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Course Objectives and Outline

Course Objectives: To finish this course successfully, you must show through your work that you have learned ways to respond to the writing of others, that you can interpret and evaluate literature, that you cite specific examples from a text to support your view of it, that you see relationships within and between literary works, and that your response to literature (and film) is not just emotional but also analytical. Your reports, quizzes, essays, and final presentation will document your meeting these objectives; all of the course work--reading, discussion, video viewing, group discussion, and writing--involve training to meet these objectives.                                                                         

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Course Outline

Date Prepared March 3, 1994 Initiating Division Chair Dr. Arthur Dixon

Lead Division Chair Dr. Arthur Dixon (H&SS, PRC) Other Division Chair Dr. Roland Moore (A&S, DTC)

Other Division Chair Samual Mills (Western Campus)


New X Revised Effective Date: Summer Semester, 1994



COURSE TITLE: College Composition II


RATIONALE: English 112 is designed specifically to assist students in developing and further refining their communication skills. The emphasis is on writing; this writing will result primarily from responses to reading material. In this course students will study fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama in order to learn about writing styles, interpret the writing of others, and evaluate their relevance. This course should improve their writing and speaking abilities and teach them ways of responding to writing by others. Students should also learn new ways to include evidence from a variety of sources.

CONTENT: (Major Headings)

A. Writing essays

B. Reading, interpreting, and evaluating writing by others

C. Using primary and secondary research

D. Speaking to a group on an assigned topic


To finish the course successfully, students must demonstrate through their work that they are able to:

A. Read anotherís work and develop methods and strategies for responding to it.

B. Interpret and evaluate the reading in a variety of ways.

C. Support their writing with specific examples from a text.

D. Define relationships and use analysis.

E. Prepare and give an oral presentation to the class.

All Division Chairs who will be offering this course have signed at the top of the official course outline, a copy of which is on file in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division office, A-201-R at PRC.

(JSRCC Form 112/REV. 8/10/92) C:\WP\OUTLINES\ENG112

(Outline Revised by both English Depts. 3/1/94) (The official copy is initialed by the PRC and DTC Provosts.)

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