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ENCS 272 II syllabus Winter 2018.pdf

ENCS 272 II syllabus Winter 2018.pdf - ENCS 272 II(Winter...

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ENCS 272 II (Winter 2018) Argumentation and English Composition for Engineers Instructor: Kamal W. Fox Email: [email protected] Lecture Time: Mondays 17:45 - 20:15, Room: FG B040 SGW Office Hours: By appointment only (please read the instructions below regarding office hours) Course Description In addition to teaching the fundamentals of English composition and argumentation, this course introduces reasoning and persuasion; persuasive proofs; argumentation; structuring and outlining; the problem statement, and presenting. Engineers develop skills in the essential area of professional, effective persuasion and also cultivate critical thinking in their writing and other communications. NOTE: Students passing this course with C- or higher will fulfill the ENCS Writing Requirement, will not need to take the Engineering Writing Test (EWT), and will be eligible to enroll in ENCS 282. Tutorial Attendance and Participation Policy Prompt attendance and class preparation are basic expectations. You are required to attend all tutorial sessions, and tutorial participation is compulsory. Tutorials begin in after the first week of classes. Students must only attend the tutorial for which they have enrolled. If you attend other sessions, you will be marked absent and this will negatively affect your grade. Each absence from tutorial will result in a one percent reduction in the final course grade. Falsifying attendance sheets for yourself or another person is considered personation (see Academic misconduct below.) You will also be counted absent if you come to class but have not completed assigned work or do not complete in-class assignments. You will be counted absent if you come more than 15 minutes late to class, or if you leave more than 15 minutes before dismissal. DO NOT make any travel plans during the midterm or exam periods. Travel arrangements should not be made until after the Final Exam Schedule has been posted. There will be NO accommodation for absences from exams due to travel plans. The midterm exam is on. The exam period takes place from April 18 until May 1, 2018. N.B. - Monday, January 22, 2018 is the last day to add winter term courses. It is also the deadline for withdrawal with tuition refund from winter term courses. Class Etiquette It is expected that all students will contribute to a supportive and non-discriminatory learning environment by respecting basic classroom courtesy and displaying professional behavior. Late arrivals, early departures, ringing cell phones, text messaging and eating are all disruptive activities that negatively affect classroom learning, reflecting disrespect and inattention to colleagues. Students
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2 are expected to conduct themselves professionally, actively participate in class discussions, offer their considered observations, and listen respectfully to others’ opinions, even if these are in disagreement with their own.
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