Composition II/English 1023 Syllabus and Course Schedule Professor: Dr. Cory Shaman Office: 143 Witherspoon Hall Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office hours: MWF 9-10; MW 4-5; and by appointment Textbooks An Introduction to Literature (16th Edition), eds. Barnett, Burto, and Cain The Writer’s Harbrace Handbook (4th Edition), eds. Cheryl Glenn and Loretta Gray Course Objectives This class is designed to develop your compositional skills (as a continuation of the first semester of composition) and offer you a broad introduction to literary studies. Short stories, poetry, and drama will provide the context for our critical inquiry. Particular emphasis will be on close reading practices, literary concepts and terms, and the methods of exposition, analysis, and argument. My primary goals are that you become fluent in the logic of composition, that you acquire the analytical tools appropriate to studying literature, and that you develop a lasting desire to read and engage with literature. This course seeks, therefore, to fulfill the university’s General Education Requirements regarding your ability to communicate effectively, think critically, develop ethical perspectives, and demonstrate knowledge of the arts and humanities. Course Requirements You will be responsible for the following work: two short essays (summary paper 5%; poetry explication paper 5%); three major drafted essays (20% each, for a total of 60%); participation, quizzes, and homework (10%); midterm exam (10%) and final exam (10%). Attendance and Late Work Policy You are allowed five absences of any kind without penalty; each subsequent absence will result in a five point penalty to your final grade. Arriving late or leaving early three times will equal one absence. If you do not bring assignments to class that are due that day (especially on paper due dates), you will be counted absent. Late work will not be accepted. If you are absent on Peer Review days or you do not have your paper, it is your responsibility to arrange to give and receive reviews. Academic Honesty Any instance of plagiarism will result in the failure of the assignment and possible failure of the course. We will discuss this issue, how to avoid plagiarism, and the university policies regarding academic dishonesty and penalties; please consult your student handbook for precise descriptions. Disability Services If you require any assistance associated with a disability, please coordinate your needs through Disability Services located in Bryan Hall and supply me with the appropriate documentation. I will make every effort to accommodate your needs.