1English 102: Composition & LiteratureLiberty University – Fall Semester 2018Tuesday large lectureInstructor: Prof. Ginny DowEmail: [email protected]Phone: (434) 592-5747Office & hours: DH 4442MW TR7:00am-8:00amR9:30am-12:30 pmFby appt. onlyThursday breakout classInstructor: Dr. Marybeth BaggettEmail: [email protected]berty.eduPhone: (434) 582-2086Office & hours: DH 4062GMWF 12:00-2:00; TR 12:30-2:30GSA: Mr. Caleb Couch Office: DH 3102 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, 13thedition, Custom Edition, Cengage, 2017. ISBN: 978133769358Bullock, Richard, Michael Brody, and Francine Weinburg. The Little Seagull, 3rd edition, Norton, 2016. ISBN: 0393602630Notebookfor taking notes during class; 3x5 notecards, 1 pkg.
2V. Learning Outcomes & Requirements:When students have completed this course, they should have acquired the skills and knowledge requiredA.to write a persuasive analysis of a literary work;B.to write with clarity;C.to recognize standard usage in English grammar, word choice (diction), phraseology, and sentence structure;D.to apply knowledge of sentence structure to basic sentence editing and revision;E.to proceed independently through the various stages of research, and to integrate sources accurately and effectively;F.to identify the theme and structure of each literary selection as well as the significant characteristics or elements of each genre studied;G.to evaluate the literary merit of a work;H.to identify the major theories of literary criticism and to understand their implications from a biblical worldview; andI.to identify ideas in literature and to evaluate them from a biblical worldview.