Course Descriptions

English Composition II – ENGL 1102


A composition course that develops writing skills beyond the level of proficiency required by English Composition I. English Composition II emphasizes interpretation and evaluation, and incorporates a variety of more advanced research methods.

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After completing this course, you will be able to

  • Enhance your appreciation of various types of texts, both visual and written.
  • Reflect upon and respond to the ideas of others.
  • Refine your thinking, reading, and writing skills.
  • Use the writing process to understand different texts.
  • Increase your working vocabulary of literary terms.
  • Improve your research and documentation skills.
  • Improve your electronic communication skills.
  • Apply critical perspectives to various genres.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills in reading and writing assignments.
  • Write well-developed and logically organized essays.
  • Plan and conduct a research project using a variety of research sources.
  • Navigate and communicate effectively online.
  • Expand your awareness of these themes and explore the connections between these themes and your own experiences.
  • Critically evaluate resources and assess varied perspectives and viewpoints.
  • Unit 1: Critical Analysis of Visual Texts
  • Unit 2: An Introduction to Themes in Literature
  • Unit 3: Analyzing Poetry
  • Unit 4: Analyzing Short Stories
  • Unit 5: Critiquing Creative Non-Fiction or Essays
  • Unit 6: Analyzing Drama
  • Unit 7: Research

Your final grade will be based on the following breakdown. Please note that each instructor may choose to make modifications.

  • Discussions and Participation – 25%
  • Writing Assignments (3) – 35%
  • The Research Essay – 25%
  • Proctored Essay – 15%
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