ENGL 1302

Composition II

English 1302

Updated March 28, 2012

  • State Approval Code: 230401512
  • Semester Credit Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours per Week: 3
  • Contact Hours per Semester: 48

Catalog Description

A continuation of English 1301. A student learns to use the library in the planning and writing of a research paper. Other compositions about literature will be written in conjunction with the study of literary genres including short stories, poetry, and drama. Students will use the computer lab. Lecture hours = 3, Lab hours = 0

Prerequisites

TSIP reading and writing completed and English 1301

Course Curriculum

Basic Intellectual Compentencies in the Core Curriculum

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Critical thinking
  • Computer literacy

Perspectives in the Core Curriculum

  • Establish broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which he/she lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world.
  • Stimulate a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society.
  • Recognize the importance of maintaining health and wellness.
  • Develop a capacity to use knowledge of how technology and science affect their lives.
  • Develop personal values for ethical behavior.
  • Develop the ability to make aesthetic judgments.
  • Use logical reasoning in problem solving.
  • Integrate knowledge and understand the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines.

Core Components and Related Exemplary Educational Objectives

Communication (composition, speech, modern language)

  • To understand and demonstrate writing and speaking processes through invention, organization, drafting, revision, editing, and presentation.
  • To understand the importance of specifying audience and purpose and to select appropriate communications choices.
  • To understand and appropriately apply modes of expression, i.e. descriptive, expositive, narrative, scientific, and self-expressive, in written, visual, and oral communication.
  • To participate effectively in groups with emphasis on listening, critical and reflective thinking, and responding.
  • To understand and apply basic principles of proficiency in the development of exposition and argument.
  • To develop the ability to research and write a documented paper and/or to give an oral presentation.

Humanities and Visual and Performing Arts

  • To demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
  • To understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
  • To respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
  • To engage in the creative process or interpretive performance and comprehend the physical and intellectual demands required of the author or visual or performing artist.
  • To articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.
  • To develop an appreciation for the aesthetic principles that guide or govern the humanities and arts.
  • To demonstrate knowledge of the influence of literature, philosophy, and/or the arts on intercultural experiences.

Instructional Goals and Purposes

Panola College's instructional goals include 1) creating an academic atmosphere in which students may develop their intellects and skills and 2) providing courses so students may receive a certificate/an associate degree or transfer to a senior institution that offers baccalaureate degrees.

General Course Objectives

1. The primary objectives of English 1302 are to increase the student’s understanding and enjoyment of imaginative literature and to improve writing skills.
2. Students will read literary selections including short stories, poems, and plays, and interpret and evaluate these selections as representative samples of the various genres of literature.
3. Students will write unified, organized, coherent essays over literary works representing these genres.
4. Students will perform each stage of the writing process: prewriting, writing, and revision.
5. Students will demonstrate the importance of each step by following these processes to produce unified, organized, coherent essays.
6. Students will participate in guided self evaluation and peer evaluation of writing at various stages of the writing process.
7. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of avoiding plagiarism.
8. Students will write at a competence level consistent with Panola College’s Minimum Grading Standards for English 1301.
9. Students will use technological tools to complete assignments.
10. Students will complete a research paper correctly documented according to MLA form.

Specific Course Objectives

1. The primary objectives of English 1302 are to increase the student’s understanding and enjoyment of imaginative literature and to improve writing skills.
2. Students will read literary selections including short stories, poems, and plays, and interpret and evaluate these selections as representative samples of the various genres of literature.
3. Students will write unified, organized, coherent essays over literary works representing these genres.
4. Students will perform each stage of the writing process: prewriting, writing, and revision.
5. Students will demonstrate the importance of each step by following these processes to produce unified, organized, coherent essays.
6. Students will participate in guided self evaluation and peer evaluation of writing at various stages of the writing process.
7. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of avoiding plagiarism.
8. Students will write at a competence level consistent with Panola College’s Minimum Grading Standards for English 1301.
9. Students will use technological tools to complete assignments.
10. Students will complete a research paper correctly documented according to MLA form.

General Description of Each Lecture or Discussion

Students in English 1302 will be required to write a minimum of 3,500 words to be graded by the instructor according to the Minimum Grading Standards for English 1301 (the same standards apply to English 1302). The 3,500-word requirement may include a combination of paragraphs, essays, and a research paper. A research paper is required. Students will read short stories, poems, and plays as assigned by the instructor and will be required to pass unit tests over reading selections as well as supplementary materials required by the instructor, including background handouts, literary terminology, etc., at a minimum competency level of 70%.

Methods of Instruction/Course Format/Delivery

English 1302 includes instruction both in a traditional classroom setting and in a writing lab. Online English 1302 classes are delivered through Canvas. Traditional face-to-face classes may include the use of Canvas as an enhancement to the course. Students are instructed in methods of developing various types of essays over literary topics, as well as a research paper. Instruction may include lecture, assigned readings, discussion, oral and/or written responses to readings, both in-class and out-of-class writing, peer evaluation, revising and editing, and journal assignments. Instructor-assisted writing in a computer lab is an essential component of the face-to-face version of the course. Online students interact with the instructor and with other students through email, discussion boards, chat rooms, and peer editing requirements. Online instructors determine requirements and methods of submitting drafts of essays and receiving feedback on assignments.

Assessment

Students will write a minimum of 3,500 words consisting of a combination of paragraphs, essays, and a research paper to be graded by the instructor. At least 60% of the course grade will be based on these assignments. The remaining 40% of the course grade will be based on tests and daily work. A final exam is required. All testing not administered by the instructor must be proctored by a Panola College testing proctor at a Panola College testing site or other proctor approved by the instructor.

The course grade is determined as follows:

Essays and Research Paper 60%

Tests and Daily Work 40%

Text, Required Readings, Materials, and Supplies

Kennedy, X. J. Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing. 11th ed. New York: Longman, 2010.