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翻譯:馮文娟(簡介並寄信)
編輯:馬景文(簡介並寄信)
(編註:輔助教室
編輯所設置自學書院網站設有本課程的輔助教室,內容包括部份閱讀文章的翻譯本,中文文獻連結,和自學者論壇。)


課程預期

出勤和參與(20%)

這是一門討論課程,你的出勤和參與對你本人和小組很重要。

  • 出勤:學生每堂課都必須參加。如果其他課程,複習課,體育活動,或者工作與本課程有衝突,不要選這門課程。如因生病或急事不能來上課,請在上課之前,以電話、電郵或親自通知我。任何無故缺勤,將會從期末成績扣掉一個百分點,遲到兩次記為缺席一次。多次缺勤將會受到正式警告,並且影響評分和班級排名。

  • 課堂參與:課程設計,是要磨練語言和寫作能力。請做好準備,積極參與課堂討論,不僅是要發言,也要仔細傾聽和回應他人。學生都要參與課堂討論,每週在課程網站論壇或以電郵向我遞交你的意見或問題,作為小組討論的起步點。

  • 課堂報告(10%): 就一天的閱讀材料,學生要準備發表10-15分鐘的課堂報告。報告內容包括印刷文本和線上資料(各有一至三項)的研究,和提出參考書目。報告應提出問題和課堂討論的觀點。要求列出提綱,參考書目和其他參考資料。最後評分會根據你的內容,表達和帶動課堂討論的能力。

書面作業(70%)

  • 論文(10%, 20%, 20%):論文必須在指定日期上課之前遞交。即使你認為作業不是最佳作品,也必須上交,否則不能得分。 只要在下一堂課遞交,遲交的論文(我允許延期的)仍然得分。此後每拖延一天,分數降一等。

  • 修改(20%):學生必須修改兩篇長論文之一(另外一篇可選擇是否修改)。你可選擇修改那一份論文,但必須在指定日期遞交。修改是論文以外的獨立作業,各自得分。

  • 格式:論文必須是打字或文字處理,雙倍行距,周邊適當留白,還要有標題,並且注意文法和拼字的規範。

  • 資源的利用/ 抄襲:在論文中使用以前的課程論文或筆記、Cliff的名著解讀、網上文章及其他資料,而沒有標明正確出處視為抄襲。抄襲—在沒有聲明的情況下,使用他人的語句、觀點或成果,是嚴重的學術過失,而且將會被移交紀律委員會處理。本課程中,你會練習研究技巧和學習負責任使用資訊。論文是文學文本的批評性閱讀,展示你自己的想法和形成你自己的觀點。

  • 個別指導和討論:每位學生都會和課程導師一起細看草稿和修改;會面時間將在學期初安排。學生在學期內至少就論文和寫作與導師會面一次。強烈鼓勵其他討論,你也可以諮詢「寫作中心」。.

考試(10%)

本課程期末考試時間為三小時。

電影

每週放映一次。必須出席。

論文

所有論文都必須針對閱讀內容,最好是關於一個人物,一個場景,甚至作品的段落,仔細閱讀文本以論證你的觀點。不要泛泛而談。你的論文必須有論題,他人可能會利用文中材料提出反駁。


 

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.

  • Attendance: You are expected to attend every class. Do not sign up for this course if you have a conflict with another class, recitation, sports commitment, or job. If you must miss class because of a medical or family emergency, you should notify me of the fact by phone, e-mail, or in person by the time of the class. Any unexcused 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.

  • Class Participation: This class is designed to challenge oral communication as well as writing skills. Be prepared to contribute to class discussion, not only by speaking but also by listening and responding well to others. Every student is expected to contribute to class discussion by submitting a weekly comment or question to the class website forum or to me by email. These will provide starting points for group discussion.

  • In-Class Report (10%): Each student will prepare and deliver a 10-15 minute in-class report on one day's reading. This report should include research, drawing on materials from print and online sources (1-3 of each) and presenting a bibliography. It should also raise questions and offer ideas for class discussion. You will submit an outline, bibliography, and any supporting materials and will be graded on your content and also on your delivery and ability to generate class discussion.

Written Work (70%)

  • Essays (10%, 20%, 20%): Essays are due at the beginning of class on the day assigned. You must hand in something, even if you do not consider it your very best, in order to receive credit for the assignment. Late essays (with an extension from me) will receive credit, as long as they come in by the following class. After that they will drop a full grade for each day late.

  • Revision (20%): Students must revise one of the two longer papers (other revisions are optional). You may choose which essay you would like to revise, but you must submit the revision by the due date. Revisions are a separate assignment from essays and get their own grade.

  • Format: 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.

  • Use of Sources / Plagiarism: Use of old course essays or notes, Cliff's Notes, essays posted on websites, or other sources without correct attribution constitutes plagiarism. Plagiarism - the use of words, ideas, or efforts of others without acknowledgment - is a serious academic offense and will be brought to the attention of the Committee on Discipline. In this course you will practice research skills and learn responsible uses of information. The essays, however, are critical readings of literary texts, representing your own thinking and developing your own arguments.

  • Tutorials and Conferences: Each student will meet with the course tutor to go over drafts for essays and revisions; these meetings will be scheduled at the beginning of the term. Students will also meet with the instructor at least once during the term to discuss essays and writing. Other conferences are strongly encouraged, and you may also consult the Writing Center.

Exam (10%)

There will be a three-hour final exam in the course.

Films

Screenings take place once a week. Attendance is required.

Essays

For all your essays, be sure to focus your reading, preferably on a single character, scene, or even passage in the work(s), and to support your point with a close reading of the text. Do not generalize. Make sure your essay has a thesis, a point against which someone might argue, using the evidence of the text.


 
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