INSTRUCTOR: David Graham
OFFICE – 5th fl. 520
E-mail: David.Graham@clinton.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org
OFFICE HOURS: Mon. and Wed. and others by appointment
Credit hours: 3
-Completion of ENG 093 or ENG 100, or placement into College level reading;
-Placement into ENG 101
-Does not require knowledge of French;
The course offers an in-depth study of the Québec people, their land, their history, their traditions, and their culture, and examines its relationship and influence upon the cultural heritage of northern New York. Students will examine these topics in a seminar format with an interdisciplinary approach, utilizing a variety of resources, including selected literature excerpts, newspaper articles, films, music, Internet sites, television broadcasts, and an optional field trip to Quebec. This course is taught in English and does not require knowledge of French.
- Students will gain a deeper understanding of and an appreciation for the past and present day culture of
- Students will recognize the relationship between
culture and society and the cultural heritage of Quebec Northern New York.
- Students will experience an interdisciplinary approach to the study of
- Students will be encouraged to pursue further studies on the culture and society of
Upon completion of this course, each student will:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the
historical, economic, linguistic, ethnic, geographical, and political
2. identify and discuss the factors that shape
3. identify evidence of the
French-Canadian heritage of
4. identify and describe cultural
commonalities regarding contemporary concerns shared by both
5. utilize composition and research skills in essays to produce clear, unified, coherent, mechanically correct, and documented writing.
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Written reaction papers
Each week students will submit a one page summary of the topic examined that week. 20% of the final grade.
Two exams - after week four and week thirteen.
Each exam will count for 10% of the final grade: a total of 20% of the final grade.
One research paper/term paper
8 pages maximum. Paper is due on the 13th week of class.
Students will choose a specific topic in consultation with the professor: 20% of the final grade.
A number of questions taken from all of the subject matter touched upon during the semester:
20% of the final grade.
Students’ grades in the course will be determined as follows:
class discussion/participation 20%
written reaction papers 20%
two exams 20%
term paper 20%
final exam 20%
F ……..0 61 and below
Attending class everyday is required. Arriving late three times equals one absence. Students who leave class unannounced or during a break will be marked absent for the day. Missing 15% (5) or more of classes will result in an F or YW grade. The only exception to this is being called for jury duty, and written documentation. Remember: It is student’s responsibility to ask a classmate or the instructor for any schedule changes, handouts, and assignments after an absence. It is also student’s responsibility to formally withdraw from a class no longer attended.
Plagiarism is a serious issue and will be addressed
in all cases. Please note the
honesty is expected of all
When the instructor believes that a student has failed to maintain academic honesty, the instructor may decide on the penalty he or she believes is warranted. When a student is penalized by receiving a failing grade on a major assignment or for the course, the instructor must submit to the Academic Vice President evidence that the student has acted dishonestly. The Vice President for Academic Affairs will retain a record of such offenses. A student who commits a second offense may be dismissed from the college with an appeal to return not permitted for one full calendar year. If the student disputes a charge or punitive action, he or she may follow Academic Grievance Procedures as outlined in the College Catalog.
are expected to behave respectfully.
Behavior that interferes with the orderly functioning of the College,
interferes with an individual’s pursuit of education, or disrupts the learning
environments is prohibited. (Refer to the
would like individual help or require any special accommodations, come to the
professor’s office during office hours, or we can make an appointment to meet
at another more convenient time. Additional help is available in the
Cancellation of Classes:
of cancellation of classes will be announced on local radio/media. This
includes snow and/or other weather or emergency situations. Please call my
Students can easily secure a good grade if they attend class regularly, prepare all homework assignments on time, participate in class and listen to the language tapes as often as they can.
If students have any difficulties, please see the instructor immediately!
The instructor is available before and after this class, if students need to talk for any reason. The instructor is also in his office at other times for appointments, or students can leave a message on his voice mail (563-1779) or e-mail: David.Graham@clinton.edu or email@example.com).
Potential Guest Speakers:
History: Jean-François Lisée, Université de Montréal
Geography: Dr. Forrest Studebaker,
Politics: Claude Bachand, Député Fédérale, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC
Migration: Dr. Marc Richard, SUNY
Environment and weather: Frank Cavallaro, Geeta Nadkarni,
Language Issues: Léo Paré, former Délégué Générale, Government of Quebec, New York City
Sophie Durocher, Radio
Business with Québec: Jean Coté and Denis Arseneault, Bombardier,
Culture: Robert Paquette, Jean-Robert Bisaillon, singers, Montréal
Sports and Recreation: Nick Disantis, Coach, Montreal Impact; Tony Marinaro, P.J. Stock, Team 990 Radio, Montreal; Maxim Lapierre, Guilllaume Latendresse, Montreal Canadiens