English 24 D13D

Spring, 2003

Focus on Womenís Studies

11:30 AM -12:30 PM Mon M223 (Computer Lab), Tues, Thurs. M129

 

Dr. Loretta Kasper

Office: C-219

Phone: 368-5373

Email: eng24kcc@yahoo.com

 

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

Required Texts: ALL STUDENTS MUST BUY THE REQUIRED BOOKS. YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO CLASS WITHOUT YOUR TEXTBOOKS.

††††††††††† The Awakening by Kate Chopin

††††††††††† The Handmaidís Tale by Margaret Atwood

††††††††††† In a Different Voice by Carol Gilligan

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

 

Method of Evaluation:

 

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

††††††††††† Midterm Exam: 20%

††††††††††† Final Exam: 20%

††††††††††† Research Project: 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 TO ATTEND CLASS EVERYDAY, TO BE ON TIME EVERYDAY AND TO KNOW YOUR STATUS IN THE CLASS.

 

Attendance Policy:

 

Regular attendance and participation are required. You are expected to be in class ON TIME every day. Class begins promptly at 11:20 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 ONE FULL LETTER GRADE. This means that if you were running a B, you can get no higher than a C. If you were running a B+, you can get no higher than a C+.

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. The first 2 late assignments will be penalized ONE FULL LETTER GRADE. If you are late with more than 2 assignments, you will get an F on all subsequent late assignments.

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.

This section of ENG 24 focuses on womenís studies.

 

Readings: You will be reading 2 novels that deal with womenís issues and a core background text. The first novel, The Awakening, which was written in the late 19th century, is considered to be one of the earliest works of feminist literature.The second novel, The Handmaidís Tale, which was written in the mid-1980ís, depicts a future society where women have few rights. The core background text, In a Different Voice by Carol Gilligan, discusses differences in the psychological and moral development of women and men. I will also put several required readings on reserve in the library or on our web site. 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.

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

Research Project: 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 1Ē 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, social or cultural issue or event related to women and then research and analyze that issue or event in depth. This issue or event must be one that had a major effect on how women viewed the world and their place in it. You will need to tell me the issue or event you have chosen no later than MARCH 17. Before you make a final choice you should do some preliminary research in the library and on the Internet.