District Syllabus
English Composition II

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: ENC1101 English Composition I with a grade of "C" or better
ENC1101C 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, preparing the 
research paper, and reading literature for understanding and 
appreciation. Meets A.A. and A.S. general education Category I. A 
writing emphasis course.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Kirszner & Mandell. LIT, 1st ed., Cengage, 2012. ISBN: 9781111348830
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: This course may be used to satisfy a part of the A.A. and A.S. 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.     
II. Communication: Students will develop effective reading, writing, 
speaking and listening skills to communicate verbally and 
nonverbally on literal and figurative levels.      
VI. Information Management: Students will use effective strategies 
to collect, verify, document, and manage information from a wide 
variety of sources.
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 
4. Conduct a library search for specific information.
5. 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. 
Methods and requirements will vary, but all sections of ENC1102, 
however, will require:
1.  Writing which includes a minimum of four multi-paragraph essays 
and at least one timed in-class essay.
2.  A research paper of at least 1,000 words based on multiple 
3.  At least two unit tests and a final examination.
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.

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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.

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