SYLLABUS

 

Dr. Loretta Kasper

 

English 24 D13D — Spring, 2002

 

11:30 AM-12:30 PM Mon, Tues, Thurs

 

Office: C-219

Phone: 368-5373

Email: eng24kcc@yahoo.com

 

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

  

REQUIRED TEXTS:

·         Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

·         Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi

·         Writing Research Papers: A Guide to the Process (6 th edition) by Stephen Weidenborner and Dominick Caruso

ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO BUY THESE BOOKS. YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO CLASS WITHOUT YOUR TEXTBOOKS.

ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION:

Regular attendance and participation are required. You are expected to be in class ON TIME every day. Class begins promptly at 11:30 AM.

You will be considered excessively absent if you miss more than six classes. If you exceed six hours of absence or if you are excessively late, you will be asked to withdraw from the class.

In addition, if you are late 3 times, it will count as ONE absence.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

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.

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, which you will be required to complete and email to me.

The core texts for the course are Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning and Hegi’s Stones from the River. We will use these texts to explore some of the issues that you will be researching.

RESEARCH PAPER:

You will be required to produce a research paper of 7-10 pages in length. This paper must be typed, double-spaced, using 12 point font with 1” margins all around. The paper 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.

Topic: You must choose ONE historical or cultural event to research and analyze in depth. This event must be one that had a major effect on how people viewed the world and their place in it. You will need to tell me the event you have chosen no later than March 11.

Before you make a final choice you should do some preliminary research in the library and on the Internet.

GRADES:

Your grade will be computed as follows:

Course Participation, which includes attendance and participation in class discussions--20% 

Writing Assignments other than the research project—20%

The Research Project --20%.

Midterm Exam—20%

Final Exam--20%.

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

            A = 90-100

            B = 80-89

            C =70-79

            D = 60-69

            F = 59 or below

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.