Mary Adams, Instructor
Class Meets Wednesday from 6 PM to 8:50 in Karpen Hall
Office hours 5:30 PM or other times by appointment
Ext. 3270 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Web Page: http://www.maryadams.net/classpages/571/index.html
- Purchase: Ramazani et al. Norton Anthology of
Modern and Contemporary Poetry, 3rd edition.
2 vols. 978-0-393-97978-7.
- On Reserve (copies here and in Cullowhee):
- Perkins, David. A History of Modern Poetry.
2 vols. Camridge, MA: Belknap Press, 1987.
- Rosenthal, ML and Sally Gall. The Modern
Poetic Sequence: The Genius of Modern Poetry.
New York: Oxford UP 1983.
- Everdell, William R. The First Moderns.
Chicago: U of Chicago Press, 1997.
Students will learn:
- To read, discuss, and understand twentieth century
- To understand the literary techniques used to compose
it and the styles used to define it
- To recognize characteristics of various movements
and schools in modern American poetry, and to distinguish
- To produce thoughtful written work demonstrating
the abilities learned in 1-3 above
- Presentation 20%
- Midterm 20%
- Research Paper 30%
- Final Exam 30%
cell phones, and other electronic devices
- Hand in Assignments in PC Format (MS Word or RTF
preferred). Send poems as attachments; do not copy
them into the text of the email.
- Academic honesty: Turning in work
not your own will result in failure for the paper
without the opportunity to revise and may also result
in failure for the course. I will also place a letter
in your files and make a formal report to the Head
of the English Department and the Dean of Student
Affairs. Below is WCU's most recent academic honest
Western Carolina University, a community
of scholarship, is also a community of honor. Faculty,
staff, administrators, and students work together
to achieve the highest standards of honesty and
integrity. Academic dishonesty is a serious offense
at WCU because it threatens the quality of scholarship
and defrauds those who depend on knowledge and integrity.
Academic dishonesty includes the following:
- Cheating. Using or attempting to
use unauthorized materials, information, or study
aids in any academic exercise.
- Fabrication. Falsification or invention
of information or citation in an academic exercise.
- Plagiarism. Representing the words
or ideas of someone else as one’s own in
an academic exercise.
- Facilitation of Academic Dishonesty.
Helping or attempting to help someone else to
commit an act of academic dishonesty, such as
allowing another to copy information during an
examination or other academic exercise.
The procedures for cases involving
allegations of academic dishonesty are:
1. Instructors have the right to determine the appropriate
sanction or sanctions for academic dishonesty within
their courses up to and including a final grade
of “F” in the course. Within 5 calendar
days of the event, the instructor will inform his
or her department head in writing of the academic
dishonesty charge and sanction.
2. The department head will meet with the student
to inform them orally and in writing of the charge
and the sanction imposed by the instructor within
10 calendar days of written notice from the instructor.
Prior to this meeting, the department head will
contact the Office of Student Judicial Affairs to
establish if the student has any record of a prior
academic dishonesty offense. If there is a record
of a prior academic dishonesty offense, the matter
must be referred directly to the Office of Student
Judicial Affairs. In instances where a program does
not have a department head, the Dean or Associate
Dean of the college will assume the duties of department
head for cases of academic dishonesty.
3. If the case is a first offense, the student can
choose to accept the charge and sanction from the
instructor by signing a Mutual Agreement with the
department head or can choose to have a hearing
with the Academic Integrity Board. Within 10 calendar
days of the meeting with the student, the department
head will 1) report the student’s choice of
action in writing to the Office of Student Judicial
Affairs, 2) file a copy of the Mutual Agreement
(when applicable) with the Office of Judicial Affairs,
and 3) inform the student of the sanction or sanctions
to be imposed under the Mutual Agreement or inform
the student of the procedure for requesting a hearing
with the Academic Integrity Board if the Mutual
Agreement is not accepted. Mutual Agreements are
final agreements not subject to further review or
4. In instances of second offenses, or when the
student chooses a hearing, the Office of Student
Judicial Affairs will meet with the student to provide
an orientation to the hearing process and to schedule
a date no less than 10 and no more than 15 calendar
days from the meeting for the hearing. The student
can waive minimum notice of a hearing; however,
extensions are at the sole discretion of the Office
of Student Judicial Affairs. Should the student
choose not to attend the orientation meeting, a
hearing date will be assigned to the student.
5. The hearing procedures will follow the same format
as stated in the Code of Student Conduct (Article
V.A.5). The hearing body (Academic Integrity Board)
will consist of 2 students from the Student Judicial
Affairs Student Hearing Board and 3 faculty members.
The faculty fellow for academic integrity will be
one of the faculty members and will serve as the
chair. The other two faculty members will be chosen
by the Director of Student Judicial Affairs from
a pool of eight faculty hearing officers. Each academic
year, each college dean will appoint two faculty
members from their college to comprise the pool
of eight faculty hearing officers. When a student
fails to attend the hearing for any reason, the
hearing will be held in a student’s absence
. The hearing body may impose any sanctions as outlined
in Article V.B. in the Code of Student Conduct.
Students given a sanction of probation for academic
dishonesty will remain on probation at Western Carolina
University until graduation.
6. Following a decision from the Academic Integrity
Board, the Office of Judicial Affairs will inform
the student of the sanction or sanctions to be imposed
upon the student and of the student’s right
to file an appeal with the University Academic Problems
Committee. The appeal is limited to those rules
and procedures expressly mentioned in the Code of
Student Conduct (Article V.D.2) and is limited to
the existing record. If the student does not file
an appeal with the University Academic Problems
Committee within 5 calendar days, the sanction or
sanctions from the Academic Integrity Board will
be imposed. The decision of the Academic Problems
Committee may be appealed to the Vice Chancellor
for Student Affairs. Any decision of the Vice Chancellor
for Student Affairs may be appealed to the Chancellor.
7. Upon final resolution of a case involving suspension
or expulsion, the Director of Student Judicial Affairs
will inform the appropriate dean, department head,
and the administrator in the One Stop Office who
is responsible for University Withdrawals of the
An Act of academic dishonesty, including a first
offense, may place the student in jeopardy of suspension
from the university. A repeated violation or more
serious first offense may result in expulsion. Disciplinary
records for any act of academic dishonesty are retained
by the Department of Student Judicial Affairs for
at least five years from the date of final adjudication.
These records are available to prospective employers
and other educational institutions in accordance
with federal regulations.
Note: Resolution of academic honesty
complaints will be handled according to the provisions
of the Academic Honesty Policy. Records of academic
dishonesty cases are maintained in the Office of
Student Judicial Affairs.
For specific information on procedures for cases
involving allegations of academic dishonesty, see
relevant sections in the Student Handbook.
- Accommodations for Students with Disabilities:
Western Carolina University is committed to providing
equal educational opportunities for students with
documented disabilities. Students who require
reasonable accommodations must identify themselves
as having a disability and provide current diagnostic
documentation to Disability Services. All
information is confidential. Please contact
Disability Services for more information at (828)
227-2716 or 144 Killian Annex. You can also
visit the office's website: http://www.wcu.edu/12789.asp.
- Attendance: After ONE absence, your final grade
will be dropped one letter for each additional absence.
It doesn't matter if your absences are excused or
not, so please budget carefully. Extreme or extensive
tardiness could count as an absence. PS: Attendance
is counted in participation grade, too.