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Revision Date: 26-Mar-24
 

Fall 2024 | ENG-1310-VO02 - Introduction to Literature


Online Class

Online courses take place 100% online via Canvas, without required in-person or Zoom meetings.

Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 09-03-2024 to 12-16-2024
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-16-2024 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-04-2024 - Refund Policy
Open Seats: 7 (as of 07-13-24 3:05 PM)
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Faculty

Trish Hopkins
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Collin Lee

General Education Requirements


This section meets the following CCV General Education Requirement(s) for the current catalog year:
VSCS Arts & Aesthetics
CCV Writing and Research
    Note
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program catalog year page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description

In this course, students read a culturally diverse selection of fiction, poetry, and drama with an emphasis on how to study literature: understanding plot and character, identifying themes and the author's point of view, and analyzing techniques in prose and verse. This course fulfills the research and writing intensive requirement. Students must complete a final research paper with a grade of C- or better in order to pass this course. Prerequisite: English Composition.


Essential Objectives

1. Describe the formal elements of the novel, short fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and drama.
2. Define literary elements such as theme, character, plot, imagery, setting, point of view, and symbolism.
3. Analyze how writers use formal and literary elements to express ideas, emotions, and cultural values.
4. Identify figurative uses of language such as irony, metaphor, and personification from a wide range of literary works.
5. Describe the cultural and historical context of selected works of literature and explain the impact of global and/or cultural diversity on the development of these works.
6. Discuss the contributions of selected works of literature to social change, thought, and/or well-being on an individual or collective level.
7. Write short reaction papers and analyses of a wide range of selected literary works, critically editing drafts for precision and clarity as well as correct mechanics.
8. Demonstrate information literacy skills: distinguish between and utilize both primary and secondary sources; perform library and web-based literature searches; and evaluate data and resources for credibility, reliability, and validity.
9. Demonstrate the ability to apply APA citation style in academic writing by parenthetically citing sources in the text and correctly compiling them in the relevant end sources page.
10. Compose, revise, and edit a final paper that includes a thesis, integrates five or more scholarly and professional sources, including primary and secondary evidence as needed, to address an academic research question and demonstrate writing proficiency by achieving a grade of C- or better.


Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.


Required Textbooks and Resources


*** This is a no cost textbook or resource class. ***

This course only uses free Open Educational Resources (OER) and/or library materials. For details, see the Canvas Site for this class.


Artificial Intelligence(AI) Policy Statement

CCV recognizes that artificial intelligence (AI) and generative AI tools are widely available and becoming embedded in many online writing and creative applications.

Prohibited: The use of generative AI is not allowed in this course, with the exception of spellcheck, grammar check and similar tools. This course rests in the value of students engaging in the learning process without relying on AI-generated content. Students will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills independently, owning their learning journey from start to finish. If you use these tools, your actions would be considered academically dishonest and a violation of CCV's Academic Integrity Policy.


Methods

  • Short story, poetry, and drama readings
  • Collaborative discussion questions
  • Weekly reading quizzes
  • 2 Short literary papers
  • 5 Source literary research paper
  • Creative writing weekly notebooks

Evaluation Criteria

Discussion Questions 40% of grade

Weekly Quizzes 10% of grade

Creative Writing weekly notebooks 10% of grade

Final paper must be submitted and earn a C- or better to pass class 40% of grade.


Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

 HighLow
A+10098
A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
P10060
NPLess than 600


Weekly Schedule


Week/ModuleTopic  Readings  Assignments
 

1

Week 1 Perspectives

Tuesday 9/3 to Monday 9/9

  

Turquoise Twilight—Izzy Bean

Chasing Peepers—E.E. Shandoor

The Little Mermaid—Hans Christian Andersen

  

Initial DB prompt post due Wednesday 9/4 by 11:59 pm EST

Three reply posts to classmates due by Monday 9/9 by 11:59 pm EST

Week 1 Quiz due by Monday 9/9 by 11:59 pm EST

Week 1 Notebook due by Monday 9/9 by 11:59 pm EST

 

2

Week 2 Plot

Tuesday 9/10 to Monday 9/16

  

Scattered Magnolia Petals—Izzy Bean

The Big Trip Up Yonder—Kurt Vonnegut

Roman Fever—Edith Wharton

  

Initial DB prompt post due by Wednesday 9/11 by 11:59 pm EST

Three reply posts to classmates due by Monday 9/16 by 11:59 pm EST

Week 2 Quiz due by Monday 9/16 by 11:59 pm EST

Week 2 Notebook due by Monday 9/16 by 11:59 pm EST

 

3

Week 3 Narration and POV

Tuesday 9/17 to Monday 9/23

  

The Gossiping Clam—Roger Fernandes

Karman—Izzy Bean

The Garage—E.E. Shandoor

What You Pawn I Will Redeem—Sherman Alexie

  

Initial DB prompt post due by Wednesday 9/18 by 11:59 pm EST

Three reply posts to classmates due by Monday 9/23 by 11:59 pm EST

Week 3 Quiz due by Monday 9/23 by 11:59 pm EST

Week 3 Notebook due by Monday 9/23 by 11:59 pm EST

 

4

Week 4 Character

Tuesday 9/24 to Monday 9/30

  

Boardwalk Boudoir—E.E. Shandoor

Tripping the Bells—Izzy Bean

October in the Chair—Neil Gaiman

  

Initial DB prompt post due by Wednesday 9/25 by 11:59 pm EST

Three reply posts to classmates due by Monday 9/30 by 11:59 pm EST

Short Paper 1 due by Monday 9/30 by 11:59 pm EST

Week 4 Quiz due by Monday 9/30 by 11:59 pm EST

Week 4 Notebook due by Monday 9/30 by 11:59 pm EST

 

5

Week 5 Setting

Tuesday 10/1 to Monday 10/7

  

October Sea—Izzy Bean

Unfinished—Izzy Bean

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow—Washington Irving

  

Initial DB prompt post due by Wednesday 10/2 by 11:59 pm EST

Three reply posts to classmates due by Monday 10/7 by 11:59 pm EST

Week 5 Quiz due by Monday 10/7 by 11:59 pm EST

Week 5 Notebook due by Monday 10/7 by 11:59 pm EST

 

6

Week 6 Symbolism

Tuesday 10/8 to Monday 10/14

  

The Recovery—Kate Chopin

The Myst—E.E. Shandoor

The Birds—Daphne Du Maurier

  

Initial DB prompt post due by Wednesday 10/9 by 11:59 pm EST

Three reply posts to classmates due by Monday 10/14 by 11:59 pm EST

Week 6 Quiz due by Monday 10/14 by 11:59 pm EST

Week 6 Notebook due by Monday 10/14 by 11:59 pm EST

Final Paper Proposal due by Monday 10/14 by 11:59 pm EST

 

7

Week 7 Theme

Tuesday 10/15 to Monday 10/21

  

A Pair of Silk Stockings—Kate Chopin

The Yellow Wallpaper—Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Turn Back Now—Izzy Bean

  

Initial DB prompt post due by Wednesday 10/16 by 11:59 pm EST

Three reply posts to classmates due by Monday 10/21 by 11:59 pm EST

Week 7 Quiz due by Monday 10/21 by 11:59 pm EST

Week 7 Notebook due by Monday 10/21 by 11:59 pm EST

 

8

Week 8 Fantasy

Tuesday 10/22 to Monday 10/28

  

Merman Tears—Izzy Bean

Enchanted Wood—Izzy Bean

The Chaser—John Collier

  

Initial DB prompt post due by Wednesday 10/23 by 11:59 pm EST

Three reply posts to classmates due by Monday 10/28 by 11:59 pm EST

Short Paper 2 due by Monday 10/28 by 11:59 pm EST

Week 8 Quiz due by Monday 10/28 by 11:59 pm EST

Week 8 Notebook due by Monday 10/28 by 11:59 pm EST

 

9

Week 9 Supernatural

Tuesday 10/29 to Monday 11/4

  

Louise—Izzy Bean

Cosmic Coffee—Izzy Bean

Rip Van Winkle—Washington Irving

  

Initial DB prompt post due by Wednesday 10/30 by 11:59 pm EST

Three reply posts to classmates due by Monday 11/4 by 11:59 pm EST

Week 9 Quiz due by Monday 11/4 by 11:59 pm EST

Week 9 Notebook due by Monday 11/4 by 11:59 pm EST

 

10

Week 10 Mystery

Tuesday 11/5 to Monday 11/11

  

Lamb to the Slaughter—Roald Dahl

Where Are You Going—Joyce Carol Oates

The Cask of Amontillado—Edgar Allan Poe

  

Initial DB prompt post due by Wednesday 11/6 by 11:59 pm EST

Three reply posts to classmates due by Monday 11/11 by 11:59 pm EST

Week 10 Quiz due by Monday 11/11 by 11:59 pm EST

Week 10 Notebook due by Monday 11/11 by 11:59 pm EST

 

11

Week 11 Poetry Tone

Tuesday 11/12 to Monday 11/18

  

I Know My Soul—Claude McKay
The Clock—Daniel Tobin
The Road Not Taken—Robert Frost
Daystar—Rita Dove

To a Daughter Leaving Home—Linda Pastan
The Raven—Edgar Allan Poe

I, Too—Langston Hughes

  

Initial DB prompt post due by Wednesday 11/13 by 11:59 pm EST

Three reply posts to classmates due by Monday 11/18 by 11:59 pm EST

Week 11 Quiz due by Monday 11/18 by 11:59 pm EST

Week 11 Notebook due by Monday 11/18 by 11:59 pm EST

 

12

Week 12 Poetry Symbolism

Tuesday 11/19 to Monday 11/25

  

Because I could not stop for Death—Emily Dickinson

My Father’s Garden—David Wagoner

Wild Nights—Wild Nights!—Emily Dickinson
The Leap—James Dickey
Instructions—Neil Gaiman
Locks—Neil Gaiman
Fireflies in the Garden—Robert Frost
After a Death—Roo Borson

  

Initial DB prompt post due by Wednesday 11/20 by 11:59 pm EST

Three reply posts to classmates due by Monday 11/25 by 11:59 pm EST

Final Paper due Tuesday 11/19 by 11:59 pm EST

Week 12 Quiz due by Monday 11/25 by 11:59 pm EST

Week 12 Notebook due by Monday 11/25 by 11:59 pm EST

 

13

Week 13 Connecting with Poetry

Tuesday 11/26 to Monday 12/2

  

Jasmines—Claude McKay

Love Song—Claude McKay

The Night-Wind—Emily Bronte
The Word Plum—Helen Chasin
Blackberry Eating—Galway Kinnell
Letters To Verona—Margarita Engle

The Facebook Sonnet—Sherman Alexie

  

Initial DB prompt post due by Wednesday 11/27 by 11:59 pm EST

Three reply posts to classmates due by Monday 12/2 by 11:59 pm EST

Week 13 Quiz due by Monday 12/2 by 11:59 pm EST

Week 13 Notebook due by Monday 12/2 by 11:59 pm EST

 

14

Week 14 Play

Tuesday 12/3 to Monday 12/9

  

A Midsummer Night’s Dream—William Shakespeare [Read entire play.]

  

Initial DB prompt post due by Wednesday 12/4 by 11:59 pm EST

Three reply posts to classmates due by Monday 12/9 by 11:59 pm EST

Week 14 Quiz due by Monday 12/9 by 11:59 pm EST

Week 14 Notebook due by Monday 12/9 by 11:59 pm EST

 

15

Week 15 Souvenirs

Tuesday 12/10 to Monday 12/16

  

Flash Fiction
Leaves
Pajamas
Plaids
Live Bait
Poetry
Little Man
Parental Affair
Galway Bay

  

Initial DB prompt post due by Wednesday 12/11 by 11:59 pm EST

Three reply posts to classmates due by Monday 12/16 by 11:59 pm EST

Week 15 Quiz due by Monday 12/16 by 11:59 pm EST

Week 15 Notebook due by Monday 12/16 by 11:59 pm EST

 

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.


Participation Expectations

The heart of our learning this semester unfolds in our weekly discussions. Students do well by participating per the guidelines listed in our Canvas classroom each week. Since this aspect of the course is group work, students are expected to participate before the end of the week. Discussion boards (DBs) close at the end of the week and cannot be made up for credit.



Missing & Late Work Policy

While students are expected to keep up with the weekly assignments, certain issues arise out of our control. As long as you contact me ahead of time, we can work out late assignments.

The discussions are group work, meaning they cannot be made up after the week ends.

However, the quizzes and notebooks can be made up without a late penalty if you contact me.


Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:


CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please
  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.


Academic Integrity


CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.