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English Composition II

ENG 177

3 credit hours

  

    

 

Instructor: Jesse Adcock

jadcock@knusd331.com

 

 

TEXT

                        Trimmer, Joseph F., C. Wade Jennings, and Annette Patterson. eFictions.                         Boston:Thomson/Heinle, 2002.Print. ISBN #015 506 2054

 

 

DIVISION OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

English

 

 

 

Pratt Community College

Pratt, Kansas

  

 

  

2017-2018

 

 

 

 

 

     I.   COURSE TITLE, NUMBER, & CREDIT HOURS

            English Composition II, ENG177, 3-credit hrs.

  

   II.     COURSE DESCRIPTION

Students in English Composition II further develop their writing and thinking skills through short fiction and research.  Readings in this class include short stories which describe the human condition.  Students read and discuss the assigned work and then create essays reflecting an understanding of the story and the human condition.  Students also review essay test format, study research techniques, and write a research paper.  Because of the research paper component of the class, instructors suggest students have word processing skills.  Prerequisite: English Composition I, ENG176, with a grade of “C” or higher.

  

   III.    DIVISION OF ARTS AND SCIENCE    

Arts/Communications/Education Department: English Discipline

  

   IV.    COURSE AS VIEWED IN THE CONTEXT OF THE TOTAL CURRICULUM

English Composition II is required for the Associate in General Studies, Associate in Arts, and Associate in Science degrees. 

 

    V.    TEXT

Trimmer, Joseph F., C. Wade Jennings, and Annette Patterson, eFictions,

Boston: Thomson/Heinle, 2002. Print.     ISBN #015 506 2054

 

VI.    REFERENCES       

Various online, library, or instructor resources may be used as references. Students are responsible for gaining access to and using material as assigned or needed.

 

  VII.   EXPECTED LEARNER OUTCOMES

            Upon successful completion of the course, students will

  • Maintain and continue to improve learning outcomes from Composition I, which are to
    • Produce writing for specific purposes and audiences as required by various writing situations
    • Integrate their own ideas with those of others
    • Practice ethical means of creating their work
    • Employ conventions of format, structure, voice, tone, and level of formality appropriate to the writing situation
    • Demonstrate flexible strategies for prewriting, developing, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading
    • Critique their own and others’ work
    • Control syntax, grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Develop and employ an ethical research writing process, which calls for a series of tasks including finding, evaluating, synthesizing, and citing appropriate primary and secondary sources.
  • Demonstrate that different rhetorical situations require different structural, stylistic, and mechanical conventions.

                       

   VIII. ASSESSMENT OF OUTCOMES

All work in English 177 will be evaluated in three major areas:  content, format, and mechanics.

Grading Scale:

                  A = 100 ‑ 90%

                  B =  89 ‑  80%

                  C =  79 ‑ 70%

                  D =  69 ‑ 60%

                  F =  59% or below  

The final and the exercises are the basis of the common assessment used to evaluate  

Graduate Profiles #2 and #9 (see below).  In order to successfully complete Graduate

Profile #2, students must earn 21 out of 30 points on the rubric used to evaluate the final. 

Students must average a C or better on research to successfully complete Graduate Profile #9.

Graduate Profile #2 -- Express themselves in grammatically correct and logically written English.

Graduate Profile #9 -- Utilize library or other educational resources.

While students are encouraged and expected to search for outside sources of information, especially during research, students must write their own papers.  Proper citation of outside ideas and information is required in student writing. Incidents involving student plagiarism are documented and reported to the appropriate administrators. 

Should issues over plagiarism arise, the instructor will conference with the student to again emphasize what plagiarism is, why it should be avoided, and how to write without plagiarizing someone else’s work.   Minimal plagiarism will result in an incident report and consequences as indicated by the instructor during the conference.  Should a second incident or overt plagiarism occur, in addition to filing an incident report, the instructor will determine the student’s course standing. The student may receive a failing grade or a zero on the assignment, fail the class, or be withdrawn from class with a W.

 

IX.       CONTENT

            Excluding the final, students will usually write a minimum of four essays and one essay exam. This work will constitute approximately 50% of the final course grade. Students will also write a research paper which constitutes approximately 20% of the course grade. 

 

            The final exam (worth approximately 20% of the final grade) will be a theme written in class from the instructor’s choice of two to five previously submitted topics. At the beginning of the final test period the instructor will return to each student one of his or her previously submitted topics. Students will not be informed which topic was chosen before the final exam period.  The final will be evaluated using the department’s rubric.  Work assigned during the process of composition and research will be worth approximately 10% of the course grade.

 

X.        ATTENDANCE

           Your attendance is very important. Participation is also a necessary element in order to accomplish the                     listed objectives:

 

           The college policy on attendance is the following: Students are expected to attend all classes, laboratories, shop sessions and other scheduled class activities and have full responsibility for accounting to their instructor for absences. Make-up work will be provided when prior arrangements have been made for the absence with the instructor. Make-up work may be allowed at the discretion of the instructor for absences without prior arrangement.   

 

XI.       ADA STATEMENT

            Please refer to the Special Needs Policy in the PCC Catalog.

Jesse Adcock

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1:41 PM - 2:31 PM

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