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ASTEng1BSpr10sv - San Jos State University ENGL 1B Section...

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San José State University ENGL 1B Section 26(20596) and Section 47(20617) Department of English and Comparative Literature Spring 2010 Instructor: Neli Moody Office Location: FOH 217 Telephone: 408-924-4494 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: T by appt. 9:00-10:00 and W 9:00-11:00 Class Days/Time: TTR 10:30-11:45 and TTR 1:30-2:45 Classroom: Sweeney 229 GE Area: C2 (Letters) Faculty Web Page and MYSJSU Messaging Copies of the course materials such as the syllabus, major assignment handouts, etc. may be found on my faculty web page accessible at My Faculty Webpage /. You are responsible for regularly checking for updates and announcements. 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. Prerequisites: Passage of Written Communication 1A or approved equivalent course. Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives The objective of this course is to give you the skills to write academic papers that are academically sound, well researched, grammatically correct, and grounded in an understanding of the techniques and principles of argument and persuasion. In this way, it differs from 1A. While your essays in that course employed different rhetorical modes, English 1B Sections 26/47, 20596 and 20617 Moody Spring 2010 Page 1 of 12
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1B is primarily concerned with building and supporting a solid argument that is backed with credible evidence that has been properly cited as per MLA guidelines. Learning Objectives and Activities for this Course As an Area C2 (Letters) course, the content and activities are designed to enable you to achieve the following learning outcomes: 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: Clear and effective communication of meaning. An identifiable focus (argumentative essays will state their thesis clearly and will show an awareness, implied or stated, of some opposing point of view).
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