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Course ENG102: English Composition II



English Composition II (3 credits)

This course builds on the lessons from English Composition I to focuses on analytical writing skills and developing a thesis or argument in an essay. Lessons also explore academic research writing, critical thinking, citation, and documentation.

Students who took the first college English composition course will use a variety of readings to develop several modes of writing, including evaluation, classification, illustration, and research-based writing.

Prerequisites: English Composition I or equivalent

English Composition II Course Objectives:

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Write a variety of essays requiring analysis, evaluation, and research.
  • Choose effective organization patterns to support an essay's rhetorical style.
  • Conduct research in the library, online, and through interviews, and incorporate that research into written arguments.
  • Read, interpret, and evaluate primary and secondary sources.
  • Create strong thesis statements based on an analysis of information contained in primary and secondary sources.
  • Appropriately document sources using American Psychological Association (APA) style, the documentation style used in all City Vision University courses
  • Compose well-supported and well-organized essays based on research
  • Revise essays to reflect correct usage, syntax grammar, and mechanics.

Textbook: Not Yet Determined