Course Descriptions: English 102, 102(h) & 114

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Description of English 102

English 102 begins where English 101 ends--with a progression of thinking/writing activities that explore a unifying theme of topic.

English 102 & 114 Course Outcomes

English 102 and 114 students will:

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  • Continue and improve the writing practices learned in 101: prewriting, composing, revising, responding, editing, attending to language and style, and writing with audience and purpose in mind;
  • Engage in critical reading and interpretation of a wide range of texts;
  • Be able to summarize, analyze, synthesize, evaluate, and apply what they read—both orally and in writing;
  • Use writing as a means of understanding, organizing, and communicating what they read;
  • Frame complex research questions or problems;
  • Demonstrate awareness of their own beliefs, concepts, and biases;
  • Be able to produce a coherent, well-supported argument that shows critical thinking and careful consideration of alternative viewpoints;
  • Recognize, evaluate, and use a variety of information sources: expert people, publications of information agencies, popular and specialized periodicals, professional journals, books, and electronic resources;
  • Conduct research that shows evidence of the ability to synthesize, use fairly, and credit the ideas of others using the appropriate citation style;
  • Write coherently, drawing from diverse sources, assimilating information and ideas and producing work that represents the student’s position on the material.