Special Graduate Topics from American Literature and Culture: Amer. Feminism

Course Details

Course Number: 5933  Section Number: 201

Spring 2012

Location: Prothro-Yeager Hall

Classroom Number: 205

Days & Times:

TR 12:30-1:50



Course Attachments

Class Schedule  Garrison. English 5933. American Feminism. Schedule-20120402-143834.doc

Textbooks

The Oxford Book of Women’s Writing in the United S  ISBN: 0-19-513245-9

Woman Thinking: Feminism and Transcendentalism in   ISBN: 978-0-7391-2324-9

Third Wave Feminism: A Critical Exploration  ISBN: 978-0-230-52174-2

Feminism, Feminity and Popular Culture  ISBN: 978-0-7190-4395-6

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Kristen Garrison   
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Course Objectives
  • Acquire a historical understanding of American feminisms;
  • Analyze literature as cultural artifact in order to explore how women’s writings both reflect and challenge sociocultural/historical values;
  • Hone research skills and demonstrate ability to follow the MLA style guide;
  • Gain experience in writing conference-length papers and presenting research to peers

Course Expectations

Annotated Bibliography (min. 15 sources)                       20

Conference proposal                                                          10

12-15 page research paper                                              40

Oral presentation (final exam)                                           30


Grading Standards

 

Grading Policies

This class will not use the plus/minus grading system. In this class, the following numerical equivalents for grades are used: A = 100-90%; B = 89-80%; C = 79-70%; D = 69-60%; F = 59-0%.

 


Final Exam5/10/2012  10:30-12:30

Submission Format Policy

All written assignments should be typed, double-spaced, and formatted according to MLA style.  Documents longer than one page may be printed on both sides.  Unless otherwise indicated, they are due at the start of class.

 

You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.



Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

Assignments are due at the start of class on the date designated; any papers turned in after these deadlines are counted late and lose 10%. Additionally, you will have one week only after the original due date to submit late work


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

My policy is very simple and straightforward: if you have more than 6 absences (the equivalent of 3 weeks of class), excused or not, you fail the class.  In the unfortunate event that you accrue 7 or more absences before the last day to withdraw, you have the responsibility of withdrawing from the class.  Please notify me in advance if you will not be able to make class; if you must miss class on a due date for an assignment, email it as an attachment. 


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.