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ENGLISH 3H03 Jane Austen

Academic Year: Fall 2016

Term: Fall

Day/Evening: D

Instructor: Dr. James King

Email: jking@mcmaster.ca

Office: Chester New Hall 316

Phone: 905-525-9140 x 24493

Website:

Office Hours: Mondays at 2:30



Course Objectives:

At the end of the course, students will have read Jane Austen's six movels and have a good grasp of those texts and their historical/social background.


Textbooks, Materials & Fees:

 

English 3H03: Jane Austen

Winter 2011

Instructor Name: Dr. James King

Chester New Hall Room 316, ext. 24493

Email: jking@mcmaster.ca                                                     

Office Hour: Monday, 2:30-3:20

 

LECTURES: Monday at 3:30, Tuesday at 4:30 and Thursday at 3:30; BSB, 147

 

Important Note 1: In the event of class cancellations, students will be notified on the English Department  & Cultural Studies Website.  It is your responsibility to check these sites regularly for any such announcements.

 

Link: http://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~english/  (Department)

 

Important Note 2: Email Policy

It is the policy of the Faculty of Humanities that all email communication sent from students to instructors (including TAs), and from students to staff, must originate from the student's own McMaster University email account. This policy protects confidentiality and confirms the identity of the student. Instructors will delete emails that do not originate from a McMaster email account.

           

*          Students will be requested to complete a online course evaluation at the end of the course.

 

Course Description:

 

This course is devoted to the work of Jane Austen.

 

 

Required Texts:

 

Northanger Abbey

Sense and Sensibility

Pride and Prejudice

Emma

Mansfield Park

Persuasion

 

 

ALL TEXTS ARE IN THE OXFORD WORLD'S CLASSICS editions. You may not cite any other texts in your essays. Oxford is making all six texts available in a bundle at a reproduced price.

 


Method of Assessment:

Evaluation Scheme:

 

1st essay: Due Date:           THURSDAY, 29 September                 30%

2nd essay: Due Date:          THURSDAY, 10 November                 40%

Exam:                                                                                                 30%

 


Policy on Missed Work, Extensions, and Late Penalties:

All essays are due at the beginning of class on the due dates. If your essay is handed in after this time (including any time after the tutorial has begun) it will be docked one grade-point a day. For example, if an essay is worth a B+, but was handed in a day late, it will be given a B; two days, a B-; three days, a C+; and so on up to seven days. Saturdays and Sundays count as working days. This means: start working on your essay as soon as you receive your assignment description so you can hand it in on time.


Please Note the Following Policies and Statements:

Academic Dishonesty

You are expected to exhibit honesty and use ethical behaviour in all aspects of the learning process. Academic credentials you earn are rooted in principles of honesty and academic integrity.

Academic dishonesty is to knowingly act or fail to act in a way that results or could result in unearned academic credit or advantage. This behaviour can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads: "Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty"), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university.

It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information on the various types of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, located at www.mcmaster.ca/academicintegrity

The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:

  1. Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one’s own or for which other credit has been obtained.
  2. Improper collaboration in group work.
  3. Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.

Email correspondence policy

It is the policy of the Faculty of Humanities that all email communication sent from students to instructors (including TAs), and from students to staff, must originate from each student’s own McMaster University email account. This policy protects confidentiality and confirms the identity of the student.  Instructors will delete emails that do not originate from a McMaster email account.

Modification of course outlines

The University reserves the right to change dates and/or deadlines etc. for any or all courses in the case of an emergency situation or labour disruption or civil unrest/disobedience, etc. If a modification becomes necessary, reasonable notice and communication with the students will be given with an explanation and the opportunity to comment on changes. Any significant changes should be made in consultation with the Department Chair.

McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF)

In the event of an absence for medical or other reasons, students should review and follow the Academic Regulation in the Undergraduate Calendar Requests for Relief for Missed Academic Term Work. Please note these regulations have changed beginning Fall 2015. You can find information at mcmaster.ca/msaf/. If you have any questions about the MSAF, please contact your Associate Dean's office.

Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities

Students who require academic accommodation must contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to make arrangements with a Program Coordinator. Academic accommodations must be arranged for each term of study. Student Accessibility Services can be contacted by phone 905-525-9140 ext. 28652 or e-mail sas@mcmaster.ca. For further information, consult McMaster University's Policy for Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities.

Academic Accommodation for Religious, Indigenous and Spiritual Observances

Students requiring academic accommodation based on religion and spiritual observances should follow the procedures set out in the Course Calendar or by their respective Faculty. In most cases, the student should contact his or her professor or academic advisor as soon as possible to arrange accommodations for classes, assignments, tests and examinations that might be affected by a religious holiday or spiritual observance.


Topics and Readings:

Students are required to read the six novels of Jane Austen. Essay topics will be posted on Avenue.