Learning Experience

Topics: Research, Academia, Writing Pages: 20 (2562 words) Published: December 13, 2012
|[pic] |Syllabus | | |College of Humanities | | |COM/172 Version 3 | | |Elements of University Composition and Communication II |

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Course Description

This course builds upon the foundations established in COM/170. It addresses the various rhetorical modes necessary for effective college essays: narration, illustration, description, process analysis, classification, definition, comparison and contrast, cause and effect, and argumentation. In addition, requirements for research essays, including the use of outside sources and appropriate formatting, are considered.


Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:

• University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. • Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.

University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

Course Materials

McLean, S. (2011). Writing for success. Irvington, NY: Flat World Knowledge, Inc.

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

Supplemental Materials


Sample Paper (APA and Writing & Style Guidelines)

Grammar and Writing Guides: APA Reference and Citation Examples Learning Teams                                                                                  __ New Jersey regulations require that Learning Team time be a formal part of each student’s schedule. During each week of the course, except for the final week, a Learning Team Meeting will be scheduled to provide an opportunity to meet with your Learning Team and receive instruction from a University faculty member. These instructor led sessions are designed to complement your classroom activities. Some examples of the types of activities that may occur are: case study analysis and presentation, facilitation of small group breakouts, facilitation of large group discussion, debate, and formal question and answer sessions. Learning Teams meet on the following schedule in the Student Resource Center: For weekday classes- SAT 10-3

For SAT classes- SUN 10-3

Library Resources__________________________________________

University of Phoenix provides a comprehensive digital library for students at all locations, including the Jersey City Campus. For more information, please see your Library Handbook or contact the University Library at library@phoenix.edu.

Additional library resources and services are available for University of Phoenix Jersey City Campus students by way of an agreement with the New Jersey City University’s Frank Guarini Library located close to the Jersey City Campus. Given the expectation that University of Phoenix Jersey City Campus students will take full advantage of this arrangement, students have borrowing, and on-site access privileges at the Jersey City University Frank Guarini Library including personal access to a reference librarian for research assistance. For further information about this library agreement, please contact University of Phoenix Jersey City Campus administration.

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