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                                               LIBERTY UNIVERSITY
                                                  ___Semester 200__
                                                     ENGL 215
                                                 English Literature I

(Note: items in italics are to be filled in by the instructor. All other material is to be included as given.)

I.   Course Description

         A survey of English literature from its beginning to 1660. Two critical papers are required.

II. Rationale

         The study of literature helps to fulfill the university aims of fostering competencies in writing, speaking,
         reading, and appreciation of the arts; contributing to a knowledge and understanding of other cultures and
         time periods; and integrating theoretical and applied knowledge within the context of a Christian

III. Prerequisite statement

         ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 or equivalents: It is the student’s responsibility to make up any prerequisite
         deficiencies, as stated in the Liberty University Catalog, which would prevent the successful completion of
         this course.

IV. Materials List

         This section includes:

                   Textbook—Title, author, edition, ISBN

                   Suggested Readings

                   Other materials/manipulative that are required

         Differentiate between required/highly recommended/suggested. Required texts should be linked to some
         form of assessment: test, essay, other written response, oral report, etc.

V. Learning Outcomes

         1.   To analyze the major characteristics of applicable historical/literary periods, genres, and traditions and
              to locate specific texts within those periods, genres and traditions
         2.   To identify key authors within a period and, applying appropriate literary terms, to relate characteristic
              literary features and devices to their works
         3.   To demonstrate skills in close reading and analysis of literary texts in a variety of periods, genres, and
         4.   To integrate a Christian worldview with the practice of literary reading and interpretation
         5.   Write with clarity*
         6.   Recognize standard usage in English grammar, word choice (diction), phraseology, and sentence
         7.   Apply knowledge of sentence structure to basic sentence editing and revision*
         8.   Write a persuasive analysis of a literary work*
         9.   Integrate sources accurately and effectively*

         *These are also Gen. Ed. core competencies for communication

VI. Assignments/Requirements

         This section is an overview of the assignments. Give a concise statement and brief description of the
         assignments. More specific details of the assignment should be included in section X.

         As a guideline for assignment/requirement development, consider the following:

                 Cognitive growth - Learned content which is testable
                 Product - Description of things produced such as class papers, projects, etc.
                 Process - Expectations for discussion in class, participation in activity/experiment

         Identify which learning outcome in V (above) corresponds to each assignment.

*VII. Grading Policies

A. Each instructor will provide students with his or her own criteria and the department's criteria for the evaluation
of student work. Generally, the essays will count for at least half, but not more than two-thirds, of the students’ final
grades. Work evaluated numerically is based upon the grading scale below:

         A…900-1000       B…800-899        C…700-799       D…600-699        F…0-599

All faculty will adopt a 1000 point scale for calculating student grades.

    •    Thus, an assignment worth 40% of a student’s grade will receive 400 points.
    •    All grades are numeric

VIII.    Attendance Policies

For the good of the Liberty University student body, a consistent attendance policy is needed so that all
students in all majors will understand the expectations of faculty in all their courses. In general, regular
and punctual attendance in all classes is expected of all students. At times, students will miss classes.
These absences will be identified as either excused or unexcused and will be handled per the policy

Excused Absences
    Excused absences include all Liberty University sponsored events, to include athletic
       competition or other provost-approved event.
    Absences due to medical illness that are accompanied by a doctor’s note will be excused.
    Absences due to family situations such as a death in the family or a severe medical condition will
       be excused
    Students will not be penalized for excused absences and will be permitted to make
       arrangements to complete missed work.

Unexcused Absences
    Classes that meet:
           o Three times per week will permit three unexcused absences per semester.
           o Twice per week will permit two unexcused absences per semester.
           o Once per week will permit one unexcused absence per semester.
    Questions regarding unexcused absences must be resolved by the student with the professor
      within one week of the absence. Students may appeal these decisions to the respective dean
      within one week.
    Extraordinary circumstances regarding excessive absences will be addressed by the student with
      the faculty member, department chair, and dean as required.
    Penalties for each unexcused absence over the permitted number per semester will be as
               50 points for classes that meet 3 times per week
               75 points for classes that meet 2 times per week
               150 points for classes that meet once per week
    Students who are late for class 10 minutes or less are considered tardy but present for the class.
      If a student misses in-class work due to tardiness, the faculty member may choose not to allow
      the student to make up this work. Three class tardies will be counted as one unexcused
    Students who are more than 10 minutes late for class are considered absent

IX. Other Policies (These policies should be reproduced exactly as stated below)

        Dress Code

        Students are expected to come to class dressed in a manner consistent with The Liberty Way.

        Honor Code

        We, the students, faculty, and staff of Liberty University, have a responsibility to uphold the moral and
        ethical standards of this institution and personally confront those who do not.

        Academic Misconduct

        Academic misconduct includes: academic dishonesty, plagiarism, and falsification. See The Liberty Way
        for specific definitions, penalties, and processes for reporting.

        Disability Statement

        Students with a documented disability may contact the Office of Disability Academic Support in DH 2016
        to arrange academic accommodations. For all disability testing accommodation requests (i.e. quieter
        environment, extended time, oral testing, etc.) the Tutoring / Testing Center is the officially designated
        place for all tests administered outside of the regular classroom.


       A Fall/Spring course may be dropped without a grade, tuition, and fee charges within the first five days of
       the semester. From the sixth day until the end of the tenth week, a Fall/Spring course may be withdrawn
       with a grade of W

       Classroom Policies

       The inappropriate use of technology, such as cell phones, iPods, laptops, calculators, etc. in the classroom
       is not tolerated. Other disruptive behavior in the classroom is not tolerated. Students who engage in such
       misconduct will be subject the penalties and processes as written in The Liberty Way.

X. Calendar for the semester/term

       Topics/assignments per week

       Assignments per date: Tests, Reading, Other

XI. Bibliography

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