Course: ENG 1520: Composition II
Course Number: O1545 (03 credits)
Course Meetings: T 9:00-11:55 (G 119)
Office Hours: N/A
acquire skills in library research and use a process that includes critical thinking, logical reasoning,
and the investigation of primary and/or secondary sources. Students will write a documented,
academic research paper.A grade of C- or higher must be achieved to satisfy the university general education
demonstrate familiarity with basic rhetorical, ethical, and methodological conventions of
academic disciplines (such as humanities, sciences, or social sciences) to prepare for further
study in their chosen discipline
Ethical considerations in academic scholarship, including responsibility to human subjects,
non-biased use of language, fair and accurate use of sources, appropriate documentation, and
larger rhetorical purposes of civic engagement.
illness, etc. For each absence beyond the three allowed, your final course grade will be lowered by
0.1 points on the 4.0 scale. Students who miss more than three combined weeks of class are not
eligible to receive a grade above 0.0. All university policies regarding attendance will also apply. This
class will adhere to the OU Excused Absence Policy found at:
Read: The World is a Text, pp. 1-18, 26-30 (Part II), 57-64 (Annotated Student Essay)
Skim: The World is a Text, pp. 30-41
Discuss: Semiotics and rhetoric, using heuristics for analysis.
Write: Identify and explore a particular \u201ccultural text\u201d and write about it. (p. 12).
Read:World, pp. 73-74
Rader, \u201cReading and Writing About Your Campus\u201d (76-82)
DeLuca,\u201cReading and Writing About Social Networking Sites\u201d (100-102)
Transue, \u201cReading and Writing About Family Guy\u201d (102-106)
Silverman & Rader, \u201cReading and Writing About Advertising\u201d (113-116)
Discuss: Four examples of analysis; examining rhetorical moves.
Perform: Reading the classroom; Reading Facebook Profiles
Write: Use your newfound powers of analysis to analyze a building or room on campus.
Discuss: Research Methods
Activity: Finding sources. Using databases and libraries.
*This week is extraordinarily light on homework, so use this to your advantage, and spend time
working on finding informative, interesting sources for your annotated bibliography.
Due: Annotated Bibliography
Read:World, pp. 118-124 (\u201cReading and Writing About Television\u201d)
Waters, \u201cLife According to TV\u201d (125-131)
Rinehart, \u201cSex Sells: A Marxist Criticism of Sex and the City\u201d (165 \u2013 169)
Discuss: Exploring values, lenses, and purpose in writing.
Activity: Watch Arrested Development pilot.
Write: Start Media Journal.
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