Apr 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

ENG 102H - Academic Writing and Research 2 Honors

3 credit hours - Three hour of lecture weekly; one term.
This is an honors course.

Develop advanced critical writing, reading, and thinking skills. Compose analytical and argumentative essays, culminating in the production of an independent, extensive, multiple-source, fully documented, research paper. Analyze a variety of texts through close reading and explore their cultural, historical, and social contexts. Learn advanced research techniques, including formulation of research questions, identification of multiple audiences, analysis of rhetorical situations, and ethical research tactics.

Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for Honors courses and successful completion of ENG 101  or ENG 101H  or ENG 101A  with a grade of C or better. 

Crosslisted: Also offered as ENG 102 ; credit is not given for both ENG 102H and ENG 102 .

Note: A grade of C or better is required to satisfy the general education requirement. Complete and present an honors capstone research project that extends beyond the classroom. Typically offered at MC, AM, GB, and OL; fall, spring, and summer terms.

Course Outcomes:
  1. Identify rhetorical relationships between assertion and evidence, patterns of organization, and genre conventions, paying special attention to how these features function for different audiences and situations;
  2. Explain how texts are shaped by particular cultural, historical, and social contexts;
  3. Apply recursive writing process for academic writing to produce a sequence of college-level argumentative and persuasive research essays;
  4. Apply using prewriting, planning, drafting, and revising strategies in college-level writing;
  5. Draft and revise a thesis that originates in student-developed “research questions” that respond to an ongoing academic or professional discussion;
  6. Write for a variety of rhetorical situations and contexts calling for purposeful shifts in voice, tone, level of formality, organization, and/or structure;
  7. Use strategies such as interpretation, synthesis, response, and critique to compose texts that integrate the writer’s ideas with those from appropriate sources;
  8. Locate, evaluate, and incorporate primary and secondary research materials with specific audience and purpose in mind;
  9. Give and act on productive feedback to works in progress through engagement in the collaborative and social aspects of writing;
  10. Recognize and implement strategies to avoid plagiarism and apply ethical approaches to research and composition.