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ENG 112 OER Repository

ENG 112 Course Outcomes

ENG 112 will strengthen the academic writing and reading skills learned in ENG 111. Students will further develop strategies to become active, critical, analytical readers of texts.  Students will write papers and compose other texts that analyze, interpret, evaluate and respond to a variety of print and non-print texts. A major focus of ENG 112 will be techniques of academic research and argumentation.

General Course Goals

  • Continue to adapt the writing process to a variety of tasks, formats, and genres, with a primary focus on the research process and argumentation.
  • Demonstrate academic integrity and intellectual inquiry.
  • Produce researched essays that are based on the readings of a variety of credible texts, grounded in evidence, and appropriately documented.
  • Recognize when the rhetorical situation requires integration of credible sources; effectively locate and evaluate researched source materials. .
  • Continue to demonstrate oral communication skills to include producing and delivering, either individually or collaboratively, at least one prepared oral report.
  • Use digital technologies for several purposes, such as composing, editing, collaborating, researching, and publishing.
  • Continue to edit texts with consideration to surface features such as syntax, usage, punctuation, and spelling that are appropriate for the rhetorical situation.

The following are course outcomes specific to ENG 112.

Rhetorical Knowledge

By the end of ENG 112, students shall

  •  recognize and employ elements of argumentation and the rhetorical situation in academic texts; produce argumentative texts appropriate for academic audiences;
  • analyze the rhetorical expectations of a variety of audiences;
  • use appropriate documentation styles;
  • use research effectively to accomplish specific rhetorical purposes;
  • deliver academic texts in print, digital, visual, or oral modes.

Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing Processes
By the end of ENG 112, students shall

  • distinguish between popular and scholarly sources;
  • determine the extent of information needed when constructing academic arguments or researched papers;
  • read effectively based on the reading task; use credible resources to produce accurately documented essays;
  • evaluate, integrate, and synthesize information from primary and secondary sources;
  • analyze the ethical, economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of and access to information 

Oral Communication

By the end of ENG 112, students shall

  • participate in interactive discussions, peer reviews, and one or more formal individual and/or group oral presentations;
  • use non-verbal cues as an essential aspect of self-presentation;
  • demonstrate use of listening skills.

Digital Technologies

By the end of ENG 112, students shall

  • Use available electronic environments for drafting, revising, reviewing, editing and submitting texts;
  • Locate, evaluate, organize, and use research material collected from a variety of modes to include print, digital, aural, and/or visual sources, including scholarly library databases and informal digital networks.
  • disseminate texts in both print and electronic forms.