Women's Literature & Gender Studies 459/1A
Time: 13-13:50 pm; Classroom # 106
Off. Hours: S/T 12:00-12:50 a.m. or by appointment
seminar will introduce students to international literature by and about women
with a special focus on the way gender interacts with race and class. The aim
is to foster a critical awareness of how gender differences interlock with
racial and class issues to shape the lives of women and how literature was/is
used as a tool for resistance.
1. Enabling students to perform gender based analysis of literary texts
Informing students of the historical background of womenís struggle
3. Introducing students to main literary and theoretical figures within women studies.
Policy & Course Requirements:
1. Presentations: 20%
You are responsible for a total of two presentations for this course. Select your two topics from the literary works listed on your course's syllabus. You need to reserve your topics from the syllabus ASAP.
2. Critical Responses: 10%
Critical responses will be one of the assignments you will complete for this course. The response will be especially useful because it will help you develop and catalog ideas that you will be able to use in your final paper. A useful source of information and discussion will be dialoguing with one another. You are responsible for a total of 2 , 3-4 pages, typed responses on the assigned texts from the course's syllabus. In such an assignment you will merely formulate your critical opinion about a certain text in a good thesis which youíll defend in the body of your essay and in the end restate. The topic for the response would be any of the texts covered before the assigned deadline that will be announced before the due dates. You need to follow the MLA guidelines in formatting your document. These guidelines are available in Diana Hackerís A Pocket Style Manual listed above and can also be accessed on-line via the following link: http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/p04_c08_o.html. No research is necessary for such an assignment. The due dates for these responses will be announced in-class. Zeroes are registered for assignments submitted late or copied. If the problem with the work is cleared up within the week, the paper will be graded but a letter grade lower will be the consequence of tardiness in completing assigned work. Plagiarism will not be tolerated in any of the assignments for this course. Failure to abide by this rule will incur an "F" in the assignment & eventually in the final overall grade.
guidelines you may consult Diana Hackerís A Pocket Style Manual on-line
3. Quizzes 10%
Pop quizzes will be given throughout the term. The aim of this assignment is to ensure that you're reading the required assignments and you're on track.
4. History H.W 20%
The history outlines or notes in MLA format is due on the day assigned for discussing the historical periods, marked in red on your syllabus. The deadline for each history HW will be announced in class. Follow the MLA guidelines in typing and formatting your document. Signal your sources through in-text-citations and a Works Cited page.
Final Research Paper: 30%
is due on Sunday. Dec. 8, 2019.
It should be an 8-10 pages, double-spaced paper. The topic to be chosen should
be from the assigned texts in your syllabus. You need to notify me of the
selected topic by Thu. Nov. 10th. An outline
with a thesis and topic statements as well as a list of references need
to be submitted the following Sunday, which will be
Dec. 17th .
Please refer to the MLA guidelines for writing papers which is available in my
office, as well as at the reference desk of the library. You may also access the
following MLA on-line sites:
. You need to have minimum 3 secondary resources in your Works Cited page,
only two of which may be an internet, published articles. Please remember
to cite your resources within the paper itself (in-text-citation), as well as at
the end of it (Works Cited). If you fail to acknowledge any reference
consulted, then this would mean "plagiarizing," and the natural consequence
would be an ďFĒ.
6. Final Research Paper presentation: 10%
Presentation on your Final Research Paper. You'll need to explain your final
research paper argument to the class through a PowerPoint presentation. You'll
be given 10 mins to present your research outline and conclusion to your
classmates using audiovisual material. The presentation are scheduled on
Thursday, Nov. 10
Research Topic Choice Due
Sunday, Dec. 17
Research Thesis + Outline Due
Final Research Paper Due
Final research Presentations
Thu. 12th. Dec.