English 111: Writing and InquirySpring 2018Instructor: Jill A. LahnsteinOffice: S301-FOffice Hours: MWF 10 am to 11 am and by appointmentPhone: 362-7007 Email: [email protected]Class Hours:3Credit Hours: 3*Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or ENG 095 or DRE 098 or Appropriate scoreson placement testCourse DescriptionThis course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety ofgenres and formats using a recursive process. Emphasis includes inquiry, analysis,effective use of rhetorical strategies, thesis development, audience awareness, andrevision. Upon completion, students should be able to produce unified, coherent, well-developed essays using standard written English. This course has been approved fortransfer under the CAA as a general education course in English Composition. Thiscourse has been approved for transfer under the ICAA as a general education course inEnglish Composition.Course CompetenciesUpon successful completion, students should be able to do the following:1. Demonstrate writing as a recursive process.2. Demonstrate writing and inquiry in context using different rhetorical strategies toreflect, analyze, explain, and persuade in a variety of genres and formats.3. Reflect upon and explain writing strategies.4. Demonstrate the critical use and examination of printed, digital, and visual materials.5. Locate, evaluate, and incorporate relevant sources with proper documentation.6. Compose texts incorporating rhetorically effective and conventional use of language.7. Collaborate actively in a writing community.General Education Competency: Written CommunicationsStudents use written communications skills to convey information, ideas, and argumentsto specific audiences, including their instructors and classmates. Students demonstratewritten communications skills when they:~Utilize college-level conventions of writing that are appropriate for the writing situationand intended audience~Express ideas with clarity and precision
~Organize their compositions to be intelligible and engaging for their intended audience~Present reasoning and/or evidence that adequately support(s) their compositions’principle assertionsRequired TextCooley, Thomas.Back to the Lake.3rded.New York: W.W. Norton, 2015.Print.Course RequirementsEssay #1200 points(20% of final grade)Essay #2200 points(20% of final grade)Essay #3200 points(20% of final grade)Quizzes/Assignments200 points(20% of final grade)Discussion Board200 points(20% of final grade)Total Possible1000 pointsGrading ScaleA= 920-1000 points earned (92-100 %)B= 840- 919points earned (84 - 91%)C= 760- 839points earned (76 - 83%)D= 680- 759points earned (68 to 75%)F=0- 679points earned (0 -67%)W= Withdrawal Up until the 60% mark of each semester, a student can withdraw from aclass without penalty.After the 60% mark, a student must present his or her facultymember with documentation of extenuating circumstances.