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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

English Composition II (ENG102)


Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks). Distance/Hybrid: Varies. 

Traditional classroom-based offered at Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations. Distance learning and hybrid options available.

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: write within the standard conventions of American or British English; write clear, effective essays designed to address critical positions and problems; demonstrate skills in the fundamental stages of writing: prewriting, writing and rewriting clear, effective essays designed to address critical positions and problems; write research essay, developing theme and using research sources; describe the ways in which narratives (fiction and non-fiction), expository writings and arguments attempt to persuade an audience through appeals to reason and emotion; identify the ways in which narratives, expository pieces and arguments (including literary analyses) are shaped by an author’s social, historical, moral, psychological, and philosophical assumptions; draw sound inferences from data; learn difference between inductive and deductive reasoning; take notes effectively; locate and evaluate outside sources for use in developing their own analysis; effectively use such writing strategies as analysis, synthesis, interpretation, and definition; develop an ability to refine positions or seek new ones when they recognize weaknesses in their own arguments.


Topics covered: expository writing and basic techniques of the research paper, personal essay development and examination of short stories and poems. Students learn basic library research and effective note taking. Additionally, students are required to write critical essays about a wide variety of topics, including short stories and poetry. Students also read several examples of published personal essays, and are required to write at least one personal essay.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in English (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).