Syllabus AML 2020 Norton by U77EuDdo


									                                                                    Dr. Holmes
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                             AML 2020
                        American Literature II

“A course in American Literature from Civil War to present. This course
may be used for Humanities credit. This is a Gordon Rule writing course and
is part of the college’s Writing-Across-the-Curriculum program. If used to
meet AA Gordon Rule requirements for general education, a minimum grade
of “C” is required. Prerequisite: ENC 1101.”
       --NWF Catalog

 The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Vols. C, D, and E, 7th ed.
      Ed. Nina Baym et al.
 A college handbook

      Journal notebook
      Three-ring binder (recommended) for class handouts

English Department Grading Scale
All classes offered in the English/Communications Dept. follow a 10-
pt. grading scale:
90-100 A; 80-89 B; 70-79 C; 60-69 D; 59 & below F.

Class Days: Jan. 9-April 30; Final Exam: Wed., May 2, 12-1:50
College Closed: Jan. 16, Mar. 19-25
Last day to drop a course with a grade of “W”: Mar. 27
Last Day for Turnitin submissions: April 30

Important Class Information:

   1. Late Papers: One late paper allowed without penalty; after that, the
      paper’s grade will be reduced one letter grade for each class day late.
2.Essay Submissions and Revisions
All out-of-class essays must be submitted two ways: (1) a hard copy to me
and (2) electronically to All out-of-class essays must be revised
and submitted to in order for a grade to be recorded.

3.Northwest Florida State College subscribes to Turnitin, an online
plagiarism detection and prevention service. By enrolling in this class, you
are consenting to upload your papers to Turnitin, where they will be checked
for plagiarism. Papers submitted to Turnitin are saved as source documents
within the Turnitin database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism in
other papers.

      Note well: For a grade to be recorded, all essays must be submitted to

4.Office Hours: Posted on Door E024 and on my faculty website

5.Plagiarism and cheating will not be tolerated. Penalties range from a
grade of “F” on the assignment to an “F” for the course.

Attendance Policy
Class attendance is an integral part of the learning process for this course.
Students are expected to attend class regularly, as well as to arrive and
depart on time. Students with excessive absences (including tardies) may be
withdrawn from the class. Note that although college policy provides for a
certain number of class absences, that number covers all types of absences,
including those due to documented illness or other emergency; Absences for
illness or emergencies are not accommodated in addition to those allowable
under the attendance policy. (See the College Catalog and Student
Handbook.) Please note that college policy does not distinguish between
excused or unexcused absences.

Grade Distribution:
     Tests 50%
     Two Short essays 10% ea.
     Research Paper 20%
     Journals, Quizzes 10%
In order for you to achieve the maximum from this course, you must do the
work assigned. The textbook is exciting, but challenging. Plan your schedule
now to allow at least two hours of preparation for each hour that you spend
in class. On some days we will begin with Journal Writing or Response
quizzes, activities which are your opportunity to reflect literal and critical
interpretations of the reading. It is crucial that you keep up with reading
assignments so you can actively participate in class discussions. See also the
Heath Website listed on the back of your text.

Free Tutoring Services: Academic Success Center, bldg. E. Also, consult on-line help

If you have special needs or a disability for which accommodations may be appropriate
to assist you in this class, please contact the Office of Services to Students with Special
Needs in Building C-1 on the Niceville Campus, or call 729-5372 (TDD 1-800-9558771
or Voice 1-800-955-8770). The schedule, requirements, and procedures in this course are
subject to change in the event of unusual or extenuating circumstances; in such cases,
students will be provided with written notice sufficient to plan for and accommodate the

Students are responsible for adherence to all college policies and procedures, including
those related to academic freedom, cheating, classroom conduct, computer/network/e-
mail use and other items included in the college catalog. Students should be familiar with
the rights and responsibilities detailed on pages 25-29 of the 2007-2008 Catalog and
Student Handbook. Plagiarism, cheating, or any other form of academic dishonesty is a
serious breach of student responsibilities and may trigger consequences which range from
a failing grade to formal disciplinary action.

If the college closes for inclement weather or other emergency, any exams,
presentations, projects, or papers due during the closure period will automatically be
rescheduled for the first regular class meeting held once the college re-opens. To check
information regarding college closing due to hurricanes or other unexpected events, go to
the college website ( or call the main switchboard at 678-5111. A
revised schedule will be available at the first regular class meeting held once the college
re-opens. If changes to graded activities are required, students will not be penalized as a
result of the adjustments, but will be responsible for meeting revised deadlines and course
As a courtesy to other students and the learning process, students may not bring
children with them to class sessions. Health and safety concerns prohibit
children from accompanying adult students in any lab, shop, office or classroom
or other college facility where potential hazards exist. If a child-related
emergency means you must miss class, contact the instructor as soon as possible
to determine your options.
Cell phones, pagers and other such electronic devices must be turned off during
class time. Communication by electronic device during class is strictly prohibited
unless expressly designated as part of the learning activities. Use of electronic
communication devices during examinations or other graded activities may
constitute grounds for disciplinary action. Where emergency or employment
situations require access to electronic communication services, arrangements may
be made in advance with the instructor.

                                  READING LIST
Vol. C

Selection                                   Page numbers

Introduction                                1-13
Samuel Langhorne Clemens                    100-104
  “The Notorious . . .”                     104-108
  “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg”       handout
Sarah Winnemucca                            501-502
  “Life Among the Piutes”                   502-512
Charles Alexander Eastman                   716-717
  The Ghost Dance War                       717-724
Sarah Orne Jewett                           520-522
  “A White Heron”                           522-528
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman                     625-626
  “A New England Nun”                       626-634
  “The Revolt of ‘Mother’”                  635-645
Anna Julia Cooper                           645-646
  “Woman versus the Indian”                 647-663
 Booker T. Washington                       663-665
  “Up from Slavery”                         665-687
Charles Waddell Chesnutt                    668-689
  “The Passing of Grandison”                704-716
Edith Wharton                               829-830
  “Roman Fever”                             843-852
W.E.B. Du Bois                              893-894
  The Souls of Black Folk                   894-910
Paul Lawrence Dunbar                        1038-1039
  Selected poems
Vol. D

Introduction                        1177-1190
Willa Cather                        1214-16
  My Antonia                        1216-1349
Eugene O’Neill                      1607-1610
  Long Day’s Journey Into Night     1610-85
Zora Neale Hurston                  1700-1701
  “How It Feels To Be Colored Me”   1710-1713
  “The Gilded Six-Bits”             1713-1721
Edna St Vincent Millay              1803-1804
  Selected Poems
Ernest Hemingway                    1980-1982
  “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”        1983-1899

Vol. E
Introduction                        2083-2092
Tennessee Williams                  2184-2186
  A Streetcar Named Desire Video    2186-2248
Gwendolyn Brooks                    2409-2410
  Selected Poems
Phillip Levine                      2636-2637
  Selected Poems
Anne Sexton                         2641-2642
  Selected Poems
Sylvia Plath                        22698-2700
  Selected Poems
Adrienne Rich                       2649-2651
  “Diving Into the Wreck”           2656-2657
  “Power”                           2658
  “Transcendental Etude”            2658-2662
Toni Morrison                       2684-2685
  “Recitatif”                       2685-2698
Lucille Clifton                     2799-2800
  Selected Poems
Dear Classmates,

       I hope you are looking forward to diving into some great literature this
semester. The difference between “literature” and the books for a mass
audience, books such as you see at the supermarket checkout counter, is that
literature is more complex; it rewards multiple readings. Also, literature
allows for multiple interpretations. There is no one singe “right reading.”
Now this doesn’t mean that a story or poem can mean anything – or that
there is no meaning--but rather that a range of interpretations is possible.
Much of what you take from a work depends on your age, life experiences,
and so on.
       In choosing the selections for this class, I have been amazed at how
the canon has opened up. By that I mean that there are many more minority
writers included than when I was a college undergraduate. We have a
window to a world that was previously closed to us. And so many of the
selections are just plain fun to read; they engage us. After all, isn’t that why
we choose to read in the first place?
       Here’s to a great spring semester!


         Dr. Holmes


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