English 102: Composition & LiteratureLiberty University -- Fall Semester 2016Tuesday large lectureInstructor: Prof. Ginny DowEmail: [email protected]Phone: (434) 592-5747Office & hours: DH 4032-EMW 7:30am-8:00am T 7:30am-9:30 amR 7:30am-12:30 pmF7:30-8:00; 9:15am-10:45amThursday breakout classInstructor: Alissa KeithEmail: [email protected]Phone: Skype: profesora.keithOffice & hours: In person: By appointment onlyChat: Skype chat anytimeGSA: Ms. Danielle Sarbo Office: DH 3399 Email: [email protected]For questions concerning your attendance, please email the GSA.Diligence:“The hand of the diligent will rule, but the slack hand will be put to forced labor” (Prov. 12. 24).“The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, but everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty” (Prov. 21.5).I. Course Description:Composition and Literature continues the emphasis on writing. Two analytical papers—based upon studies of the short story, poetry, and drama—and a research paper, sequentially developed, are required.II. Rationale:English 102 continues the development of college-level writing skills and practice, providing students opportunities to evaluate literature from a biblical worldview; to examine structure, aesthetics, and issues; and to organize thinking in written form. In addition, the research paper requirement strengthens the students' skills in investigating,analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating the ideas of others, while also sharpening students' expression of their own conclusions. The introduction to literature enriches the students' general understanding of human experience which will assist them in subsequent courses and in life.III. Prerequisites:English 101 or advanced standing on the placement test. It is the student’s responsibility to make up any prerequisitedeficiencies, as stated in the Liberty University Catalog, which would prevent the successful completion of this course.IV. Texts / Materials:--Required:Johnson, Greg, and Thomas Arp. Perrine’s Literature: Structure, Sound & Sense.Custom Edition. Stamford: Cengage, 2015. ISBN: 9781305752597Tensen, Bonnie. Research Strategies for a Digital Age. Custom ed. Mason, OH: Cengage, 2014. ISBN 9781285052052This is the same text that was required for ENGL 101 last year.Shakespeare, William. Much Ado About Nothing.New York: Signet, 1998. ISBN 9780743482752. This play is required reading, available in electronic format on Blackboard.
Top Hat:We will be using the Top Hat () classroom response system inclass. You will be able to submit answers to in-class questions using Apple or Android smartphones and tablets, laptops, or through text message. Top Hat replaces the Turning Technologies “clicker” system used previously at LU.You can visit the Top Hat Overview (-Top-Hat-Overview-and-Getting-Started-Guide) within the Top Hat Success Center which outlines how you will register for a Top Hat account, as well as providing a brief overview to get you up and running on the system.