ENG 111: COLLEGE COMPOSITION I TCC PORTSMOUTH CAMPUS CREDIT HOURS: 3 | FALL 2014 Section: N26P/32035 Wednesday | 7:00–9:45PM | A202 Instructor: MELISSA R. SIPIN, M.F.A. [email protected] (Pending) | [email protected]Office: Pending | Office Hours: Wednesdays, 5:50–6:50PM, or by appointment Blackboard site: Image Credit: V for Vendetta. . Tumblr, (August 15). Accessed (August 15, 2014). “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.”―James Baldwin“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.” ―Gustave Flaubert“Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity.”— Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieCOURSE INFORMATION Writing is a powerful instrument of thought. In the act of composing, we learn about the world and ourselves, examining our positionalities within the exterior world more closely and intimately. Through the written word, we communicate across time, geographic space, and cultures. Writing confers the power to grow personally and to effect change—if not the world, then within the self. Language is our primary methodology to exchange information, whether it is cultural, analytical, critical, historical, or revolutionary: language is our machination for building culture. In this course, we will write, read(to learn how to write, one must read), revise, and repeat. We will discover and further learn writing’s differing functions, forms, and utilizations, focusing on sentence construction, grammar, essay writing, research methodology, and the critical practice of writing that solidifies critical thought. As E.M. Forster said, “How do I know what I think until I see what I say?” COURSE DESCRIPTION: Introduces students to critical thinking and the fundamentals of academic writing. Through the writing process, students refine topics: develop and support ideas; investigate, evaluate, and incorporate appropriate resources; edit for effective style and usage; and determine appropriate approaches for a variety of contexts, audiences, and purposes. Writing activities will include exposition and argumentation with at least one researched essay. PREREQUISITES AND/OR CO-REQUISITES: Prequisites - Qualifying Placement Test score, ENF 1, ENF 2 or equivalent Corequisites – None
GENERAL EDUCATION CORE COMPETENCIES SUPPORTED BY THIS COURSE After completion of this course, students will be able to: •Communication A competent communicator can interact with others using all forms of communication, resulting in understanding and being understood.