Course Template
The following information should be available to students as a part of all syllabi for this course.

Course Information
Number: ENGL 1102
Catalog Name: Composition II
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Instructor Information
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Required texts and other readings/materials

  • Appropriate individual texts that cover the required genres and to allow for a diversity of authors and styles.  An anthology is permissible.
  • Shared 1102 text if one has been selected.
  • Approved departmental handbook.
  • See information at Recommended Texts

Course description

  • A composition course focusing on skills required for both effective writing for various rhetorical situations and critical reading of texts, primarily non-fiction. In writing, students must demonstrate competency in exposition, argumentation, and writing that is strengthened by the use of multiple textual sources.
  • A specific description pertaining to this section of the course may be added.

Course Goals

  • To extend the skills of expository writing and critical thinking established in English 1101.
  • To read, understand, and interpret fiction, drama, and poetry and write analytically about them.
  • To understand literary principles and use basic terms important to critical writing and reading.
  • To construct essays using textual evidence from both primary and secondary sources.
  • General and Specific Learning Outcomes in detail

Program Goals

  • Oral and written communication will be characterized by clarity, critical analysis, logic, coherence, persuasion, precision, and rhetorical awareness (Core Curriculum learning outcomes I)

Assessment activities

  • The course will require at least 5000 words of graded writing.
  • The course will require no fewer than three out-of-class essay assignments that make use of revising opportunities and are graded according to the Grading Rubric for out-of-class writing.
  • The course will require that students earn a passing score (the equivalent of a 2 on the Recommended Grading Scale for In-Class Essays) on at least one in-class essay in order to receive a C in the class.  One of the in-class essays may be completed during the final exam period.

Other policies

  • General composition policies
  • Departmental plagiarism policies
  • Other policy statements specific to this class should be included on the syllabus.
  • Dates for completion of all assignments should be provided.
  • MLA style should be emphasized and required on out of class essays.