House Bill 2504 Spring 2011 Course Syllabus ENGL-1301-04 (Composition)
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
|Instructor||Judice, Michelle Whitney|
|Course ID #||10023|
|Course Description||Intensive study and practice in the basic forms of expository writing. Frequentthemes. Collateral reading in articles and essays of a factual and informative type.|
|Course Prerequisites||Basic skills competency in reading and writing required.|
Real Writing with Readings by Susan Anker
5th edition, Bedford-St. Martin's. Must also have USB.
To demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities, particularly poetry, drama, fiction, visual media, and the fine arts.
To understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
To respond critically, in writing and orally, to works in the arts and humanities.
To articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities, both orally and in writing.
To develop an appreciation for the aesthetic principles that guide or govern the humanities and arts.
To demonstrate knowledge of the influence of literature, philosophy, and/or the arts on intercultural experiences.
To understand and demonstrate writing and speaking processes through invention, organization, drafting, revision, editing, and presentation.
To understand the importance of specifying audience and purpose and to select appropriate communication choices.
To understand and appropriately apply modes of expression, i.e., descriptive, expositive, narrative, scientific, and self-expressive, in written, visual, and oral communication.
To participate effectively in groups with emphasis on listening, critical and reflective thinking, and responding.
To understand and apply basic principles of critical thinking, problem solving, and technical proficiency in the development of exposition and argument.
To develop the ability to research and write a documented paper and/or to give an oral presentation.
|Major Assignments||Essays: Narrative, Process Analysis, Comparison-Contrast, Library Project with oral component, Argumentation-Persuation, This I Believe, reading quizzes over each reading assignment and several practice impromptu writing pieces.|
|Discussion Topics||Part I: How to Write Paragraphs and Essays, Part 2: Writing Different Kinds of Paragraphs and Essays, Part 3: Special College Writing Projects, Part 4: the Four Most Serious Errors, part 5: Other Grammar Concerns, Part 6: Word use, Part 7: Punctuation and Capitalization|
|Attendance Policy||Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. A student with four absences will suffer a grade reduction. Missing more than what is allowed during the semester will result in a failure to meet class objectives. Excessive tardiness will, likewise, have an effect on the grade.|
|Determination of Final Grade||Five two-page essays, 12-question Library Project, several written responses and reading quizzes.|
|Final Exam Date||May 16, 2011 - 1:00 PM|
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