English 102-19: Intermediate College Writing Spring 2010
Humanities LL 4H #10
Mondays 10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.-1:45p.m.
Fridays 1:00 p.m.-1:45p.m.
& BY APPOINTMENT
General Education Requirement:
This course fulfills a General Education requirement. Below is the statement of the faculty-approved General
Education Requirement (GER) learning outcomes.
Written Communication is the ability to develop and express ideas, opinions, and information in appropriate
written forms. To fulfill this requirement, students will complete a substantial amount of writing, including
several texts that go through the writing process. Students who satisfy this requirement will demonstrate
that they are able to do all of the following:
1. Understand and use writing processes, including invention, drafting, organizing, revising through multiple
drafts, and editing;
2. Write clear and effective prose in several forms, demonstrating an awareness of audience and purpose;
3. Understand and use appropriate academic textual conventions of presentation, at sentence level and beyond;
4. Employ critical thinking processes, such as abstracting, synthesizing, and representing ideas, and developing
complex structures for them;
5. Collect, select, and integrate material from a variety of sources into their writing, citing it appropriately.
English 102: Eng. 101, approved transfer credit for Eng. 101, or Portfolio Placement into 102.
This course is designed to familiarize you with a variety of academic genres and prepare you to engage in
actually composing these genres. In the process of achieving this goal, we will be actively seeking out and
incorporating a variety of primary and secondary sources using appropriate citation methods. We will also be
developing and sharpening our ability to articulate the relationship between our purpose and the choices we
make as writers. Along the way, you will also gain experience writing a thesis driven argument supported by
evidence. Finally, we cannot separate reading from writing, so we will also explore strategies that will enhance
your ability to critically read a variety of texts.