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Active as of Fall Semester 2013

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Composition II

2. Course Prefix & Number:
ENGL 1411

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 4

Lecture Hours: 4

Lab Hours: 0

Internship Hours: 0

4. Course Description:

Composition II focuses on research-based writing and information literacy. Students will learn and employ rhetorical strategies such as analysis (of ideas or human situations into comparable or constituent parts), cause and effect reasoning, inductive/deductive reasoning, and argument/persuasion. Subjects may include reaction, evaluation, and interpretation of literature and/or socio-cultural phenomena. Students will learn the principles of the academic research process such as developing a topic, understanding and applying outside sources, and defining and supporting a critical lens. During that process, students will learn how to locate, access, evaluate, and synthesize traditional and online library resources. Throughout the course, students will demonstrate a command of the writing and revision process and the APA (American Psychological Association) and the MLA (Modern Language Association) formats. Students will demonstrate these skills through formal papers written in edited Standard English, which will result in a total of at least 5,000 words.

5. Placement Tests Required:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

ENGL 1411 - Composition II

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

9. Co-requisite Courses:

ENGL 1411 - Composition II

There are no corequisites for this course.