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ENGL& 102 English Composition II

5 credits

Students learn to write fully documented research papers using critical thinking and reading skills. The class will emphasize logical argumentation from evidence and research skills necessary to collect relevant information. Students will write a minimum of 5000 words of finished composition during the quarter.

This course meets the Written Communication  general education distribution requirement. This course can also satisfy the Humanities  general education distribution requirement (though it cannot be counted towards both within the same credential).

Prerequisites: ENGL& 101  

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Consistently demonstrate strong critical thinking skills in both reading and writing
  • Write college level compositions to suit audience and purpose
  • Apply the strategies of effective argument
  • Employ a range of research and library skills to locate and evaluate information
  • Write effective research documents that synthesize and cite sources using accepted documentation styles

General Education Distribution Area Outcomes
Students who successfully complete courses in the Written Communication distribution area will be able to:

  • Write clear, coherent, and well-organized prose 
  • Employ critical thinking in evaluating and expressing ideas
  • Demonstrate effective use of sources following accepted academic conventions

Students who successfully complete courses in the Humanities distribution area will be able to:

  • Discuss and explain methods of creative expression, social interaction, and aesthetic considerations employed by individuals and societies
  • Employ methods of intellectual and creative inquiry central to the selected Humanities course of study, using the vocabulary, concepts, historical perspectives and materials common to the chosen area
  • Dependent on the Humanities area selected, interpret specific artifacts from art, film, history, language, literature, philosophy, religious thought, or narrative form and develop one’s own viewpoint or artifact using the techniques common to that area

Total Hours: 50 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 50