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English 1B Syllabus, Section 16

English 1B Syllabus, Section 16 - San Jos State University...

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M.Hager, English 1B, Spring 2010 Page 1 of 10 San José State University Department of English and Comparative Literature English 1B: Composition II, Section 16, Spring 2010 Instructor: Michelle Hager-Hernandez Office Location: Faculty Office 115 Telephone: (408) 924-5073 Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.sjsu.edu/people/michelle.hager Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-3:00 Class Days/Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00-10:15 Classroom: Sweeney Hall 238 GE/SJSU Studies Category: Area C3 Course Description Welcome to English 1B! This class is the second course in the two-semester, lower-division composition sequence. The prerequisites include a passing grade on the English Placement Test and passage of English 1A. This course fulfills the written communication requirement of the university‟s core GE and is intended to increase your capacity to write, read, and think critically all of the assignments will help develop these abilities. We will further build upon the skills you learned in English 1A, and we will specifically focus upon argumentative, analytical, and critical writing. In this class, you will build your research skills and acquire the ability to write a paper informed by research. You will learn to communicate meaning clearly and effectively; since written expression is something that you will practice in every profession, you will learn skills in this class that you will utilize throughout your life. This course is demanding, and I will expect a great deal of work from all of you. I am here to help you learn, and I hope you come away from this course with an increased appreciation for writing. Learning Objectives Learning Objective 1: Students shall be able to refine the competencies established in Written Communication 1A (as summarized below). Students should be able to perform effectively the essential steps in the writing process (prewriting, organizing, composing, revising, and editing).
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M.Hager, English 1B, Spring 2010 Page 2 of 10 Students should be able to express (explain, analyze, develop, and criticize) ideas effectively. Students should be able to use correct grammar (syntax, mechanics, and citation of sources) at a college level of sophistication. Students should be able to write for different audiences (both specialized and general) Learning Objective 2: Students should be able to use (locate, analyze, and evaluate) supporting materials, including independent library research. Learning Objective 3: Students should be able to synthesize ideas encountered in multiple readings. Learning Objective 4: Students should be able to construct effective arguments. 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.
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