College Reading & Writing II
ENG 201


OVERVIEW

The goal of English 201 is to facilitate the transition from writing and reading based on personal experience (ENG 101 or 100) to writing and reading for the variety of academic purposes students will encounter at UNCW and beyond. Students will aim to be familiar with the definition and applications of rhetorical principles, as well as with a body of facts, interpretations, or opinions about a given topic (understanding the chosen topic). Students will learn to articulate questions that can be examined productively through research (thesis statements or main points). Through four major assignments, students will survey and assess conflicting facts, interpretations, or opinions (entering the conversation and understanding opposing positions). Student will adopt and support a position, while also remaining tolerant toward conflicting points-of-view and acknowledging their appeal (understanding their position and why they have/hold it).


TEXTS REQUIRED

They Say, I Say (UNCW Edition)
Gerald Graff & Cathy Birkenstein

office hours

MWFs 10-11
TRs 11-12
& by appointment




sources & readings