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									                                         ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGE
                                           Humanities Division
                                      ENG 102 – College Composition II
                                              Course Outline


Course Number & Name: ENG 102 College Composition II

Credit Hours: 3 .0         Contact Hours: 3.0        Lecture: 3.0     Lab: N/A         Other: N/A

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in ENG 101

Co-requisites: None                                  Concurrent Courses: None

Course Outline Revision Date: Fall 2010



Course Description: This course is a continuation of ENG 101 with emphasis on the longer composition
and the process of documentation. Techniques of research are taught, culminating in the production of
an original, extensive, multiple source, fully documented, literary research paper. Informational literacy
is stressed through advanced library skills as well as hands-on experience utilizing computers in
researching and developing projects. Interpretive skills are developed through the introduction of
literature.



General Education Goals: ENG 102 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category:
Written and Oral Communication. The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows: Students
will communicate effectively in both speech and writing. ENG 102 also addresses the General Education
Integrated Course Goal: Information Literacy, which is as follows: Students will address an information
need by locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.



Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
1.     write a fully documented, multiple source, literary research paper with citations based on the result
       of personal investigation;
2.     efficiently use the library as a research facility and the Internet as a research tool;
3.     evaluate research sources, both written and electronic;
4.     demonstrate effective composition skills through the writing of critical essays about literary
       elements; and
5.     define and apply terms and concepts used in literary discussion.




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Measurable Course Performance Objectives (MPOs): Upon successful completion of this course,
students should specifically be able to do the following:

1.     Write a fully documented, multiple source, literary research paper with citations based on the
       result of personal investigation:
       1.1 write an introduction providing background necessary for understanding the argument to be
            made;
       1.2 write a thesis relevant to the assignment and to the argument being made incorporating the
            thesis into the introduction;
       1.3 write focused and unified body paragraphs relevant to the assignment and the thesis;
       1.4 organize body paragraphs in a logical progression so that each sentence leads into the next;
       1.5 present body paragraphs in a structured and logical sequence;
       1.6 provide and discuss appropriate textual evidence from the primary source to support the points
            made;
       1.7 provide and discuss appropriate textual evidence from the secondary sources to support the
            points made;
       1.8 enter into a dialogue with the sources so that the student’s voice emerges and exercises control
            over the argument;
       1.9 document all sources used in the research paper in accordance with MLA format providing both
            in-text citations and a works cited page; and
       1.10 write an appropriate conclusion that brings the argument to a natural and logical close

2.     Efficiently use the library as a research facility and the Internet as a research tool:
       2.1 use the library’s electronic card catalogue to find books relevant to the research paper topic;
       2.2 use periodical indexes and electronic databases to find journal articles relevant to the research
           paper topic;
       2.3 use encyclopedias and other reference tools to find information relevant to the research paper
           topic; or
       2.4 use the Internet to find sources relevant to the research paper topic

3.     Evaluate research sources, both written and electronic:
       3.1 identify the author or the authors of potential sources and determine whether or not each
           source is likely to offer reliable opinion;
       3.2 evaluate potential sources to determine whether or not they are relevant to the argument the
           student wishes to make; and
       3.3 integrate relevant sources into the research paper clearly and logically

4.     Demonstrate effective composition skills through the writing of critical essays about literary
       elements:
       4.1 write an introduction providing background necessary for understanding the argument to be
           made;
       4.2 write a thesis relevant to the assignment and to the argument being made incorporating the
           thesis into the introduction;
       4.3 write focused and unified body paragraphs relevant to the assignment and the thesis;
       4.4 organize body paragraphs in a logical progression so that each sentence leads into the next;
       4.5 present body paragraphs in a structured and logical sequence;

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Measurable Course Performance Objectives (MPOs) (continued):

       4.6 provide and discuss appropriate textual evidence from the primary source to support the points
           made;
       4.7 enter into a dialogue with the sources so that the student’s voice emerges and exercises control
           over the argument;
       4.8 document all sources used in accordance with MLA format providing both in-text citations and
           a works cited page; and
       4.9 write an appropriate conclusion that brings the argument to a natural and logical close

5.     Define and apply terms and concepts used in literary discussion:
       5.1 define basic terms and concepts used in literary discussion;
       5.2 explain how these terms and concepts operate in a selection of fiction, drama, and poetry; and
       5.3 use these terms and concepts as the foundation for literary analysis



Methods of Instruction: Instruction will consist of lecture, discussion, and the development of a series
of extended compositions analyzing pieces of literature, including a documented literary research paper.



Outcomes Assessment: Checklist rubrics are used to evaluate sampled student essays analyzing
literature for the presence of the measurable objectives. A survey to be administered following essays
evaluates student preparation for writing analysis of literature. Checklist rubrics are used to evaluate
the various elements of the documented literary research paper. And a survey that is blueprinted to
learning objectives is administered during the twelfth week.



Course Requirements: All students are required to:

1.     Write one fully documented multiple source literary research paper with citations following the
       current MLA Style Sheet in matters of form. NOTE: Passage of the literary research paper is one of
       the requirements for passing the course.
2.     Present the components of preparing the research paper: the problem statement, the working
       bibliography, note-taking, paraphrasing, the summary, the outline, the rough draft, and citations.
3.     Write a minimum of three extended analytical essays based on the literature read in the course.
4.     Read all assigned material.
5.     Participate in class discussions.




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Methods of Evaluation: Final course grades will be computed as follows:
                                                                                      % of
        Grading Components                                                    final course grade
       At least three extended essays analyzing pieces of literature               50 –70%
        (to be assigned by the instructor)
        Essays will show evidence of the extent to which students
        meet course objectives including, but not limited to,
        developing an analytical argument appropriate to the
        assignment given, demonstrating the ability to manage
        paragraph and essay structure, and showing evidence of
        editing and revision.
       Documented Literary Research Paper                                          30 – 50%
        (to be assigned by the instructor)
        The documented research paper will show evidence of the
        extent to which students meet course objectives
        including, but not limited to, developing an analytical
        argument appropriate to the assignment, demonstrating
        the ability to manage paragraph and essay structure,
        citing primary and secondary research sources,
        developing a “Works Cited page,” and showing evidence
        of editing and revision. In addition, the student will utilize
        primary and secondary research sources in order to
        develop and support their thesis, while clearly maintaining
        their own voice in the dialogue.

NOTE: The instructor will provide specific weights, which lie in the above-given ranges, for each of the
grading components at the beginning of the semester.


Academic Integrity: Dishonesty disrupts the search for truth that is inherent in the learning process and
so devalues the purpose and the mission of the College. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not
limited to, the following:

       plagiarism – the failure to acknowledge another writer’s words or ideas or to give proper credit
        to sources of information;
       cheating – knowingly obtaining or giving unauthorized information on any test/exam or any
        other academic assignment;
       interference – any interruption of the academic process that prevents others from the proper
        engagement in learning or teaching; and

       fraud – any act or instance of willful deceit or trickery.

Violations of academic integrity will be dealt with by imposing appropriate sanctions. Sanctions for acts
of academic dishonesty could include the resubmission of an assignment, failure of the test/exam,
failure in the course, probation, suspension from the College, and even expulsion from the College.


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Student Code of Conduct: All students are expected to conduct themselves as responsible and
considerate adults who respect the rights of others. Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. All
students are also expected to attend and be on time all class meetings. No cell phones or similar
electronic devices are permitted in class. Please refer to the Essex County College student handbook,
Lifeline, for more specific information about the College’s Code of Conduct and attendance
requirements.




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Course Content Outline: based on the following texts (required for adjunct instructors/optional for full-
time faculty):

Kennedy, X. J. and Dana Gioia. Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing. 6th ed.
      New York: Pearson/Longman, 2010. ISBN #: 0-205-69878-3

Lester, James D. and James D. Lester, Jr. Writing Research Papers: A Complete Guide. 13th ed. New
         York: Pearson/Longman, 2010. ISBN #: 0-205-65192-4


Class Meeting
(80 minutes)            Topic to be Covered

1                       Course Introduction / Review of Class Syllabus
2                       Elements of Fiction
3                       Writing an Essay Analyzing Literature
4                       Relevant Literary Texts from Literature
5                       First Extended Essay Analyzing Literature
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7                       Relevant Literary Texts from Literature
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9                       Second Extended Essay Analyzing Literature
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11                      Research Paper Assignment Given
12                      Primary Text for the Literary Research Paper
13                      Finding and Evaluating Sources
14                      Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarizing
15                      Avoiding Plagiarism
16                      MLA Documentation of Sources
17                      Preparing to Write and Writing the Research Paper
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21                      Revising and Editing the Research Paper
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24                      Research Paper Due

25                      Elements of Poetry
26                      Third Extended Analyzing Literature
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