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ENGLISH 102, COMPOSITIONIISyllabusand Course OutlineCOURSE DESCRIPTIONCourse TitleENGLISH 102, College Composition II: 3 creditsCourse DescriptionComposition II is designed to emphasize the process of argumentative writing and thepractical stages for writing the research paper. Composition II focuses on furtherdevelopment of competence in critical and analytical writing.Course PrerequisiteEnglish 101COURSE GOALS&ASSIGNMENTSCourse Goals1.Students will gain an understanding ofthe argumentand its place in their college and professionalcareers2.Students will understand how to evaluate and analyze othersarguments based on readingsevidence and reasoning.3.Students will understand how to criticize and respond to controversial issues and indicate where andhow arguments, in selected readings as well as theirownpieces, often fail.4.Students will understand how to create simple, solid claims built from issues that matter to them asthey work to find voice in their own argumentative essays. Students will also become aware of thepower of visual arguments.5.Students will continue to understand how to organize and write solid arguments withgood reasons,exploring the single or blended use of developmental modes.6.Students will understand re--examining, re--evaluating, and reviewing completed writings forcoherence, unity, sharpness, and clarity.7.Students will understand how to construct researched argumentative essays8.9.10.CourseContentUnit,Course Goal(s), and TitleLecture/ ReadingsLearningActivitiesUnitOneStudents will gain anunderstanding ofthe argumentand its place in their college andprofessional careersWhat is Argument? How do weargue/persuade?Unit One LectureUnitOne Readings:FromThe Purposeful Argument,Chapters 1 and 2: Argue in Real Life;Choose an IssueCreating a setting for your argument:Review theYour Turnsegments, 2a-‐‐2k of Chapter 2Unit One Assignment 1:A BriefBeginning:Write a 500 word essay discussing thelast time you tried to persuadesomeone to see an issue the way youdo. Incorporate elements ofargument read in assigned chaptersselected issue, audience, claim, andtiming.Discussion QuestionsDQ#1Characteristics of Your OralArguments1
2Consider these questions and post ageneralresponse about your lastargument. Donotanswer asindividual questions or repeat thequestionsWhat was your last argument about?What was the basic problem? Howdid the argument start? What wassaid? Were there proposedsolutions? Was there a winner?DQ#2Things I Did Not Know AboutArgument.After having discussed your lastargument and reading the assignedchapters, revisit at least two of thesub--topics referencedspecificallyrefer to: :issues that matter to you,p.7--10 and 23--25;varying support,p.27+;when arguments breakdown,p.21;target audience, p.33--34.

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