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					                            SHELTON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
                           A college dedicated to learning and teaching.
                           A college responsive to the diverse needs of its
                                      students and community.
                            A college recognized for its commitment to
 ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF        excellence and continued improvement.
POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

                                                         SYLLABUS
                                                         Eng 101 - 12
                                                English Composition
                                                   Spring, 2006
                       Successful completion of ENG 093; a Compass score of 68 or better; or 20 or better on ACT
                       Students are required to complete prerequisites for this course. Students who enroll without
     Prerequisite(s)   completing prerequisites for this course may be withdrawn by the College and may not qualify
                       for a refund of tuition. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all course
                       prerequisites are completed and documented at the College.
                       English 101 provides instruction and practice in the writing of at least six (6) extended
        Course         compositions and the development of analytical and critical reading skills and basic reference
       Description     and documentation skills in the compositions process. It may also include instruction and
                       practice in library usage
                             Develop and use strategies for writing essays from development of subject
                                through revision of the essay.
                             Develop and use focused structure, incorporating logical and coherent
                                generalizations and details on a variety of subjects.
        Course
       Objectives            Develop basic reference and documentation skills with emphasis on quotes and
                                paraphrases.
                             Develop analytical and critical reading skills as a tool for teaching composition
                                skills

     Instructor        Beth Hamner
     Student hours
     and location      10:00 - 11:00 a.m. MWF - Office # 2647
     for Student       11:00 - 12:00 a.m. TH - Office #2647
     Hours
     Instructor’s      beth.hamner@sheltonstate.edu
     E-mail and        Phone: 391-3917
     phone number
     Division          Division Chair: Janice Filer : jfiler@sheltonstate.edu
     Chair’s
     E-mail and
                       Phone: 391-2940
     phone number      Office # 2711
     Web site          http://www.faculty.sheltonstate.edu/~bhamner
     Class days
     and time
                       TH 9:30 – 10:45 a.m

     Campus and        Martin Campus
     Class location    Room 2215
                       SSCC Attendance Policy: Students are expected to attend all classes for which they are
                       registered, to be prompt and to remain in class/lab for the entire time. Attendance will be
     Attendance        recorded at every class/lab meeting. On the final grade report, instructors are required to
     Policy            identify the last day of attendance for all students who receive a grade of “F” or “U.” Students
                       who are unable to attend class regularly, regardless of the reason or circumstance, should
                       withdraw from the class. Withdrawal from class can affect eligibility for federal financial aid.
               (A) Students are expected to attend all classes and to remain in class/lab for the entire time.
               Instructor will keep documentation of students who are tardy and those who leave early. This could
               affect attendance record. Students must attend class on time and must stay the full time to be given
               credit for attendance. Leaving before the class has been officially dismissed is disruptive, and any
               work missed cannot be made up without evidence of a legitimate excuse.
               (B) Instructors are required to take attendance at every class meeting.
               Students must provide legitimate documentation for an absence to be excused. All medical excuses
               for absences must be documented by a physician, legal excuses by an attorney or legal office, and
               death in the family and other emergencies by an appropriate source (obituary) or agency.
               Documentation must be received within one week of returning to class.
               See the Standard College Policies sheet for definition of excused absences.
               *Any missed material will not be re-taught by the instructor.
               A student may make up missed assignments only with legitimate documentation of an excused
               absence. Student has five school days to make up work. If proper documentation is not provided,
               the student will not be allowed to make up the work, and a “0” will be recorded. Bonus/participatory
               points will be given periodically, and these points are offered only to the students present in the
               classroom.
               Arriving late to class or leaving before the class has been officially dismissed is disruptive, and any
               work missed cannot be made up without evidence of a legitimate excuse.
               A student who has an excused absence must turn in any missed out-of-class work the first day the
               student returns from the absence or face a 10% late penalty. A student with an unexcused absence
               will not be allowed to make up any missed assignments and will receive a “0.”
               Students should follow the syllabus, contact a classmate, or e-mail me prior to returning to class to
               get missed assignments
               Students who need to make up tests, quizzes, etc. need to consult with me about a make up time and
               date.
               No missed assignments will be accepted after the last class date. Do not bring any make up work on
               exam date. It will not be accepted. .
               NOTE: Effective January 1, 2005, The manner in which make up work, test(s), or
               assignments will be given for excused absences, as allowed by the Standard College Policies,
               shall be left solely to the discretion of the instructor.
               A student may make up missed assignments only with legitimate documentation of an excused
               absence. Student has five school days to make up work. If proper documentation is not provided,
               the student will not be allowed to make up the work, and a “0” will be recorded. Bonus/participatory
               points will be given periodically, and these points are offered only to the students present in the
               classroom.
               Arriving late to class or leaving before the class has been officially dismissed is disruptive, and any
Make-up
policy
               work missed cannot be made up without evidence of a legitimate excuse.
               A student who has an excused absence must turn in any missed out-of-class work the first day the
               student returns from the absence or face a 10% late penalty. A student with an unexcused absence
               will not be allowed to make up any missed assignments and will receive a “0.”
               Students should follow the syllabus, contact a classmate, or e-mail me prior to returning to class to
               get missed assignments
               Students who need to make up tests, quizzes, etc. need to consult with me about a make up time and
               date.
               No missed assignments will be accepted after the last class date. Do not bring any make up work on
               exam date. It will not be accepted.
Required       Successful College Writing (2nd edition), Kathleen T. McWhorter
textbook and
Course
               Perrine’s Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense (9th edition), Thomas Arp and Greg Johnson
Materials      Doing Honest Work in College, Charles Lipson
Academic           Students are expected to be honorable in all college assignments. Suspected cases of academic
Misconduct         misconduct are reported to the Dean of Instructional Services.
Policy and         Refer to the Standard College Policies sheet and to the SSCC Catalog, page 194, for specific policies
Penalties          and procedures regarding academic misconduct.
Daily activities   Throughout the semester, students will be given numerous pop quizzes, in-class writing assignments,
and                and participatory activities. Class attendance is imperative for students to make good grades on in-
Other policies     class activities and to earn participatory points.
                   Pop quizzes generally count between 10 and 20 points. These quizzes are usually given at the
                   beginning of the class period, so if a student arrives late to class and does not have a legitimate
Pop Quizzes        excuse in hand when he/she arrives, that student will receive a “0”. Likewise, if a quiz is given at the
                   end of the period, and a student leaves early, that student must present a legitimate excuse to make
                   up the missed quiz
Final
Examination
                   Thursday, May 4 – 9:00-11:00 A.M.
                   The Standard College Policies apply to all classes at the college and are a part of every official
                   course syllabus; each student receives a copy when he or she completes the vehicle
                   registration/waiver procedure. It is also available at www.sheltonstate.edu. It is the
Standard           responsibility of the student to have a copy of these policies and to abide by them. This class
College Policies   syllabus is intended to give further detail about the policies and expectations in this class.
                   NOTE: Effective January 1, 2005, the manner in which make up work, test(s), or assignments
                   will be given for excused absences, as allowed by the Standard College Policies, shall be left
                   solely to the discretion of the instructor.
                   The College complies with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and the Americans with
Americans with
Disabilities Act
                   Disabilities Act of 1990. All inquiries or concerns should be directed to the Dean of Student
                   Services at (205) 391-2216.

   Grading:
   [Grading for this class will involve the following components:
                                 Grading Item                Point value
                                Pop quizzes                              10-20 points
                                Homework                                 10-20 points
                                Tests                                      100 points
                                Essays                                     100 points
                                Journal                                    100 points
                                Final Exam                                 100 points

   Letter grades will be assigned according to the following:
                                           Percentage Grade     Letter grade
                                           90-100                    A
                                           80-89                     B
                                           70-79                     C
                                           60-69                     D
                                           59 and below              F
                                                  Eng 101 - 12
                                     Course Outline Calendar – Spring 2006
                                                    Hamner
                                             TH 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
          Date                                     Topics                                          Notes

                                Introduction. Syllabus – Course objectives. Diagnostic
 Tuesday, January 10, 2006                          grammar/composition.                           SCW
                                Sentence structure (SCW 858). Choosing/narrowing a
                              topic. Purpose, audience, point of view. Components of a
Thursday, January 12, 2006                           narrative (SCW 207)                           SCW
                                 Writing introduction/developing body paragraphs for
                              narrative. Phrases (SCW 862). Assignment: Complete
 Tuesday, January 17, 2006                        rough draft for narrative                        SCW
                                 Continue with phrases. Complete exercise 2.5 (SCW
Thursday, January 19, 2006                 868) Complete rough draft narrative                     SCW
                                 Clauses (SCW 865). Types of sentences (SCW 867).
                               Review for Skills I Test. Final in-class edit of narrative.
 Tuesday, January 24, 2006              Assignment: Write final draft of narrative.          SCW
                                  Narrative essay due. Skills Test I. Introduction to
Thursday, January 26, 2006                     illustration essay. (SCW 294).                      SCW
                                 Examples of support for illustration essay. Complete
                              exercise 10.1(SCW 298) Sentence fragments (SCW 869).
 Tuesday, January 31, 2006                    Topic idea for illustration essay                    SCW
                              Use of transitions. Run-on sentences and comma splices.
                              Assignment: Complete exercise 4.1 (SCW 879). Develop
Thursday, February 02, 2006           thesis statement/outline for illustration essay              SCW
                               Complete rough draft of illustration essay in class.
                               Modifiers (misplaced, dangling, confusing).Review for
Tuesday, February 07, 2006        Skills Test II. Assignment: Study for Skills Test II.            SCW
                                  Illustration essay due. Subject-verb agreement.
                                    Assignment: Complete exercise 5.1 (SCW 884).
Thursday, February 09, 2006                  Introduction to comparison essay                      SCW
                                 Comparison/contrast. Alternating vs. block patterns.
                                (SCW 382) Verb forms. Complete exercise 6.1 (SCW
 Tuesday, February 14, 2006    887) to turn in assignment: topic for comparison essay .            SCW
Thursday, February 16, 2006            Professional Development (No class)
                                 Transitions/satisfying conclusions. Assignment: Write
                                      intro to comparison/contrast essay. Pronoun
                              Reference(SCW 888). Assignment: Complete rough draft
Tuesday, February 21, 2006                          for comparison essay.                          SCW
                                     Peer edit comparison/contrast papers. Pronoun-
Thursday, February 23, 2006                 antecedent agreement. (SCW 890)                        SCW
                               Comparison/contrast essay due. Pronoun case (SCW
Tuesday, February 28, 2006        893)Introduction to classification essay. (SWC 427)              SCW
                              Group activity: developing principle for categorizing.
                              Review for Skills III test. Assignment: Topic idea for
  Thursday, March 02, 2006                          classification essay.                          SCW
   Tuesday, March 07, 2006         Skills Test III. Outline for classification essay.              SCW
  Thursday, March 09, 2006          Rough draft for classification essay/peer edit                 SCW
                                     Classification essay due. Introduction of
   Tuesday, March 14, 2006                      persuasive essay.(outline)                         SCW
  Thursday, March 16, 2006      Thesis/evidence in persuasive essays(SCW 605-                      SCW
                                         608). Incorporating sources (SCW 658)
                                         Assignment: topic for persuasive essay
     Tuesday, March 21, 2006                     Spring Break (No class)
    Thursday, March 23, 2006                     Spring Break (No class)
                                 Library to gather sources. Assignment: rough draft
    Tuesday, March 28, 2006                         for persuasive essay                               SCW
                                 Peer edit persuasive paper. Intro to fiction. Notes on
    Thursday, March 30, 2006                           types of fiction.                               SCW
                                 Persuasive essay due. Reading critically. Notes on types
                                     of fiction. Assignment: Read: Hunters in the Snow
      Tuesday, April 04, 2006                           (Perrrine’s 86)                        Perinne’s Literature
                                    Quiz. Plot and Structure. Introduce literary analysis.
                                   Evaluative thesis. Read Alice Munro[s How I Met My
     Thursday, April 06, 2006                      Husband (Perrine’s 125)                     Perinne’s LIterature
                                        Quiz. Characterization. Literary analysis.
                                     Incorporating examples. Read Alice Walker’s
      Tuesday, April 11, 2006                  Everyday Use (Perrine’s 166)                     Perrine’s Literature
                                  Quiz. Theme. Literary analysis. Conclusion. Read
     Thursday, April 13, 2006         Eudora Welty’s A Worn Path (Perrine’s 212)                Perrine’s Literature
                                      Quiz. Point of View. Literary analysis. Using
                                   elements of fiction. Read Shirley Jackson’s The
      Tuesday, April 18, 2006                      Lottery (Perrine’s 251)                      Perrine’s Literature
                                  Quiz. Symbolism. Literary analysis. Continue with
                                  elements of fiction. Read Garcia Marquez’s A Very
     Thursday, April 20, 2006       Old Man with Enormous Wings (Perrine’s 327))                Perrine’s Literature
                                    Conferencing of rough drafts -Literary analysis
                                                        Journals due
      Tuesday, April 25, 2006               *Last day to withdraw from class
     Thursday, April 27, 2006                In-class literary analysis essay
      Tuesday, May 02, 2006                           Review for exam
     Thursday, May 04, 2006      Exam 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

This course outline and the dates established therein are tentative, and the instructor reserves the right to change them.
Last day to withdraw from classes- April 24

				
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