Final EN 102 Syllabus
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EN 102003 amp 102015 Sustaining Planet Earth Spring 2014 MWF 800850 amp 900950 Rowand Johnson 101 Morgan Hall 310 Instructor Sarah Kelly Office Hours Office Location and Contact Information Of ce Hours Wednesdays 10001200 Friday 10001100 Of ce Location RowandJohnson 209 Email snkellycirmsonuaedu Prerequisites Score of 3 on either AP English Exam allows students to get placement credit for 101 and move directly into 102 OR 0 Successful completion of 101 with a grade of C or higher Course Description The second in a twocourse sequence English 102 introduces formal argumentation and collegelevel research methods including synthesis of sources and citation formats The course also reinforces and further develops the writing and reading skills learned in English 101 Over the course of the semester we will engage with texts and ideas related to global sustainability Our classroom will foster a sense of civic engagement in both our immediate and extended communities Student Learning Outcomes By the end of the semester students will 0 Apply critical thinking and reading skills to a variety of texts Execute the assignment instructions for a variety of academic genres Compose essays with appropriate content development organization and style by practicing the steps of the writing process prewriting drafting revising Employ appropriate writing strategies for each assignment s audience and purpose Demonstrate correctness in the written conventions of the University discourse community including grammar punctuation mechanics usage and basic citation and paper formatting Re ect in writing on your own development as a writer Required Texts Hacker Diana and Nancy Sommers eds A Writer s Reference University of Alabama 20142015 Custom Edition Bedford St Martins ISBN 9781457695490 Wood Nancy V Essentials of Argument Prentice Hall 201 1 ISBN 9780205827022 Ishiguro Kazuo Never Let Me Go Vintage International 2005 ISBN 9781400078776 Other outside readings will be posted on Blackboard Learn Other Reguired Course Materials Spiral notebook for inclass note taking Standard 8 by 12 folder to keep copies of past assignments Stapler all out of class assignments will need to be stapled before hardcopies are turned in You may find highlighters and other organizational materials such as notecards helpful A note on printer access for our peer review workshops I will require that you bring in a printed copy of your assignment so that others may more easily read and comment on your work There are printing stations located on the first oor of Gorgas library in addition to computer labs on campus Printing will cost ten cents per page and can be purchased with your Act Card at the station Attendance Policy Successful students attend class regularly and are not tardy however occasionally life intervenes causing students to miss class The First year Writing Program Attendance Policy allows for such problems while encouraging regular attendance If you miss more than 20 of the class meetingsfor any reasons you will receive a grade of NC for excessive absences Your instructor is required to assign this grade except in rare cases warranting a policy waiver However you may appeal an attendancerelated NC grade to the English Department s Assistant Chair after grades have been submitted if there are extenuating circumstances you feel should be considered Important explanations You are considered absent any time you are not in class no matter what the reason and making up missed work if allowed below does not erase absences Doctor s notes do not erase absences either In a class scheduled for 2 days a week 20 is 6 classes in a class scheduled for 3 days a week 20 is 9 classes so missing more that this number of classes will result in an NC Instructors do not need to see documentation except in case you wish to appeal your absencerelated NC grade after the end of the semester It is your responsibility to keep in contact with your instructor about absences or problems that may affect your performance in the class Making up Missed Work You may make up missed majorgrade work such as papers or tests if class was missed due to legitimate circumstances beyond their control ie things that do not involve a choice like documented illness or medical emergency family funeral UAsanctioned athletic travel You should either make arrangements with me regarding this makeup work in advance when possible or immediately upon returning to class 0 Majorgrade work missed due to absences for other reasons ie things that involve choice like voluntary travel Greek or club activities poor planning just not feeling well etc cannot be made up 0 The lectures class discussions group work or other daily class work or homework exercises in a writing class cannot be reconstructed for a student who has been absent therefore daily work missed due to tardiness or absence cannot be made up 0 You may arrange to turn in majorgrade work in advance or online only if allowed by your instructor PapersProjects Word Counts Grade Distribution You will have 6 major papersprojects to complete in addition to daily assignments which equal 90 of your total class grade 1 Rhetorical Analysis 500 words 10 due 26 2 Substantial Revision of Rhetorical Analysis 750 words 15 due 213 3 Annotated Bibliography 1000 15 due 227 3 Exploratory Paper 1250 words 15 due 313 4 Researched Position Paper 2000 words 20 due 417 5 Re ection 1000 words 10 due 51 Daily Assignments and Participation drafts peer review current events journal inclass writing group work etc 15 Class Participation Please come to class prepared to participate each day having read any assigned materials and completed any homework before we meet Reading listed on the syllabus will usually and due on Monday You will often to be asked to participate in group work including peer review workshops In order to create a safe and effective learning environment it is important to make a conscious effort to be courteous and respectful to your classmates at all times Current Events Journal As part of your participation grade you will be required to read and respond to 5 current events articles that you will select through links on our class website Journals will be collected on our last day of class April 24th All responses 250 words min 500 words max should be typed printed and in MLA format All sources should be cited appropriately Each journal response will receive up to 2 daily grades out of a total of 10 possible daily grades for the journal Grading Policy quotAquot work must be excellent in all areas quotBquot work must be good in all areas quotCquot work must be at least competent in all areas quotDquot work is marginally below college standards in at least one of the areas and work is clearly below minimum college standards in one of the areas Work that is not done or not turned in is recorded as a zero All major papers will be graded and returned before the next major assignment is due Freshmanlevel pro ciency in writing required for a passing grade see ABC No Credit policy below A B C No Credit Policy Final grades for the class below a C are given a mark of No Credit NC which does not re ect on your GPA but will require you to take the course again You may also receive an NC for excessive absences please see the attendance policy Policy on Missed Exams and Coursework Late papers will receive a 5 point deduction for each day after the due date Please see me in advance if there are extenuating circumstances that will prevent you from turning in your work on time Late Instructor If I am late and there is no notice on the door please wait ten minutes After the waiting period please send someone to the Main English Office Morgan Hall 103 to tell them I was not in class Chain of Command If you have a problem with anything that happens in this class please see me first If we are not able to resolve the problem please see Dr Karen Gardiner director of Firstyear Writing Writing Center The Writing Center located in 322 Lloyd Hall is a great resource for your work in this class They do not proofread papers or write your paper for you however they can help with the overall structure organization development and mechanics Please go to httpwritingcenteruaedu for more information or to make an appointment online Remember to take a copy of your assignment sheet and any work you have completed toward the assignment to your meeting Disability Statement If you are registered with the Office of Disability Services please make an appointment with me as soon as possible to discuss any course accommodations that may be necessary If you have a disability but have not contacted the Office of Disability Services please call 3484285 or visit 133B Martha Parham Hall East to register for services Students who may need course adaptation because of a disability are welcome to make an appointment to see me during office hours Students with disabilities must be registered with the Office of Disability Services 133B Martha Parham Hall East before receiving academic adjustments Policy on Academic Misconduct All students in attendance at the University of Alabama are expected to be honorable and to observe standards of conduct appropriate to a community of scholars The University expects from its students a higher standard of conduct than the minimum required to avoid discipline Academic misconduct includes all acts of dishonesty in any academically related matter and any knowing or intentional help or attempt to help or conspiracy to help another student Turnitin The University of Alabama is committed to helping students uphold ethical standards of academic integrity in all areas of study Students agree that their enrollment in this course allows the instructor the right to use electronic devices to help prevent plagiarism All course materials are subject to submission to TurnItIncom will be included as source documents in TurnItIncom s restricted access database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism in such documents TurnItIncom will be used as a source document to help students avoid plagiarism in written documents CommunicationlClass Moves Online in case of Emergency UA s primary communication tool for sending out information is through its website at wwwuaedu In the event of an emergency students should consult this site for further directions In the event of an emergency I will use Blackboard Learn to provide additional course information If for any reason I need to cancel class or if severe weather causes a cancellation please look at our Blackboard Learn page for instructions You may be asked to upload an assignment in order to keep us on track for the semester Severe Weather Protocol In the case of a tornado warning tornado has been sighted or detected by radar sirens activated all university activities are automatically suspended including all classes and laboratories If you are in a building please move immediately to the lowest level and toward the center of the building please move immediately to the lowest level and toward the center of the building away from windows interior classrooms offices or corridors and remain there until the tornado warning has expired Classes in session when the tornado warning is issued can resume immediately after the warning has expired at the discretion of the instructor Classes that have not yet begun will resume immediately after the warning has expired Classes in session when the tornado warning is issued can resume immediately after the warning has expired at the discretion of the instructor Classes that have not yet begun will resume 30 minutes after the warning has expired at the discretion of the instructor Classes that have not yet begun will resume 30 minutes after the tornado warning has expired provided at least half of the class period remains UA is a residential campus with many students living on or near campus In general classes will remain in session until the National Weather Service issues safety warnings for the city of Tuscaloosa Clearly some students and faculty commute from adjacent counties These counties may experience weather related problems not encountered in Tuscaloosa Individuals should follow the advice of the national Weather Service and the Emergency Management Agency issue a warning people in the path of the storm tornado or severe thunderstorm should take immediate life saving actions When West Alabama is under a severe weather advisory conditions can change rapidly It is imperative to get to where you can receive information from the National Weather Service and to follow the instructions provided Personal safety should dictate the actions that faculty staff and students take The Office of Public Relations will disseminate the latest information regarding conditions on campus in the following ways 0 Weather advisory posted on the UA homepage 0 Weather advisory sent out through ConnectED faculty staff and students sign up at myBama Weather advisory broadcast over WVUA at 907FM Weather advisory broadcast over WVUA 7 WVUA 7 Storm Watch provides a free service you can subscribe to that allows you to receive weather warnings for Tuscaloosa via e mail pager or cell phone Check httpwwwwvua7comstormwatchhtml for details Use of laptops and other technology in the classroom Regular classroom discussions and note taking will not require any outside technology I nd that taking notes by hand is a more effective way to record and refer back to important information you will learn in class That being said you may take notes andor complete inclass writing exercises on your laptop if you prefer I expect that any use of technology in the classroom to be appropriate and relevant to what we are doing that day eg no checking Facebook or email The use of technology should serve to support rather than disrupt the learning environment by becoming a distraction either to you or to your classmates The use of cell phones will not be permitted during class Please silence your phones and put them away before the class period begins Class Calendar Week 1 W 17 First day of class Review Syllabus and Policy Statement course introduction What is sustainability F 19 Prep work Read and review Syllabus address any questions to class In class Overview of the three spheres of sustainability Interest Inventory exercise small groups Week 2 M 112 Prep work Essentials Chapters 1 and 2 6 and 7 pp 122137 and 140160 In Class Introduce rhetorical analysis assignment What is argument What are the limits of argument Claimsupport 10 explanation Practice rhetorical analysis Ko Annan 2001 Nobel Lecture W 114 Last day to register or add a class Last day to drop a course Without a grade of W In Class Environmental challenges to development environmental discourse Analyzing claims and support In class writing exercise claims of policy F 116 Prep work Read through texts for the rhetorical analysis on our class website In Class Discussion of texts we will write about Prewriting for the rhetorical analysis Week 3 M 119 Holiday Martin Luther King Jr Birthday W 12 1 Prep Work Read and annotate the text you will write about for the rhetorical analysis assignment Bring your printed and annotated text to class In Class Brainstorming for the rhetorical analysis forming a thesis statement F 123 Prep Work Hacker 10913 Sentence Style Bring printed copy of working thesis statement due in class In Class Thesis and outline development Week 4 M 126 Prep Work Basic Scout Video Tutorial video Advanced Searching 11 Scout video Keys to the Capstone 710 podcasts all texts located on BBL In Class Library Day 1 class will meet 13911 Gorgas Library room 104 W 128 Prep Work Complete Library Session 1 quiz by class time BBL Draft of Rhetorical Analysis Due to Turn It In by class time Bring 2 printed copies of Rhetorical Analysis Draft to class In class Peer review workshop higher order concerns HOC s F 130 Prep Work Read Hacker 137172 on Word Choice Bring 2 printed copies of Rhetorical Analysis to class In Class Peer review workshop lower order concerns Week 5 M 22 Prep Work Rhetorical Analysis due by class time via Turn It In In Class Introduce Revised Rhetorical Analysis Assignment Begin generating new material for revision W 24 Prep Work Read HackerSentence Style In Class Outlining your revised analysis paper Writing exercise on sentence style P 26 Prep Work Bring 2 printed copies of Revised Rhetorical Analysis to class In Class Peer review content and organization Week 6 12 M 29 Prep Work Bring 2 printed copies of Revised Rhetorical Analysis to class In Class Continue peer review style and word choice W 21 1 Prep Work Keys to the Capstone 1 118 podcasts Complete Session 2 quiz by class time In Class Library Day 2 class will meet 13911 Gorgas Library room 104 F 2 13 Prep Work Complete Library Session 2 quiz by class time BBL Revised Rhetorical Analysis Due by 1 159 pm In Class Review concepts learned and applied in Unit 1 Week 7 M 2 16 Prep Work Read Hacker MLA 2 and MLA 4 In Class Introduce annotated bibliography assignment In class writing exercise W 2 18 Prep Work Bring research topic ideas to class look to your current events journal if you need help generating ideas In Class Model annotated bibliography F 220 Prep Work Locate read and annotate sources for your annotated bibliography In Class MLA citation workshop Week 8 13 M 223 Prep Work Bring 2 printed copies of Annotated Bibliography draft Read Never Let Me Go pg 148 In Class NLMG in class short response Peer review sentence style and clarity W 225 Prep Work NLMG pg 4977 Bring 2 printed copies of Annotated Bibliography draft In Class NLMG short response Peer review MLA format F 227 Prep Work NLMG pp 771 10 Annotated Bibliography due via Turnitin at 1 159 pm In Class NLMG short writing Discuss sustainability as an interdisciplinary subject creative approaches to academic writing how to make connections between texts Week 9 M 32 Prep Work Essentials Chapter 4 pp 7191 review NLMG part 1 pp 11 10 In Class Introduce Exploratory Assignment Discuss NLMG what is the role of ethics in relation to the three spheres of sustainability W 34 Prep Work NLMG pp 1 12138 In Class NLMG short response Process writing and outlining for the Exploratory Assignment E 36 Prep Work NLMG pp 138168 In Class NLMG short response How to use an annotated bibliography for the Exploratory Assignment Week 10 14 M 39 Prep Work NLMG pg 168 204 Review Part 2 pg 110204 Bring 2 copies of Exploratory Paper draft to class In Class Discuss NLMG Peer Review HOC s W 311 Prep Work Read NLMG 207237 Bring 2 copies of Exploratory Paper draft to class In Class NLMG short response Peer Review LOC s E 3 13 Prep Work Exploratory Paper due at 1 1 59 pm via Turn It In In Class Re ection on concepts and ideas discussed and applied in Unit 3 Week 11 Spring Break M 316 No Classes W 3 18 Last day to drop a course with a grade of quotWquot F 320 No Classes Week 12 M 323 Prep Work Read NLMG pp 256308 In Class NLMG Discussion Introduce Researched Position Paper W 325 Prep Work Essentials ch 11 pp 237251 quotWriting the Researched Position Paper Bring printed copy of working thesis to class In Class Structure and organization for the Research Position Paper 15 F 327 Prep Work Bring 2 printed copies of outline for class In Class Synthesizing sources for the research paper Review how to incorporate quotation effectively Week 13 M 3 30 Prep Work In Class What makes an introduction effective Large group exercise W 4 1 Prep Work In Class What makes a conclusion effective Small group exercise F 43 Honor s Day Classes Dismissed Week 14 M 46 Prep Work Bring in 2 printed copies of your Research Position Paper draft Submit draft of your paper through Turn It In by class time In Class Large group exercise on transitions Peer review HOC s W 48 Prep Work Bring in 2 printed copies of your Research Position Paper draft In Class Large group exercise on word choice Peer review LOC s focus on style and word choice F 4 1 0 Prep work In Class How to effectively incorporate your opinion into your Research Position Assignment In class writing exercise voice and tone Week 15 16 M 41 3 CONFERENCES You are required to bring a completed draft of your Research Position paper to your conference time W 41 5 CONFERENCES F 41 7 CONFERENCES Final Research Position Paper due by 1 1 59 pm via Turnitin Week 16 Study Week M 420 Prep Work Bring copies of all past papers to class In Class Brainstorming for the Re ection Assignment W 422 Prep Work Bring draft of Re ection Assignment to class Drafts due through Turn It In by class time In Class Small group exercise civic responsibility on the part of the writer global citizenship Large group exercise practice re ection F 424 Last day of Class Prep Work Bring 2 draft of Re ection Essay to class Current events journals due in class today In Class Final peer review workshop Goodbyes Final Re ection Paper due via Turn It In by Friday May 1st at 12 noon Your Re ection is your quotFinal Exam for this course 17 18
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