Nov 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Catalog & Student Handbook Archived Catalog

ENGL 1020 - English Composition II

3 sem hrs cr

This course emphasizes expository and analytic writing, critical thinking, in-depth extended research, and the incorporation and documentation of source material into student writing.

  Prerequisite: ENGL 1010  

In rare and unusual circumstances, a course prerequisite can be overridden with the permission of the Department Lead for the discipline.

This course may include proctored exams which must be completed on campus or at an instructor approved proctoring center which may require additional costs to the student. Please consult your instructor for additional details.

Transfer (UT) or Non-Transfer Course (UN): UT

Master Course Syllabus
Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to…

  • distill a primary purpose into a single, compelling statement.
  • order and develop major points in a reasonable and convincing manner based on purpose.
  • develop their ideas using appropriate rhetorical patterns (i.e. narration, example, process, comparison/contrast, classification, cause/effect, definition, argumentation, etc.) and other special functions (i.e., analysis, research, etc.).
  • employ correct diction, syntax, usage, grammar, and mechanics in their writing.
  • manage and coordinate basic information gathered from multiple sources.
  • respond adequately and appropriately to the needs of the audience and the requirements of the writing situation.
  • understand that the writing process includes procedures such as planning, organizing, composing, revising, and editing.

Course Objectives

  • To practice writing as a process involving Invention, Drafting, Revising, and Editing
  • To practice arguing a thesis persuasively for a narrow audience
  • To practice an awareness of the rhetorical situation by writing with a focused purpose to a narrow audience
  • To practice utilizing appropriate rhetorical patterns and functions
  • To practice editing and revising strategies for errors in syntax, usage, grammar, and mechanics
  • To practice correctly quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing source material in MLA format
  • To practice reading comprehension and rhetorical analysis skills
  • To practice critical-thinking skills
  • To practice finding and managing appropriate sources for writing assignments
  • To practice evaluating the credibility and effectiveness of sources