May 17, 2022  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022

ENGL& 102 - Composition II

5 Credits
This course helps students develop ideas to guide research, to gather information from the library, internet, experts and other sources, and to judge the quality of the information. They learn to use ideas from a large number of sources as evidence in essays and longer research papers.

General education distribution area: Communication.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENGL& 101  with a 2.0 or higher.

Course Outcomes

  1. Approach essay writing as a process which incorporates pre-writing, outlining, revising, and editing methods.
  2. Demonstrate awareness of purpose and audience as integral to the composition process, structure, and development of ideas.
  3. Organize information according to a variety of conventional business/academic formats as appropriate to the writing assignments. 
  4. Apply effective thesis and topic sentence statements in conventional essay composition.
  5. Compose clear, precise, relevant, literal expression using correct sentence mechanics.
  6. Identify and apply appropriate diction that accommodates diverse audience members.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of common rhetorical devices and strategies in order to present cogent and convincing arguments.
  8. Identify, retrieve, and evaluate a variety of secondary sources for authority, relevance, persuasive appeal, and credibility for use in research.
  9. Document research sources according to an academically-recognized style: APA or MLA.
  10. Identify a range of literary genres and articulate their common themes, conventions, and devices.
  11. Revise at every level of composition: assignment compliance, diction, sentence, paragraph, essay, and documentation.