701: THEORIES AND METHODS OF SCHOLARSHIP: RESEARCH AND TEACHING
3 credit hours; meeting 2 1/2 hours per week.
1991: Mondays/Wednesdays, 1:00-2:15.)
Brackets indicate information not on students' copies.]
ONE (September 2, 4)
Introduction to all aspects of the course: Learning and Teaching.
[What the course is and why it is needed.] (Joint meeting)
Academic's Handbook, Preface and Section One ("The Academy
and the Academic").
Concept of Proficiency as a Model.
Ch. 1-2; also, pp. 337-41 ("The Structure of the ACTFL/ETS
Oral Proficiency Interview").
TWO (September 9, 11)
Reference Sources in Print Form. Major bibliographies, encyclopedias
and manuals in French studies: form and content.
AATF Competencies: What does language teaching entail?
Be prepared to discuss the AATF competencies. How well do the undergraduate
programs you know help student to reach the basic level of competence?
THREE (September 16, 18)
Reference and Bibliographical Sources.
of the profession, I. (Joint meeting)
MLA Newsletter list of ethical concerns in colleges.
Case studies, to be discussed in class.
READING: Saints and Scamps, Ch. 5
WEEK FOUR (September 23, 25)
Preparation of Scholarly Research and Writing, I: Bibliographical
access to sources in language, literature, and civilization: general
considerations. [using the reference handlist]
First (brief) reference exercise.
(Written and Oral); Giving Feedback.
Omaggio, Ch. 8; be able to define the terms in #1, p. 354; prepare
#7, p. 355, for discussion.
Case study analysis (two pages): ROUGH DRAFT.
FIVE (September 30, October 2)
Preparation of Scholarly Research and Writing, II: Reference
the scholar's habits are both useful and important.]
Case study (rough draft).
Omaggio, Ch. 6; prepare #3, p. 269, for discussion.
A quiz you can use in class.
SIX (October 7, 9)
Presentation of Scholarly Research and Writing, I: Thesis and
Dissertation writing, publication, and paper-giving: WHY??
Academic's Handbook, Section Five ("Publishing Research"),
with special attention to the sections by Budd and by Rowson.
Second (brief) reference exercise.
Final text of case study analysis.
Compositions. Peer Observation.
Composition assignment; graded compositions; discussion of criteria.
Explanation of the Peer Observation System.
SEVEN (October 14 [Fall Break], 16)
Presentation of Scholarly Research and Writing, II: Publication
and paper-giving: HOW?? WHEN??
EIGHT (October 21, 23)
Be prepared to present one language teaching/linguistics/literature
journal to the class, answering the questions previously distributed.
Hand in your written review of another journal.
Style, hands-on session.
The MLA Style Manual.
A note of peer observation groups and first meeting date.
NINE (October 28, 30)
of the MLA Introduction to Scholarship: Lewalski on Historical
Scholarship, Lipking on Criticism.
Omaggio, Ch. 7; be able to define the terms in #1, pp. 304-305,
and prepare #5, p. 305, for discussion.
TEN (November 4, 6)
Reading. Reading Process Theory.
Omaggio, Ch. 3; prepare #1, pp. 117-18, for discussion.
Style, hands-on session.
MLA Style Manual.
ELEVEN (November 11, 13)
Comprehension; Using Videotapes; Conversation Classes.
Omaggio, Ch. 4.
Reading comprehension activity, (Omaggio, p. 173, #5)
of MLA Style.
Error correction assignment.
Take-home final exam (due December 11 at 5:00 pm in Mr. Cook's mailbox
in Cabell 329).
TWELVE (November 18, 20)
and Civilization in the Language Course; Ethical Implications of
Omaggio, Ch. 9; prepare #3 and #4, pp. 403-404, for discussion.
Culture section of AATF Syllabus of Competence.
Listening Comprehension Activity (Omaggio, p. 173, no. 4).
of the MLA Introduction to Scholarship: Hernadi on Literary Theory.
Peer observation reaction forms.
THIRTEEN (November 25, 27)
of the Profession, II. (Joint meeting)
Booth on the scholar in society.
Academic's Handbook, Section 3, "Teaching and Advising."
READING: Saints and Scamps, Ch. 2 and 3.
Second Language Acquisition Theory and Research.
Two journal article abstracts; be prepared to present a three-minute
summary of each in class.
A cultural activity you can use in the future. See Omaggio, #5,
Omaggio, Ch. 5. Prepare #2, p. 217, for discussion.
FOURTEEN (December 2, 4)
a job--MLA Career Guide, MLA job list, Chronicle,
departmental files, OCPP, CV, conferences, letters of application,
interviews. (Joint meeting)
Academic's Handbook, Section Two.
MLA Style exercise (Dec. 2).
Walter S., and Joseph Gibaldi. The MLA Style Manual. New
York: MLA, 1985.
A. Leigh, et al., ed. The Academic's Handbook. Durham and
London: Duke UP, 1988.
Joseph, ed. Introduction to Scholarship in Modern Languages and
Literatures. New York: MLA, 1981. [To be replaced by the 1991
edition in 1992.]
Alice C. Teaching Language in Context: Proficiency-Oriented Instruction.
Boston: Heinle, 1986.
Steven M. Saints and Scamps: Ethics in Academia. Totowa,
NJ: Rowman, 1986. (On reserve in Clemons Library.)
Claire K. Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing. Boston:
Houghton, 1985. Sometimes cited as "The MLA's Line by Line."
Joseph C. Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace. New York:
Scott Foresman, 1989.
LOAD AND GRADE COMPONENTS:
in discussions (15%)
written assignments (15%)
article abstracts and analysis (10%)
or three reference/library use exercises (20%)
MLA Style exercise (10%)
final exam (30%)
EXAM is to be taken home. It will include:
questions (with an emphasis on concepts in language teaching).
exercise in the application of the rules of MLA Style (writing entries
for previously unseen books and articles.) The Manual may
NOT be consulted during this exercise.
question requiring the description of a strategy for solving a research
essay on the general topics of the course: teaching and learning,
principles and practice; their relationships within our profession.