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COURSE SYLLABUSSemester: SummerYear: 2017Mission Statement:Richard J. Daley College provides high-quality education which leads to academic success, careerdevelopment, and personal enrichment that fulfill diverse community needs.Course (Discipline): EnglishNumber: 102Section:IK___IAI#:C1-901RCourse Title:CompositionLength of Course (Weeks): 8Credit Hours:3Contact Hours:3Meeting Day(s):Tuesdays and ThursdaysTimes:11:40-2:35Building: MainClassroom #:2413Syllabus can be found on Blackboard website at.Instructor’s Name:Dr Jeff FarleyE-mail Address:[email protected]Phone #:773-838-7612Office #:2107Building:MainOffice hours:11:00-11:30 Tuesday and ThursdayCourse Description:Continuation of English 101.Introduces methods of research and writing of investigative papers.Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.Course Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in English 101.Students Course is Expected to Serve:This class is intended for all students taking/qualifying for this course.Course Objectives:1.The student is assigned a term paper of considerable length (anywhere from eight to fifteentyped pages, not including notes and bibliography or works cited) giving evidence that he/shehas learned to use the resources of the library.2.The student learns how to gather and synthesize a large body of material.3.The student comes to understand what a thesis statement is and is able to employ it effectively.4.The student learns how to structure a large body of material, keeping his/her thesis statement inmind as the controlling principle of the paper.5.The student learns how to employ quotations to document and support his/her ideas anddevelops the skills of paraphrasing and summarizing toward the same end.6.The student learns the mechanics of the term paper, with the idea that these mechanics may betransferred to other research projects in other courses.These mechanics include minimally:
a.How to acknowledge and cite sources.b.How to employ either internal (according to the recently revised MLA code) or end notes.c.How to produce a bibliography.7.The student learns how to create effective introductory and concluding paragraphs and how toprovide relevant substantiation in the body of the paper.Student Learning Outcomes:1.Generate research questions leading to a workable thesis.2.Analyze the elements of topics, issues, and argumentation.3.Articulate opposing viewpoints.4.Identify a variety of credible sources.5.Summarize sources.6.Incorporate quotations into a research project.7.Apply plagiarism avoidance techniques.8.Synthesize source material into a research project.

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