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Introduction to Literature Cindy Cruz-Cabrera

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  • 1. Cindy Cruz-Cabrera about.me/cindycruzcabrera en.gravatar.com/cindycatz prof.cindycatz@gmail.com (for submission of requirements only) Facebook Group: Introduction to Literature LIT130 T3 2013
  • 2. COURSE DESCRIPTION
  • 3.  A study of representative / landmark texts from the literatures of the world as a dynamic interaction among:  the individual  society  cultural forces
  • 4.  In this introductory course to literature, we will tackle the basic elements of the different types of literary material  GOAL: develop the skills of interpreting, uncovering, and extracting meaning from encounters and experiences.  This course requires out-of-class reading and writing.
  • 5. COURSE OBJECTIVES
  • 6.  Discuss the cultural and historical contexts and frameworks of the literary texts;  Display an understanding and appreciation of fiction and its various conventions in the analysis of how the elements of fiction operate in the construction of meaning;  Explain the social, philosophical, spiritual, and aesthetic values expressed in literature;
  • 7. Impact of this course on your OTHER COURSES / PROFESSION
  • 8.  Critical reading and analysis is necessary in composition, whether academic, professional, or for personal enjoyment.  Proficiency gained in this class will enable you to  Enable you to tackle higher literature classes  develop your mental dexterity for ANALYZING and EVALUATING any kind of text from different academic disciplines, professional readings, and readings done for pleasure as well.
  • 9. COURSE CONTENT
  • 10.  Elements of Fiction and Non-fiction, particularly the short story, poetry, drama, the novel, and the personal essay  Theoretical issues and questions related to historical, social, cultural, and biographical approaches to the study of literature  Critical analysis and interpretation  Elements of fiction: a refresher
  • 11.  A selection of reading material  1 Film  1 Novel  1 Play (optional)  Historical, social, cultural, and biographical contexts in which these writings were produced
  • 12. REQUIRED READINGS and FILMS
  • 13.  To be announced / posted  Library Files  Online  I will assume at all times that assigned readings have been read.  Class viewing of films will be scheduled.  Check the class page on Facebook regularly, or keep notifications for this page ON.
  • 14. GRADING
  • 15. on Class Participation  Recitation  Group discussion  Reporting / presenting  Converting oxygen into carbon dioxide – NO POINTS  Casting shadows in class – NO POINTS
  • 16.  20% Class Participation  Recitation  Group discussion  Reporting / presenting  20% Coursework  20% Midterms  40% Finals  Sixty percent (60%) is required as a passing mark for each requirement and for the course.
  • 17. COURSE REQUIREMENTS Facebook Linkedin Slideshare Professional Email
  • 18. CLASS MEETINGS
  • 19.  Discussions  lectures, discussions, reports, activities, and presentations.  Work Sessions  composition, research, consultation, assessment and evaluation (teacher/group/peer).  Film / Play viewing
  • 20. ATTENDANCE AND CLASS WORK
  • 21. • Attendance is mandatory. • You are allowed a maximum of three (3) excused/unexcused absences from class.  The Office of Academics shall automatically drop you from the roll on your seventh absence.  Three counts of tardiness = one absence.  Arriving 20 minutes past class time = absent.
  • 22. • Any class work done on the day of one’s absence is automatically forfeited, regardless of whether the absence is excused or not.  Any questions you may have for me regarding attendance will be about your requirements only.  All other concerns (submission of certificates/letters/etc.) should be directed to Academics.
  • 23. CLASS PARTICIPATION
  • 24.  You are expected to participate consistently in class discussions.  The success of discussions depends to some extent on the work you do before stepping in the classroom. Make sure you come to class prepared.  Read the required texts carefully. Put a lot of thought and effort into your assigned work.  We do not need mere talk in class. What we need is talk that is interesting and insightful.
  • 25. DEADLINES
  • 26. • Work should be turned in on time. Failure to comply will affect your grade. • All assignments corollary to class discussions, activities, and the like are due at the beginning of class. • Requirements shall be submitted in class OR via email as instructed. • Closing dates and times shall be strictly observed.  Any requirements not submitted when due need not be turned in. Deadlines are non- negotiable.
  • 27. COURSEWORK FORMAT Soft Copy / Printout
  • 28. • Standard white bond or copy paper (8 ½ by 11)  One-inch borders  Double-spaced  Three to five pages long  12-point font Times New Roman / Arial  Black ink only (soft copy and print)
  • 29. COURSEWORK FORMAT Handwritten
  • 30. • Intermediate Pad OR College Ruled Pad  One-inch borders  Double-spaced  Three to five pages long  LEGIBLE script / print  Black or blue ink only
  • 31. COURSEWORK FORMAT SHELDON COOPER LIT130 (section) Title of Requirement August 7, 2008  Succeeding pages should be paginated at the upper right corner with your surname in all caps before.
  • 32. A NOTE ON PLAGIARISM  Plagiarism is cheating and is punishable by:  failure in a requirement  failure in a course  suspension and  expulsion.
  • 33. CONSULTATION
  • 34.  CONSULTATION takes place during Workshop Sessions. These will be announced.  Sign up for consultation on Facebook.  Please be ready to consult and deliver during your designated time.  You may consult briefly via email. Be sure to indicate the course title.  I never refuse ambush consultations, but, to ensure having your pertinent documents, grades etc. on hand, sign up for consultation.
  • 35. Students with Disabilities  If you have (or suspect you have) a disability for which you are or may be requesting accommodation, you are encouraged to speak to me privately and to contact the Office of Academics (Mr. Eduardo Silva) as early as possible in the term.  We will properly verify your disability and determine reasonable accommodations for this course.
  • 36. Writing Task  Autobiographical Essay: Who am I? What significant events have contributed to what I am today? (Also people, pursuits, etc.)  My Reading Life: What do I like to read? What makes me want to read? Why?  Email by Friday, September 20, 2013 12:00AM. prof.cindycatz@gmail.com