MWF 9:00-9:50 a.m.
1. Ability to recognize and explain all major grammatical terms and constructions.
2. Ability to identify the pedagogical strengths and weaknesses of the traditional approach to grammar.
3. Ability to explain the bases and usefulness of structural and transformational approaches to grammar.
4. Ability to use standard reference works and research tools to solve grammatical problems of considerable depth and complexity.
Three examinations (20% each)
Two research-based grammatical problem papers (20%) each
A conference is required for each of the two papers.
A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = 59% or lower
Both papers must be submitted in the style and format prescribed by the Modern Language Association.
The two papers are due at the beginning of class, 9:00 a.m., on the dates specified on the course calendar (copy attached). Late papers will be penalized one letter grade; papers more than 24 hours late will not be accepted.
Success in this course depends very much on good attendance. Students should miss class only when absolutely necessary, and students who miss are fully responsible for all material covered in the missed class.
Draft Policy: I will read and comment on as many drafts of each paper as students are willing to write.
Plagiarism Policy: If any part of a paper is plagiarized, the paper will receive at best a grade of F and at worst a grade of zero.