ENGL1302.S34 TTH Syllabus


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COLLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE COURSE SYLLABUS ENGL 1302.S34 Spring 2011 Composition/Rhetoric II Pre-Requisite: ENGL 1301 Tues/Thurs: 10:00-11:15 Credit: 3 hours Room: B213 Lab Required INSTRUCTOR: DR. JULES SEARS Office: D234d Office Hours: M/W 12:20-12:50; T/Th 2:15-4:45 Email: [email protected] Website: http://iws2.collin.edu/jsears Phone Number: 972-516-5852 TEXTBOOKS: Schilb, John, and John Clifford, eds. Making Literature Matter , 4th ed. The Brief Penguin Handbook with 2009 MLA Guidelines, 3 rd ed. COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course students should continue to improve skills acquired in English 1301 and develop skills in argumentation and analysis. Students will study various types of literature, do extensive writing, and learn research methods and proper documentation of a research paper. COURSE FORMAT: Lectures, class discussion, small group discussions, audio/visual materials, and individual conferences. EXPECTED STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES: We believe that English 1301 leads directly into English 1302, and that the second course builds upon skills from English 1301; therefore, English 1302 will continue to develop and evaluate those expected outcomes from English 1301 . Because English 1302 focuses on research skills, students successfully completing the course should also be able to demonstrate the following: A. Defend an informed position or argument within the context of a specific discipline with explanations and answers to relevant counterarguments. B. Comprehend writing as a series of additional research tasks that include finding, evaluating, analyzing, and synthesizing appropriate primary and secondary sources. C. Practice appropriate conventions of documenting their work with the MLA format . D . Continue to build upon the Student Learning Outcomes for English 1301 1. Students should be able to demonstrate rhetorical knowledge in the following ways: a. Read and interpret a prompt for a writing assignment. b. Write essays that take a position and successfully argue or defend that position. c. Write essays with appropriate evidence, discussion, and organization for a specific audience. d. Write essays with strong introductions and conclusions that represent sophisticated thought and writing. e. Write essays that use format, structure, tone, diction, and syntax appropriate
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ENGL 1302 2 to the rhetorical situation. 2. Students should be able to demonstrate critical thinking, reading, and writing in the following ways: a. Use reading and writing for inquiry, learning, thinking, and communicating. b. Integrate their own ideas with those of others with clear distinction between the two. 3. Students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the writing process in the following ways: a. Be aware that it usually takes multiple drafts to create and complete a successful text. b.
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