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Introduction to Contemporary World Literature Cindy Cruz-Cabrera.ppt

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  1. 1. LIT240 Contemporary World Literature Cindy Cruz-Cabrera about.me/cindycruzcabrera | en.gravatar.com/cindycatz prof.cindycatz@gmail.com (for submission of requirements only) Facebook Group: Contemporary World Literature LIT240 T213
  2. 2. COURSE DESCRIPTION
  3. 3. A study of representative / landmark texts from the literatures of the world as a dynamic interaction among: • The individual • Society • Cultural forces
  4. 4. • In this class, we will examine the differing views in literary texts against your own perspectives within national and global contexts • GOAL: develop the skills of interpreting, uncovering, and extracting meaning from encounters and experiences. • This course requires substantial out-of- class reading and writing.
  5. 5. COURSE OBJECTIVES
  6. 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. 7. • Critically evaluate the literary texts using modes of analysis and literary theories; and • Demonstrate a wider perspective on the literary arts and a deepened understanding of the diverse cultures that produce these works.
  8. 8. Impact of this course on your OTHER COURSES/ PROFESSION
  9. 9. • 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.
  10. 10. COURSE CONTENT
  11. 11. • Literary movements in Contemporary World Literature • 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
  12. 12. • 4 Novels across the term • 1 Film • 1 Novel for the finals • Historical, social, cultural, and biographical contexts in which these novels were produced
  13. 13. COURSE OUTLINE
  14. 14. • Introduction to World Literature – The Elements of Fiction – Literary Theories – On Writing and Plagiarism • Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel • The Good Earth by Pearl Buck • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien • Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman • Film: TBA • Novel for the Finals: TBA
  15. 15. GRADING
  16. 16. on Class Participation • Recitation • Group discussion • Reporting / presenting • If you “do nothing but convert Oxygen into Carbon Dioxide” – NO POINTS
  17. 17. • 20% Recitation • 20% Midterms • 20% Short Papers • 40% Finals • Sixty percent (60%) is required as a passing mark for each requirement and for the course.
  18. 18. COURSE REQUIREMENTS Facebook Linkedin Slideshare Professional email
  19. 19. CLASS MEETINGS
  20. 20. • Discussions –lectures, discussions, reports, activities, and presentations. • Work Sessions –composition, research, consultation, assessment and evaluation (teacher/group/peer). • Film Viewing
  21. 21. ATTENDANCE and CLASS WORK
  22. 22. • Attendance is mandatory. • You are allowed a maximum of six (6) absences from class. • The Office of Academics shall automatically drop you from the roll on your seventh absence. • 3 counts of tardiness = 1 absence. • Arriving 20 minutes late = absent.
  23. 23. • 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.
  24. 24. CLASS PARTICIPATION
  25. 25. • 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.
  26. 26. DEADLINES
  27. 27. • Work should be turned in on time. Failure to comply will affect your grade. • All assignments in hardcopy are due at the beginning of class. • All assignments in softcopy shall be submitted via email: prof.cindycatz@gmail.com • Closing dates and times shall be strictly observed. • Any requirements not submitted when due need not be turned in. • Deadlines are non-negotiable.
  28. 28. COURSEWORK FORMAT
  29. 29. Soft Copy / Printout • Standard white bond or copy paper (8 ½ by 11) • One-inch borders • Double-spaced • 12-point font Times New Roman / Arial • Black ink only (soft copy and print)
  30. 30. Handwritten • Intermediate Pad OR College Ruled Pad – white or yellow only • NO SCENT • One-inch borders • LEGIBLE script / print • Black or blue ink only
  31. 31. COURSEWORK FORMAT SHELDON COOPER LIT240 (section) Title of Requirement June 7, 2004
  32. 32. A NOTE ON PLAGIARISM • Plagiarism is cheating and is punishable by: • failure in a requirement • failure in a course • suspension and • expulsion.
  33. 33. CONSULTATION
  34. 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. 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 as early as possible in the term. • We will properly verify your disability and determine reasonable accommodations for this course.
  36. 36. REQUIRED READINGS
  37. 37. • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien • Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel • Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman • The Good Earth by Pearl Buck • Other corollary readings as assigned • I will assume at all times that assigned readings have been read.
  38. 38. WRITING TASK • Autobiographical Essay: Who am I? What significant events have contributed to what I am today? (Also people, pursuits, etc.) • Write the last part of your autobiographical essay as if it were 2018, and you are looking back on the last 5 years. What have you accomplished? Where are you in your life? • Email by Friday, June 7, 2013 12:00AM. prof.cindycatz@gmail.com

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