English 1B Spring 2010

English 1B Spring 2010 - English 1B Section 85 Composition...

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English 1B, Section 85 Composition Spring 2010 Tuesday and Thursdays 12-1:15pm DMH 347 Professor Karen English Office: FO 221 Office Hours: MTWTh 10:30-11:30am & by appt 924-4506 Email: [email protected] My web page: http://www.sjsu/people/karen.english . Copies of the course materials such as the syllabus, major assignment handouts, etc. may be found on my faculty web page also accessible through the Quick Links>Faculty Web Page links on the SJSU home page. You are responsible for regularly checking with the messaging system through MySJSU (or other communication system as indicated by the instructor). Required Texts : Pocket Style Manual 5e with 2009 MLA Update by Diana Hacker. ISBN: 0312593244 | Bedford St. Martins Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World by David Brion Davis. ISBN: 978-0-19533944-4 Oxford UP Recommended Texts: A college level dictionary; or use www.onelook.com search engine A college level rhetoric Prerequisites : Passage of Written Communication 1A or approved equivalent course and passage of the English Proficiency Test (EPT), unless exempt. 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. Dropping and Adding : Students are responsible for understanding the policies and procedures about add/drops, academic renewal, etc. Information on add/drops are available at http://info.sjsu.edu/web-dbgen/narr/soc-fall/rec-298.html. Information about late drop is available at http://www.sjsu.edu/sac/advising/latedrops/policy/ . Students should be aware of the current deadlines and penalties for adding and dropping classes. 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: A. 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); B. an appropriate voice that demonstrates an awareness of audience and purpose; careful attention to review and revision; C. effective and correct use of supporting materials, including independent research (e.g., quoting, paraphrasing,
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