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Syllabus for ENGL 1302.52 | Fall 2010 | Thomas

ENGL 1302 Composition, Rhetoric, and Reading
Instructor Rhonda Armstrong
Class Meetings                     M-W | Rm SSC-108 | 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Instructor's E-mail
Instructor's Phone (W) 903-439-6154 x406


Required Textbooks:
Hacker, Diana.  A Writer's Reference.  6th ed.  Boston:  Bedford, 2009.  Print.

Meyer, Michael.  The Bedford Introduction to Literature:  Reading, Thinking, Writing.  
      9th ed.  Boston:  Bedford, 2011.

Goals and Requirements of the Course | ENGL 1302

Course Description:
A continuation English 1301.  Emphasis on critical reading, competent writing, vocabulary building, and use of library.  Assigned literary study, library readings, research essay, and themes.

Course Objectives:

The Student will

  1. effectively plan and write compositions which demonstrate a mastery of the rhetorical and language skills learned in ENGL 1301.
  2. write critically about literature, demonstrating the following characteristics:
    a.  the writing is clearly focused,
    b.  is well organized,
    c.  supports with specific explanations and examples,
    d.  reflects depth of analysis, and
    e.  demonstrates a working knowledge of key literary terms appropriate in analysis of literature.
  3. comprehend and interpret literary selections in fiction, drama, and poetr;
    a.  recognizing and explaining relevant literary elements,
    b.  using literary evidence to support interpretations or evaluations, and
    c.  comparing literary experiences to his/her personal experiences and activities.
  4. use information from research sources;
    a.  locating and utilizing appropriate sources,
    b.  evaluating the information gathered through research in terms of relevance, credibility, importance, usefulness, and adequacy,
    c.  developing an appropriate thesis.
    d.  analyzing, summarizing, and paraphrasing information from reading sources,
    e.  writing papers which integrate his/her own words and ideas with those of primary and/or secondary sources,
    f.  refining thinking skills by analyzing, questioning, and reflecting on ideas,
    g.  documenting sources of information, with parenthetical citations,
    h.  preparing bibliography of the sources used in the research paper, and
    i.  identifying and avoiding plagiarism.

English 1301

Note:  The contents of this syllabus are subject to change.

Special Needs

Any student in this class who has special needs because of learning disabilities or other kinds of disabilities:  Please discuss this concern with me.  [Note:  Extended time allowed for completion of an assignment or test refers to in-class work not out-of-class work.]

The College will provide reasonable accommodations for students with qualified disabilities.  It is the students' responsibility to contact and disclose the nature and extent of the disability to the ADA Coordinator located in the Counseling/Advising Center at all campuses.