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Course Syllabus


Revision Date: 20-Jul-24
 

Fall 2024 | ENG-1062-VG01 - English Composition II


In Person Class

Standard courses meet in person at CCV centers, typically once each week for the duration of the semester.

Location: Bennington
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Monday, 06:00P - 08:45P
Semester Dates: 09-09-2024 to 12-16-2024
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-16-2024 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-04-2024 - Refund Policy
Open Seats: 15 (as of 07-25-24 6:05 AM)
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Faculty

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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Collin Lee

General Education Requirements


This section meets the following CCV General Education Requirement(s) for the current catalog year:
CCV Writing and Research
    Note
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program catalog year page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description

This course is an introduction to interdisciplinary writing and an opportunity to refine critical reading and writing skills. Students construct complex essays, enhance their writing skills, and experiment with a greater variety of strategies to interest, inform, and persuade. Students must complete a final research paper with a grade of C- or better in order to pass this course. This course fulfills the research and writing intensive requirement. Prerequisite: English Composition.


Essential Objectives

1. Explore through reading, writing, and critical discussion a broad range of texts from a variety of genres such as memoir, travel, argument, satire, humor, and reflection.
2. Write and revise essays that demonstrate a variety of rhetorical strategies designed to meet the needs of specific audiences.
3. Develop complex positions or arguments through writing, synthesizing personal ideas with other information, arguments, and perspectives in order to support a claim and create new meaning, insight, and understanding.
4. Analyze and evaluate underlying strategies in selected works to define specific rhetorical components and evaluate their purpose and power.
5. Distinguish among opinions, facts, inferences, and persuasive approaches in primary and secondary sources.
6. Demonstrate the ability and willingness to approach a particular idea, problem, task, or writing goal from multiple perspectives.
7. Develop a process for getting started, developing, and structuring drafts, as well as revising toward a final product.
8. Examine and practice variations in style with an aim of developing a distinctive writing style of one's own.
9. Demonstrate information literacy skills: distinguish between and utilize both primary and secondary sources; perform library and web-based literature searches; and evaluate data and resources for credibility, reliability, and validity.
10. Demonstrate the ability to apply either APA or MLA citation styles in academic writing by parenthetically citing sources in the text and correctly compiling them in the relevant end sources page.
11. Compose, revise, and edit a final paper that includes a thesis, integrates five or more scholarly and professional sources, including primary and secondary evidence as needed, to address an academic research question and demonstrate writing proficiency by achieving a grade of C- or better.


Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.


Required Textbooks and Resources

This course uses one or more textbooks/books/simulations, along with free Open Educational Resources (OER) and/or library materials.

Fall 2024 textbook/book details will be available on 2024-05-20. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be specific to this class. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks/books.

ENG-1062-VG01 Link to Textbooks for this course in eCampus.

For Open Educational Resources (OER) and/or library materials details, see the Canvas Site for this class.

The last day to use a Financial Aid Advance to purchase textbooks/books is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.


Methods

  • Small-group and whole-class discussion
  • Activities and exercises, individual and collaborative
  • In-class writing and out-of-class writing; summaries, reflections, proposals, outlines, etc.
  • Pre-reading, skimming, scanning, annotation
  • Listing, brainstorming, questioning
  • Oral presentation
  • Peer feedback to writing and presentations
  • Research, planning, drafting, revision, editing, proofing
  • Individual and small group conferences
  • Self-reflection and evaluation
  • Mini-lectures

Pretty much the kitchen sink of your writing classes.


Evaluation Criteria

Reading Responses (10)

25

Short Genre Essays (3)

30

Research Paper (1) ***

25

Research Presentation (1)

10

Class Participation

10

*** A student must receive a 70 or better on this Research Paper and a cumulative average over 70 to pass the class.


Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

 HighLow
A+10098
A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
P10060
NPLess than 600


Weekly Schedule


Week/ModuleTopic  Readings  Assignments
 

1

Introduction to the Course; Information Gathering

    
 

2

Sources & Critical Reading

    
 

3

Argument Structure

    
 

4

Arguments and Fallacies

    
 

5

Satire & Humor

    
 

6

Arugment and Satire Wrap-Up; Final Paper selection

    
 

7

Travel Writing

    
 

8

Source Evaluation and Summation II

    
 

9

Fiction

    
 

10

Political Writing

    
 

11

Reflections, Memoirs, & Biographies

    
 

12

One-on-Ones (Alternate Meeting Format)

    
 

13

Historical Writing

    
 

14

Spoken Rhetoric

    
 

15

Presentations and Revisions; Everything Due

    
 

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.


Missing & Late Work Policy

Late work will be accepted, within limits.

  • All assignments are due in Canvas in a readable format by the beginning of class time.
    • Assignments will only be accepted in Canvas.
      • Assignments will not be accepted via email, Canvas Inbox, or any other channel without explicit prior permission.
      • In rare cases, hard copy of in-class exercises will be accepted.
  • Assignments may be submitted late for a cumulative 5% penalty each day they're late.
  • In certain weeks, discussion boards are part of the assignment: they cannot be completed late without extraordinary circumstances.

You will be expected to keep up with assignments and changes in the plan even if you are absent. All changes will be posted to Canvas.


Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:


CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please
  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.


Academic Integrity


CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.