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N ORTH C AROLINA A GRICULTURAL AND T ECHNICAL S TATE U NIVERSITY Common Course Syllabushttp://www.ncat.edu/provost/general_education_resources/guide_to_general_education_studen t_learning_outcomes.pdf Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:  Compose texts incorporating rhetorically effective use of grammar and mechanics;  Illustrate critical thinking skills in the development of ideas through writing in various  rhetorical situations and aims, utilizing genre(s); Utilize digital tools for composing texts and researching/evaluating information  Integrate and properly document borrowed information " id="pdf-obj-0-2" src="pdf-obj-0-2.jpg">

NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY

Common Course Syllabus

Course Information

Course Number/Section

ENGL 101

Course Title

Ideas and Their Expression II

Term Days & Times

Fall 2016 12:00-12:50 pm

Professor Contact Information

Professor Office Phone Other Phone Email Address Office Location Office Hours Other Information

Joaquin Nelson

jlnelson@ncat.edu

BlackBoard utilized course

Course Pre-requisites, Co-requisites, and/or Other Restrictions

ENGL 100

Course Description

English 101 is designed to build on students’ writing experiences in ENGL 100, providing practice in various processes of composition that emphasize academic research skills. The course reviews the foundational elements of college writing as well as introduces students to the techniques of research writing in the disciplines.

Student Learning Outcomes

ENGL 101 fulfills 3 of the 6 required credit hours of the GEC (General Education Curriculum) requirement for Written Communication at North Carolina A&T State University:

  • 1. Apply writing practices appropriate to specific tasks and audiences.

  • 2. Integrate the use of appropriate information technology tools throughout the writing process.

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

Compose texts incorporating rhetorically effective use of grammar and mechanics;

Illustrate critical thinking skills in the development of ideas through writing in various

rhetorical situations and aims, utilizing genre(s); Utilize digital tools for composing texts and researching/evaluating information

Integrate and properly document borrowed information

Required Textbooks and Materials

Required Texts

Miller-Cochran, Susan, Roy Stamper, and Stacey Cochran. An Insider’s Guide to Academic Writing: A Brief Rhetoric. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2016. Print.

Lunsford, Andrea A. The Everyday Writer with Exercises. Custom NCA&T 6 th ed. Boston:

Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2013. Print.

Required Materials

Notebook, Computer/Web/Printer Access, Pocket Folder/Binder, Digital Storage Device

Assignments Course Requirements:

General: It is recommended that students receive weekly practice utilizing the tools of research. Exercises and Assignments should encourage students to mine for information in a variety of sources including but not limited to Electronic Sources, Periodicals, Government Publications, and Reports. Writings developed from these exercises should consist of formal essays, critical responses to readings, reflections on students’ research/writing processes, journal entries and classroom assessment activities that give students experience writing from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Essays: Students should plan, draft, revise, and edit a minimum of 4 essays per semester. Formal essays should be at least 3-5 pages long. Each essay must be constructed using the standard tools of academic research and contain evidence of the research process. Writing samples from across the curriculum are desired as students learn the similarities and differences of research writing including Topic Development, Construction of Thesis Statement, Source Gathering, Note-taking (summary, paraphrase, direct quote), Documentation (MLA, APA, CSE), and the Synthesis between writing and research. Several additional writing assignments should be developed to help students navigate the research process. Portfolios: Student writing should be accumulated in a portfolio that encourages reflection, assessment, and student development. The portfolio should ultimately stand as evidence of a student writer’s growth throughout the course. Conferences: Students should expect to meet regularly with their instructors regarding their essays in progress, graded assignments, and overall performance in the course. The scheduling and duration of these conferences are at the discretion of the individual instructor. Collaborative Work: Students will be expected to work collaboratively in a number of possible situations. Group work may include Peer Review of Essays, Collaborative Essays, Collaborative Reading and Discussion of Text Selections, Group-oriented In-Class Assignments, and the Presentation of Research Findings.

Each assignment should be accompanied by a description, grading rubric, and identification of targeted SLO’s (Student Learning Outcomes)

Grading Policy

Numerical and/or letter grades will be assigned to all graded assignments. Ultimately, the final grade should be indicative of a student’s progression through the course, not a simple average of assignments.

The Standard Scale:

Percentage

Grade

94-100%

A

90-93%

A-

87-89%

B+

83-86%

B

80-82%

B-

77-79%

C+

73-76%

C

70-72%

C-

67-69%

D+

60-66%

D

Below 60%

F

Course Policies

Extra Credit

There will be several extra-credit assignments offered throughout the semester.

Late Work

Permissible reasons for requesting the make-up of any required work are as follows:

Sickness (with verification and documentation)

Death of a relative (note, newspaper clipping, funeral pamphlet, etc.)

University-related activities (band, choir, sports-related travel, etc.)

Or other excuse which is permissible by the individual instructor. In any case, the student is responsible for requesting make up of missed work on the first day back from an absence; otherwise, the teacher is within his/her rights not to allow said work to me made up.

Class Attendance

This course follows the attendance guidelines stated in the catalog. “The University is committed to the principle that regular and punctual class attendance is essential to the students’ optimum scholastic achievement. An absence, excused or unexcused, does not relieve the student of any course requirement.”

“Regular class attendance is a student obligation, and a student is responsible for all work, including tests and written work, of all class meetings.”

Permissible reasons for requesting the make-up of any required work are as follows:

Sickness (with verification and documentation)

Death of a relative (note, newspaper clipping, funeral pamphlet, etc.)

University-related activities (band, choir, sports-related travel, etc.)

Or other excuse which is permissible by the individual instructor. In any case, the student is responsible for requesting make up of missed work on the first day back from an absence; otherwise, the teacher is within his/her rights not to allow said work to me made up.

The university also has a no cell in the classroom policy. All cell phones, pagers, beepers, or other non-essential electronic equipment should be kept out of the classroom. All electronic equipment must be silenced and stowed away immediately upon entering the classroom.

Classroom Citizenship and Intellectual Honesty

Please familiarize yourself with North Carolina A&T State University’s Academic Dishonesty Policy in the Undergraduate Bulletin. Plagiarism is a flagrant violation of this policy. Intentional or unintentional intellectual dishonesty is punishable in accordance with the individual instructor’s policy regarding this offense.

Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner conducive to the university environment and conduct themselves professionally at all times.

Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act

North Carolina A&T State University is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 by providing equal access to the programs, services and benefits to qualified students with disabilities. All reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of students with documented disabilities. I f you have a disability that requires an accommodation during the semester, please REGISTER with the Office of Veterans and Disability Service (OVDSS) located on campus in Murphy Hall (334-7765). Make sure that you notify OVDSS of any disability accommodation requests prior to the start of classes or within the first two weeks of classes. Please note that accommodations and modifications cannot be performed retroactively!

Technical Support

If you experience any problems with your A&T account you may call Aggie Tech Support

(formerly Help Desk) at 336.334.7195.

Student Handbook: http://www.ncat.edu/~deanofst/Handbook.htm Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Student Conduct & Discipline

North Carolina A&T State University has rules and regulations that govern student conduct and

discipline meant to ensure the orderly and efficient conduct of the educational enterprise. It is the responsibility of each student to be knowledgeable about these rules and regulations. Please consult the undergraduate

and graduate bulletins: 2008-2010 Graduate Catalog.doc http://www.ncat.edu/~gradsch/cstudents.html and student handbook http://www.ncat.edu/~deanofst/Handbook.htm for detailed information about specific policies such as academic dishonesty, cell phones, change of grade, disability services, disruptive behavior, general class attendance, grade appeal, incomplete grades, make up work, student grievance procedures, withdrawal, etc.