Bowie State University
School of Arts and Sciences
Department of English and Modern Languages
ENG 102: Argument and Research
Sections 024: Spring 2011
NB: Just because you passed ENG101 does not mean that you are ready for this class. This class has a zero-tolerance policy for grammatical errors, as it is your last undergraduate English class. Thus, it emphasizes implementation of all stages of the writing process to ensure thorough monitoring of your writing skills in all assignments.
Name: Dr. Isaiah Ayafor
Office Location: MLK0245
Office Phone: (301) 860-3681
Office Hours: MW 10-11:00a; F 10a-2:00p. or by appointment
ENG Department Office Phone Number: 301-860-3671
I. COURSE PREREQUISITES:
Prerequisite: Expository Writing (English 101) with a final course grade of “C” or higher.
II. Course Description
Argument and Research 11 builds on the skills developed in Composition and Literature 1, focuses on analysis, synthesis and evaluation, logical thinking, the techniques of argument, writing about literature, and preparation of the documented essay.
NOTE: Students not officially registered for this class will not receive a grade.
III. REQUIRED TEXTS
1. Wood, Nancy. Perspectives on Argument. 6th ed. Upper Saddle River:
Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2007.
Make sure your textbook is packaged with the access code for MyCompLab or ask the Bookstore.
2. Fowler, H. Ramsey, and Jane E. Aaron. The Little Brown Handbook. 11th ed. New York: Longman, 2009.
3. Any advanced dictionary of the English Language.
4. A reliable portable devise for holding word-processed assignments, e.g. flash drives.
5. Two folders for submitting essays.
NB: Students must possess the correct required textbooks. No...