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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "EN 200"
COURSE NAME: "Introduction to Literature "
SEMESTER & YEAR: Fall 2019
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Carlos Dews
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: TTH 6:00-7:15 PM
TOTAL NO. OF CONTACT HOURS: 45
CREDITS: 3
PREREQUISITES: Prerequisite: EN 110 with a grade of C or above
OFFICE HOURS: By appointment. Please contact your professor to set up a time and day to meet.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This is a reading and writing intensive course. Students in 200-level literature classes are required to produce 4-5,000 words of critical writing. Presupposing no previous knowledge in particular of literature, the course deals in an intensive manner with a very limited selection of works in the three genres of fiction, drama, and poetry. Students learn the basic literary terms that they need to know to approach literary texts. They are required to do close readings of the assigned texts, use various critical approaches, and write several critical essays on specified readings.
SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENT:
SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENT: 
Students learn the basic literary terms that they need to know to approach literary texts. They are required to do close readings of the assigned texts, use various critical approaches, and write several critical essays on specified readings. Students will read exemplary literary text representing the three major literary genres: fiction, poetry, and drama.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
Students will learn the basics of literary analysis and will demonstrate these abilities through written, oral, and visual assignments.
TEXTBOOK:
Book TitleAuthorPublisherISBN numberLibrary Call NumberComments
The Norton Introduction to Literature (Shorter 13th edition)Kelly J. MaysNorton978-0393664928 This book is available at the Almost Corner Bookshop in Trastevere. Each student must have her/his own printed copy of this textbook. E-books are not allowed.
REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
NONE
GRADING POLICY
-ASSESSMENT METHODS:
AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
Reading Quizzes 20
Paper 1 20
Paper 2 20
Paper 3 20
Final Exam 20

-ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:
AWork of this quality directly addresses the question or problem raised and provides a coherent argument displaying an extensive knowledge of relevant information or content. This type of work demonstrates the ability to critically evaluate concepts and theory and has an element of novelty and originality. There is clear evidence of a significant amount of reading beyond that required for the course.
BThis is highly competent level of performance and directly addresses the question or problem raised.There is a demonstration of some ability to critically evaluatetheory and concepts and relate them to practice. Discussions reflect the student’s own arguments and are not simply a repetition of standard lecture andreference material. The work does not suffer from any major errors or omissions and provides evidence of reading beyond the required assignments.
CThis is an acceptable level of performance and provides answers that are clear but limited, reflecting the information offered in the lectures and reference readings.
DThis level of performances demonstrates that the student lacks a coherent grasp of the material.Important information is omitted and irrelevant points included.In effect, the student has barely done enough to persuade the instructor that s/he should not fail.
FThis work fails to show any knowledge or understanding of the issues raised in the question. Most of the material in the answer is irrelevant.

-ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Attendance Policy
Students are allowed two absences without consequence.  Any absence beyond the two allowed will result in the reduction of your course grade by 5%.  Students with more than 7 total absences will receive a failing grade (F).  Attendance will be taken at the beginning of class and after class resumes following a break.  Students must be in their seats when attendance is taken.  Two late arrivals to class (including after a break) will count as one absence.
ACADEMIC HONESTY
As stated in the university catalog, any student who commits an act of academic dishonesty will receive a failing grade on the work in which the dishonesty occurred. In addition, acts of academic dishonesty, irrespective of the weight of the assignment, may result in the student receiving a failing grade in the course. Instances of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Academic Affairs. A student who is reported twice for academic dishonesty is subject to summary dismissal from the University. In such a case, the Academic Council will then make a recommendation to the President, who will make the final decision.
STUDENTS WITH LEARNING OR OTHER DISABILITIES
John Cabot University does not discriminate on the basis of disability or handicap. Students with approved accommodations must inform their professors at the beginning of the term. Please see the website for the complete policy.

SCHEDULE

Weeks 1-2:  Course Introduction, Introduction to the Study of Fiction
Weeks 3-5:  The Study of Fiction, continued.  Introduction to the Study of Poetry.  Paper 1 due.
Weeks 6-8:  The Study of Poetry, continued.  Introduction to the Study of Drama.  Paper 2 due.
Weeks 9-11:  The Study of Drama, continued.  Paper 3 due.
Weeks 12:  Review of Fiction, Poetry, and Drama.  Final examination review. Final examination.

The detailed, day by day, schedule for the summer term will be provided via the course Moodle page on the first day of the term.