1English 111: Writing and InquiryFall2019Holidays: 9/2, Oct. 4 - 5, Nov. 26 - 29Our class meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.Instructor:Meredith MerrillOffice:S303Phone:910-362-7286E-mail:[email protected]--BEST WAY TO REACH MENote about E-mail:While email is one way to communicate with me, please note that it should be used tocommunicate brief messages only and is not a sufficient way to learn about missed instructionor to discuss grades.Please come to class regularly and schedule a face-to-face meeting withme if you have questions/concerns. Grades will never be discussed during class. I am alwayswilling to meet with you outside of class.Office Hours:MWF 11 a.m. - noon Downtown Campus (S 303)Tues10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the North Campus (NA 340)And by appointmentCourse Philosophy:Writing is a social act in which writer, reader, and community converge.Furthermore, it is a recursive process that integrates critical thinking, reading, speaking, andlistening. English 111, then, should provide students with the opportunity to learn to uselanguage deliberately by asking them to examine the ways they use language, the reasons theyuse language, and the communities in which they use language.This course should also helpstudents recognize the consequences of their language choices and lead them to make choicesthat will ultimately empower them.Course Description:This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing ina variety of genres and formats using a recursive process. Emphasis includes inquiry, analysis,effective use of rhetorical strategies, thesis development, audience awareness, and revision.Upon completion, students should be able to produce unified, coherent, well-developed essaysusing standard written English. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as ageneral education course in English Composition. This course has been approved for transferunder the ICAA as a general education course in English Composition.
2Course Competencies:1. Demonstrate writing as a recursive process.2. Demonstrate writing and inquiry in context using different rhetorical strategies toreflect, analyze, explain, and persuade in a variety of genres and formats.3. Students will reflect upon and explain their writing strategies.4. Demonstrate the critical use and examination of printed, digital, and visual materials.5. Locate, evaluate, and incorporate relevant sources with proper documentation.6. Compose texts incorporating rhetorically effective and conventional use of language.7. Collaborate actively in a writing community.Basic Computer Usage:Upon successful completion of course, students should be able to:1)create a polished document on the computer using a word processor such as MicrosoftWord.