Syllabus

Course Syllabus

1. General Information:

Alpha-numeric codification: INGL 3211

Course Title: Advanced English I

Number of credits: 3

Contact Period: 3 hours of lecture per week

2. Course Description:

Development of reading, discussion, and writing skills through the experience, interpretation, and evaluation of short story, modern drama, poetry, and the essay. Introduction to library skills related to literary study.

3. Pre/Co-requisites and other requirements:

INGL 3211

4. Course Objectives:

After completing the course, the student should be able to:

1)engage in critical reading, critical writing, and critical thinking,

2)use the writing process to write fully developed and well supported essays,

3)read, interpret, and analyze the short story, Modern and Contemporary drama, and poetry,

4)write an annotated bibliography.

5.Instructional Strategies:

· conferences

· discussions

· workshops

· research

· audiovisual materials

· online tools

6. Course time frame and thematic outline

Outline

Contact Hours

Introduction and discussion of literary techniques as they apply to the short story

13

Introduction to and discussion of concepts of drama as seen in Modern and Contemporary drama

13

Exploration of the elements of poetry

13

Continued application and practice of writing, including expository, persuasive and creative responses

3

Instruction and practice in conducting research on a literary topic

3

Total hours: (equivalent to contact period)

45

7. Grading System

Each item listed below will receive a letter grade, numerically interpreted in the 4.0 scale.

8. Evaluation Strategies

Quantity

Percent

Essays

3

60

Final Exam

1

20

Assignments & Presentations

4

10

Attendance & Participation

10

Total

100

9. Bibliography:

Required:

  • Di Yanni, Robert, ed. Literature: Reading Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. 6th ed. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2006.
  • Internet access for online resources.

Recommended:

  • An English-English dictionary
  • A Thesaurus
  • A Writing Handbook

10. Attendance Policy

Attendance is mandatory for this course. Students are expected to come to class all the time and always be on time. You must provide the appropriate documentation for an absence to be considered excused. I reserve the right to accept excuses. Excused absences and tardiness count as 1/2 of an unexcused absence, so make a point of always being in class and on time. Refer to chart below for consequences of absences.

Unexcused Absences

(or Equivalent)

Maximum Grade

in Course

1-2

A

3

B

4

C

5

D

6 and above

F

11. Academic Dishonesty

Plagiarism is a dishonest and in most cases an illegal act. Any use of someone else’s work as your own, and/or any undocumented use of sources in an essay and/or assignment will result in failure for that assignment. Essays obtained through the Internet or any other means and turned in as your own, even if modified, will result in an F in the course.

12. According to Law 51

Students will identify themselves with the Institution and the instructor of the course for purposes of assessment (exams) accommodations. For more information please call the Student with Disabilities Office which is part of the Dean of Students office (Chemistry Building, room 019) at (787)265-3862 or (787)832-4040 extensions 3250 or 3258.