Writing About Literature

ENC 1102.0M5A

Credits: 3

Spring A 2012

Instructor: Dr. Suellyn Winkle


Instructor's email: suellyn.winkle@sfcollege.edu


Required pre-requisites: ENC 1101 with a "C" or better.

Textbook(s) & ISBN(s):The Bedford Introduction to Literature. 9th edition.  Ed. Michael Meyer.
The Bedford Handbook.  8th edition. Diana Hacker. You may use either the online version or the print version of the Handbook. Please note that you do not need to buy any other texts, and you do not need to buy CompClass. Buy your book immediately.  This is an intensive short course and if you do not have your books right away, you will fall behind.

Materials/Supplies: Buy your two textbooks, and make sure you have a good Internet connection and a reliable computer.

Additional Software: Browsers:  Internet Explorer 7, 8, or 9 or Firefox 2, 3 or 4.  Safari (MAC users) is not supported by Angel. You can download Firefox for free at http:/www.mozilla.com.

On-campus attendance requirements: None

On-line requirements and proficiencies:
You will need access to SFC's LMS at all times.

Back-up access: In addition to their main computer and Internet access, students must have back-up access to another computer with Internet access and word processing.

Skills: You should be comfortable with uploading, downloading, and attaching files. You should have an independent spirit for learning and good time management skills.

Late work: Because this is an accelerated short term, late work can rarely be accepted. If accepted, it will be penalized. Only one assignment per student will be considered if late work is requested.

Writing Lab: If you need improvement in basic skills, I may require that you do extra work in the Writing Lab. This is not optional.

Course Description:
Students will improve their writing skills through frequent reading of and writing about literary texts. The genres of fiction, poetry, and drama will be explored. Students who pass this course will be prepared to succeed in additional writing-intensive courses (ENC 2210, ENC 2301, etc.). A grade of “C” is the minimum passing grade for this course online course.

Student participation
:  Frequent participation is required; there will be at least two deadlines per week. This course is not self-paced.


Students are required to complete a variety of different writing assignments, including major analysis papers and mini-essays. Students will also be evaluated on their skills through journal writing and will be required to participate in discussion groups.

Journal Writing 10%
Class Discussion 15%
Fiction Essay 25%
Poetry Essay 25%
Midterm Exam 10%
Final Exam 15%

Cheating and Plagiarism:

Using someone else's work and submitting it as your own will be dealt with harshly.