EAC214 - The Journal

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Last revision date 2017-11-13 16:02:33.034
Last review date 2017-11-13 16:02:33.035


Subject Title
The Journal

Subject Description
The Journal examines the use of journals as psychological, sociological, and historical documents, and as tools for self-expression and creativity. The course focusses on three types of journals. Students will be given the option of keeping a journal of their own and will practise journal-writing techniques throughout the term, using various forms of writing such as notes, observations, drafts, dream analysis, or dialogues, among others. We will also observe how these forms of writing are used by published writers. In addition, students will read non-fiction journals and discuss elements common to them, determining how journal writers have made use of the form in ways that can benefit students' work-oriented or academic writing.

Credit Status
One General Education elective credit in the Arts & Humanities category

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Describe the major types of journals in existence and identify at least one Internet resource about journals;
2. Describe the major techniques used in journal writing;
3. Describe the appearance and development of journals through history to the present;
4. Apply the methods of journal writing through experimenting with at least three types of journal entry;
5. Use analytical and critical reading skills to assess and analyze the readings in the course;
6. Demonstrate increased self-understanding through analyses of journal entries and exercises.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prerequisite(s)
Co-requisite EAC149 or equivalent

Topic Outline
Students will develop and demonstrate their competence in written expression, reading, and research skills by examining topics such as the historical roots of the journal, types of journals, journal writing techniques and the journal as a tool for self-expression and creativity. 

Mode of Instruction
To ensure that students are engaged as much as possible in the learning process, instructors can use such teaching methods as class and small group discussions, essays and research, individual and group presentations, readings, lectures, workshops, in-class exercises, and/or web-based instruction.

Prescribed Texts
No text required. 
Resources/materials will be available online.

Reference Material

Maimon, Elaine, et al., A Writer's Resource: A Handbook for Writing and Research. McGraw-Hill Ryerson
Any Canadian Reference or Handbook
Students should possess an appropriate college-level dictionary.
 
Students are referred to the following web site for the Seneca College Library MLA Style Guide and Guide to Integrating Quotations (MLA Style):
http://seneca.libguides.com/mla

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Modes of Evaluation

To be successful in this course, you must complete all course work as specified and achieve an overall grade of 50% or higher. For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of the Academic Policy available at Seneca registration offices.
 
Term Work:
The term work will constitute 75% of the final grade. The instructor's class schedule will indicate the nature of the weekly activities as well as the assignments, their due dates, and their value. All assignments must be correctly documented using MLA criteria – in-text citations for quotes and paraphrasing; MLA Works Cited page – and follow the criteria established by the instructor, unless otherwise notified
 
All term work assignments must be completed prior to the time of the examination. Unless students have been granted an extension in advance, late assignments will be penalized accordingly. There is no provision for rewriting late assignments, regardless of the grade awarded. Students must contact faculty in advance of due date to discuss extensions.
 
Make-up opportunities for assignments must also be made in advance of the scheduled due date. If an assignment is missed due to class absence, any official documentation that might be grounds for arranging a make-up opportunity must be submitted to the faculty member on or before the next scheduled class. Make-up opportunities do not apply to all graded assignments.
 
Final Examination:
The final examination will constitute 25% of the final grade. Students will respond to the exam questions in essay form that satisfies the learning outcomes of EAC214: The Journal
 
Grading scheme:
Journal 15%
Portfolio 25%
Seminar with Written Analysis 15%
Major Paper 20%
Final Examination 25%
 
Student Success:
 
Please come prepared to participate in class. Make sure you bring your course text to each class, participate in class discussions, hand in any assigned work on time and attend each and every class. Following these suggestions will increase your chances of success.
 

Approved by: Fiona Bain-greenwood