ENG 112 - English Composition

Course Description

This is a writing course based on critical reading from various fields. Writing assignments reinforce skills in summary, analysis, evaluation, and synthesis. Emphasis is on argumentation, research methods, and information literacy. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours

4

Contact Hours

4

Lecture Hours

4

Required Prerequisites

Successful completion of ENG 111 or ENG 111/11.

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct

Other college designations supported by this course

Infused: Writing Intensive

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge:
  • Read effectively for multiple purposes.
  • Learn key rhetorical concepts through analyzing a variety of texts.
  • Shape their writing in terms of audience and purpose.
  • Develop knowledge of linguistic structures, including grammar, punctuation, and spelling, through practice in composing and revising.
Application:
  • Use key rhetorical concepts to compose a variety of texts, including research-backed argument with a revelatory claim and effective support.
  • Respond to a variety of situations and contexts calling for purposeful shifts in voice, tone, level of formality, design, medium and/or structure.
  • Use a variety of technologies to address a range of audiences.
  • Use composing processes as a means to discover and reconsider ideas.
Integration:
  • Locate and access academic and popular sources.
  • Effectively evaluate (for relevance, credibility, accuracy, bias and so on) those sources.
  • Synthesize information and ideas from source material.
  • Make connections between their own ideas, opinions, experiences, and expertise and those of others.
Human Dimension:
  • Analyze and evaluate their own thinking and the thinking of others.
  • Interact productively in giving and receiving constructive feedback.
  • Recognize themselves as writers and arguers.
  • See the world from other points of view.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Examine topics that contain local and personal connections to issues that directly affect both them and their communities.
  • Become more interested in the implications of a variety of topics on both themselves and their communities.
  • Contribute to an ongoing conversation about a topic.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Recognize their own writing processes.
  • Effectively manage large, long-term projects.
  • Develop collaborative and recursive strategies for generating, revising, editing, and proof-reading texts.
  • Develop strategies for effectively reading a variety of texts.
  • Imagine new possibilities for their own and other's written work.