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					Northern Virginia Community College                                                         Summer 2006
ENG 112 College Composition II                                                              Section 060W

INSTRUCTOR:                     Rich Ketron, A.A., B.A., M.A., M.A.Ed.
MEETING DATES & TIME:           Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 pm to 10:20 pm
LOCATION:                       Woodbridge Campus, WC 333
CONSULTATION HOURS:             6:00 pm to 6:30 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays
                                Additional consultation by email or telephone
PHONE:                          (H) 703-765-1875 or (C) 571-234-2100
Email:                ,,

Course Description
ENG 112 helps you continue developing college writing with emphasis on critical essays, argumentation,
and research. These develop your competencies through the examination of texts about the human
experience. It requires you to locate, to evaluate, to integrate, and to document sources and effectively
edit for style and usage. ENG 112 prepares you for other expected college writing and for writing in the
workplace by engaging you in the writing process, in rhetoric, in critical thinking, and in research. You
must have successfully completed ENG 111 or its equivalent and must be able to use word processing

Course Goals
ENG 112 has four primary goals.

   GOAL ONE - PROCESS: understand that writing is a process that develops through experience and
    varies among individuals.
   GOAL TWO – RHETORIC: understand and apply rhetorical principles in order to improve the
    quality of your writing.
   GOAL THREE - CRITICAL THINKING: develop an ability to analyze and investigate ideas and to
    present them in well-structured prose that is appropriate to the purpose and audience.
   GOAL FOUR – RESEARCH: develop an ability to locate, to evaluate, to use, and to document
    information that supports your thinking and writing.

Required Text
 Schilb, John and John Clifford. Making Literature Matter: An Anthology for Readers and Writers 3d
   edition. NY: Bedford/St. Martins. 2003.

Final course grades are calculated based on the discussion questions, attendance and in-class
participation, and the research project.

        Discussion Questions    50%
        Attendance              10%
        Research Project        40%

Discussion Questions are posted to Blackboard (Discussion Board) each week. You are expected to
respond to the question in 250 to 500 words and use in-text citations properly noted to support your
statements. Responses are due no later than midnight Wednesdays. All responses will be graded based on
the content of the response (40%), organization of the response (20%), and the use of appropriate
grammar and mechanics (40%). Because this is a six-week summer session, discussion question
responses substitute for three major papers. However, it does not replace the final project. The
requirements for the final project can be found on Blackboard-Course Documents.

Northern Virginia Community College                                                           Summer 2006
ENG 112 College Composition II                                                                Section 060W

Class attendance is important. If you know in advance that you will miss a class, please let me know as
soon as possible. If you miss a class because of an unexpected circumstance, contact me by telephone or
e-mail as soon as possible. You must take the initiative to let me know when and why you will be absent.
I understand there might be extenuating circumstances for missing a class; however, it is your
responsibility to notify me so we can make arrangements for the missed material. This is a six-week
course meeting two evenings a week. You must attend at least 60% of the class sessions in order to
receive a passing grade for attendance. Students will sign in each class period. The sign-in sheet is
verification of your attendance and maintained during the semester in case of questions.

Student Classroom Conduct
In order to be fair to your fellow classmates and to insure that class and teaching activities are not unduly
interrupted, certain classroom rules must be observed:

    1. The class is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Because of the time
       limitations, it will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. If you arrive after that time, you will need to get
       with a classmate to fill you in on what was covered.
    2. Turn off all cellular telephones before you enter the room. You can put it on vibrate. Cellular
       telephones that ring during teaching or class activities are a distraction and will be considered a
       disruption. Refer to Section II, B of the Student Handbook on page 56.
    3. Out-of-class writing assignments are expected to be turned in on time. This is fair to your fellow
       classmates who make the effort. If there are extenuating circumstances, it is your responsibility to
       notify me as soon as possible.
    4. There is no such thing as a stupid question. You learn through a process of asking questions and
       making observations. This occurs during discussions.
    5. You are not allowed to make negative comments or commentary about a fellow classmate’s work
       or thoughts. Only constructive criticism done in a polite manner is acceptable.
    6. A break will be given half way through the class session unless the majority decides otherwise.
       This is negotiable by class sessions.
    7. All students are expected to be familiar with the appropriate technology used in this class: word
       processing (preferably MS Word) and Blackboard.

Northern Virginia Community College                                                Summer 2006
ENG 112 College Composition II                                                     Section 060W

ENG 112 Assignments

Homework due Thursday, June 29:
Go to the Internet sites noted and take complete the survey. Be sure to record or print out the
results of each. Post your comments to the results on Blackboard-Discussion Board, “Inventory
and Survey Results.” This exercise should be completed before coming to class on Thursday,
June 29.

Thinking Style Inventory at
Learning Styles Survey at

Homework due Thursday, July 6
Apprendix B: Writing a Research Paper, pp. 1573-1606

Week 2 Readings
“Everyday Use,” by Alice Walker, p. 355
“The Rich Brother,” by Tobias Wolfe, p. 363
“The Runaway Son,” by Brent Staples, p. 285
“Those Winter Sundays,” by Robert Hayden, p. 315
“My Papa’s Waltz,” by Theodore Roethke, p. 316
“Legacies,” by Nikki Giovanni, p. 462
“Heritage,” by Linda Hogan, p. 463
“Inspired Eccentricity,” by Bell Hooks, p. 472

Week 3 Readings
“Let me not to the marriage of true minds,” by William Shakespeare, p. 619
“To My Dear and Loving Husband,” by Anne Bradstreet, p. 620
“somewhere I have never traveled,” by E.E Cummings, p. 621
“Yellow Woman,” by Leslie Marmon Silko, p. 628
“A & P,” by John Updike, p. 641
“Orpheus and Eurydice,” by Diane Ackerman, p. 647
“The Storm,” by Kate Chopin, p. 683
“A Rose for Emily,” by William Faulkner, p. 696
“Roman Fever,” by Edith Wharton, p. 875
“Dover Beach,” by Matthew Arnold, p. 899
“Night Ferry,” by Mark Doty, p. 901

Week 4 Readings
“Snake,” by D. H. Lawrence, p. 908
“The Badger,” by John Clare, p. 913
“Today Was A Bad Day Like TB,” by Chrystos, p. 1024

Northern Virginia Community College                                Summer 2006
ENG 112 College Composition II                                     Section 060W

“Dear John Wayne,” by “Louise Erdrich, p. 1026
“In Response to Executive Order 9066,” by Dwight Okita, p. 1028
“Pigeons,” by David Hernandez, p. 1029
“Song No. 3,” by Sonia Sanchez, p. 1031
“Guests of the Nation,” by Frank O’Connor, p. 1056
“Let America Be America Again,” by Langston Hughes, p. 1095
“Open Letter to the South,” by Langston Hughes, p. 1098
“Harlem,” by Langston Hughes, p. 1102

Week 5 Readings
“The Lesson,” by Toni Cade Bambara, p. 1107
“No Name Woman,” by Maxine Hong Kingston, p. 1154
“The Colonel,” By Carolyn Forche, p. 1165
“Punishment,” by Seamus Heaney, p. 1166
“Capital Punishment,” by Sherman Alexie, p. 1172
“Young Goodman Brown,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, p. 1183
“Killings,” by Andre Dubus, p. 1203
“The Cask of Amontillado,” by Edgar A. Poe, p. 1226
“The Tell-Tale Heart,” by Edgar A. Poe, p. 1232
“A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” by Flannery O’Connor, p. 1304
“City of Coughing and Dead Radiators,” by Martin Espada, p. 1374

Final Project Workshop