Writing and Martin Community College

Topics: Writing, Critical thinking, Grade Pages: 5 (978 words) Published: April 13, 2013
MARTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
COURSE SYLLABUS
SPRING 2013

|COURSE NUMBER: ENG 111 |INSTRUCTOR: Timm Hackett | | | | |COURSE TITLE: Expository Writing |OFFICE NO: Online | | | | |CREDIT HOURS: 3 |OFFICE/VIRTUAL HOURS: 9-12 (Tues/Thur) | | | | |CONTACT HRS/WK: 3 |PHONE NO: 252.328.6388 | | | | |PREREQUISITES: ENG 090 and RED 090 or ENG 095 or appropriate score on placement |FAX: | |test. | | | |E-MAIL: thackett@mcc.martincc.edu | |COREQUISITES: None | |

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is the required first course in a series of two designed to develop the ability to produce clear, expository prose. Emphasis is placed on the writing process, including audience analysis, topic selection, thesis support and development, editing, and revision. Upon completion, students should be able to produce unified, coherent, well-developed essays using standard written English. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in English composition.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:
After successfully completing this course you will have . . .

1. applied critical thinking skills to problem solving.
2. demonstrated appropriate use of discipline-related technology. 3. exhibited effective oral and written communication skills.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES:
After successfully completing this course you will have . . .

1. applied the conventions of standard written English.
2. composed task appropriate modes of writing which match purpose of assignment to intended audience. 3. determined the fundamentals of research.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
After successfully completing this course you will have . . . 1. demonstrated composition and revision skills
2. analyzed the material you have read.
3. summarized and evaluated research material
4. written polished and effective short reports
5. applied critical interpretation and analytical thinking to course material 6. composed and presented a short research paper

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:
Kennedy and Muth, The Bedford Guide for College Writers, 9th ed. New York: Bedford/St. Martins, 2011 Cohen, Samuel. 50 Essays. Boston: Bedford, 2011.
Lahiri, Jhumpa. The Namesake. New York: Mariner Books, 2004

SUPPLEMENTAL RESOURCES:
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