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  directly after completing English 1010 . 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.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to: