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Last approved: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 18:21:43 GMT

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Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

whitneycm
Carla
Whitney
whitneycm@missouri.edu
573/882-6794
Registrar
Are you submitting this proposal on behalf of an instructor?
Yes
Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
schenkerd
David
Schenker
SchenkerD@missouri.edu
573/882-4140
Classical Studies
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
schenkerd
David
Schenker
SchenkerD@missouri.edu
573/882-4140
Classical Studies

Term for Proposal

 
Spring 2017

Course Catalog Information

A&S
Classical Humanities (CL_HUM)
Classical Humanities
1060W
3
 
30
Classical Mythology - Writing Intensive
Myths of Greece and Rome in literature and art.
Humanities
Lecture/Standard with Laboratory
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
 
 
 
 

Instructor Information

schenkerd
David
Schenker
SchenkerD@missouri.edu
573/882-4140
Classical Studies
(numbers only)
Tenured Associate Professor
408 Strickland Hall
 
 

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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

The focus is on ancient Greek myths. Goals: learn the stories, read some good literary versions of them, consider the nature of myth as it influenced Greeks and all subsequent mythtellers and readers, become better readers, writers, thinkers, people. We use primary sources: Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, selected tragedies, bits of Homer, and a variety of other sources. I lecture MW, and TAs lead Friday discussion. Individual students write all essays.
 
Face-to-face
Self paced?

 
140
Should this course be considered for funding?
Yes
Large Enrollment Courses:
I lecture to all on Monday and Wednesday, and students meet in TA-led discussion sections on Friday.
Tests (midterm and final), essays, weekly writing assignments, the light (or lack thereof) in their eyes while I lecture. Is this what you mean? Should I use drones?
I choose experienced TAs who know how to write. We attend the CWP workshop together. I meet with the TAs before the semester, and then weekly to talk about all aspects of the course. At the beginning of the semester,we hold at least one norming session (all grading the same essays and comparing notes on grades) to ensure that they understand me properly.

Writing Intensive Assignments

Pages
Essay 1
to prompt close, careful, critical reading of the sometimes alien material. Example: Hesiod makes many negative claims about the role of women in society, but gives his female characters considerable power and influence in the events he describes. Discuss this portrayal of women in The ogony and Works and Days.
Length of assignment:
4
instructor
4
instructor
8

Essay 2
to engage students in the ways that a mythological system works, how gods and humans interact.
Length of assignment:
4
instructor
4
instructor
8

Essay 3
to invite them to draw parallels between the ancient world and their own. Example: choose one object from the MU Art and Archaeology Musem that illustrates or somehow relates to a myth we have read. Discuss and assess the similarities and differences between the two representations, keeping in mind the context of each.
Length of assignment:
4
isntructor
4
instructor
8

Weekly one-page paper
explore ideas to be used in longer essays
Length of assignment:
1
instructor
 
 
1

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
13.00
Revisions:
12.00
25.00
3 essays, each revised once. 4-5 pages for both draft and revision. TAs do most of the grading, but I grade at least 2 from each section and lead norming sessions. Purposes: in all cases, to guide students toward the construction of clearly expressed and supportable arguments.
Also, weekly one page papers when essays aren't due to prime the pump for discussion and later writing.

Writing Intensive Teaching

Instructor provided feedback
Peer review
 
 
I hope this is self-evident. We're dealing here with literature and systems of belief.
For each of the three essays, the students turn them in one Friday. They get them back the following Friday, and they turn in the revised version the Friday after that. We repeat this three week sequence three times throughout the semester. When they are not writing or revising an essay for a Friday, they write a one-page paper for that day.
60
%
 
8
I choose first, and get only experienced grad students who can write. I give them a list of expectations, meet with them before the semester, then weekly throughout the semester. They lead a discussion section and do most of the grading for that section. I monitor the essay grading through norming sessions, and always grade at least two from each section myself. They also help write the tests and sometimes give lectures.

Course Syllabus

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Administrative Information

Humanities and Arts
 
 

Acknowledgement


Additional Comments

Entering for Prof. Schanker since we needed a separate proposal for the WI sections

Will have 7 WI sections with 20 students each and 1 Section of HW with 15 students.
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:36:09 GMT): Changed the effective term from 10/1/16 to Spring 2017
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Tue, 11 Oct 2016 18:21:33 GMT): I have added CL_HUM 1060W, 01 with labs 01A-10G to the Spring 2017 scheduled of classes and cancelled CL_HUM 1060, 01 and labs 01A-10G for Spring 2017
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