Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Engl& 102 Sec 6 – a history of anarchy

Instructor: Professor Bucci
Phone: 352-8329    Office: CC1-329   Office Hours: Mon and Wed, 11am-1:05pm or 1:15pm-3:15pm
Class Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am – 1:05pm Rm: CC1 0230
Class blog: http//

Course Description:
Students learn how to develop ideas to guide research, to gather information from the library, Internet, experts and other sources, and to judge the quality of the information. They learn to use ideas from sources as evidence in essays and longer research projects, developing a more sophisticated approach to using sources to achieve identified purposes for identified audiences. Students continue ENG 101’s emphasis on developing well-organized, thoughtful essays. This class is organized around a theme chosen by the instructor.

Theme: a history of anarchy.
This is not a course on political anarchy. Although this course may critique various governments and their social policies, it will not advocate the reduction or elimination of government. The focus of this course is cultural anarchy. Our goal is to interpret and analyze history by studying the culture produced during specific historical moments, like a hunter might study his prey’s dropping for clues to where it’s been and what it’s been doing. Cultural anarchy is a phenomenon that exposes the unseen rules and assumptions of a given social contract.

Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL&101 (formerly ENG 101) with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

NOTE: There will be very little review of sentence level grammar and syntax in this class. If grammar and syntax are not of a college level, it is the student's responsibility to seek outside help from Cascadia’s Math and Writing Center or via

Course Content, Topics and Themes:
        Critical thinking processes: analysis, synthesis, evaluation, problem-solving, close reading
        Researching strategies: asking questions, finding and evaluating sources, sorting sources, interviewing, reading, taking notes
        Research-based composition processes: generating ideas, forming a hypothesis, organizing notes, summarizing sources, drafting, discussing, revising, editing, and proofreading
        Rhetorical strategies and structures
        Research-writing strategies: incorporating sources, avoiding plagiarism, judging validity of evidence
        Group process skills
        Self-evaluation skills
        Technology strategies: revising text, running advanced searches to find multiple sources, and communicating with experts

Required Texts:
    • All readings for this class (unless otherwise noted) will be available via eReserve:
    • Rules for Writers (optional grammar and style handbook)

• Mini-Research Project (2-3 pages)
• Creative Project and Reflection (2-3 pages)
• Final Research Paper (6-10 pages)

All out-of-class writing must be typed. All papers are due at the beginning of class, and papers handed in after the first ten minutes of class will be marked late and penalized. I understand that life can be unpredictable, so I will accept one late paper per student per quarter. No other late papers will be accepted. If you think you are not going to be able to make a paper deadline, please speak with me before the paper is due. Absolutely, no emailed papers will be accepted without prior approval. All papers (and associated outlines, drafts, reflections, and peer reviews) must be stapled together (or collected in a pocket folder) and clearly labeled with the student’s name on every section. If you fail to include a required outline, first draft, or peer review response with your paper, your grade for the assignment will be reduced by 10%.

Short Answer Test Outcomes and Due Dates: (subject to change)
Short Answer Test #1: understand complex reading and discussion (take home): 10/6
Short Answer Test #2: accurately explain complex quotations (take-home): 10/18
Short Answer Test #3: summarize key ideas in complex texts (take-home): 10/25
Short Answer Test #4: describe complex artistic works (in-class, no open book): 11/3
Short Answer Test #5: synthesize information from various texts and artists’ work (take-home): 11/15

Attendance, Participation, and In-Class Work:
You are required to attend class on time, and expected to have completed all reading and assignments before coming to class. Our course only has 22 class meetings. If you attend at least 19 classes on time, you will earn 20 points of extra credit. 

Important: You are responsible for all assignments given in class whether you were present or not. “I wasn’t here that day” is not an excuse. I will keep the class web page updated with assignments and changes to the schedule, but I suggest you trade contact information with several of your classmates just in case. In-class assignments or exercises may not be made up.

Grade Conversion:
Five Short Answer Tests (30 points ea.) = 150 points
Mini-Research Project = 100 points
            Thesis = 30 points
            Outline = 30 points
            Draft = 15 points
            Revision reflection = 15 points
Creative Project and Reflection (50 points ea.) = 100 points
Library Workshop Assignments (10 points ea.) = 20 points
Final Research Project = 150 points
            Annotated Bibliography = 50 points
            Thesis = 30 points
            Outline = 30 points
            Draft = 15 points
            Revision reflection = 15 points

TOTAL = 750 points

4.0 = 713-750 points (95-100%/A)         2.5 = 600 points (80%/B-)   1.0 = 487 points (65%/D)
3.5 = 675 points (90%/A-)                  2.0 = 593 points (75%/C)    0.0 = 450 points or below
3.0 = 637 points (85%/B)                   1.5 = 525 points (70%/C-)
(Complete grade conversion table available upon request.)   

Course Outcomes:
Learn Actively - Learning is a personal, interactive process that results in greater expertise and a more comprehensive understanding of the world.                
        Read, analyze, and assimilate material from a variety of texts to increase knowledge and support research questions
        Engage in discussion and group assignments to deepen understanding and develop learning skills related to research and writing
        Use writing as a learning tool to generate ideas, explore approaches to audiences and purposes, and record and organize information for later use
        Meet assignment timelines and seek help when necessary
Think Critically, Creatively and Reflectively - Reason and imagination are fundamental to problem solving and critical examination of ideas.
        Examine and evaluate a variety of information sources for use in writing
        Call on a diverse set of strategies to solve problems that arise when researching and writing from research
        Use an understanding of one’s personal values and biases, and those of others, to make inferences and draw conclusions about diverse sources of information
Communicate with Clarity and Originality - The ability to exchange ideas and information is essential to personal growth, productive work, and societal vitality.           
        Use a personalized process to research and write an extended research project
        Use writing to assimilate information and perspectives from a variety of sources and publish texts composed of coherent, supported, and appropriate prose
        Understand and apply criteria or standards for clear, original communication to their own and others’ writing
        Use technology to gather, process and communicate information      
Interact in Diverse and Complex Environments - Successful negotiation through our increasingly complex, interdependent and global society requires knowledge and awareness of self and others, as well as enhanced interaction skills.        
        Understand others’ points of view in order to increase knowledge of other ways of looking at information
        Work with peers in groups to discuss readings and to respond to each other’s writing. In all group work, listen and contribute with respect and honest

Cascadia Community College Syllabus Learning Agreement
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Acceptable Use Policy on Information Technology: In general, the same ethical conduct that applies to the use of all college resources and facilities applies to the use of Cascadia’s systems and technology.  These systems may only be used for authorized purposes, using only legal versions of copyrighted software, and with consideration and respect for the conservations of resources and the rights of other users. For additional information, see the online version of the Student Handbook at  or go to the Open Learning Center for assistance with any questions.
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Schedule of Assignments (subject to change)

Th 9/29: Introduction
Syllabus, “The Filth and the Fury”
T 10/4: Intersections of Culture and History
due: LT Prologue p. 1-22
assign: Mini Research Paper, Short Answer Test #1 (take-home)
Th 10/6: Library Workshop
due: Topic for Mini Research Project, Short Answer Test #1
in-class: Meet on second floor of the Library (LB1-220)
T 10/11: Slogans and Incompetence
due: LT p. 25-40, 64-67, three slogans
in-class: watch and discuss Dada video
Th 10/13: Dada
due: LT p. 105-108, 175-194, sources and thesis statements for Mini Research Project
in-class: watch Mark Steel on Marx
assign: Short Answer Test #2 (take-home)
T 10/18: Modern Capitalism and Invisible Ideologies
due: LT p. 119-132, Short Answer Test #2
Th 10/20: Mini Research Paper Outline
due: Mini Research Paper Outline
in-class: Watch “Howl”
assign: Short Answer Test #3 (take-home)
T 10/25: Situationists International and Spectacle Culture
due: LT p. 40-54, 91-99, Short Answer Test #3
Th 10/27: Mini Research Paper 1st Draft
due: 1st draft of Mini Research Paper, including Works Cited (4 copies)
in-class: Peer Review
T 11/1: Mini Research Paper due
due: Mini Research Paper (including Works Cited page, outline, one copy of 1st draft, revision reflection, and peer review sheets)
assign: Creative Project
Th 11/3: Cultural Subversion
due: LT p. 153-174
in-class: Short Answer Test #4 (in-class), watch and discuss AdBusters, Yes Men, Shepard Fairey
T 11/8: The Body: Karen Finley, Chris Burden, and the Butthole Surfers
due: Our Band Could be your Life, Chapter 8
in-class: watch and discuss Butthole Surfers interview and performance and discuss the body in performance art
Th 11/10 Anarchy Performance: Brecht, Foreman, SRL
in-class: watch and discuss videos of theatrical anarchy
assign: Short Answer Test #5 (take-home)
T 11/15: Assault on Notre-Dame
due: LT p. 259-266, Short Answer Test #5
assign: Final Research Project
Thu 11/17: Creative Project
due: Creative Project
in-class: share and discuss projects with class
assign: Boolean Search Worksheet
T 11/22: Library Workshop (LB1-220)
due: topic for Final Research Paper, Boolean Worksheet
Th 11/24 (No Class)
T 11/29: Annotated Bibliography
due: Annotated Bibliography, Thesis Statement for Final Research Paper
Th 12/1: WTO Riots
due: “Chaos Theories” Spin
in-class: watch and discuss video of the riots
T 12/6: Final Research Paper Outline
due: Final Research Paper Outline
in-class: Watch: “Battle in Seattle”
Th 12/8: TBA (To Be Announced)
T 12/13: Final Research Paper (1st draft)
due: 1st draft of Research Paper (bring 4 copies)
in-class: Peer review
Th 12/15: Last Class
due: Final Research Paper (including: final draft, Works Cited page, outline, one copy of 1st draft, revision reflection, and peer review sheets)

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