Summer 2019. NYCCT Eng 1121, Composition 2 Sec E408 (3 credit hours)
T W Namm 420B; Th N1102. 6pm to 8:30Prof. James Wu; Office hours Namm 529
Prerequisite: Eng 1101
Course description: This course focuses on college level writing on topics in the short story, essay, poem, and drama. We will read literary works, discuss and write papers on themes including, New England, the American South, immigration, youth.
In their writing assignments, students will incorporate reflection on multiple perspectives in order to generate new subtopics and subthemes.
Students will also practice research in multiple genres, web, social media, academic and popular culture. Research paper (9 pages), due at end of semester, will be the result of multiple drafts worked on throughout semester.
*Instructional objectives and course goals and outcomes
Grammar review; writing short essay, impromptu essay, longer research paper; methods of research, open source web, Cuny electronic library. MLA citation.
Students will be able to develop knowledge and understanding of the arts and literature through critiques of works of art, music, theatre or literature. We will practice this through discussion, short presentation, writing short thesis based and longer research based papers. Students will increase their writing skills through practice and revisions.
Measurement of outcomes will be evaluated in written assignments, exams and group presentation.
Attendance and lateness policy. Attendance is required for optimum performance in this class.
City Tech policy is students may miss without penalty 10% of course meetings.
Repeated lateness negatively affects student performance and disrupts the class. Please make every effort to arrive on time.
Required texts: Literature for Composition **11th edition**, edited by Barnet, Burto, Cain, Nixon. Boston: Pearson publishers. 2016.
* Major assignments and grading
Paper #1. 4 pages. 15%
Midterm in class essay on Antigone by Sophocles 15%
Paper 2, 5 pages 15%
Research paper = revision of paper 1 or paper 2 with additional supporting research and supplementary materials. 30%
*Group presentation: each student must join a group of 3 and make a 5- 10 minute presentation on one of the readings, or part of a reading; 10%
In class final essay 15% (paper #4); students must pass final exam to pass class
Required format for papers. Grades will be based on grammar, argument, correct citation. Revisions will be accepted and added to final grade.
Late papers will be accepted up to one week of due date. Revisions will be accepted one week after returned.
* CityTech’s policy on academic integrity and plagiarism
“Students and all others who work with information, ideas, texts, images, music, inventions, and other intellectual property owe their audience and sources accuracy and honesty in using, crediting, and citing sources. As a community of intellectual and professional workers, the College recognizes its responsibility for providing instruction in information literacy and academic integrity, offering models of good practice, and responding vigilantly and appropriately to infractions of academic integrity. Accordingly, academic dishonesty is prohibited at New York City College of Technology and is punishable by penalties, including failing grades, suspension, and expulsion.”