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.

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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

  • Read critically for multiple purposes.
  • Learn key rhetorical concepts through analyzing a variety of texts and writing in different genres.
  • Develop knowledge of grammar, punctuation, and spelling, through practice in composing and revising.
  • Give credit to the original ideas of others through proper attribution and citation.
  • Use library databases and appropriate open web searching to access scholarly and popular sources.
  • Distinguish between and within genres and understand texts of varying complexity.
  • Use rhetorical concepts to compose a variety of texts, including a research-backed essay with an arguable claim, effective support, and counterargument.
  • Use lines of reasoning to link assertions and claims to evidence and support.
  • Shape writing in terms of audience and purpose, for a variety of situations and contexts, adjusting voice, tone, formality, arrangement, design, and medium.
  • Use lines of reasoning to link assertions and claims to evidence and support.
  • Use composing processes as a means to discover and reconsider ideas.
  • Re-imagine their writing through deep revision strategies.
  • Determine an appropriate scope of inquiry by breaking a main research question into multiple, smaller questions.
  • Effectively evaluate scholarly and popular sources for relevance, credibility, and accuracy.
  • Match source type and treatment to information need or purpose within the essay.
  • Bring sources into conversation with one another.
  • Make connections between others' ideas, opinions, experiences, expertise and their own.
Human Dimension:
  • Interact constructively in giving and receiving feedback.
  • Recognize themselves as writers and critical thinkers.
  • Interact with diverse perspectives.
  • Use peer review to imagine new possibilities for their own and others' written work.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Examine topics that have proximal connections to issues that impact them and their communities.
  • Contribute to an ongoing conversation about a topic.
  • Recognize features of different genres and associated reader expectations.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Recognize their own writing processes.
  • Effectively manage large, long-term projects.
  • Develop strategies for effectively reading a variety of texts.
  • Use rhetorical concepts to analyze and evaluate their own thinking and the thinking of others.
  • Use reflective writing to transform thinking and consolidate learning.