Floyd College English 2112 – Kemper – Fall 2003


Basic Course Information


English 2112 – 80233 (World Literature II)

9-9:50 a.m. MWF (3 credit hours)

Withdrawal Deadline—Oct. 9



Prerequisite:  ENGL 1101 and 1102 with an average of “C” or better


Textbook:  The Norton Anthology of World Literature, 2nd ed. vols. D-F.  (Optional supplemental text:  The Reader’s Companion to World Literature)


Disability Support:  Any student who feels he or she may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should make an appointment with the Access Center (706-802-5003) to coordinate reasonable accommodations.  The student may also contact the instructor to discuss specific needs.  This should be done as early in the semester as possible.


Course Description:  English 2112 is a survey of important works of world literature from the mid-seventeenth century to the present.


Objective:  Students will become familiar with selected authors and their works from the mid-seventeenth-century to the present as well as literary movements and techniques and related cultural/historical developments.


Course Theme:  The individual in relation to self and society.


Grading:  The course grade will be based on three quizzes (each consisting of a short answer section and an essay) and daily grade points.  Each quiz and the daily grade will be 25 percent of the final grade.  The grading scale will be as follows:  A, 90-100; B, 80-89; C, 70-79; D, 60-69; F, below 60.


Attendance:  Since class discussions and activities are fundamental to the course, you are expected to be in class every day.  In the rare case of an unavoidable absence, you should contact your instructor by email or phone.  It will be your responsibility to find out about assignments made or information presented during the missed class.


Late Work:  There will be penalties for work that is turned in late.  It may be possible to avoid the penalty if you present a statement from a doctor or notify your instructor immediately if a serous or unavoidable situation will prevent you from being able to turn an assignment in on time.  You may contact me at 706-368-7626 or 1-800-332-2406 or kkemper @highlands.edu


Makeup Work:  (1) A makeup quiz will be given only if serious or acute illness or severe personal problems prevent you from taking the quiz with the rest of the class, and the instructor must be notified immediately that such problems exist.  (2)  There will be a limited amount of bonus daily grade work that may be completed to help make up daily grade deficiencies.


Plagiarism and Other Types of Cheating:  You are expected to do your written assignments without excessive help from anyone else.  Also, you must identify the source of any information or ideas not your own in order to avoid plagiarism.  You are, of course, also expected to do your own work on quizzes.  Plagiarism or other cheating may result in penalties including an F or O on the assignment or quiz.  In addition, you may be subject to disciplinary actions by the college.  The Georgia Highlands College “Academic Integrity Code” (http://www2.highlands.edu/subwebs/academicaffairs/academicintegritypolicy.htm)  contains a detailed definition of plagiarism and other types of academic dishonesty and outlines the procedures and sanctions relating to violation of the Code.


College-Wide Course Objectives:  English 2112 helps fulfill the following General Education Student Learning Objectives for Programs of Study Intended for Transfer – Goal 1:  Communication; Goal 5:  Critical Thinking; Goal 6:  Global and International Perspectives


Expected Results:  Through tests and papers, students will demonstrate an understanding of the diversity among cultures revealed in the history and customs which influence the literature of different countries as well as an awareness of genres, themes, and authors that have been important in world literature from 1650 to the present.


Through the writing of essays and discussion test topics, students will demonstrate their ability to conceive ideas about a topic, synthesize and arrange them logically, and express them clearly in written standard English.


Through written assignments, students will also demonstrate critical thinking skills as they recognize differing perspectives and analyze and interpret literary works.


Through the writing of papers and/or oral reports, students will demonstrate library research skills, their understanding of proper documentation, and the ability to call upon the scholarship of others in formulating their own ideas.