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Unformatted text preview: English 1B: Composition II Spring 2010 Section 08: MW 9:00-10:15, SH 242 Prof. B. Cox Office: FO 115 Phone: (408) 924-4449 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: M 10:30-11:45, 1:30-2:45; W 10:30-11:45; and by appointment Required Texts and Materials: San Jose Mercury News (print or full-text online version) Why School? , Rose Style , 9 th edition, Williams A college-level full-service Handbook A non-electronic college-level American English Dictionary (published within the past three years) Course Description: English 1B is the second course in SJSU’s two-semester lower-division composition sequence. Beyond providing repeated practice in planning and executing essays, and broadening and deepening students’ understanding of the genres, audiences, and purposes of college writing, English 1B differs from English 1A in its emphasis on persuasive and critical writing (with less attention paid to the personal essay), its requirement for fewer but longer essays, and its introduction to writing informed by research. Students will develop sophistication in writing analytical, argumentative, and critical essays; a mature writing style appropriate to university discourse; reading abilities that will provide an adequate foundation for upper-division work; proficiency in basic library research skills and in writing papers informed by research; and mastery of the mechanics of writing. Successful completion of English 1B satisfies the SJSU General Education Requirement in Area C3. Prerequisite: Passage of Written Communication 1A or approved equivalent course. Course Objectives: Building on the college-level proficiencies required in English 1A, students shall achieve the ability to write complete essays that demonstrate advanced proficiency in all of the following:...
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