M/W, 11:00-11:50, SRC 3607
English 102 is the second of three courses in College of DuPageís one-year composition sequence. This second course focuses on developing students' experience in reading, thinking and writing critically. Students write essays that demonstrate their ability to analyze and evaluate the ideas of others, and to integrate those ideas into their own writing. English 102 also reinforces the students' experience with the conventions of standard written English and introduces students to the methods of research and the conventions of documentation. Additionally, students will explore the ways in which computers, networks, and hypertext influence the writing process. (Three Credit Hours. Prerequisite: English 101.)
We will be exploring five thematic units together this quarter. A full overview of our first unit on Storytelling is already available. The others include some links for reading and exploration, but will not become fully active until we reach them in our schedule. Please note that specific assignments, along with their due dates, will be announced online (in our ConnectWeb environment) and in class throughout the quarter. Students in the Honors Section will create webbed essays for at least one project this quarter. The webbed essays may be individually or collaboratively authored. Class time in the lab will be devoted to guiding and supporting composition of sites.
|Workshops, Online Assignments, Class Discussions, Journals, and Other Exercises. . .||
All instructors at the College of DuPage are also academic advisors. Students who need help selecting classes, arranging schedules, fulfilling graduation requirements, or applying for transfer to another school are encouraged to make an appointment for an advising conference.
Week One: January 7th-11th
Introduction to English 102.
Introduction to ConnectWeb.
Creating and maintaining a portfolio or webfolio.
Review syllabus and course Web site. Pay particular attention to the section on Resources and Guidelines for Online Students.
Week Two: January 14th-18th and Week Three: January 21st-25th
No classes on Monday, January 21st: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Types and Purposes of Storytelling.
The Evolution of Storytelling.
"Populating Your Inner Society".
Telling and Analyzing Stories.
Week Four: January 28th-February 1st and Week Five: February 4th-8th
How are generations defined, and why?
Boomers, 'Tweeners, Generation X, and the Millennial Generation.
Intergenerational organizations and projects.
Conducting interviews and formulating original research projects.
Quoting, paraphrasing, and citing sources in an academic essay.
Week Six: February 11th-15th and Week Seven: February 18th-22nd
What is Critical Thinking? What is Critical Reading?
What is Creativity?
Comparing and contrasting critical and creative thinking.
How can we develop our critical and creative skills?
Analyzing and Evaluating Web Sites.
Composing an Argumentative Synthesis.
Tuesday, February 12th: Food for Thought Dinner, 6:00 p.m., followed by the College Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. in the Arts Center. This quarter, Riane Eisler will speak on "Tomorrow's Children: Partnership Education for the 21st Century." Also see the Center for Partnership Studies.
Monday, February 18th: No classes. Presidents' Day.
Thursday, February 21st: Last day to withdraw from a course without the instructor's permission.
Week Eight: February 25th-March 1st and Week Nine: March 4th-8th
Mock ads and images.
Survey of student projects.
Developing and supporting an original argumentative thesis.
Week Ten: March 11th-15th and Week Eleven: March 18th-22nd
Citation and documentation, round two.
Describing your work and reflecting on your growth.
Setting future writing goals.
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