2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Dec 09, 2022  
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ENGL& 102 Composition II: Argumentation and Research (5 credits)



Distribution Area Fulfilled Communications; General Transfer Elective
Formerly ENGL 103

Prerequisite ENGL& 101  with a grade of 2.0 or better.

Course Description
Writing and analyzing argumentation essays that logically support and develop a claim (thesis) writing a research paper using the MLA or APA style of documentation researching data using the latest research tools available, including electronic data bases and the Internet becoming information competent.

Student Outcomes
1. Write argumentative essays that logically support and develop a claim (thesis) using inductive and/or deductive reasoning Write a 10-15 page research paper using appropriate documentation style
2. Provide sound, evidentiary support for claims
3. Use sources effectively in compositions
4. Practice the skills of information competency: be able to access, evaluate, and apply information appropriately Use the tools of research, including electronic data bases and the Internet
5. Learn about the styles of documentation appropriate to other disciplines
6. Gain an awareness of diversity of voices
7. Write abstracts, summaries
8. Analyze and evaluate readings as sound, logically developed arguments



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