Litr. 277EG1, Spring "C" March-start 2018 modular online
Introduction to Short Fiction, Canvas e-learning Excerpt from Syllabus...
James A. Freeman, Professor, Language&Literature Department
Grupp Hall Room 127 - Instructor’s Office (215-968-8155)
Grupp Hall Room 105 Department Office (215-968-8150)
Instructor’s e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department web pages: http://www.bucks.edu/academics/department/lang-lit/
Office Hours: via Canvas Inbox and BCCC webmail and M/W face-to-face until May 17th.
Course Syllabus: http://www.bucks.edu/syllabi/syllabus.php
Required Text: “The Story and Its Writer,” (9th Ed. new or 8th used), Ann Charters, Editor. 8-9th edition ordered to facilitate used texts.Optional:“Irish Wake Illustrated” 2014 short stories by Freeman (any royalties donated to BCCC student scholarship);"Lady and Sierra's Storage Shed Summer“;"Ishi’s Journey," by Jim Freeman (an illustrated children's book and a short historical novel); any royalties donated to a BCCC student scholarship).
In compliance with the Bucks County Community College policy and equal access laws, appropriate academic accommodations can be made for students eligible for such support. Students are encouraged to register with the Disability Services Office (215-968-8463) to verify their eligibility for appropriate accommodations. Please speak to your instructor about any requests for academic accommodations or other concerns prior to or as early in the Summer session as possible.
Cheating & Plagiarism:
The expectation at Bucks County Community College is that the principles of truth and honesty will be rigorously followed in all academic endeavors. This assumes that all work will be done by the person who purports to do the work without unauthorized aids. In addition, when making use of language and some idea not his or her own, whether quoting them directly or paraphrasing them into his or her own words, the student must attribute the source of the material in some standard form, such as naming the source in the text or offering a footnote. (Source: BCCC Catalog 2008, College Policy Regarding Cheating and Plagiarism, p. 159+). It is assumed and occurs in the vast majority of cases that BCCC students will always do their own original work and properly document all sources cited or used. Just had to get that out front early: I start with trusting you!
Student’s Responsibility to Retain Course Materials
Students are always responsible for retaining copies of their own work and/or correspondence, including that posted to a web course space. Student access to a Bucks County Community College web course space is available only during the stated semester/session as indicated by the College’s academic calendar.
Overall Course Description Highlights:
The main objective of this course is to learn about the elements of Short Fiction. Emphasis will be placed on reading, discussing and writing critically about fiction as we expose the interconnections between literature and life. A special feature of this course is to understand and appreciate 19th and 20th century Realism in literature, as well as more recent 21st century trends, like dystopian fiction: we will trace events leading to this earlier literary period, and we will examine more recent breaking news literary movements as we study short fiction trends to the present. Women and minority authors as well as non-Americans will often be featured. We will paint a short fiction canvas quickly and well with both wide and detail brushes (Canvas pun intended).
This is primarily a student-centered online discussion course, suited to various learning styles, so "attendance" and online participation are, of course, important...
This course can be, and will be, insightful and fun. Here’s to having a great session together exploring short fiction via Canvas e-group thinking!
Kind note for context on the study of Literature and fiction… I believe this, fellow readers.
Major Premise: Knowledge is Power.
Minor premise: Literature is Knowledge.
Conclusion: Literature is Power (over one’s well being and happiness especially).