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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF GENERAL STUDIES English 101 Composition & Rhetoric MWF – Fall 2018 Professor : Mrs. Carolyn Towles GSA : Ms. Deryka Tso Office: DH4442B GSA Cubicles: DH3120 Email: [email protected] GSA email: [email protected] GSA Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 8:00AM-10AM Scripture Verses: “In the beginning was the Word. . . .” John 1:1 "Write the vision and make it plain upon tablets that he may run that readeth it [or act on it].” Habakkuk 2:1-3 Description: English 101: Composition & Rhetoric: Through the critical engagement of a variety of texts, including written, oral, and visual, this course prepares students to become careful readers, critical thinkers, and skilled writers. Drawing upon rhetorical theory, it emphasizes the practices of analytical reading, informed reasoning, effective writing, and sound argumentation. The course requires 4,000 words of writing in no fewer than five writing projects, four of which are argumentative essays incorporating external sources. Rationale: Reading and writing are essential for success in college and in life. In English 101, students will further develop their skills in analyzing texts, processing that information in the context of their worldview, and articulating their conclusions clearly to a particular audience. Prerequisite Statement Engl 100 or advanced standing on the placement test. As stated in the Liberty University catalog, it is the student’s responsibility to make up any prerequisite deficiencies that would prevent the successful completion of this course. Required Texts and Materials MLA Handbook . 8th ed, Modern Language Association of America, 2016. (ISBN: 9781603292627) *This book is the only non-custom book* Towles, Carolyn E., and Ramona D. Myers. English 101 Coursebook. 5th edition, Cengage, 2018. (ISBN: 9780357111147) Yagelski, Robert P, et al. Writing: Ten Core Concepts . Revised Custom Edition for Liberty U, Cengage, 2018. (ISBN: 9780357114650) Pocket folder(s) for your essays 3-ring binder for the Yagelski textbook Learning Outcomes/Requirements Fall 2018 Syllabus
Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete English 101 will: 1. understand and practice reading, writing, and rhetoric within the context of a biblical worldview 2. apply methods of sound reasoning (induction and deduction) and argumentation in writing 3. produce well-structured, grammatically sound essays using various modes of discourse 4. integrate sources accurately and effectively* 5. write with clarity* 6. recognize standard usage in English grammar, word choice (diction), phraseology, and sentence structure* 7. apply knowledge of sentence structure to basic sentence editing and revision* *These are also General Education core competencies for communication In addition to the above Learning Outcomes, students will also: 1. identify, analyze, and evaluate theses, claims, assumptions, and conclusions in their own writing and in the writing of others 2. demonstrate an ability to craft their writing according to the rhetorical dynamics of subject, audience, purpose, and tone 3. demonstrate an ability to control various elements of argumentation such as appeals to reason and to

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