ENGL-102: English Composition II: Introduction to Literature

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: ENGL-102 English Composition II: Introduction to Literature

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 class hours, 1 conference hour

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): ENGL-101

Course Description in college catalog:

This course offers a continued study and practice of process-based writing combined with an introduction to literature: fiction, drama, and poetry. During the conference hour, students review basic elements of writing and analytical and critical reading skills and research strategies.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

This course satisfies the Common Core 1A Requirement for a degree. 

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General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  3. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

By the end of EN-102, students will be able to perform the following tasks:

  1. Apply literary and critical terms, concepts, and techniques in the consideration of literary works.
  2. Analyze literary works within their historical, cultural, philosophical, or generic contexts.
  3. Use effective research practices to identify and engage with reliable sources and perspectives.
  4. Use a variety of strategies for generating, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading your writing.
  5. Compose and organize texts using language and conventions appropriate to the rhetorical situation.
  6. Apply literary and critical terms, concepts, and techniques in the consideration of literary works.
  7. Analyze literary works within their historical, cultural, philosophical, or generic contexts.


Other program outcomes (if applicable).

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

  1. Course policies including deadlines, student participation, and attendance

  2. Class assignments and homework

  3. Quizzes

  4. Academic essays and other major writing assignments—including drafts and revisions

  5. Individual and group projects

  6. Class presentations

  7. Midterm and final exams

  8. High impact practice assignments and coursework

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

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