The Community College of Baltimore County

ENGLISH 102

Syllabus

BASIC COURSE INFORMATION

Semester: Spring 2007
Instructor: Dr. Natasha Cole-Leonard
Office: Essex, E-317
Phone: 410-780-6462
Email: nleonard@ccbcmd.edu
Office hours: WF 9-10am, MWF 12:15-1:15pm
Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 101

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to

 

MAJOR TOPICS

 

RATIONALE

Building on the basic skills you learned in English 101, you will develop advanced writing skills and methods for conducting research, writing longer assignments and analyzing complex texts. In this course, you will learn to work with more sophisticated content and employ more sophisticated research and writing methods in completing your assignments. In addition, you will learn to analyze and evaluate sources for research in the library and on the Internet. The longer, more complex assignments in this course will require you to refine your collaboration skills in developing and completing your writing assignments. While these skills and methods are essential for your success in academic programs, they are just as important for your success in life-work situations where written communication is required.

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

GRADING SCALE

90-100: A        80-89: B          70-79: C          60-69: D          0-59: F

 

REQUIRED TEXT

Barnet, Sylvan, et al., eds.  Literature for Composition, 8th edition.  NY: Pearson Longman, 2007.

 

SUGGESTED BOOKS AND MATERIALS

A writing handbook, such as the The Little, Brown Handbook or QA Compact.

A standard dictionary of American English, such as The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language.

A standard thesaurus, such as the most recent edition of Roget’s Thesaurus, or that provided with word processing programs.

POLICIES

IMPORTANT DATES

2/12                             Writing Center Orientation (tentative)

3/2                               Essay #1 due

Various dates               Performance: Walls, CCBC Essex Bldg B
                                    Theatre, Mar. 22, 23, 24 @ 8pm,
                                    Mar. 23, 26 @ 2pm, Mar. 27 @ 10am,
                                    $4 student admission
                                   
3/26                             Library Orientation (tentative)
                                   
4/6-4/15                       SPRING BREAK

4/20                             Essay #2 due

5/14                             Essay #3 due

HINTS FOR SUCCESS

Here are some tips you should follow which will help you to succeed in this course: