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Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research: Gender, Identity, and Rhetoric. 1900.13
  ENGLISH 1900.13 CHANGING WRITING Johndan Johnson-Eilola (Required) SUPPLEMENTARY READINGS Provided on Office Hours: Tues. 10-1 and by appointment This class aims to introduce and cultivate the rhetorical strategies necessary for producing texts in academic and public settings. Focusing on the discourses surrounding gender and identity, we will read, analyze, and compose texts that allow us to intervene in important discussions. By the end of this course, you will be able to: Write and design persuasive messages for specific purposes, audiences, and contexts.Analyze messages and arguments using a sophisticated rhetorical vocabulary.Summarize, paraphrase, and quote appropriate research sources accurately and fairly.Evaluate your own compositions and rhetorical choices.Throughout the semester, you will complete a  Rhetorical Project , composed of five assignments, all organized and displayed on your own website. Annotated Bibliography Dissoi LogoiStatement of PurposeArgumentEvaluation RHETORICAL PROJECT Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research: Gender, Identity, and Rhetoric THE HANDMAID'S TALE  , By Margaret Atwood (Optional)  How can I succeed in this class? Be here Attendance is essential, because this class is designed around discussion, workshopping, and peer feedback. Every unexcused absence after one  will bring your final grade down 9 points. Excused absences include religious holidays, participation in SLU-sponsored activities, civic responsibilities, illness, bereavement, and emergencies. Email me before  class to inform me of an excused absence, and find out from a classmate what you missed. Really BE here... Participate fully in every class. Come prepared, with all readings and assignmentsthoughtfully completed. Give your classmates, your instructor, and the material we studyyour respect. Focus on the learning and the grade will follow Assessment Participation 15% Reading Quizzes 10% Annotated Bib 20% Dissoi Logoi 15% Design Plan/SOP 10% Argument 20% Evaluation 10% Use SLU Resources: University Writing Services Our Reference Librarian: Jane Gillespie SLU Appointments (MySLU) Meet Deadlines Assignments are due when they are due. An assignment submitted within 24 hours ofthe due date will fall one letter grade; within48 hours of the due date, two letters.Assignments will not be accepted later than48 hours after they’re due. Reading quizzescan not be made up in the case of anunexcused absence. *You may request an extension in serioussituations. Contact me as early as possiblebefore the assignment is due if you wish torequest an extension.Not all extensions will be granted.  Week One: Course Intro 8/29:  Syllabus 8/31 : Read  Gender Studiesand Rhetoric Definitions Intro to Rhetorical Project Week 2 9/05: Read   CW Intro., Ch. 1 Intro to Annotated Bib 9/07:   Read  Truth, "Ain't I a Woman?"; Grimke's Letter; Cooper, "Woman's Cause" Week 3 9/12:   Read  "Declaration of Sentiments," "Suffrage Fallacies," "Some Practical Aspects...," "The Nonsense of It" 9/14:   Read  Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale , Intro & Ch. 1-7 Week 4 9/19:   Watch   The Handmaid's Tale,  Episodes 1 & 2 9/21:  Atwood Recap (reading TBA) Week 5 9/26: Read: On Stereotypes, & Zhu et. al, "Macho Nachos" Intro Dissoi Logoi*  9/28: Annotated Bib Due; Library Visit #1 Read  CW Ch. 7 (to 173) Week 7 10/10: Read  "Healthand the SocialConstruction ofMasculinity..." 10/12:   Dissoi LogoiDraft 1 Due Week 6 10/03: Read CW   Ch. 7(p. 173-184), Articleson Greek Life 10/05: Read   CW Ch.2 Week 8 10/17: Read   CW   Ch. 9(DL returned to you) 10/19:   Dissoi LogoiDraft 2 Due Intro to Argument &SOP Week 9 No class 10/24 10/26:   Dissoi LogoiFinal Due Library Visit #2 Week 10 10/31: Read   CW Ch. 4& 5; on Argument 11/02: The CelluloidCloset (in class) Week 11 11/7: Statement of Purpose Draft Due Read Knaff, Beyond Rosie the Riveter   11/9: Read Transgender Military Articles Week 12 11/14:  In-ClassWorkshop No Class 11/16 Week 13 11/21:  In-ClassWorkshop No class 11/23 Week 14 11/28: ArgumentDraft 1 Due 11/30: In-ClassWorkshop Intro   to   Evaluation Week 15 12/05: Argument + Full Website Due. In-Class Showcase  12/07:  In-Class Showcase; Reading on Evaluations Thursday, 12/14 Evaluations Due by 9:50 am  English Department and University Policies  Academic integrity is honest, truthful and responsible conduct in all academic endeavors. The mission of Saint Louis University is "the pursuit of truth forthe greater glory of God and for the service of humanity." Accordingly, all acts of falsehood demean and compromise the corporate endeavors of teaching, research, health care, and community service via which SLU embodies its mission. The University strives to prepare students for lives of personal and professional integrity, and therefore regards all breaches of academic integrity as matters of serious concern. The governing University-level Academic Integrity Policy was adopted in Spring 2015, and can be accessed on the Provost's Office website at: Additionally, each SLU College, School, and Center has adopted its own academic integrity policies, available on their respective websites. All SLU students are expected to know and abide by these policies, which detail definitions of violations, processes for reporting violations, sanctions, and appeals. Please direct questions about any facet of academic integrity to your faculty, the chair of the department of your academic program, or the Dean/Director of the College, School or Center in which your program is housed. Specific College of Arts and Sciences Academic Honesty Policies and Procedures may be found at: *Any assignment submitted with evidently intentional plagiarism will receive a zero, and the student will be reported to the University. Academic Integrity Title IX Saint Louis University and its faculty are committed to supporting our students and seeking an environment that is free of bias, discrimination, and harassment. If you have encountered any form of sexual misconduct (e.g. sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, domestic or dating violence), we encourage you to report this to the University. If you speak with a faculty member about an incident of misconduct, that faculty member must notify SLU's Title IX coordinator, Anna R. Kratky (DuBourg Hall, room 36;; 314-977-3886) and share the basic fact of your experience with her. The Title IX coordinator will then be available to assist you in understanding all of your options and in connecting you with all possible resources onand off campus. If you wish to speak with a confidential source, you may contact the counselors at the University Counseling Center at 314-977-TALK. To view SLU's sexual misconduct policy and for resources, please visit the following web address: equity-and-diversity/sexual-misconduct-policy . Student Success Center In recognition that people learn in a variety of ways and that learning is influenced by multiple factors (e.g., prior experience, study skills, learning disability), resources to support student success are available on campus. The Student Success Center, a one-stop shop, which assists students with academic and career related services, is located in the Busch Student Center (Suite, 331) and the School of Nursing (Suite, 114). Students who think theymight benefit from these resources can find out more about: • Course-level support (e.g., faculty member, departmental resources, etc.) by asking your course instructor. • University-level support (e.g., tutoring services, university writing services, disability services, academic coaching, career services, and/or facets of curriculum planning) by visiting the Student Success Center or by going to Disability Services Students with a documented disability who wish to request academic accommodations are encouraged to contact Disability Services to discussaccommodation requests and eligibility requirements. Please contact Disability Services, located within the Student Success Center, at or 314.977.3484 to schedule an appointment. Confidentiality will be observed in all inquiries. Once approved, information about academic accommodations will be shared with course instructors via email from Disability Services and viewed within Banner via the instructor's course roster. English Department Assessment The Saint Louis University Department of English is committed to excellent and innovative educational practices. In order to maintain qualityacademic offerings and to conform to relevant accreditation requirements, we regularly assess our courses and programs for evidence of student learning outcomes achievement. For this purpose, we keep on file representative examples of student work from all courses and programs such as: assignments, papers, exams, multimedia presentations, portfolios, and results from student surveys, focus groups, and reflective exercises. Thus, copies of your work for this course— including exams, presentations, submitted papers or other assignments—may be kept on file for institutional research, assessment and accreditation purposes. All samples of student work will be anonymized before they are used in assessment exercises. If you prefer that the Department of English does not keep your work on file, you need to communicate your decision in writing to your instructor.
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