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English: Identity Unbound

ENGS 096 WQ9 (CRN: 15392)

2 Credit Hours

For crosslists see: GSWS 096 WQ2

About ENGS 096 WQ9

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Cross listed with GSWS 096 WQ2; Winter Session Online Course; 12/26/17 - 1/13/17; Open to both CDE and Degree students; This course may or may not fulfill degree requirements for UVM students. Please consult with your Dean's Office if you have any questions about applicability of winter session courses toward graduation requirements

Section Description

Identity Unbound is an intensive 2-credit ONLINE Winter Term course. This course is an introduction to the construction and intersections of Identity. WT contains sections on individual and national identity, race, gender, sexuality and ability. Readings are interdisciplinary and include readings in sociology, performance, and cultural criticism. Readings in identity performance and creation of multi-media text-based work will result in a new awareness of how and when identity is being created—by you and for you. Serious Fun! If you have taken Undoing Identity with Professor Perry previously, you may not take this course. Instructor: Janice Perry

Section Expectation

Assignment responses are due 3 days a week (MWF) beginning the first day of Winter Term - at the time of day that works best for you. Expect to spend approx. 3 hours per assignment for reading and preparing Discussion and Blog and posting to Blackboard.Discussion posts Each Discussion assignment begins with some questions for you to consider—You will post your own observations/criticisms/thoughts on the readings/performances and you will respond to each other’s postings. These questions are essay type questions—very short essays. There is no right or wrong answer. I am looking for your response to the readings, I want to know what you think. All posted discussion should be directly related the course. There is a thread at the top of the Discussion page for you to ask/answer questions about assignments. All technical questions should be directed to the BlackBoard help at the top of each page. Blog posts Create new work as assigned and post on the course Blog. You will create original works in response to assignments. This creative work can be in any genre (monologue, dialogue, ensemble texts, short stories, poetry, creative non-fiction, video, audio, stick figure drawings, graphs, charts, etc.) unless a particular genre or form is specified, and will be posted on the course Blog pages. You will respond to each other’s new work. Don’t worry, it will make sense once we start working. Response papers One (3 page) response paper will be required. Due date and assignment will be posted in “Assignments.” Overall engagement and class participation Your class participation will be determined by the quality of your online presence. You will need to post a minimum of four separate times per assignment, one assignment response and one response to another participant in the Discussion Board AND one creative piece and one response to another participant in the Blog. It is essential that you post before the assignment due date in order to interact with others in the course in order to participate fully. It's intense, but also FUN.


Grading Criteria and Breakdown of Grades Grades will be determined by on-time completion of assignments, how well you follow the critical reading guidelines, depth of participation in discussion, response papers, and overall level of engagement with/participation in the course. See “How to get an ‘A’ in this course” posted on the BlackBoard course site. Discussion Postings: 50% -- timeliness, response to assignment questions, compliance with critical reading guidelines. response to other participants’ postings, Blog: 20% -- timeliness, response to assignment, creativity in connecting assigned readings to materials from outside the course, and creation of original material. Response papers: 20% -- timeliness, thoughtfulness, thoroughness, clear articulation and use of critical reading guidelines in synthesising course work (including both your own work and others’) Overall Engagement/participation: 10% -- this is generally reflected in your overall grade. Timeliness, engagement in Discussion and Blog postings, follow up on own postings and responses to other participants. Basically: do the readings, follow the assignments using the critical reading guidelines, respond thoughtfully to others’ work, and post on time!




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