Davar Academy, LLC | Evaluated Learning Experience
English Composition II (ENG 102)
Various; distance learning format.
Varies (self-study, self-paced).
November 2016 - Present.
Upon successful completion of this learning experience, students will be able to: interpret literary texts, discussing themes and conflicts; express personal ideas and opinions about these texts; identify and assess any cultural, political, or philosophical intents of the author; write clearly and effectively through analysis of different modes and models of literature; write essays using various rhetorical modes and expository approaches such as comparison/contrast and argumentation; identify the theme of a literary piece as well as other literary elements; effectively read a piece of literature and analyze its components in order to write a thoughtful analytical essay of that particular piece; address opposing viewpoints using evidence from the text itself as supports; write and in-depth research paper on a piece of literature, stating a thesis and supporting it with evidence from the text itself as well as other written sources about that piece or author; and recognize various forms of plagiarism and be able to use the MLA format and its specific requirements for citing references.
This learning experience further develops students’ ability to organize and express their thoughts through formal essays based on in-depth readings and fundamental analysis of selected pieces of literature. Students learn to distinguish between literal and figurative meanings and learn to look for thematic cultural or political underpinnings. Instruction focuses on how to accurately develop literary interpretations based on critical readings of fiction and poetry. This self-study course is writing-intensive in which students compose five expository essays. The final writing assignment is a research paper in which students are expected to find existing critical interpretations of the literary piece they have chosen and then compare these interpretations with their own.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in English (11/16).