English 111: Writing and InquirySections: D30, 31, 33, and 34Semester: Fall 2019Instructor: Kevin KnightOffice: S301-JOffice Hours: MW from 2-3; Tues 9-11 and 12-3; or by appointmentPhone: 362-7672Email: [email protected]Class Hours:3Credit Hours: 3*Prerequisites:ENG 090 and RED 090or ENG 095 or DRE 098 orAppropriate scores on placement testsCourse 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 visualmaterials.5.Locate, evaluate, and incorporate relevant sources with proper documentation.6.Compose texts incorporating rhetorically effective and conventional use oflanguage.7.Collaborate actively in a writing community.General Education CompetenciesThis course emphasizes the following general education competency:Written Communications:Students use written communications skills to conveyinformation, ideas, and arguments to specific audiences, including their instructors andclassmates. Students demonstrate written communications skills when they:●Utilize college-level conventions of writing that are appropriate for the writingsituation and intended audience
●Express ideas with clarity and precision●Organize their compositions to be intelligible and engaging for their intendedaudience●Present reasoning and/or evidence that adequately support(s) their compositions’principle assertionsRequired TextsNo text is required for this course. All materials will be provided in digital format.Course RequirementsEssay 120%Essay 220%Essay 320%Daily in-class work and homework:20%In-class timed writing10%Attendance10%100%Grading Scale (CFCC grading scale)A=92-100B=84- 91C=76- 83D=68- 75F=0- 67W=WithdrawalUp until the 60% mark of each semester, a student can withdraw from aclass without penalty.After the 60% mark, a student must present his orher faculty member with documentation of extenuating circumstances.Ifthe instructor approves of the withdrawal, he or she must send the studentto the Chair—with the documentation—for further approval.Attendance:Attendance is factored into the course grade for each student.