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ENG 112 - English Composition II: Writing About Literature

ENG 112 is a writing course emphasizing both literature and information literacy skills that reinforce basic principles of composition learned in ENG 100. The course develops critical thinking through the study of literature and the use of advanced research techniques to write analytical/critical and research essays. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Demonstrate critical thinking and writing in response to literature. Compose original, thesis-based analytical/critical essays in response to literature. Express ideas logically and clearly using appropriate rhetorical techniques. Analyze fiction, poetry, drama, and other literature using the elements of literature from different critical perspectives. Access and critically evaluate databases to find appropriate, credible sources using current information literacy skills. Identify the purpose of and rules for source attribution, and synthesize source material using MLA documentation in a plagiarism-free, multi-source essay/research paper based on a work of literature. Revise, edit, and proofread to produce final drafts applying formal conventions of standard English with respect to grammar, mechanics and punctuation. College Academic Learning Goals Designations: Critical Reasoning (CR), Information Literacy (IL) and Written Communication (WC)
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3


Course Prerequisites: ENG 100 with a "C" or better