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English 1102: Composition II

This course is the second course in the two-course composition sequence. Students continue to develop experience in reading, thinking and writing critically by writing essays that demonstrate ability to analyze and evaluate the ideas of others and integrate them into their own writing. This course reinforces student experience with the conventions of standard written English and the conventions of documentation while developing student ability to carry out independently the proper method and responsibilities of research.

General Course Objectives

  1. Apply a process approach to writing that incorporates independent research
  2. Develop and support a thesis in an essay incorporating research
  3. Apply strategies for organizing texts
  4. Analyze and respond critically and creatively to the ideas and strategies in the writing of others through reading a variety of texts, including academic discourse.
  5. Use discourse appropriate for an academic audience
  6. Create more advanced, independent research projects and observe the conventions of documentation and citation

Course Guidelines

  1. Complete all weekly reading and writing assignments indicated in the syllabus in order to receive credit for the course.
  2. Students must be prepared to follow instructions carefully, to be responsible for assigned work, and to meet the expectations and requirements of the course.
  3. A course time commitment of 7-10 hours weekly in addition to Internet familiarity; technical troubleshooting may be necessary.
  4. Students are required to take personal responsibility in composing, revising, editing, and protecting all assignments.


English 1101 with a grade of “C” or better (3 lecture hours).

Computer Experience and Equipment

Students interested in English 1102 online will need access to a computer with Internet capabilities. For further information about computer experience and equipment requirements, students should consult the COD Online web pages.

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