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Last approved: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:37:57 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:37:50 GMT

Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

socaridesa
Alexandra
Socarides
socaridesa@missouri.edu
573/884-0267
English
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Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
socaridesa
Alexandra
Socarides
socaridesa@missouri.edu
573/884-0267
English
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
readd
David
Read
ReadD@missouri.edu
573/882-6066
English

Term for Proposal

 
Summer 2017

Course Catalog Information

A&S
English (ENGLSH)
English
3300W
3
 
30
Survey of American Literature: Beginnings to 1865 - Writing Intensive
A survey of major writers and movements in American literature from Colonialism to Romanticism.
Humanities
Lecture/Standard
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
ENGLSH 1000.
 
 
 

Instructor Information

socaridesa
Alexandra
Socarides
socaridesa@missouri.edu
573/884-0267
English
(numbers only)
Tenured Associate Professor
332 Tate Hall
 
 

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Writing Intensive Course Information

This course will provide a survey of American literature between the colonial period and the Civil War. We will read in a wide variety of genres – poetry, sermons, autobiography, essays, songs, letters, journalism, and political tracts – paying close attention to how writers used the conventions of these genres to meet their particular personal, aesthetic, and political goals. Writers will include but not be limited to: Smith, Bradford, Bradstreet, Rowlandson, Edwards, Franklin, Occum, Equiano, Jefferson, Wheatley, Irving, Schoolcraft, Emerson, Thoreau, Douglass, Hawthorne, Poe, Melville, Whitman, and Dickinson. Along the way, we will focus on issues such as colonization, slavery, women’s rights, nature, magic, and individualism. Course assignments will include 8 weekly writing assignments, and revisions of 2 of these. Students will post their writing in a discussion forum on Canvas, which will allow other students to read and respond to it.
I have taught this course a number of ways over the last 5 years. This summer, instead of having the course culminate in a longer paper (and revision), I am going to evenly distribute the writing and allow students to choose which 2 papers they would like to revise.
Online
Self paced?
No
25
30
Should this course be considered for funding?
Yes
Large Enrollment Courses:
 
 
 

Writing Intensive Assignments

Pages
Weekly Papers
In each of the 8 weeks of this course, students will write a 2 page response paper to some issue/question raised by the week's reading and discussion. Students will choose 2 of these papers to develop more fully and, with feedback from their peers and instructors, will revise these 2 papers into longer, more fully developed 4-page papers.
Length of assignment:
16
professor &TA
8
professor & TA
24

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
16.00
Revisions:
8.00
24.00
 

Writing Intensive Teaching

Instructor provided feedback
Peer review
 
 
No assignment in this course as one answer. They are all interpretive exercises in which students learn how to close read, express an idea about a text, back up that idea, and suggest further lines of inquiry
8 papers distributed evenly. Two revisions -- one by midterm, one by final.
100
%
 
1
I plan to use the same TA that I used last summer for this course. She is my doctoral student and so is a specialist in the subject matter. I have also observed her teach her own courses and have the utmost confidence in her ability to respond to student writing.

Course Syllabus

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Administrative Information

Humanities and Arts
 
 

Acknowledgement

I have read and reviewed the updated proposal

Additional Comments

I am applying for funding to pay my TA, should the course enroll more than 20 students. Whatever funds come in will go directly the graduate student.

Christine Kintner (kintnerc) (Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:37:50 GMT): ENGLSH 3300W-01 added to SS2017 schedule. Existing ENGLSH 3300-01 cancelled. 2.23.2017
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