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Soh Yeun Kim
ENGL 111
Seattle Campus

Composition: Literature

Study and practice of good writing; topics derived from reading and discussing stories, poems, essays, and plays. Cannot be taken if student has already received a grade of 2.0 or higher in either ENGL 111, ENGL 121, or ENGL 131.

Class description

English 111 is a course designed to help students become more confident, flexible, and thoughtful writers focusing on both literary texts and scholarship about literature. In this class, students will develop a) the ability to read literature critically and analytically; b) the ability to write about literature with an argument.

Student learning goals

1) To produce complex, analytic, persuasive arguments that matter in academic contexts.

2) To read, analyze, and synthesize complex texts and incorporate multiple kinds of evidence purposefully in order to generate and support writing.

3) To produce complex, analytic, persuasive arguments that matter in academic contexts.

4) To develop flexible strategies for revising, editing, and proofreading writing.

General method of instruction

This course is largely discussion and group-work oriented. There will be two one-on-one conferences with the instructor.

Recommended preparation

Genuine interest in literature, and a determination to read and write in a consistent manner throughout a quarter

Class assignments and grading

30% Participation (attendance, active engagement in class discussions, one group presentation)

70% Final Portfolio


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Soh Yeun Kim
Date: 03/13/2013