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Apr 14, 2017 by Constance Kibler (ckibler)
ENGL 4030 : Service Learning with the Pen/ Faulkner Foundation
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 08:03:54 GMT
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:10:30 GMT
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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
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Service Learning with the Pen/ Faulkner Foundation
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Field Work (Internship)
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The role of literature in public life; how nonprofits bridge literary citizenship and civic engagement. This course is offered in collaboration with the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes literary achievement and excellence through various events programs.
In addition to investigating the relationship between the humanities and civic engagement, students in ENGL 3810.10 will fulfill the following practical learning objectives:
1.) To identify and implement reading strategies used to teach literature.
2.) To develop effective teaching and communication techniques, particularly the creation and execution of individualized and group learning techniques, the development of strong discussion questions, and a clear organization and dissemination of knowledge.
3.) To practice writing lesson and curriculum objectives.
4.) To identify and translate the skills required in the discipline of literary studies, especially as such skills apply to future professional goals in education, nonprofits, academia, etc.
5.) To develop an awareness of their work as literature students within the larger frameworks of civic engagement and local communities.
6.) To broaden their understandings of such terms as “citizenship” and “literary citizenship.”
7.) To hone collaborative/cooperative skills via seminar discussions with classmates and curriculum design with the PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools program.
Uploaded a Course Syllabus
Recommended Syllabus Template_082516.docx
3810-PEN Faulkner-Fall 2016 Syllabus-1.doc
Explanation of how the course differs from similar GW courses
This is a unique course in our department; it is the only service learning course. It is also the only course at the university that works with the prestigious Pen/Faulkner foundation
Gen Ed: Humanities
CCAS - GCR: Humanities
CCAS - GPAC: Local/Civil Engage
Course Reviewer Comments
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 03:33:16 GMT
Rollback: Syllabus must contain the required OAPA boilerplate regarding: Course requirements and grading; Attendance and Participation; Goals and Learning Outcomes; Weekly Schedule; Academic Integrity; Support for Students Outside the Classroom; Religious Holidays; Security. Consult template uploaded with syllabus. Also, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education now requires that all syllabi include average minimum amount of out-of-class or independent learning expected per week. For more detail see https://provost.gwu.edu/files/downloads/Resources/Assignment-of-Credit-Hours_Final_Oct-2016.pdf
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:37:33 GMT
Rollback: Please resubmit with a bulletin description of 1-2 lines covering only the main themes/purpose of the course.