ENC1101 English Composition I with a grade of "C" or better
There are no corequisites for this course.
||A comprehensive course embodying the fundamentals of effective
expression with emphasis on writing the essay and reading literature
for understanding and appreciation. Meets A.A. general education
Category I. A writing emphasis course.
- Kirszner & Mandell. LIT What's Inside: A Student-Tested, Faculty-Approved Approach to Learning Literature, 1st ed., Cengage - Copyright 2012, 2012. ISBN: 9781111348830
||This course may be used to satisfy a part of the A.A. general
education writing requirement for graduation: students, using
standard English, will demonstrate college-level skills through
multiple writing assignments.
|Program Learning Outcomes:
Global Learning Outcomes:
I. Critical Thinking: Students will evaluate the validity of their
own and others’ ideas through questioning, analyzing, and
synthesizing results into the creative process. To this end, they
A. Collect, organize, classify, correlate, analyze, and use
materials and data from a variety of reliable sources to
write a research paper.
C. Recognize and apply the structure of arguments to write a
factual and objective argument in support of a topic.
II. Communication: Students will develop effective reading, writing,
speaking and listening skills to communicate verbally and nonverbally
on literal and figurative levels. To this end, they will:
A. Listen and read actively, evaluating writing and partaking
in dialogue with civility and respect for opposing
C. Read, discuss, and write essays analyzing works of fiction
and nonfiction, demonstrating literal and critical
D. Present their written ideas from an audience-centered
IV. Information Management: Students will use effective strategies to
collect, verify, document and manage information from a variety of
sources. To this end, they will:
A. Use a variety of technological and non-technological
research strategies to address a variety of tasks and
problems, including presenting researched work in an
organized, meaningful manner.
C. Demonstrate proper social and ethical behaviors by avoiding
plagiarism through summarizing, quoting, and documenting
information not in the public domain.
Major Learning Outcomes:
1. Understanding of basic elements of literature.
2. Competence in writing effective expository essays.
3. Ability to apply principles of research and documentation.
4. Refining of writing skills taught in ENC 1101.
|Course Learning Outcomes:
During this course, students will demonstrate ability to:
- Examine writing critically in terms of meaning and content,
rhetorical strategies, and language and diction.
- Revise and edit texts effectively.
- Produce fully developed, coherent multi-paragraph expository
- Conduct a library search for specific information.
- Write a coherent and unified research paper using effective
organizational structure/development and correct documentation
|Methods of Evaluation:
||Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department.
Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed
by the instructor for each section being taught.
1. Writing which includes a minimum of four multi-paragraph essays
(at least one timed in-class essay).
2. A research paper of at least 1000 words, based on multiple
3. At least two unit tests and a final examination.
4. Option: Oral participation which may range from participation in
class discussion to formal oral presentations.
|| It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
|Student Email Accounts
||Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
|| For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.