ENG 210 Syllabus

Division:        Arts and Sciences                                                                                                   Date:  February 2014

Curricula in Which Course is Taught:  Science, Liberal Arts 

Course Number and Title:            ENG 210, Advanced Composition

Credit Hours:   3                  Hours/Wk Lecture:   3                    Hours/Wk Lab:                    Lec/Lab Comb:    3


I.              Catalog Description: Helps students refine skills in writing non-fiction prose. Guides development of individual voice and style. Introduces procedures for publication. Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval.


II.            Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught: Improves the ability of a student to communicate appropriately and effectively within their given discipline.


III.             Required background:  Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval


IV.          Course Content:

A.   Scientific writing

B.   Academic research

C.   Research proposals

D.   Conducting a scientific study

E.   Experimental design and research methodology

F.    Analyzing data

G.   Discussion of results

H.   Oral presentations

V.  Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of the course the students


A.   Understand and utilize the unique style of scientific writing

B.   Successfully design and execute an independent experiment/inquiry

C.   Provide, through the literature review, justification for the proposed study and a theory based on which to conduct a new study

D.   Analyze intended methodology for potential weakness in instrumentation, sampling, and intended procedures for analysis of data

E.   Use the direction of the APA Publication Manual for citations (both in-text and reference), non-biased language, format for the final paper, and technical/research writing skills

F.    Prepare annotated bibliographies related to the focus of the individual inquiry

G.   Prepare and deliver effective oral presentations ( including the use of PowerPoint)

H.   Become familiar with a variety of journals, online resources, etc., and gain an understanding of their value as learning tools

I.      Understand and apply basic rules of grammar and sentence structure

J.    Demonstrate ability to use the computer as a tool for word processing, spreadsheet analysis, data visualization, internet searches, statistical analysis, and generation of presentation materials

VI.  Evaluation


Students will be evaluated on their planning, drafting, editing and completion of assignments. A major research paper and oral presentation are required in addition to minor papers and presentations. All written assignments are assessed for spelling, punctuation, grammar and consistency according to the conventions of standard English.

 VII.     This course supports the following objectives:

DCC Educational Objectives:

Critical Thinking