ISBN: 0131540572

 

   

   COURSE REQUIREMENTS

   

 

Required Computer Access:

You will need regular access to the Internet.  

       EXTRA CREDIT
   

 

After all required course assignments are completed, you may earn up to 30 extra credit points maximum on the following:

 

  • Reading and Discussion Questions for Great Expectations (EC1)

 

       GRADES
   

     

Assignment

Points

Percent of total grade

Formal Papers (2)

160

25

Oral Presentations (1)

120

20

Quizzes (14)

 80

15

Web  Assignments (4)

100

15

Final Exam (1)

100

15

Total

600

100

    

 

Letter Grade

Points

Percent

A

B

C

D

F

540-600

480-539

420-479

360-419

below 360

90-100

80-89

70-79

60-69

below 60

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