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ENGL 1012: English Composition II: Expository Writing: Faculty Version: Home

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Course Description: Objectives

Bulletin Description: ENGL *1012 English Composition II: Seminar in Expository Writing

3 hours and conference; 3 credits
Writing-intensive seminar focusing on a topic chosen by the instructor. Provides students with an opportunity to explore a particular subject in depth and further develop skills of critical thinking, research techniques, and clear expression necessary for academic writing. Students should take English *1012 [2] directly after completing English 1010 [1]. Topics include: The Fool in Literature; Reading the City; 1960s: Decade of Revolt; Novels of the Jazz Age; Cross-Cultural Writing and the Arts. Satisfies Pathways Required Core English composition requirement.

Discussion:  This is a composition class in which students will further develop the expository writing and critical thinking skills that they cultivated in English 1010 and study a literary topic. The course will culminate in a research paper that students on which work on throughout the semester. Through their engagement with a variety of texts, including fiction, nonfiction, and/or poetry, students will develop their skills in summarizing, close reading, literary analysis, critical thinking, argumentation, and research.

Course Objectives

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Read and think critically
  • Understand how language operates
  • Express ideas–both orally and in writing–correctly, cogently, persuasively, and in conformity with the conventions of the discipline
  • Conduct research and write a research paper