District Syllabus
English Composition II

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: or
ENC1101 English Composition I with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: 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.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Kirszner & Mandell. LIT What's Inside: A Student-Tested, Faculty-Approved Approach to Learning Literature, 1st ed., Cengage - Copyright 2012, 2012. ISBN: 9781111348830
Supplemental Materials:
Special Requirements: 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:
  1. Examine writing critically in terms of meaning and content, rhetorical strategies, and language and diction.
  2. Revise and edit texts effectively.
  3. Produce fully developed, coherent multi-paragraph expository essays.
  4. Conduct a library search for specific information.
  5. Write a coherent and unified research paper using effective organizational structure/development and correct documentation techniques.
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 sources. 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.
Flexibility: 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.
Note: 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.