Monday, September 23, 2013

Course Preview Page ENC1102

Course Preview Page
Course Name:  English Composition II
Term/Session: Fall 4
Course Number:  ENC1102
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Faculty Introduction

I became an English major because I love to read, and I became a college teacher because I wanted to discuss good writing with students and to help them become better writers and communicators.

Faculty Contact Information

Instructor Name:
Kristin Berkey-Abbott
Office Phone:
Campus Phone:

Course Description & General Outcomes

 Composition II is designed to further develop a student’s composition skills by building on the rhetorical modes/strategies learned in ENC 1101. The course requires students to observe the conventions of Standard American English and create documented essays, demonstrating the student’s ability to think critically and write analytically. Selected readings supplement the course and provide topics for discussion and written assignments. Students use library research methods for primary and secondary sources to produce MLA style-documented and well argued essays and research paper. Students must earn a minimum grade of C to meet the requirements of the Gordon Rule. Students must pass either ENC 1102 or ENC 2210 to fulfill Area l general education requirements for the A.A. degree.
General Education Requirements – Associate of Arts Degree (AA), meets Area(s): Area 1B
General Education Requirements – Associate in Science Degree (AS), meets Area(s): Area 1
General Education Requirements – Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS), meets Area(s): Area 1


1. Reading and Writing
2. Elements of Analysis
3. Extended Research Skills


Course Prerequisites

To maximize your chances for success in this course, make sure that you meet the following course prerequisites:

 PREREQUISITE(S): ENC 1101 with a minimum grade of C
Course Attendance and Participation Policy
During the first week of class, you must complete an activity from the online orientation or you will be administratively withdrawn from the course. Simply logging into the course will not satisfy your attendance during this time. As with an on-campus course, students who are reported for non-attendance in an online course and are withdrawn are still responsible for paying for the course. If you do not complete the requirements of the first week of class, you should drop the course by the official drop/add deadline or expect to pay for the course.
It is very important for you to actively participate in this online class. If you stop participating in class discussions, do not submit assignments, or fail to take quizzes or tests prior to the withdrawal date, you will be administratively withdrawn from class and receive a W or, if it is your third attempt, an F.
If you stop participating after the withdrawal date, you will receive an F. To avoid this situation, you should remain an active learner in this class and always communicate extenuating circumstances to your instructor. Ongoing communication with the instructor is critical to your course success. Completion of tests, assignments, and other class activities are used as indicators of your participation in order to satisfy this reporting requirement.  See the list of activities required for participation and attendance on the
General Course Policies page.
Required Course Materials
Book Image
Required Text:
Publisher, Edition
ISBN 13:

Books for online courses are available at the Central Campus bookstore
A. Hugh Adams Central Campus Bookstore
Admissions & Student Service Center - Bldg. 19
Tel: (954) 201-6830
Fax: (954) 201-6895
CourseSmart Link:
In addition, this course utilizes the following required software or hardware tools:

Methods of Instruction
This is a 3-credit hour fully online course with/without proctored exams. In this class, you will engage in structured out-of-class and online activities. The online activities may include, but are not limited to, readings, discussions, essays, case studies, research, and/or online quizzes and tests. See the course schedule for a detailed description of activities. Students are responsible for regularly reviewing the course schedule and completing all required assignments.
General Policies and Technical Requirements
You are responsible for being familiar with all BConline policies and procedures related to your activity in this course.
Broward College Policies
  • Review the Broward College Policies on topics including disability services, academic honesty, privacy, and critical event procedures.
BConline Policies
  • Review the General Course Policies for topics including rules for netiquette, definition of participation, and other information.
Proctored Exam Policy
  • This course may have proctored exams that must be taken at a campus e-Testing Center or at an alternate pre-approved testing location. For detailed instructions please visit our Proctored Exam Policy page.
Technical Requirements
  • Students taking an online course are expected to be moderately proficient in using a computer. Please go to the Technical Requirements page for a complete list of computer skills and technical requirements.
How to Access the Course
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  • Your BConline User Name is the same as your BC email ID.
  • Your BConline password is the same as your BC email PIN code.
  • If you need login information, obtain BC email user ID and PIN code before attempting to login to BConline.
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