ENG 1060: Composition II

ENG 1060 builds upon the critical reading and writing practices developed in ENG 1050 and focuses on research principles and practices. Students locate and evaluate sources; negotiate differing perspectives; synthesize and integrate sources ethically; arrive at a claim through logical reasoning; and argue the claim in rhetorically effective forms, producing several sophisticated texts.  Credit, 3 semester hours. PREREQ: “C” grade or better in ENG 1050.

Course Objectives
ENG 1060 places students in a context for research by providing readings that invite students into an ongoing conversation in which they explore contesting perspectives in order to make their own contribution to that ongoing conversation.

Within this context, students will cultivate rhetorical reading practices; learn to develop a research question; locate and evaluate sources; negotiate differing perspectives; synthesize and integrate sources ethically; arrive at a claim through logical reasoning; and argue the claim in rhetorically effective forms.

Outcomes
By the end of this course, students will be able to

● employ strategies of pre-writing, drafting, and revising, taking into consideration rhetorical purpose and the
   knowledge and needs of different audiences
● conduct inquiry-driven research to compose texts that integrate the writer's ideas with those from appropriate
    sources
● locate and evaluate (for credibility, sufficiency, accuracy, timeliness, and bias) primary and secondary research
   materials
● participate in an academic conversation with both peers and scholars by engaging with, responding to,
   incorporating and appropriately attributing the ideas of others
● summarize, analyze, and synthesize information and concepts from relevant and diverse sources as the basis
   for developing or supporting their own ideas and claims
● construct and advance an arguable thesis supported with compelling evidence and logical reasoning
● produce clear and readable prose that focuses on logical connections, coherent organization of ideas, and clear
   transitions in and between paragraphs
● follow conventions of Standard English
● adhere to the conventions of a citation style such as MLA or APA

(ENG 1050 outcomes are implicit in 1060.)