Advanced Composition And Style

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
English
Course Code
ENGL 1200
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
25
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This course provides instruction and practice in expository and argumentative writing to further develop non-fiction prose-writing ability. Through reading selected essays and studying their own writing, students examine stylistic choices and rhetorical techniques while developing their own prose style. The course may be run as a writing workshop.
Course Content
  1. An assigned body of reading, including material on composition theory and practice;
  2. Instruction and practice in the rhetorical and stylistic analysis of non-fiction prose;
  3. Instruction and practice in the critiquing of peer papers;
  4. Instruction and practice in the substantial revision of one’s own writing;
  5. Stylistic and/or grammatical exercises; and
  6. A minimum of four writing assignments and twoadditional evaluations.
Methods Of Instruction

Some or all of the following methods will be used:

  1. Lecture/discussion;
  2. Group work;
  3. Peer review of draft papers;
  4. Workshopping of finished papers;
  5. Revision of graded papers from this or other courses;
  6. Instructor feedback on students’ written work; and
  7. Individual consultation.
Means of Assessment
  1. A minimum of four academic essays, ranging from 750 - 2000 words, accounting for a minimum of 80% of the course grade (combined total). 
  2. One of the four required essays, worth at least 15% of the course grade, will be completed in-class.
  3. A minimum of two other evaluations, accounting for a maximum of 20% of the course grade (combined total).  These evaluations may involve additional writing assignments or any combination of non-writing-intensive evaluations, such as informal writing (quizzes, short answer tests), oral reports / presentations, or participation / attendance grades.
Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of English 1200, the successful student should be able to

  1. read receptively and reflectively, with sensitivity to the subtleties of language, and with understanding of other writers’ rhetorical strategies and stylistic choices;
  2. recognize and effectively employ in their own non-fiction prose writing a skilful interaction of ideas, words and sentences;
  3. recognize and effectively employ in their own non-fiction prose writing a range of stylistic devices, particularly in sentence construction, tone, diction and metaphor;
  4. make effective choices on each writing occasion to craft their own prose in accordance with the demands of content, context, and audience;
  5. recognize and effectively employ in their own non-fiction prose writing appropriate emphasis, momentum and rhetorical strategies;
  6. practice writing as a process involving pre-writing, drafting, revising and editing; and
  7. give and receive constructive criticism on student-generated writing.
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:

Sample reading list:

  • an assigned body of reading, either a text or portions of text and/or reproduced  material, including peer work, in both draft and final form;
  • a style handbook, a grammar, a rhetoric, a dictionary.

Requisites

Prerequisites

B- standing in one college-level English literature or writing course.

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

In combination with an 1100-level English or CRWR course (as per College calendar requirements), this course may serve as a prerequisite for any 2300-level English course.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Camosun College (CAMO) CAMO ENGL 250 (3) 2013/01/01 to -
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU ENGL 2XX (3) 2003/05/01 to -
Emily Carr University of Art & Design (EC) EC ENGL 100 & EC ENGL 101 (6) if six credits taken as follows: EITHER = one of DOUG ENGL 1130 or 1200 plus Any 1 of: DOUG ENGL 1101, 1102, 1106, 1107, 1109, 1112, 1114, 1115, or 1118. 2011/09/01 to 2013/08/31
Emily Carr University of Art & Design (EC) EC ENGL 100 lev (3) 2013/09/01 to -
Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) FDU ENGL 1102 (3) 2007/09/01 to 2012/08/31
Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) FDU ENWR 1102 (3) 2012/09/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU ENGL 1XXX (3) 2010/01/01 to -
Langara College (LANG) LANG ENGL 2227 (3) 2007/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU ENGL 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU CMNS 1XXX (3) 2010/01/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU ENGL 1001 (3) 2011/01/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU ENGL 100 (3) 2010/01/01 to 2010/12/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU ENGL 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to 2009/12/31
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU ENGL 2XX (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO ENGL 1st (3) 2010/01/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV ENGL 111 (3) 2010/01/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV ARTS 2nd (3) 2004/09/01 to 2009/12/31
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC ENGL 2XX (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV ENGL 2XX (3) 2006/01/01 to 2009/12/31
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV ENGL 105 (3) 2010/01/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC ENGL 215 (1.5) 2004/09/01 to -
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU ENGL 203 (3) 2013/01/01 to -
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU ENGL 215 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2012/12/31

Course Offerings

Summer 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.