Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience
English Composition II (ENG 102)
Varies; self study format.
March 2016 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: interpret literary texts discussing themes and conflicts and expressing their own personal ideas and opinions about these texts; identify and organize a written analysis of different literary modes that they encounter, for example: compare/contrast, distinguish different perspectives; sequence; 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 an essay using various rhetorical modes in English using different 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 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 particular piece identifying a thesis and supporting it with evidence from the text itself as well as other written sources on that particular piece or author; recognize various forms of plagiarism;and correctly use the MLA format and its specific requirements for citing references.
English Composition II (ENG 102) is an intensive self-study course in which students compose a series of expository essays.This course further develops students’ abilities to organize and express their thoughts through formal essays based on in-depth readings and fundamental analysis of selected pieces of literature. Students learn how to accurately develop literary interpretations based on critical readings of fiction and poetry. The final writing assignment is a research paper with the expectation to find existing critical interpretations of the literary piece students have chosen and then compare and contrast these interpretations with their own. In this paper, students need to demonstrate an ability to take an opposing viewpoint and argue from textual evidence to support the thesis.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in English (3/16).