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I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Honors Composition II

2. Course Prefix & Number:
ENGL 1421

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 4

Lecture Hours: 4

4. Course Description:

Honors Composition II is a research-based writing-intensive course that teaches students how to write in a professional and public capacity through frequent writing experiences similar to the writing which they are likely to encounter in community or work situations. Through practice, students will master the research process and explore ways to share the results of their research with various audiences. For example, students will learn how to locate, access, evaluate, and synthesize traditional and online library resources and shape the results into a cohesive argument. Throughout the course, students will develop a command of the writing and revision processes and the APA (American Psychological Association) and the MLA (Modern Language Association) formats. Students will learn the foundational elements of argumentation and will develop researching, critical thinking, and collaborative writing strategies as they draft and revise multiple documents for multiple audiences. Students will demonstrate these skills through formal papers written in edited Standard English, which will result in a minimum of 5,000 words. The results of student learning will extend beyond the college classroom, reflecting common forms of civic engagement that exist in diverse and pluralistic societies.  The capstone project for the course will include a presentation in public forum. Courses in the Honors Program emphasize independent inquiry, informed discourse, and direct application within small, transformative, and seminar-style classes that embrace detailed examinations of the material and feature close working relationships with instructors. In addition, students learn to leverage course materials so that they can affect the world around them in positive ways.

5. Placement Tests Required:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

ENGL 1421 - Honors Composition II


A total of 1 Course(s) from...
Course CodeCourse TitleCredits
ENGL 1420Honors Composition I: The Great Books—Self, Society and the Quest for Fulfillment
ENGL 1410Composition I

7. Other Prerequisites

OR permission from the instructor or Honors Coordinator, or high school GPA of 3.5 or greater

9. Co-requisite Courses:

ENGL 1421 - Honors Composition II

There are no corequisites for this course.