EAC451 - Survey of Canadian Literature

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Subject Title
Survey of Canadian Literature

Subject Description
Literature is an essential element in Canadian culture, and our national literary traditions come from many different places and peoples.  This course includes works from ethnic majority and minority writers, regional specialists and contemporary urban authors ? all with different perspectives on this country we call home

Credit Status
One General Education credit

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

1. Demonstrate a good understanding of critical concepts for the analysis of the style and content of literature

2. Demonstrate critical thinking skills by articulating personal views within a framework of textual evidence and critical terminology

3. Produce correct, coherent analytical essays

4. Use typical samples of Canadian writing to identify, define, and describe the essential characteristics of Canadian short stories and their application in this genre

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)
EAC150 or equivalent

Topic Outline
Students will develop and demonstrate their competence in written expression, reading and research by exploring Canadian writing as  a national literature, by tracing its evolution as a genre, and by examining the many unique voices that are included in this body of work. 

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 discussions, readings, lectures, workshops, in-class exercises, and/or computer-aided instruction.  

Prescribed Texts
Brown, R. & Bennett, D. eds.  An Anthology of Canadian Literature in English. Oxford University Press

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/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://library.senecacollege.ca/Research_Help/Citing_Sources/mla_guide.html

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, students must complete all course work as specified & 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 EAC451 - Survey of Canadian Literature 

Grading scheme:

Content Quizzes 10%
Written Assignments 30%
Seminar with Written Analysis 15%
Major Paper 20%
Final Examination 25%


All the academic policies of the College at which you registered apply. This includes, but is not limited to policies related to grading, supplemental exams, deferred exams, and accommodations.

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