English Composition II

Course Code:

Credit Hours:

Effective beginning:

001, 002, 004, 006, 008, 009, 010, 011, 700, 701, 703


Course Description:
This course in English composition is the second half of the sequence begun with ENC 1101. This second semester is concerned primarily with themes about literature, based on reading of short stories, plays, and poetry. Brief oral presentations are required. ENC 1102 fulfills 6,000 words of the Gordon Rule writing requirement.


Course Details


Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in ENC 1101. A grade of “C” or higher must be earned to advance to a higher level English or other Gordon Rule course or to use this course as part of the general education requirement in English.



  • Rachael Beers
  • Richard Hinson
  • Kristi Jordan
  • Kurt McInnis
  • Amie Myers


Required textbooks/ course materials:

Mays, Kelly J. The Norton Introduction to Literature, Portable 13th New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2020.  ISBN: 9780393674002

Any basic grammar writing text (American English)


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

ENC 1102 is a General Education core course in Area 4—Communication

The purpose of the communications area in the core curriculum is to enable the student to read critically and communicate effectively in clear and correct English.

C-1  Communicate effectively in various rhetorical modes

C-2  Evaluate ideas using critical thinking

C-3  Demonstrate appropriate documentation techniques through various assignments

C-4  Analyze human experiences through reading and writing

C-5  Demonstrate the effective use of the conventions of Standard American English


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Write well-developed essays employing various rhetorical modes

Demonstrate the effective use of the conventions of Standard American English

Demonstrate the conventions of Modern Language Association documentation

Evaluate ideas using critical thinking

Communicate analysis of human experiences






Essays, Documented Essays, Departmental Exam, Writing Assignments, Tests, Unit Tests, Report/Presentation



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Student learning outcomes for ENC 1102 will be accomplished through a variety of means. The instructor will lecture on a variety of topics, which may include history, authors, themes, concepts, literary terms, literary criticism, literary movements, research, and documentation. Students will read all assigned literary works, listen attentively, take notes, and ask clarifying questions. In addition, the instructor will lead students in close textual analysis of a survey of literary works. Robust class discussion of the works is expected. Evaluative measures may include exams, essays, an oral presentation, discussions, reader response, quizzes, attendance, and participation.


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