Course Syllabus

WELCOME to ENC 1102 



Spring 2016


Course Instructor: Julie Jelinek



Phone Number: 941-752-5242 (messages only)                  


Office Hours: Available by appointment.

Phone: 330.687.4193 texts only


Course Description: 

Written Communication II: (3) (A.A.) Prerequisite:  ENC 1101 with a grade of “C” or better.  This course meets Area I requirement for the A.A. General Education requirements, and the 6000-word Gordon Rule requirement.  While instruction in composition, rhetoric, grammar and research is continued from ENC 1101, course content includes an introduction to literature with emphasis on reading critically and analytically, understanding literary terminology and techniques, and writing about literature.



Course Performance Standards:

The student, at the successful completion of the course, should be able to:

Write proficient analytical essays which clearly state a thesis and support

            it with details obtained through careful reading of primary & secondary


Fulfill writing requirements as mandated by SBE 6A-10.30.

Demonstrate the ability to recognize the basic genres including essays,

            short stories, poetry, and plays.

Demonstrate reading skills through attention to detail, tone, argument

            strategies, figurative language, organization, and sentence relationships.

Demonstrate the ability to recognize the relationship between literature

            and his or her world and between literature and other academic


Demonstrate the ability to interact with (and therefore better understand)

            peers by participating in collaborative work and discussions.

Demonstrate the ability to gain a better understanding of herself or

            himself by learning more about the ethnically and racially diverse society

            of which she or he is a part.        

Demonstrate knowledge of the vocabulary needed to study literature and

            to write about literature.

Demonstrate academic research skills, including the use of the Internet

and current MLA documentation standards

Demonstrate the professional use of e-mail, online forums, and other

            course technology.


Course Texts: 

The Norton Introduction to Literature, 10th Ed.

A handbook with current MLA guidelines (Suggested Text: MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition)







Additional Materials:

Email: Frequent checking for course email is required, as is the ability to send, receive, and organize such email. It is your responsibility to have an SCF email. It is the only one I will use.

Course Website and Email Usage:

Students should use the CANVAS mail function, NOT My SCF, for all course email communications. They are expected to check their course email at least three times a week, to adhere to course netiquette guidelines, due dates, and procedures, and to immediately notify their instructor when problems arise.


In order to maintain a productive classroom environment, it is essential that we maintain a collegial atmosphere founded on mutual respect. This way, everyone will experience the same supportive, structured, top-quality learning environment their registration entitles them to. With this in mind, students must adhere to the same level of courtesy and formality expected in a traditional environment, including but not limited to: carefully proofreading and polishing all course communications (including e-mail and discussion boards) and being respectful of their peers, and their instructor, in doing so.  Students are expected to abide by SCF’s Student Handbook guidelines, as well as those listed in the course syllabus, description, overview, and netiquette guidelines.


Statement of Nondiscrimination: State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is an equal opportunity and access institution that does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, national origin/ethnicity, color, marital status, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation and any other factor prohibited under applicable federal, state, and local civil rights laws, rules and regulations in any of its educational programs, services or activities, including admission and employment.


Disability Statement: State College of Florida, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, will provide classroom and academic accommodations to students with documented disabilities. Students are responsible for registering with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) in order to receive academic accommodations. Reasonable notice must be given to the DRC office (typically 5 working days) for accommodations to be arranged. It is the responsibility of the student to provide each instructor with a copy of the official Memo of Accommodation. DRC Contact Information: Email:, Phone: 941-752-5295, Website:

Standards of Conduct: Students are expected to abide by all SCF Student Handbook guidelines.


Prohibiting Recording Device: The use of recording devices during class is prohibited, except when the use of such devices is approved as an accommodation through the college Disability Resource Center. In such cases the student must provide a copy of their Memo of Accommodation and meet with the instructor to discuss how best to provide the approved accommodation.


Withdrawal Policy: In accordance with the State College of Florida policy as stated in the college catalog, a student may withdraw from any or all courses without the academic penalty of a "WF" grade by the withdrawal deadline as listed in the academic calendar, Catalog or on the SCF website. A student in an accelerated or short-term course may withdraw without the academic penalty of a "WF" grade any time before the withdrawal deadline specific for the course. When a "WF" is entered, it is recorded in the student's permanent record and calculated as an "F" in the grade point average. SCF encourages the student to discuss a withdrawal with the instructor prior to withdrawing. A student who withdraws from any or all courses can withdraw online. Students should consult with the Financial Aid Services office prior to any course withdrawal.

Course withdrawals, after the deadline for the term or accelerated or short-term course as published in the academic calendar, will result in a grade of "WF" which is computed in the term and cumulative GPA. Appeal request forms, accompanied by an explanation and documentation detailing major extenuating and documented circumstances, should be directed to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, who has the final approval/dis-approval authority. If the appeal is granted, the "WF" grade would be changed to a "W" without GPA consequences. Forms can be obtained from the respective campus advising centers.

Effective Fall 1997, the state mandates a student will be permitted a maximum of three attempts per course. An "attempt" is defined as registration in a class after the end of the registration period.

A student must take responsibility for initiating the withdrawal procedure. If this procedure is not followed, a grade of "WF" may be recorded for the student and "F" calculated in the grade point average.

If a "WF" is entered, it will be recorded on the permanent record and calculated as "F" in the grade point average.

All withdrawal policy statements apply to part-time as well as full-time degree credit and developmental credit students.

In accordance with the State College of Florida policy as stated in the college catalog, students may withdraw from any course or all courses without academic penalty of a WF by the withdrawal deadline as listed in the State College of Florida academic calendar. This semester this date is ______March 1, 2016 ______. The student must take responsibility for initiating the withdrawal procedure. Students are strongly encouraged to talk with their instructors first before taking any withdrawal action.


In addition, students should note that faculty may also withdraw students for violating policies, procedures, or conditions of the class, as outlined in individual class syllabi, and such action could affect financial aid eligibility.


Academic Honesty and Statement of Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the use of ideas, facts, opinions, illustrative material, data, direct or indirect wording of another scholar and/or writer—professional or student—without giving proper credit. Expulsion, suspension, or any lesser penalty may be imposed for plagiarism.

All forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited at State College of Florida: Manatee. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, plagiarism, cheating, furnishing of false information, forgery, alteration or misuses of documents, misconduct during a testing situation, and misuse of identification with intent to defraud or deceive.


All work submitted by students is expected to be the result of the students’ individual thoughts, research and self-expression. Whenever a student uses ideas, wording, or organization from another source, the source shall be appropriately acknowledged, following APA guidelines for documentation.


Plagiarism: Anything you write for this course is your intellectual property. Any information you use to support your ideas, whether you quote that information directly, paraphrase it indirectly or summarize to emphasize or support your own ideas is the intellectual property of your source. This means that any outside information you use DOES NOT belong to you; if you use outside sources, you must show credit by citing the sources in your essay and on a separate works cited sheet. Failure to do so constitutes plagiarism. Not familiarizing yourself with the documentation or the characteristics of plagiarized material for this course does not excuse plagiarism. Whether intentional or unintentional, plagiarism will result in an automatic 0 on the plagiarized work and an F for the course. Further, please avoid self-plagiarism, essentially submitting previously turned in essays.


Internet Essays and Notes: I consider purchasing or copying an essay or notes from the internet as cheating—in fact, any form of plagiarism is in essence theft. Therefore, I have implemented measures to protect your intellectual property and the intellectual property of others. This is not to be taken lightly.


Attendance: To participate, you need to be in class, on time, having completed the readings and being prepared to participate in class discussion. This sharing of ideas is essential to success in the course.

You are allowed four (4) absences. Except in extraordinary cases, any student who misses four (4) classes will be immediately withdrawn from the course. These classes do not have to be consecutive. Also, tardiness causes a disruption in the class and often results in missing important information. Three (4) tardies will equal one (1) absence.


Text messaging & electronic equipment statement: Smartphones, tablets, notebooks and the like can enhance your ability to complete assignments and look up answers to questions that arise. However, these devices can also serve as an impairing distraction. I expect that you can set personal boundaries and can resist the temptation to use these devices as entertainment during our course meetings. With that said, if you are expecting an important call or text, please inform me of the emergency before class. However, if text messaging/ surfing is being observed that is arguable not appropriate, then you will be marked as absent. Your cellphones should be set to vibrate or turned off and not in sight.


Religious Observances: Students who expect to be absent due to religious observances must provide their instructor with advance notification, in writing, of the purpose and anticipated length of any absence by the end of the second week of classes. At that time, the instructor and student will agree upon a reasonable time and method to make up any work or tests missed.


Department Chair information: If a student encounters a problem in the course, they should work with the professor to resolve it. If the student needs help and the professor is unable to help or is unavailable, contact Ms. Isera Miller, Chair of the Language & Literature Department by email,


CANVAS: This course will require that you turn in all course work via the CANVAS environment. This means that your grade will come from your participation in online work. Your participation in CANVAS is determined by

your completion of work in the class. CANVAS will contain all essential information about the course—an electronic copy of the syllabus, a course schedule of readings, due dates, and assignments; you will be able to post questions and comments related to a particular week’ s readings, explore web sites and multimedia that can further your understanding of the material covered in class, and develop a network with your classmates. CANVAS will also be our main method of communication, so it is vital that you interact with the program on a regular basis.

If concerns arise with Canvas, please contact the help desk and include their reply in your email to me.


Canvas SUPPORT: 884-920-2764 or use the help button in Canvas. Please put this number in your phone.


Grade breakdown:

Grading Scale:


Grading Policy

* Essays. Because this is a Gordon Rule course, all essays must meet the minimum requirements for length. Papers that fail to meet the minimum length will be dropped a whole letter grade.

* Late Work. Missed quizzes, homework and group work will be recorded as a zero.


* Please allow one week for grading of quizzes, discussion posts, and homework. Please allow two weeks for the grading of essays.

* I normally do not grant extensions except for the following reasons. All correspondence requesting extensions need to be accompanied with documentation for one of the following: 1) jury duty 2) court summons, 3) hospitalization 4) death of an immediate family member (someone with whom you have lived) or 5) military leave

  • Extensions are granted at the instructor’s discretion. I will only grant an extension if ALL assignments have been completed by the posted due dates.


I only accept work through CANVAS. I will not accept work through email or hard copy. Late work will not be accepted unless documentation is provided. I will not be available through email on Saturdays and Sundays or holidays.






Students who do not complete each unit’s objectives and activities, by the assigned due dates, may be dropped from the course.   


Collaborative Work:

 Extensive collaboration is required (via discussion boards, presentations, peer review of essay drafts, etc). Collaborative projects involve working collectively to complete, compile, review, and present material, and prompt completion of such work is required for ongoing participation in the class. Insufficient, late, or inadequate contributions may necessitate a student’s removal from the course.                                                                                                                                         Students agree that by taking this course all required papers may be subject to submission for textual similarity review to for the detection of plagiarism.  All submitted papers will be included as source documents in the reference database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of such papers.  Use of the service is subject to the Terms and Conditions of Use posted on the site.




Tutoring and Study Skills Support:

The Raymond D. Cheydleur Academic Resource Center offers a writing lab, and the services of writing tutors, who can assist you with drafting, writing, and revising your papers. Their tutors are also available for one on one instruction, in such areas as the mastery of traditional English grammar. You may make an appointment by contacting them at the following numbers:


Bradenton: 941-752-5504   Venice:      941-408-1452








Course Summary:

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