English 112: Writing/Research in the DisciplinesSpring 2017ENG 112-N02: MWF: 10-10:50 (NA 314)ENG 112-N04: MWF: 11-11:50 (NA 314)Instructor:Danielle LaniganEmail:[email protected]Office:NA 320Phone:362-7764Office Hours:T: 10:45-12:15, W: 8:30-10:00, TH 9:30-11:30Course Hours Per Week: 3Semester Hours Credit: 3Pre-requisite: ENG 111Required Texts:●Ackley, Katherine. Perspectives on Contemporary Issues: Reading Across theDisciplines.7thed.Stamford: Cengage, 2015.Print.●Harris, Muriel, and Jennifer L. Kunka.Prentice Hall Reference Guide.9thed.New York:Pearson, 2015. Print.Recommended:~ A flash drive/USB to save your work on.Catalogue Course Description:This course, the second in a series of two, introduces research techniques, documentation styles, andwriting strategies appropriate for various disciplines. Emphasis is placed on analyzing information andideas and incorporating research findings into documented writing and research projects. Uponcompletion, students should be able to evaluate and synthesize information from primary and secondarysources using documentation appropriate to various disciplines.Course Competencies:Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to do the following:1)Locate, identify, analyze, and synthesize credible research sources.2)Understand and use sound research and note-taking techniques.3)Write essays using a variety of sources, such as scholarly research, literary texts, or videomedia.4)Incorporate and document sources accurately within research papers.5)Express ideas clearly, using Standard English grammar, mechanics, and spelling.General Education Competencies:This course emphasizes the following general education competency:Written Communications: Students use written communications skills to convey information, ideas, andarguments to specific audiences, including their instructors and classmates. Students demonstrate writtencommunications skills when they:Utilize college-level conventions of writing that are appropriate for the writing situation andintended audienceExpress ideas with clarity and precisionOrganize their compositions to be intelligible and engaging for their intended audiencePresent reasoning and/or evidence that adequately support(s) their compositions’ principleassertions
Attendance:This is non-negotiable. Students must attend class by the census date in order to avoid being recorded asa No Show and dropped from the course.Each student may miss sixclasses. For each additionalabsence after the sixth absence, the student’s final grade will be lowered two points, under allcircumstances.If you come to class more than ten minutes late, leave more than ten minutes early, orare absent from class for more than ten minutes, you will be counted as absent. Three tardees or earlydepartures that don’t count as absences equal an absence.It is your responsibility to keep up with thenumber of your absences and missed assignments and instructions.