The following information should be available to students as a part of all syllabi for this course.
Number: ENGL 1102
Catalog Name: Composition II
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
- 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.
- 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
- Oral and written communication will be characterized by clarity, critical analysis, logic, coherence, persuasion, precision, and rhetorical awareness (Core Curriculum learning outcomes I)
- 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.
- 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.