Feb 20, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog

ENG2212 COMPOSITION 2 COURSE PROCEDURE


ENG2212 - COMPOSITION 2

3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either the freshman or sophomore year and to area high school seniors.

Catalog Description:

ENG 2212 - Composition 2 (3 hrs.)

[KRSN ENG1020]

Through a study of poetry, short story, drama, and essays as literary forms, this course furthers students’ writing skills. This course also improves research techniques through writing an investigative paper in MLA style and with emphasis on accuracy and fluency in expressing sound ideas in class discussions and short essays.

The learning outcomes and competencies detailed in this course outline or syllabus meet or exceed the learning outcomes and competencies specified by the Kansas Core Outcomes Groups project for this course as approved by the Kansas Board of Regents.

Course Classification:

Lecture

Prerequisites:

Completion of ENG2211 Composition I with a grade of C or above; high school students should have senior standing to enroll in ENG2212 Composition II.

Controlling Purpose:

This course is a continuation of Composition I.  Composition II will focus on increasing student skills in collegiate writing and research skills.  Composition II teaches students how to respond to various literary genres through critical reading and interpretation.  The major focus of this course is not the mastery of literary terms, but rather responding to and interpreting literature both verbally and in well-organized prose.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Upon completion of this course the student will be able to construct an argument that is logical, well-developed, well-organized, and relatively free of grammatical and mechanical errors. 
  • The student will be able to craft an extended, well-supported argument that addresses a specific audience.
  • The student will also be able to locate, evaluate, organize and use research materials from a variety of sources and will practice appropriate means of documenting work utilizing MLA format.
  • The student will be able to read and think critically regarding the relationship between literary themes and life experience for writing argument.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period.  Instructors may add other material as time allows.

Unit 1

Outcomes: The student will be able to construct an argument that is logical, well-developed, well-organized, and relatively free of grammatical and mechanical errors.

  • Develop an original thesis.
  • Produce varied syntax including diverse transitions for adequate flow in the essay.
  • Demonstrate proper, Standard English as it pertains to the writing task.

Unit 2

Outcomes: The student will be able to craft an extended, well-supported argument that addresses a specific audience.

  • Maintain a controlled idea throughout the argument.
  • Establish support using a variety of evidence from a text.
  • Negotiate tone and vocabulary to adopt and maintain voice for particular audience constraints.

Unit 3

Outcomes: The student will be able to locate, evaluate, organize and use research materials from a variety of sources and will practice appropriate means of documenting work utilizing MLA format.

  • Employ skill in gathering and synthesizing sources from different media.
  • Assess the merit of sources to use in their own arguments.
  • Incorporate their own unique perspectives with that of their sources while summarizing, paraphrasing and quoting those texts.
  • Demonstrate dexterity in integrating sources with leads and parenthetical citations adhering to the conventions of MLA style.

Unit 4

Outcomes: The student will be able to read and think critically regarding the relationship between literary themes and life experience for writing argument.

  • Identify fundamental literary techniques and rhetorical devices.
  • Explore the author’s purpose for employing those techniques.
  • Compare literary works and themes.
  • Respond to literature by relating literary themes to personal experiences.

Projects Required:

Four major compositions, one of which is documented MLA style.

Textbook:

Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Attendance Policy: 

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

24 students

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college.  A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time.  The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.