ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
3 CREDIT HOURS
INSTRUCTOR: MR. STEPHEN DOSS, M.A., M.ED.
I. INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION
NAME: Stephen Doss
DEGREES: BA ENGLISH, UMR, 1975; MA ENGLISH, SEMO UNIV., 1983; MA EDUCATION, MARYVILLE UNIV., 2002 HIGHER EDUCATION TEACHING: MARYVILLE UNIV, ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE SECONDARY EDUCATION TEACHING: ENGLISH (CAPE GIRARDEAU CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL, NORTH ST. FRANCOIS CO. HIGH SCHOOL), SPECIAL EDUCATION (MARIES CO. R-I HIGH SCHOOL, NORTH ST. FRANCOIS CO. HIGH SCHOOL, JEFFERSON CITY HIGH SCHOOL, MISSOURI SCHOOLS FOR THE SEVERELY DISABLED).
I believe in “constructivism.” This is an approach to teaching and learning that emphasizes the participation and involvement of the student in the education process. Constructivism stresses that teachers are “mentors,” not dictators, and that students are “mentees,” not slaves. Therefore, my expectations include your active participation in the activities and lessons which will guide you, and us, through the course.
II. CATALOG DESCRIPTION
Prerequisite: ENG 101/101H with a grade of “C” or better.
English Composition II continues the study of the writing process stressed in Composition I. Students will practice reading and writing critically and analytically, writing exposition, persuasion/argumentation, and the research paper. English Composition II is required for the Associate of Arts and Associate of Arts in Teaching degrees.
III. COURSE OUTLINE
The emphasis of this course is on the writing process, whole essay and types of development. Although some grammar and mechanics may need to be reviewed in class, students will be encouraged to review grammar and mechanics independently and to use the handbook as a tool to correct their own writing.
IV. GENERAL COURSE OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course, the student will...