Composition and Literature Course Description Continues the emphasis on writing. Two analytical papers, based upon studies of the short story, poetry, and drama and a literary research paper, sequentially developed, are required. Rationale ENGLE 102 builds upon ENGLE 101, helping to prepare the student for college level writing. Furthermore, this course provides students with the opportunity to evaluate literature from a biblical worldview; to examine structure, aesthetics, and issues; and to organize their thinking in written form.
In addition, the research paper acquirement strengthens the student’s skills in investigating, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating the ideas of others while also sharpening the student’s general understanding of human experience, which will assist him/her in subsequent courses and in life. L. Prerequisite ENGLE 101 or advanced standing on the placement test. II. Required Resource Purchases Dad-Gamin, Yaw and Mark Ray Schmidt. Literature and Spirituality. Boston, MA: Longing, 2011. ISBN: 9780205744886.
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Note: the Literature and Spirituality text is included in the custom edition of Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing. No purchase of the Literature and Spirituality text is required. Harris, Muriel. Prentice Hall Reference Guide to Grammar and Usage. 8th deed. Boston, MA: Prentice Hall, 2011. ISBN: 9780205782314. Kennedy, X. J. And Dana Tioga. Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and writing. Custom. 7th deed. Boston, MA: Pearson, 2013. ISBN: 9781256964209.
Disclaimer: The above resources provide information consistent with the latest research regarding the subject area. Liberty University does not necessarily endorse specific personal, religious, philosophical, or political positions found in these sources. Ill. Additional Materials for Learning A. Computer with basic audio/video output equipment B. Internet access (broadband recommended) C. Microsoft Word (Microsoft Office is available at a special discount to Liberty University students. ) D.
College dictionary such as American Heritage College Dictionary or Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary. E. Access to a writing style guide (for PAP, MEAL, or Turban) IV. Measurable Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: A. Write a persuasive analysis of a literary work. B. Write with clarity. C. Recognize standard usage in English grammar, word choice (diction), phraseology, and sentence structure. D. Apply knowledge of sentence structure to basic sentence editing and revision.
E. Proceed independently through the various stages of research; and to integrate sources accurately and effectively. F. Identify the theme and structure of each literary selection as well as the significant characteristics or elements of each genre studied; G. Evaluate the literary merit of a work. H. Identify the major theories of literary criticism and to understand their implications from a biblical worldview. I. Identify ideas in literature and to evaluate them from a V. Course Requirements and Assignments biblical worldview.
A. Textbook readings, online readings, and lecture presentations/outlines B. Course Requirements Checklist After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will then complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1 . C. Discussion Board Forums (2) Discussion Board Forums will be completed in 3 parts: 1) a thread addressing the specific topic prompt provided, 2) at least 1 reply to a classmate’s thread, and 3) he submission of the revised thread and reply via the provided submission link.
Both the thread and the reply must meet the stated length requirements and must demonstrate correct formal writing style. D. Fiction Essay (with Thesis and Outline) The student will compose a 750-word essay (3-4 pages) that compares and contrasts 2 stories from the Fiction Unit. The essay must focus on 1 or more of the elements of fiction that are covered in the course. The essay must include a title page, thesis statement, and outline followed by the essay itself. The student will have he opportunity to receive instructor feedback by submitting the thesis and outline.
E. Poetry Essay (with Thesis and Outline) The student will compose a 750-word essay (3-4 pages) that analyzes 1 piece of poetry covered in the Poetry Unit. The essay must include a title page, thesis statement, and outline followed by the essay itself. The student will have the opportunity to submit the thesis and outline for instructor feedback. F. Research Paper (Thesis, Outline, Draft, and Bibliography) The student will compose a final research essay of about 1,500 words (5-7 ages) that incorporates 5 scholarly secondary sources.
The research essay must have a title page, thesis statement, and outline followed by the essay itself and a correctly documented secondary sources page. The student will have the opportunity to receive instructor feedback by submitting their thesis, outline, draft, and bibliography. G. Pre-Tests (3) In the module/week before a test, the student will take pre-tests that will help him/ her to prepare for the subsequent tests. These open-book/open-notes pre-tests consist of 20 multiple-choice, matching, true/false, and reading comprehension questions.
The student will have I-hour to complete each pre-test and may take it as many times as he/she likes until the due date. The final attempt will be counted toward the final grade. H. -rests (3) The student will take 3 open-book/open-notes tests. Each test consists of 50 multiple-choice, true/false, and reading comprehension questions. The student will have 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete each of these tests. Unlike the pre-tests, the student may only take these tests once. VI. Course Grading and Policies A. Points I Course Requirements Checklist Discussion Board Forums (1 at 100 opts; 1 at 50 opts)