GPC Common Course Outlines
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|This is an archive of the Common Course Outlines prior to fall 2011. The current Common Course Outlines can be found at http://www.gpc.edu/programs/Common-Course-Outlines.|
|Course Title||English Composition II (Honors)|
|Prerequisite(s)||ENGL 1101 with a "C" or better or ENGL 1101H with a "C" or better and acceptance into the Honors Program|
This course is ENGL 1102 for honors students.
|Expected Educational Results|
As a result of completing this course, the student will have developed:
Honing of the fundamentals of essay writing: selection of a suitable topic, formulation of a thesis statement, knowledge of outlining, development of the body of the essay with adequate support.
Rhetorical strategies for argumentative essays about literary and non-literary topics.
Principles of writing style: effective sentence structure, precise diction, smooth transitions between and within paragraphs.
Strategies for revising and editing essays for logical coherence, rhetorical strategies, style, diction, and grammar.
Skill in researching topics with both computerized and print indexes and in incorporating and citing these sources correctly in documented essays.
Knowledge of basic literary terminology necessary for the discussion of literature.
Skill in discussing and writing about literature.
|General Education Outcomes|
During the semester, students will write at least six compositions that progressively increase in length and complexity. One of these assignments may be part of the final examination. Essay assignments will follow the pattern outlined below:
At least three argumentative essays, any of which may include secondary sources. One or more of these papers will be about literature.
At least one timed essay to develop skills in responding to essay questions and in writing with significant time constraints.
At least one argumentative research paper of approximately 1,500 words. This essay should incorporate at least five secondary sources and be accompanied by the appropriate research machinery.
Tests will be assigned at the individual instructor's discretion.
|Assessment of Outcome Objectives|
Shorter Papers (including timed essay exam) 33% to 50%
Research paper 20% to 33%
Final Exam 20% to 33%
(One part of the final examination will require the writing of an essay in class under the supervision of the instructor.)
Every five years a committee appointed by the writing program administrator will select a representative sample of essays from the final exam essays.
The selected essays will be evaluated according to the criteria set forth in the Expected Educational Results.
USE OF ASSESSMENT FINDINGS
The English 1101 and 1102 Committee and the Honors English Course Committee will use the information gathered from the departmental assessment to revise the course outline and course syllabus as needed.
Regents' Test Statements
“Students must take the Regents’ Test in their first semester of enrollment after earning 30 semester hours.”
The Humanities Division recommends that students take the test for the first time the semester following completion of ENGL 1101 with a “C” or better.
Any exceptions to the statements above may be found by consulting the GPC College Catalog or GPC Student Handbook.
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