Jan 31, 2023  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

ENGL-104 Composition for Technical Fields II

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-016  (ACSR-016) Pre-requisite: Successful completion of ENGL-101  or ENGL-103  with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
ENGL-104  is a technical writing equivalent to ENGL-102 . It provides students with the equivalent of a second-component traditional freshman composition experience but with an emphasis on technical writing that is geared toward specialized fields such as health care criminal justice and various technologies. This course builds on skills taught in ENGL-101  or ENGL-103  focusing on enhancing critical thinking and writing skills through investigation and summarizing information adapting language levels to user needs evaluating evidence and logical reasoning and assembling documents based on these processes.

Course Outcomes
1. Understand the impact of differing language levels on specific groups of end uses 2. Define terms, concepts, and processes as a strategy for appealing to end users 3. Identity rational, emotional and ethical persuasion techniques in words and images and understand the different effects of fact, opinion, and belief on persuasive and convincing professional communication 4. Explain how persuasive imagery, graphics and description can be used to appeal to end users 5. Develop and use rhetorical appeals in documents intended for specific groups of end users 6. Summarize another writer’s or organization’s argument and claims accurately 7. Demonstrate critical reading and thinking skills by evaluating and supporting or refuting an author’s or organization’s primary statement of purpose and the strategies used to support it 8. Write a persuasive document that supports a primary statement of purpose with valid outside sources through quoting, summarizing, and paraphrasing in proper MLA or APA style 9. Participate in the class through open discussions and peer-feedback sessions by expression written questions and suggestions respectfully, clearly and professionally 10. Submit a complete digital writing portfolio (via electronic submission) containing file revisions along with a complete portfolio report and final exam and verified working links to research sources materials