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課程描述

這是一門人文藝術社會科學─溝通密集的推廣課程,就像其他在人文、藝術、社會科學密集溝通的課程一樣,這門課讓學生得以創作出20頁經過細心修訂的優美文章,同時透過寫作呈現、由學生們主導的討論、和課程參與,本課程提供了大量口頭表達的機會。為了確保學生可以得到最多的注意和口語表達的機會,得以登記修習這門課的人數極其有限,而且還有一位寫作研究員/助教隨時提供學生草稿的諮詢及修改。



指定閱讀

由Baym, Nin等等編輯的《諾頓美國文學選集》精簡第五版,紐約:諾頓出版社1999年出版

童妮.莫里森,《爵士樂》紐約:Plume出版社1998年出版



課程預期

出席與課程參與 (20 %)

這是一門討論課程,在這裡你的出席率和課程參與決定了你個人及團體的分數。請將你的文章帶至課堂上,準備大聲朗讀,熱烈地討論,傾聽別人的朗讀和討論,並且樂在其中。如果你非得要請假不可,請務必在事前就以電話、電子郵件或是私下告知我;而且你得要為你錯失的資訊負責。任何缺席紀錄都會降低期末分數中的出席分數:二次遲到算一次缺席,連續性地缺席將會為你帶來一次正式的警告,而且會影響你的分數和在班上的情形。如果針對一些事情,像是實習課、實驗課、體育訓練、或是任何工作和這門課的上課時間有所衝突,就不該選這門課。

成績將會根據你的出席率和參與率來決定,課程參與取決於線上討論區(每週上傳二篇文章和至少每週一篇回應),還有對於開放性討論所作的簡短課內報告(每位學生都得負責寫出每一次討論的起始內容)




寫作 (80 %)

論文與修訂:你需要寫四篇論文和校訂一篇論文,你也可以修改其他篇論文。每一篇論文和校訂文章都會有個別分數。 你的期末分數就是四篇最佳論文的平均值(每一篇20%)

論文和校訂之文章繳交時間在指定日期的剛上課的時候。本課程時間安排相當重要(舉例來說,準時繳交作業、在下篇論文繳交期限之前即時將評論取回),繳交任何東西最好不要拖延。所有的修訂文章都該包含一段針對修訂過程所做的簡短描述。

論文必須要透過打字或是文字處理而呈現、行距為二倍行高,周圍有適當距離的留白,還得要有標題,並且注意文法和拼字的常規。



有關抄襲行為的說明

抄襲行為危害了思想的獨立自主性和完整性。特別是在部分程度上仰賴線上研究的本課堂上,學生必須了解何種行為是抄襲行為,並避免這麼做。針對各種抄襲案例,文學系已有系統地整理出相關說明和因應政策。

抄襲行為
使用別人的智慧財產而未經許可—是相當嚴重的犯罪行為。針對抄襲的學生,文學院的教職人員的一貫政策是一律給予「F」的成績,而且老師也得將這件事呈報紀律委員會。在課堂之外所得到的所有資訊,都必須在繳交的作業上清楚交代來源和出處。所有取自其他人的作品中的想法、論點、和直接措辭都必須弄清楚來源,且適時地加上註釋。引用別人的文句時要標識清楚,以期與自己所寫的文章字句有所分別。想要進一步了解的學生可參考麻省理工學院針對「抄襲」所作的學術誠實政策,連結網頁如下:
http://web.mit.edu/policies/10.0.html



個別指導

學生需要定期(在每一篇作業繳交期限到期之前)和課程助教一起再從頭看一下草稿和校訂文章。這樣的聚會是必要的,而且助教將會記錄學生出席狀況。這樣的聚會將會定期舉行。需要準備筆記、寫作概要、和草稿才能參與討論。





Syllabus (PDF)



Course Description

This is a HASSD -CI course. Like other communications-intensive courses in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, it allows students to produce 20 pages of polished writing with careful attention to revision. It also offers substantial opportunities for oral expression, through presentations of written work, student-led discussion, and class participation. The class has a low enrollment that ensures maximum attention to student writing and opportunity for oral expression, and a writing fellow/tutor is available for consultation on drafts and revisions.



Required Texts

Baym, Nina, et al, eds. The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Shorter 5th ed. New York: Norton, 1999.

Morrison, Toni. Jazz. New York: Plume, 1998.



Course Expectations

Attendance and Participation (20 %)

This is a discussion course where your attendance and participation in class are vital to your success and that of the group. Bring your text to class and be prepared to read aloud, debate vigorously, listen, and enjoy. If you must miss class, please notify me beforehand of the fact by phone, email, or in person; you are responsible for the information you missed. Any absence deducts a percentage point from your final grade: two latenesses count as one absence. Repeated absences will lead to a formal warning and can affect your grade and status in the class. If you have a conflict, like a recitation, lab, sports commitment, or job that meets during this class, you should not take the course.

This grade is based on classroom attendance and participation; on participation in an online discussion forum (two weekly postings and at least one weekly response); and on brief inclass reports to open discussion (each student will be responsible for one discussion opening).




Written Work (80 %)

Essays and Revisions: You are required to write four essays and one revision. You may also revise other essays, if you choose. Each essay and revision will receive a separate grade. Your grade will represent an average of the four best pieces of work (20% each).
Essays and revisions are due at the beginning of class on the day assigned. In a course that depends so much on timing (i.e. getting the papers in, getting back comments in time to revise before the next essay is due), it is better to hand in something less than perfect than to delay. All revisions should include a brief statement summarizing the process of revision.
Essays must be typed or word-processed, double-spaced, and adequately margined, should include a title, and need to observe the conventions of grammar and spelling.



Statement on Plagiarism

Plagiarism attacks the freedom and integrity of thought. Especially in a class that will depend to some extent on online research, you must know what constitutes plagiarism and avoid it. The Literature Department has formulated this statement and policy for all plagiarism cases:
Plagiarism- use of another's intellectual work without acknowledgement- is a serious offense. It is the policy of the Literature Faculty that students who plagiarize will receive an F in the subject, and that the instructor will forward the case to the Committee on Discipline. Full acknowledgement for all information obtained from sources outside the classroom must be clearly stated in all written work submitted. All ideas, arguments, and direct phrasings taken from someone else's work must be identified and properly footnoted. Quotations from other sources must be clearly marked as distinct from the student's own work.
MIT's academic honesty policy can be found at the following link:
http://web.mit.edu/policies/10.0.html



Tutorials

Students meet regularly (before each written assignment is due) with the course tutor to go over drafts and revisions. These meetings are required, and attendance will be taken. Meetings will take place at a regular time. Come prepared with notes, outlines, or drafts to discuss.




 
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