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ENG 102 - English Composition 2

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: ENG 101  

This course develops information literacy skills, with a focus on research-based writing. Building on English 101, this course emphasizes critical and ethical analysis of popular and scholarly writing, in addition to inquiry-based research. Students develop other crucial research skills, particularly: using technology to conduct primary and secondary research, systematic evaluation, synthesis and documentation of sources, and critical thinking about the social, intellectual, and cultural frameworks through which evidence and conclusions are presented. Students produce multiple research-based writing assignments totaling 15 to 20 pages.


Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Develop a viable signature research essay.
  2. Evaluate sources for accuracy, bias and relevance.
  3. Synthesize multiple and diverse non-fiction sources.
  4. Attribute and cite sources correctly according to current MLA/APA guidelines.
  5. Revise and edit multiple drafts of written work.
Listed Topics
  1. Organization, including introductions and conclusions
  2. Peer evaluation
  3. Summary, paraphrase and direct quotation
  4. Plagiarism
  5. Using argumentative and persuasive strategies
  6. Writing sound theses
  7. Audience, purpose and tone
  8. Clarity and syntax
Reference Materials
Current recognized texts, handouts, videos, study sheets, Internet resources and multi-media.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Information Literacy
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 4/24/2020
Last Reviewed: 10/13/2022

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