ENC 1102 – Argument and Persuasion


General Education Credit: Composition
College Credit: 3

Course Instructor: Jennifer Coenen
Jennifer Coenen, Ph.D.
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About The Course

Pre-Requisite: ENC 1101

ENC 1102 is an introduction to techniques and forms of argument in a broad range of disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, business, and natural sciences. This course encourages students to investigate the relationship between writing and knowledge and to discover how writing can create, rather than merely transmit, knowledge. Class discussions will reveal the complementary relationship between writing and research and demonstrate how persuasive techniques and genres vary from discipline to discipline. Students will learn how writing effectively and correctly in their fields will help to integrate them as professionals into their “knowledge communities.”

Course Goals

By the end of ENC 1102, students will be able to:

  • Read, locate, and evaluate a variety of information using research methodologies appropriate to disciplines.
  • Apply research and use writing to achieve a variety of purposes in a variety of disciplinary contexts.
  • Demonstrate accurate and responsible citations and incorporate primary and secondary materials.
  • Participate in groups with emphasis on listening, critical and reflective thinking, and responding to group members’ writing and ideas.
  • Present an effective academic writing style.

Satisfied High School Graduation Requirement Subject: Composition
High School Credit: 1.0