Composition 2

Catherine St Pierre, Composition 2, Fall 2017

Course Description:Required Texts:

Cohen, Samuel. 50 Essays: A Portable Anthology. 5th ed., Bedford/St.
Martin’s, 2016.
Graff, Gerald, and Cathy Birkenstein. “They Say / I Say”: The Moves That
Matter in Academic Writing. 3rd with 2016 MLA Update ed., Norton, 2016.
Thumb drive or cloud storage to save drafts. Pen/Pencil and Paper.
If you and a friend are taking this class together, you must each have access to the materials.

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Bethany Goch, Composition 2, Fall 2017

Course Description:

This course aims to help you improve your writing skills in all areas: discovering what you have to say, organizing your thoughts for a variety of audiences, researching and writing from sources, and improving fluency and rhetorical sophistication. You will write and revise four major papers, devise your own purposes and structures for assignments, synthesize sources thoughtfully and responsibly, work directly with the audience of your peers to practice critical reading and response, and learn many new writing techniques.

Required Texts:

• As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, Norton Critical Edition
• The Complete Stories by Flannery O’Connor, FSG
• The Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector, translated by Benjamin Moser, New Directions
• Rules for Writers, Hacker, 8th edition

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Rachel B. Thomas Kimmel, Composition 2, Spring 2017

Course Description

In this course, a companion course to Freshman Writing Seminar and Composition 1, students study and practice essay writing in more depth. The course also includes an introduction to researching and writing from sources. Required of all freshmen. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0002 or ENGCMP 0003 or ENGCMP 0005.

Required Texts:

- Charters, Ann, and Samuel Charters, eds. Literature and Its Writers: A Compact Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. 6th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2013. Print. ISBN: 978-1-4576-0647-2.

Required Materials:
- A binder, portfolio, or good folder (please keep all assignments - they will help you in the event of a grade dispute, or to showcase some final collection of your work)
- A notebook (for journaling, writing, and taking notes)
- Writing utensils - pens, pencils, markers, crayons, highlighters, etc. (It's good here as long as it writes legibly)
- Computer access - if you have a laptop and would like to bring it to class you may do so. If you are working on a computer in or out of class, on or off campus - please save and backup your work frequently! A USB/jump/flash drive is a great investment; we will talk about other methods of saving your work as well. Your computer will need - Internet access. Papers will only be accepted in a typed and printed format. No handwritten or electronic submissions will be accepted.
- Yourself - you are expected to be physically and mentally prepared and present for every class.

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Laura Rice, Composition 2, Spring 2017

Course Description:

In this semester long course, students further refine their ability to express themselves with clarity and coherence in writing, demonstrate an understanding of the qualities inherent in various genres of writing, refine their ability to understand, employ, and effectively integrate various types of evidence in their written work, and learn how to conduct research on that topic using a variety of scholarly and popular sources and produce college level research papers. Required of all freshmen. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0003 or ENGCMP 0005.

Required Texts:

* Richard Abcarian, Marvin Klotz, and Samuel Cohen- Literature: The Human Experience with 2016 MLA Update 12th Edition. 978-1319088125
* Geraldine Brooks- March. 978-0143036661
* Kate Chopin- The Awakening. 978-0393960570
* John Steinbeck- Of Mice and Men. 978-0140177398
* Robert Louis Stevenson-The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. 978-1530606498

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Lance J. Harshbarger, Composition 2, Spring 2017

Course Description

In this course, a companion course to Freshman Writing Seminar and Composition 1, students study and practice essay writing in more depth. The course also includes an introduction to researching and writing from sources. Required of all freshmen. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0002 or ENGCMP 0003 or ENGCMP 0005.

Required Texts:

-Rechtenwald, Michael, and Lisa Carl. Academic Writing, Real World Topics . New York:Broadview, 2015. Print. ISBN: 9781554812462

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Bethany Goch, Composition 2, Spring 2017

Course Description:

This course aims to help you improve your writing skills in all areas: discovering what you have to say, organizing your thoughts for a variety of audiences, researching and writing from sources, and improving fluency and rhetorical sophistication. You will write and revise four major papers, devise your own purposes and structures for assignments, synthesize sources thoughtfully and responsibly, work directly with the audience of your peers to practice critical reading and response, and learn many new writing techniques.

Required Texts:

• As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, Norton Critical Edition
• The Complete Stories by Flannery O’Connor, FSG
• The Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector, translated by Benjamin Moser, New Directions
• Rules for Writers, Hacker, 8th edition

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William J. Fine, Composition 2, Spring 2017

Course Description

In this course, a companion course to Freshman Writing Seminar and Composition 1, students study and practice essay writing in more depth. The course also includes an introduction to researching and writing from sources. Required of all freshmen. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0002 or ENGCMP 0003 or ENGCMP 0005.

Required Texts:

 Tyson, Lois. Using Critical Theory. New York: Routledge, 2011.
 Supplemental Readings (CourseWeb)

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Kimberly A. Douglas, Composition 2, Spring 2017

Course Description

This course is a continuation of English 005. What you learn here will reinforce and extend your abilities to write correct, well-organized essays using various rhetorical strategies and stylistic techniques. You will be introduced to a variety of writing strategies used in composing interpretive and analytical essays.
The theme for this semester’s Comp II is that of perspective. How can multiple people experience the same event and yet see it in so many different ways? In what ways are both the audience and author involved in the interpretation of a piece and how does this affect perspective? We will examine the ways fiction, nonfiction, poetry, music and visual texts can approach these crucial means of research, inquiry, re-mediation and communication.

Required Texts:

Harris and Kunka Abcarian, Cohen, Klotz
O’Brien
The Writers FAQs 6th Pearson Literature: The Human Experience With 2016 MLA 12th Edition
The Things They Carried
978-0-13-413305-8
978-1319088125 9780618706419

Nathan D. Crissman, Composition 2, Spring 2017

Course Description:

In Composition 2, students refine their ability to express themselves with clarity and coherence in writing. Students in this course also gain a sophisticated understanding of the writing process and an appreciation of the importance of audience in the presentation of their complex ideas. Students also learn to distinguish between scholarly and popular sources, effectively integrate evidence in support of their own ideas, gain an understanding of the research process, and produce college level research papers. Further, they produce work that demonstrates significant depth of thinking and range of perspectives about a concept or ideas.

Required Texts:

The Writers FAQs, 6th Edition, by Harris and Kunka, ISBN: 978-0-13-413305-8 (or) 0-13-413305-6, Strength to Love,
Martin Luther King, Jr., 978-0800697402, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch 978-0312243357, Beyond Words, John J. Ruszkiewicz, 978-0205211210

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Michael Cox, Composition 2, Spring 2017

Course Description

You will learn how to write college essays of increasing complexity. Your thinking will improve, as will your ability to read closely and write carefully. All writing will be in response to works of literature, including essays, poems, stories, and a play. You will improve your ability to locate and incorporate relevant secondary source material as a means of aiding your own ideas rather than substituting for them. Stylish writing will be encouraged, though not at the expense of proper grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and spelling. Clarity, consistency, and intellectual resonance in your work will be valued highly.

Required Texts:

You will need the textbook for this course, Rules for Writers 8th edition (paper), Diana Hacker and Nancy Sommers. A number of primary readings will be made available on CourseWeb across the term, some in the form of PDFs and some directly linked to online—print them, read them, understand them, and bring them to class on the days when we discuss the published works.

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