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COURSE NUMBER & NAME:                       EH 1301     ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

CATALOG DESCRIPTION:                        EH 1301 is designed to help students develop and improve
                                            writing and thinking skills. The course will provide students
                                            with useful approaches toward the writing process, enabling
                                            them to write clear, purposeful, and effective compositions

PREREQUIISITES:                             Passing score on English Placement Test or EH 0302

NUMBER HOURS CREDIT:                        Three


                                            Course Faculty


                                            Department Chair (list department)


                                            Dean, (list college)

                                            Disability Services

Project Key, a service for students with disabilities at Faulkner University main campus, serves as the
central contact point for all students with disabilities, including: Harris College of Business, V.P. Black
College of Biblical Studies, Alabama Christian College of Arts and Sciences, Jones School of Law and all
extended campuses. Students are responsible for informing the University of their need for accommodations
and services.

Contact Pat Morrow, Director of Project Key at 334-386-7185, or 1-800-879-9816, extension 7185. Email, or and click on University Services.
                                 EH. 1301 and Composition I
                                    English and Fine Arts
                              {Insert Instructor Name and Title}
            EH 1301 involves the study of skills and methods used in writing university-
            level essays, with an emphasis on personal and expository essays. It is the first
            half of a two-semester sequence that constitutes freshman composition at
            Faulkner University.

            A. An understanding of English grammar, syntax and conventional usage in
               the composition process.
            B. The ability to learn strategies for improving writing skills.
            C. The ability to respond critically to written texts, identifying facts,
               implications, assumptions, inferences, and judgments in written discourse.
            D. Experience in critical and logical thinking, questioning, and problem
            E. Practice in fruitful individual, small group, and large group learning
            F. An understanding of the writing process including the stages of prewriting,
               drafting, revising, editing, and publishing.
            G. An understanding of the impact of purpose, occasion, and audience in
            H. The ability to structure and expand ideas into coherent essays.
            I. An understanding of the role of writing across the curriculum.

       This course is viewed as a didactive and cooperative learning partnership between
       the faculty member and the student. The success of this partnership depends on
       everyone involved being fully prepared for each class experience, keeping up with
       readings and other assignments, and conducting themselves in a professional and
       virtuous manner. The faculty member’s role is to provide guidance, resources, and
       information as needed, modeling feedback, instructional activities, and assistance
       in integrating information. The course is designed as a learner-centered experience
       with the students being intimately involved in the course materials and activities.


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              A. Students will write essays that will primarily focus on achieving a
                 purpose for both writer and reader.

              B. Students in English 1301 will learn to incorporate effective sentences
                 and paragraphs into the whole composition. Specifically, they will be
                 able to accomplish the following:

                      1. Choose sentence patterns that represent the most widely used
                         combinations: noun, adjective, and adverb clauses;
                         coordinating conjunctions and conjunctive adverbs; participles
                         as adjective and noun phrases; infinitives.
                      2. Write complex sentences and avoid unnecessary fragments.
                      3. Use effectively the following standard marks of punctuation:
                             a. End punctuation
                             b. Comma before coordinating conjunction between two
                             c. Comma between items in series with no coordinating
                             d. Semicolon between clauses joined by conjunctive
                             e. Commas with nonrestrictive phrases and clauses
                             f. Quotation marks for quotations and dialogue
                             g. Quotation marks and underlining for traditional titles
                             h. Periods with abbreviations

              C. Through a sequence of writing, reading, and workshop assignments,
                 students will:

                         1.   Strengthen his/her composing process,

                         2. Strengthen his/her personal essay and expository writing

                         3. Strengthen his/her analytical reading and critical thinking

                         4.   Use collaborative learning in various contexts.

      a.   List the required textbooks from the master textbook list.

         a. List any other resources including the text, websites, and web-based tools
            such as the library.

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          A. Essays will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

             1. Clarity and development of a purpose
             2. Evidence of implementing the writing process by pre-writing, drafting and
             3. Appropriate language and style for the occasion and audience.
             4. Paragraph development.
             5. Sentence structure and mechanics
             6. Specific details and supporting evidence for main ideas.
             7. Topics dealing with various disciplines across the curriculum.

        The final grade in the course will be determined as follows:

          Essays (Minimum of 6)     60 – 80%
          Response notebook         5 – 15%
          Participation             5 – 15%
          Final Exam                10 – 25%

    (Students must receive a passing grade on the final exam in order to pass the

        Week 1: Introduction to course. Diagnostic Essay
        Week 2: What is Rhetoric? What is Inquiry? What is Rhetorical Inquiry?
        Week 3: Rhetorical situations and strategies.
        Week 4: Reading and Writing as dialogue.
        Week 5: Analyzing Ideas
        Week 6: Synthesizing Ideas
        Week 7: Midterm exam
        Week 8: Student conferences to discuss progress in class and provide information
        to student on specific areas of concern regarding that student’s writing.
        Week 9: Week 10: Revising and Editing
        Week 11: Practice writing in-class essays.
        Week 12: Making Judgments
        Week 13: Visual Rhetoric and document design
        Week 14: Portfolio
        Week 15: Portfolio

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    Office: Phone: E-mail:

        Essay writing is the main thrust of this course. You will write many essays this
semester, some in class and some out of class. All out of class papers must be typed
(typewriter or computer) and double spaced. If your paper is excessively sloppy, it may
be returned to you to be retyped and will be subject to late paper penalties. Out of class
essays are due on the date announced at the beginning of class, despite your absence from
the classroom that day. Any paper turned in after the class is well under way or later that
day after the class period, is considered late and will be penalized 10 points. Any
make-up essays (only if absence is excused) must be done under comparable exam
conditions (writing the paper in the instructor’s presence). Late out of class papers are
subject to a penalty of one letter grade per day (Friday is a day; the weekend is a day).
You will be required to revise all essays and return them to the instructor at a designated
time. All papers will be kept in your folder in the instructor’s possession for reference and
conference use. You should retain a photocopy of any essays you may want to keep for
future reference. The final exam will be given only at the time and place determined by
the University; thus, travel arrangements for the end of the semester should be made well
in advance to avoid a conflict. The instructor reserves the right to base the semester grade
on in-class work if there is a marked difference between a student's in class and out of
class work.

        The Instructional Support Lab (located in Montgomery) has extensive
resources to help you improve your writing. Computer programs in the lab tailor learning
exercises to your individual strengths and weaknesses. If you are a traditional
Montgomery student you will be spending some in class time in the computer lab.

NOTICE: Plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty. Plagiarism is the
deliberate submission of someone else's work as your own. It and other forms of
academic dishonesty (such as cheating on exams) will not be tolerated and will be dealt
with in accordance with the procedure given in the university catalog and student

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   FACULTY: {Insert Instructor Name}
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   Faulkner University
   Montgomery, AL 36109-3398
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   { Insert Email}
DEPARTMENT: {Insert Departmen]
   CHAIR: {Insert Name of Chair
   {Insert Office Location}
   Faulkner University
   Montgomery, AL 36109-3398
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   { Insert Email}
COLLEGE: {Insert College}
   DEAN: Dr. Dave Rampersad
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   Faulkner University
   Montgomery, AL 36109-3398
   { Insert Phone}
   { Insert Email}
   VICE-PRESIDENT: Dr. John Enloe
   Faulkner University
   Montgomery, AL 36109-3398
   (334) 386-7100

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                            STUDENT ACCESS to FACULTY and ADMINISTRATION
Class Instructor:
NAME:       R. Joel Farrell II                           CITY:      Montgomery
PHONE: 334-386-7276                                      E-MAIL:
NAME                        OFFICE                  City         PHONE               E-MAIL
Zeke Bixler                 Birmingham Center       Birmingham   (205) 879-5588
Barbara Gamble              Huntsville Center       Huntsville   (256) 830-2626
Fred Hughes                 Mobile Center           Mobile       (334) 380-9090
David Mitchell              MHR                     Montgomery   (334) 386-7120
Bill Bates                  MEP                     Montgomery   (334) 386-7146
Ken Collins                 BCJ                     Montgomery   (334) 386-7529
Ron Lambert                 BBA                     Montgomery   (334) 386-7123
Dr. Marci Johns             Legal Studies           Montgomery   (334) 386-7304
Bonnie Taylor               Adult Evening           Montgomery   (334) 386-7145
Dr. Robert Woods            Great Books Honors      Montgomery   (334) 386-7313
Dr. John Gray               Masters in Criminal     Montgomery   (334) 386-7262
Dr. Michael Young           Masters in Liberal Arts Montgomery   (334) 386-7918
DEPARTMENT CHAIRS: (all are located on main campus in Montgomery)
DEPARTMENT            NAME                        TELEPHONE                          E-MAIL
Bible                 Dr. Carl Cheatham           (334) 386-7158           
Business              Dr. Gerald Jones            (334) 386-7600           
Computer Science      Dr. Fortune Mhlanga         (334) 386-7601           
Criminal Justice      Dr. Lou Harris              (334) 386-7132           
Education             Dr. Claudia Nisbett         (334) 386-7264           
English / Fine Arts   Dr. Kelly Morris            (334) 386-7312           
Greats Books Honors   Dr. Robert Woods            (334) 386-7313           
Humanities            Dr. Jason Jewell            (334) 386-7919           
Math                  Mrs. Sharon Paulk           (334) 386-7306           
Physical Education    Dr. Terry Brown             (334) 386-7286           
Science               Dr. Al Schlundt             (334) 386-7303           
Social and Behavioral Dr. Ed Hicks                (334) 386-7309           
ACADEMIC DEANS: (all are located on main campus in Montgomery)
COLLEGE                         NAME                     TELEPHONE                      E-MAIL
Alabama Christian College of    Dr. Dave Rampersad       (334) 386-7105       
Arts and Sciences
Harris College of Business and  Dr. Dave Khadanga        (334) 386-7112       
Executive Education
V. P. Black College of Biblical Dr. Cecil May            (334) 386-7154       
VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS: (located on main campus in Montgomery)
VICE PRESIDENT         NAME                       TELEPHONE          E-MAIL
Vice President         Dr. John Enloe             (334) 386-7100

Students may contact the appropriate director, dean, department chair, or the Vice President for Academic Affairs via
the Academic Helpdesk - a pictorial directory including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of individuals
responsible for each academic area. The Academic Helpdesk may be accessed from all computer labs and library
resource rooms via a desktop icon, or by accessing the Academic Helpdesk web page link at

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