Freshman Composition 2

Freshman Composition 2

  1. Module Title: Freshman Composition 2
  2. Module Prefix/Number: ENG 102
  3. Credit Hours: Three (3)
  4. Prerequisites: ENG 101 or equivalent
  5. Description: The second course builds on the work done in Freshman Composition I by asking students to focus more specifically on textual analysis of various materials. While some of these materials are literary, the course defines “literature” in broad terms which include fiction and non-fiction, prose and poetry, academic and popular texts. Some non-print texts may be used as comparisons to printed materials, but the primary focus should be on printed materials.
  6. Student Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course students will have:
    • Develop critical analytical skills through multidisciplinary readings.
    • Increase the ability to focus on expository, persuasive and argumentative writing and the recursive writing process.
    • To analyze information from various sources, to utilize planning and organization skills, to research a literary topic, and to write researched essays using MLA guidelines.
    • To write reflectively in response to a literary work and to write analytically about literature using standard English grammar.
    • To adapt to new ideas, to recognize alternatives, and to differentiate fact from opinion.
  7. Grading Scale: Your letter grade in this course will be determined by calculating your score on all assignments and exams as a percentage of the total possible score, on a standard grading scale:
    Your Letter Grade Your Score as % of Total
    A 90–100
    B 80-89
    C 70-79
    D 60-69
    F 0-59

    Assignments 40%

    As part of the requirements, students must complete short assignments based on these studies. There will be 2 assignments, each attracting 20% of total course grade.

    Assignment (Essay) 20%

    Students are also required to turn in an essay assignment.

    Guidelines for the essay:

    • Word limit: 1500 – 2500
    • The assignment should be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point size, double spaced, and 1″ margins.
    • The assignment should be edited for spelling and grammar.
    • References to be provided using the APA guidelines.

    Exams 40%

    There will be a Final exam. The exam will be based on material covered in the textbook readings and lecture notes.