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Last approved: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 20:40:07 GMT

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Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

manzellaa
Abigail
Manzella
manzellaa@missouri.edu
573/882-8998
English
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Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
manzellaa
Abigail
Manzella
manzellaa@missouri.edu
573/882-8998
English
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
readd
David
Read
ReadD@missouri.edu
573/882-6066
English

Term for Proposal

 
Spring 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

manzellaa
Abigail
Manzella
manzellaa@missouri.edu
573/882-8998
English
(numbers only)
NTT Assistant Professor
203 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.
Indicate below if additional instructors are planned, but specific individuals have not yet been chosen. Check all that apply
Assistant Faculty Member
Briefly describe the qualifications of the known graduate instructors, or planned qualifications if graduate instructors are still to be selected, bearing in mind that graduate students teaching honors courses should be advanced students with a record of excellent teaching.
 

Honors Course Information

 
 
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

This course is the senior capstone to the English major but not part of a multi-course sequence. In this capstone course students will study the structure and media used to shape stories in the United States. From traditional epistolaries to digital diaries, the narratives we study will address questions about how we form the stories we tell and how the differing technologies of communication over time affect those stories. Literature may include works such as Susan Choi's American Women, Dave Eggers's The Circle, and Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad and "Black Box." We will also look at the role of technological communication for the structuring of narratives in TV and film such as M*A*S*H, I Love Lucy, Modern Family, and Her. Through the watching, reading, and discussion of media, stories about it, and each other's work, you will develop ideas for paper topics, which you will build upon as you engage in the various steps to paper creation. Not only will we discuss how to closely analyze the texts at hand, but we will also enhance your writing aptitude, focusing on issues from a strong thesis and a well-organized argument to the importance of revision and research so you can develop these tools to assist you in a variety of writing situations to capstone your academic experience.
None
Face-to-face
Self paced?

16
15
Should this course be considered for funding?

Large Enrollment Courses:
 
 
 

Writing Intensive Assignments

Pages
Response Papers (x4)
Response papers: 1 page responses to that day’s reading. A thesis is required followed by evidence and analysis. The purpose is to help them with close reading skills and the basic elements of analysis. It also prepares them for classroom discussion and helps them to elevate their thinking since they're already considered an element of the reading. 4 one-page responses. I evaluate the responses. (One of the response papers they add to for a classroom presentation in front of their peers. The purpose of this is so that they can see the different between written and spoken communication and how one assignment might help them to build to another one.)
Length of assignment:
5
Instructor
 
 
5

Resume
Resume--1 page: The purpose is to help them prepare for their professional life and to see different forms of writing. The writing center helps them work through the first draft. The second draft is submitted to me.
Length of assignment:
1
writing center
1
Instructor
2

Short paper
A shorter paper of 4-6 pages is focused on narratological aspects from one of our books. The purpose is to help them develop their level of argument and start to incorporate other’s opinions and MLA citation (they are required to use an analytical piece that we read in class). They submit a full-length draft to me and their classmates. I then meet with them individually before their revised papers are due.
Length of assignment:
5
Instructor/Peer
6
Instructor
11

Final Paper
The final paper is 8-10 page that helps them to delve more deeply into research of their own choosing. They need to submit a topic to me with three sources in MLA formatting. Then they submit a one-page abstract of their argument. Then they submit an outline/first five pages of their paper. Then they submit a final draft. I response to the first two directly and we as a class workshop the draft. In other words, I respond to all drafts of the research paper and peers are included with me in response to the complete first draft. Throughout this process students are encouraged to come see me to talk to through ideas, structure, and argument.
Length of assignment:
9
Peer/Instructor
9
Instructor
18

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
20.00
Revisions:
16.00
36.00
 

Writing Intensive Teaching

Instructor provided feedback
Oral presentation by student, followed by feedback
Other
Peer review
In class discussion of writing terms and concrete examples of how to approach issues like structure, argument, counterargument, the "So What?" factor, etc.
 
All of the writing assignments for this class have more than one acceptable answer since they are based on students analyzing the reading that we are doing for the class through argument based essays.
Writing is distributed throughout the semester with the first response paper due before the second class meeting. Each week their is some element of writing with the major research paper as the culmination of the semester.
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Administrative Information

Humanities and Arts
 
Instructor notified of need to clarify assignment descriptions. 4/22/2015. proposal marked pending for subcommittee review. Subcommittee will be notified if/when instructor clarification is obtained.

Acknowledgement

I have read and reviewed the updated proposal

Additional Comments

 
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:07:48 GMT): Changed the effective term from 10/1/16 to Spring 2017
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Tue, 11 Oct 2016 20:39:55 GMT): I have added ENGLSH 4970W, 01 to the Spring 2017 Schedule of classes and cancelled ENGLSH 4970, 02 for Spring 2017
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