|Semester||Spring Semester, 2020|
|Department||Sophomore Class A, Department of English Sophomore Class B, Department of English|
|Course Name||Literature and Film|
To be announced. Specific works to be explored will depend upon student interest and material availability. We will most likely begin with the Oz stories and Brothers Grimm and move on from there (subject to change).
Specific stories and films change from year to year depending upon what is currently “out” or upon the interests of the students. Pieces that are typically studied in this course include: The Wizard of Oz, Beowulf, The Odyssey, Last of the Mohicans, Rocky Horror, Odd Thomas, and more. This semester, we will include a special section on the use of virtual reality in filmic adaptation.
學生學習投入時間 Student Time Investment
每週課堂教學時數： 3 小時 Class Hours per week
每週預習/複習時數： 4.5 小時 Pre/Study per week (typical, actual time requirements vary)
Assignments Per Week
The specific course schedule is To Be Announced. See the class facebook pages and other resources. See below for additional information on course requirements.
There may be occasional pop-quizzes related to weekly readings, lectures, or other course content.
N/A or TBA
Faithful class attendance, Active and worthwhile participation, Oral Reports, Term Paper, projects, quizzes, and exams. In addition to keeping up with extensive reading assignments, students will be asked to view several films which showcase topics being explored or that are adapted from material under discussion. Group and individual projects are also commonly used to enhance the learning experience via creative interaction.
1. Regular attendance
2. Participation in classroom activities
3. Completion of assignments
4. Papers and Essays
6. Review Questions & Pop Quizzes
Oral and Written Examinations. Participation. Fluency. Projects. Note that students receive participation points for each course session, so absences lower final grades. If a student has three unexcused absences then that student will not be allowed to participate in final projects or take the final examination. Five absences (excused or unexcused) lead to automatic failure in the course. Except in unusual cases late assignments will not be accepted. Plagiarism may result in an automatic failure of the course.
Students should familiarize themselves with course policies, including those specifically related to Attendance, Participation, and Extra Credit opportunities (if any).
? ATTENDANCE & PARTICIPATION POLICY: For the most current Attendance and Extra Credit policies, please see the class Facebook group files section. . . Attendance and Participation in this course are required. Students who are tardy or absent will be penalized through lower possible participation points. Attendance is taken regularly and penalties are applied. Typically, students receive on average ten to fifteen participation points each class period (more or less depending upon activities of the week and actual participation). Participation Grade Penalties are as follows: Tardy, -5 participation points; Second Hour Tardy, -10 participation points; Absence, no participation points possible. Use of Cellphone, tablet, computer, or mobile device without specific permission or instruction from the instructor, no participation points possible, -10 to -15 participation points and possibility of device being confiscated for the period (yes, just like elementary school students). Attendance Points and Penalties are as follows: Penalties for tardiness or absence are grade points taken from the course final grade of the semester. Tardy, -1 grade point; Second Hour Tardy, -2 grade points; Unexcused Absence, -3 grade points; Three Unexcused Absences, not allowed to take final exam and zero points for final project; Five Absences, automatically fail course. Note, students who missed the first few course sessions are still penalized for attendance and participation, even if they had not yet registered for the course.
? EXTRA CREDIT POLICY: For the most current Extra Credit policies, please see the class Facebook group files section . . . Students may makeup for points lost due to missed classes or gain additional grade points by completing optional extra credit activities. Extra credit is always optional. However, certain extra credit opportunities are not available to everyone and others are time sensitive. It is to your advantage to sign up for extra credit earlier rather than later to ensure that you are eligible and that the schedule allows for the activity. If you wish to pursue extra credit, do so early. Extra Credit is NOT available within the last two weeks of the semester.
? Days in which students are scheduled to make presentations or in which interactive drama or similar activities are planned count as DOUBLE ATTENDANCE DAYS and all participation and attendance points or penalties are double.
|Textbook & Reference|
As per the English Department guidelines, this course employs realia (authentic materials as appropriate). In addition to playscripts and readings related to each of the plays we will be studying, some of the reference books we will use this semester include the following (subject to change so please do not purchase books unless the instructor verifies the text in class):
Various selections from literary works.
SUPPLEMENTAL TEXTS, excerpts from:
Louis Giannetti. UNDERSTANDING MOVIES.
Others to be announced. You do NOT need to buy the textbook, handouts will be decided on later.
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