Official Course Outline



Course Prefix/Number/Title:              ENG 111 College Composition I


Credit Hours:    3     Lecture Hours:       3                 Lab Hours:   0          Total Contact Hours:    3


Pre-requisite:     Placement Test or ENG 3 and ENG 5 or ESL 13 and ESL 17                 Co-requisite:    none


Course Description: Introduces students to critical thinking and the fundamentals of academic writing. Through the writing process, students refine topics; develop and support ideas; investigate, evaluate, and incorporate appropriate resources; edit for effective style and usage; and determine appropriate approaches for a variety of contexts, audiences, and purposes.   Writing activities will include exposition and argumentation with at least one researched essay.


Course Objectives:  

ENG 111 will help students understand that writing is a process that develops through experience and varies among individuals.


ENG 111 will develop students' ability to analyze and investigate ideas and to resent them in well structured prose appropriate to the purpose and audience.

Course Content:


Textbooks:   The Sundance Writer: A Rhetoric, Reader and Handbook. 2nd Ed.  Mark Connelly   2004. (Chesa. Campus) The Longman Writer: Rhetoric, Reader, Handbook ,   5 th Ed.   Judith Nadell, John Langan, and Linda McMeniman (Norf. Campus). Patterns for College Writing , 9th ed. Kirszner & Mandell,   Bedford/St. Martins (Ports. Campus) The Sundance Reader , Mark Connelly 4 th   Ed. Thompson Wadsworth 2005 ( Va. Beach Campus)



Official Course Outline 112


Course Prefix/Number/Title:              ENG 112 College Composition II


Credit Hours:          3                 Lecture Hours:       3                 Lab Hours:               0                 Total Contact Hours:     3


Pre-requisite:   ENG 111        Co-requisite:    none

Course Description : Continues to develop college writing with increased emphasis on critical essays, argumentation, and research, developing these competencies through the examination of a range of texts about the human experience. Requires students to locate, evaluate, integrate, and document sources and effectively edit for style and usage

Course Objectives:  

Students will learn how to:


Course Content:

Rhetorical Strategies

•  Analyzing and evaluating arguments

•  The rhetorical situation: writer, subject, purpose, audience, tone

•  Rhetorical appeals: logos, ethos, pathos, and stylos

•  The Toulmin Method: claims, warrants, and reasons

•  Rogerian Argument: negotiation and mediation

Research processes

•  Locating print and electronic source material

•  Conducting observations, interviews, and surveys

•  Analyzing and evaluating sources and evidence

•  Synthesizing sources: summary, paraphrase, and quotation

•  Documenting and incorporating sources

Writing processes

•  Prewriting

•  Drafting

•  Revising

•  Editing

•  Reflecting


Textbooks:   Legacies:   Bogarad Schmidt, 3 rd   Ed. 2006 (Chesa. Campus). Elements of Argument: A Text and Reader , 7 th Ed.   Annette T. Rottenberg (Norf. Campus).   Inventing Arguments , 1 st Ed. Mauk & Metz . (Thomson/Wadsworth) (Ports. Campus) The Language of Argument 11th Ed, Larry W Burton and Daniel McDonald--Pearson Longman: 2005 ( Va. Beach Campus).