SYLLABUS

 

Dr. Loretta Kasper

 

English 24 D03AH ó Fall, 2005

 

8:00 -9:00 AM Mon, Tues, Thurs D214

 

Office: C-219

Phone: 368-5373

Email: lkasper@kingsborough.edu

 

Course Web Site: http://lfkkb.tripod.com/eng24/index.html

  

REQUIRED TEXTS:

         Manís Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

         Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi

         Selected texts on the ENG 24 web site or on reserve in the library.

 

ALL STUDENTS MUST BUY THE REQUIRED BOOKS.

YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO CLASS WITHOUT YOUR TEXTBOOKS.

Method of Evaluation:

 

††††††††††† Participation, including attendance and lateness: 20%

††††††††††† Midterm Exam: 20%

††††††††††† Final Exam: 20%

††††††††††† Writing from Research: 20%

††††††††††† Quizzes: 20%

Your final grade for the course will be based on your total average as follows:

††††††††††† A = 90-100 [Please note that to receive an A, you must have good attendance, class participation, and you must have completed and handed in each of your assignments ON TIME]

††††††††††††††††††††††† B = 80-89

††††††††††††††††††††††† C =70-79

††††††††††††††††††††††† D = 60-69

††††††††††††††††††††††† F = 59 or below

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS ADULT COLLEGE STUDENTS IN THE HONORS OPTIONS PROGRAM TO ATTEND CLASS EVERYDAY, TO BE ON TIME EVERYDAY AND TO KNOW YOUR STATUS IN THE CLASS.

IF YOU DO NOT, YOU WILL FAIL THE COURSE.

 

Attendance Policy:

 

Regular attendance and participation are required. You are expected to be in class ON TIME every day. Class begins promptly at 8:00 AM.

 

††††††††††† You are allowed NO MORE than 6 absences in this course. If you are late 3 times, it will count as ONE absence. If you exceed 6 absences, your course grade WILL be lowered, or you may be asked to drop the course.

 

Due Dates:

 

††††††††††† Assignments must be handed in on the day they are due.

 

NO EXCEPTIONS! NO EXCUSES!

 

PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT ALL ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE TYPED.

HANDWRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

 

Absence is NOT an excuse for being late with an assignment. If you are absent on the day an assignment is due, you MUST email the assignment to me so that it is in my emailbox BEFORE our class meets that day.

Course Activities:

English 24 teaches you the research process.In this course you will learn how to find research sources, both print and electronic, critically analyze those sources, and write up the results of your research in a formal report. You will explore themes and issues that derive from the course readings.

 

Readings: You will be reading one novel Stones from the River, written by the German born author, Ursula Hegi. This novel follows the lives of the people living in a small town in Germany over a period of 40 years, which include the rise of the Nazi regime and the Holocaust. The second book is Manís Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. This is a core background text that will provide you with important background information, as well as resources you will use for your writing and research. I have also put several required readings on our web site and on reserve in the library. You will be required to print out copies of the readings on the web site. You are encouraged to make Xeroxed copies of the readings in the library. Please note that each of these readings is REQUIRED.

 

You will be given written quizzes on topics from each of the assigned readings approximately every other week. If you are absent without a doctorís note on the day of a quiz, you will receive a ZERO for that quiz.

Research: We will explore how to find sources in the library and on the Internet.In class you will learn how to search for informational sources on the Internet and how to evaluate the validity and reliability of those sources.

You should be prepared to spend a minimum of 4 hours per week doing research on the Internet. There will be weekly Internet assignments.

Research Writing: You will be required to produce a substantial writing project based on your research. The projects must be typed, double-spaced, using 12 point font with 1Ē margins all around. The project should be divided into an Introduction, various subheaded Body Sections, a Conclusion, and must have a Works Cited list that conforms to MLA citation format.