Oct 20, 2021  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog
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WRT 102HC - English Composition II: Honors

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Continuation of WRT 101  or WRT 101HC . Includes critical reading, analyzing, and discussing college texts; writing analytical or critical college essays; and developing college-level academic
research skills. Also includes writing a research paper and additional Honors content.

Prerequisite(s): With a B or better: WRT 101 , WRT 101HC , or WRT 101S   or WRT 101SE  
Information: Must qualify for Honors program. Instructor or advisor/counselor approval may be required before registering for this course. Honors content may include: Intensive research using highest standards and best practices for the discipline, and a significant number/variety of readings of both primary and secondary sources. Also may include a high-quality, peer reviewed paper or project in a format appropriate for the discipline with research presented in class or to a wider audience.
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - ENGL; Meets CTE - COMM.




Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Respond to and analyze a variety of texts with regard to context and form.
  2. Practice writing processes including prewriting, drafting, revising, peer reviewing, editing, and proofreading to produce college-level essays.
  3. Locate and evaluate a variety of primary and secondary research materials and write an academic research essay using the techniques of quotation, paraphrase, summary, and documentation
  4. Compose texts using appropriate technology to develop academic literacy
  5. Engage in critical, constructive reflection and debate on issues in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, business, technology, and/or math

Outline:
  1. Respond to and analyze a variety of texts
    1. Explore contexts
      1. Biographical
      2. Social
      3. Political
      4. Economic
      5. Cultural
    2. Examine the conventions of various forms of writing
  2. Practice writing processes including prewriting, drafting, revising, peer reviewing, editing, and proofreading to produce college-level essays.
    1. Engage in multiple strategies and stages of writing
    2. Reflect on writing progress and process
    3. Use feedback to address higher-order and lower-order concerns in writing
    4. Engage in recursive processes to strengthen writing outcomes
  3. Locate and evaluate a variety of primary and secondary research materials and write an academic research essay using the techniques of quotation, paraphrase, summary, and documentation
    1. Locate resources using academic databases, library research, and other in-depth, cresible sources to support claims
    2. Compose college-level academic essays and a final academic research paper of 7-10 pages using MLA citation format
    3. Produce polished academic texts of at least 3500 words with a minimum total semester output of 7000 words
  4. Compose texts using appropriate technology to develop academic literacy
    1. Identify, evaluate, and utilize credible academic digital sources
    2. Use technology strategically with a clear purpose to enhance writing for the audience
    3. Adapt writing for changing electronic environments
  5. Engage in critical, constructive reflection and debate on issues in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, business, technology, and/or math.
    1. Explain problems or issues and formulate a thesis, theory, or hypothesis
    2. Describe and evaluate self and others’ perspectives
    3. Draw logical conclusions by analyzing content and employing evidence/information


Effective Term:
Spring 2021



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