Sylubus and essay number 1

Topics: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, American literature Pages: 4 (721 words) Published: February 26, 2014
English 2360, Spring 2014
Dr. Robin Cohen

Professor: Dr. Robin Cohen
Office:  Flowers Hall M18
Phone:  245-3013 (office); 245-2163 (Dept. of English); (512) 382-0011 (home) E-mail:  [email protected]
Office hours:  Wednesday, 1-4, and by appointment
 
Teaching Assistant:  Mallory Chesser
Office:  Flowers Hall 125
Phone: 245-7688
E-mail: [email protected]
Office hours: Tues. 1-3 and by appointment
 
This syllabus supplements the Sophomore Literature Program Syllabus, available online at  www.english.txstate.edu .   
Text :  The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Shorter 8th Ed., Vol. 2          
Evaluation:    Two short essays written out of class (25% each); 3 multiple-choice exams (15% each), and quizzes and graded in-class work (5%).  Lowest in-class or quiz grade will be dropped.  The essays will be submitted to Turnitin via TRACS.  

Electronic devices:  Students may not use electronic devices (cell phones, laptops, ipads, etc.) during class. Students using e-readers or whose special needs require use of such devices are exempt from this policy but must see me for approval.  

Attendance policy:  Exams are based on the expectation that all students will be in class taking notes every day.  Material will be presented in lectures and issues will be explored in discussions that you will not be able to read in textbooks. Keeping track of attendance in a class of this size is difficult and, at best, inaccurate. Although I do not impose direct penalties for absences, students who don’t attend will not be able to pass the exams.  Missed daily work (quizzes, etc.) cannot be made up.                                                 Students with Special Needs:  Students having special needs/disabilities that require accommodations for successful completion of this course should notify both Texas State's Office of Disability Services and the course instructor by the end of the first week of classes.  The Department of English is dedicated to...
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