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Last approved: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:55:52 GMT

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Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

liptone
Emma
Lipton
LiptonE@missouri.edu
573/882-8734
English
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Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
liptone
Emma
Lipton
LiptonE@missouri.edu
573/882-8734
English
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
readd
David
Read
ReadD@missouri.edu
573/882-6066
English

Term for Proposal

 
Fall 2017

Course Catalog Information

A&S
English (ENGLSH)
English
4970W
3
 
30
Capstone Experience - Writing Intensive
For students in their last semester, this course focuses on a major project and the processes of selection, research, and writing leading to its completion. Includes a professional component (resume, cover letter).
 
Lecture/Standard
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
 
 
 
 

Instructor Information

liptone
Emma
Lipton
LiptonE@missouri.edu
573/882-8734
English
(numbers only)
Tenured Associate Professor
107 Tate Hall
 
 

The Campus Writing Program conducts a two-day faculty workshop to assist with the design and implementation of your writing intensive course. Once your course proposal has been approved by the Campus Writing Program, you will receive information on time, date and location of the workshop.
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Answer the questions below as they would apply to one section. For all other sections, provide similar information in the Additional Sections Information box below.
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Writing Intensive Course Information

The theme of this course, “Medievalism and Nostalgia” will allow us to think critically about our affection for the past and the role literature plays in producing that past. Some have argued that the popularity of medieval material throughout later eras suggests that Middle Ages play a special role for us in representing the very idea of the past itself. We will consider such topics as the association of the Middle Ages with childhood, the connections between medievalism and colonialism, and the links between medievalism and nationalism and the neomedievalist elements of modern American politics.

Students will write several short papers and develop one of them into a longer research paper.
new topic and course structure
Face-to-face
Self paced?

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Writing Intensive Assignments

Pages
close reading paper
Perform a close analysis of a passage from any of the assigned reading with attention to both form and meaning.
Length of assignment:
3
professor
3
professor
6

comparison paper
Compare and contrast two versions of a medieval narrative that we have read for this class. Use either a medieval text and a later version or compare two instances of medievalism
Length of assignment:
3
professor
 
 
3

short research paper
Use library research skills to locate a medievalist text not on our syllabus. This text can be a work of criticism (not 20th or 21st century), a newspaper article or another non-literary source. Write a short essay in which you apply the skills of close reading to this text characterizing its medievalism. The purpose of this assignment develop research skills and to learn to work with sources
Length of assignment:
3
professor
 
 
3

critical review
Use your research skills to find a critical article or book chapter relevant to your final paper. Write a brief summary of the content and method of the article then provide your own assessment. The purpose of this assignment is to practice understanding criticism and taking your own point of view as a critic
Length of assignment:
3
professor
 
 
3

proposal and bibliography for final paper
250 words should include your thesis, the main texts you address, an indication of your method.At this time you will also be asked to turn in an annotated bibliography of at least ten items, including primary and secondary sources.
Length of assignment:
4
professor
 
 
4

final paper, draft and final version
To begin writing the long final paper for the course and get feedback. The paper should include (1) a substantial reading of one or two texts that exhibit medievalism, (2) engagement with the criticism on your chosen text(s) and the scholarship around your chosen issue or topic and (3) the use of TWO or more supporting primary documents . Final versions of the essay will be collected at the end of the term and published in a class book published through the campus bookstore (Espresso Book)
Length of assignment:
10
professor
17
professor
27

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
26.00
Revisions:
20.00
46.00
 

Writing Intensive Teaching

Peer review
 
 
All of the writing assignments will address questions with more than one acceptable answer since all are based on literary interpretation in which any argument backed by textual evidence and analysis is valid.
I am planning the following: week 3 close reading paper; week 6 comparison paper; week 8 short research paper; week 10 critical review; week 12 proposal and bibliography; week 13 draft of paper due. Final paper due at end of term.
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Additional Comments

 
Tammy Limbach (limbacht) (Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:54:08 GMT): added 4970W sec 2 on 2/23/17. Notified department and instructor. canceled 4970 sec 1
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