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Number:EH112
Name:Composition II
Description:Composition II, students again explore topics of interest, focusing on some advanced skills, including research writing, argumentation, persuasion, problem-solving, and critical thinking. Usage, word choice, and style remain central.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):Every spring semester
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s): EH111

Course Objectives

For Composition II, students' writing should demonstrate additionally: A. Knowledge of the research process, including the abilities to: (a) develop a tentative thesis and outline through thinking and initial research, (b) determine the extent and kinds of information needed, (c) develop a research strategy, (d) effectively locate and access credible sources (print and electronic), (e) evaluate information and its sources critically, (f) select and integrate information that serves the paper's purpose. B. Knowledge of the process of writing a paper supported by research, including the abilities to paraphrase, summarize, synthesize, quote, cite facts, and properly document sources (MLA format and alternative formats). C. An understanding of the ethical use of information. D. Effective argumentation skills. E. Effective analytical skills.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
F 2015
F 2015 HOT HERTSGAARD 11 HM
F 2015 INTO THE WILD KRAKAUER 96 PENG RAND
F 2015 LB BRIEF:LITTLE BROWN HANDBOOK,BRIEF AARON 5TH 14 PEARSON
S 2015 BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE+NATURE WRITING BLUM 14 HM
S 2015 COMPLICATIONS:SURGEON'S NOTES...SCIENCE GAWANDE 2 MAC HIGHER
S 2015 INTO THE WILD KRAKAUER 96 RANDOM
S 2015 LB BRIEF:LITTLE BROWN HANDBOOK,BRF.(SP) AARON 5TH 14 PEARSON
S 2015 LB BRIEF:LITTLE BROWN HANDBOOK,BRIEF AARON 5TH 14 PEARSON
S 2015 ONE SUMMER BRYSON 15 RANDOM
S 2015 POWER OF HABIT DUHIGG 12 RANDOM
S 2015 REREADING AMERICA COLOMBO 8TH 10 MAC HIGHER
S 2015 STIFF:CURIOUS LIVES OF HUMAN CADAVERS ROACH 3 NORTON
F 2014
F 2014 INTO THE WILD KRAKAUER 96
S 2014 ASSOC.PR.STYLEBOOK+BRIEFING ON...2013 ASSOC.PRESS REV 13
S 2014 BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE WRITING 2012 KAKU 12
S 2014 BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING 2010 GAMMONS 10
S 2014 BEST OF BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE WRITING COHEN 10
S 2014 BRIEF BEDFORD READER KENNEDY 11TH 12
S 2014 COMPLICATIONS:SURGEON'S NOTES...SCIENCE GAWANDE 2
S 2014 FORENSICS: TRUE CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATIONS Dr. Zakaria Erzingli
S 2014 FREAKONOMICS LEVITT (REV)09
S 2014 FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS:TOWN,TEAM,+DREAM BISSINGER 0
S 2014 LB BRIEF:LITTLE BROWN HANDBOOK,BRIEF AARON 4TH 11
S 2014 MODELS FOR WRITERS ROSA 11TH 12
S 2014 ONE SUMMER:AMERICA,1927 BRYSON 13
S 2014 REREADING AMERICA COLOMBO 8TH 10
S 2014 STIFF:CURIOUS LIVES OF HUMAN CADAVERS ROACH 3
U 2014 AWAKENING CHOPIN 81
U 2014 BEAUTY MYTH:HOW IMAGES...AGAINST WOMEN WOLF 2
U 2014 BRAVE NEW WORLD HUXLEY 46
U 2014 FAST FOOD NATION SCHLOSSER 12
F 2013 ASSOC.PR.STYLEBOOK+BRIEFING ON...2013 ASSOC.PRESS REV 13
F 2013 BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING 2010 GAMMONS 10
F 2013 FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS:TOWN,TEAM,+DREAM BISSINGER 0
S 2013 Awakening 0-553-21330-X Chopin, Kate / Robin 1981 Bantam Books, Inc.
S 2013 Beauty Myth : How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women 0-06-051218-0 Wolf, Naomi 2002 Perennial Library
S 2013 Best American Mystery Stories 2012 0-547-55398-6 PENZLER 2012 Mariner Books
S 2013 Best American Science Writing 2011 0-06-209124-7 Skloot, Rebecca 2011 Ecco Press
S 2013 Brave New World 0-06-092987-1 Huxley, Aldous 1946 Perennial Library
S 2013 Complications : A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science 0-312-42170-2 Gawande, Atul 2002 Picador USA
S 2013 Fast Food Nation 0-547-75033-1 Schlosser, Eric 2012 Mariner Books
S 2013 Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of 0-06-073133-8 Levitt, Steven D. (REV)09 Perennial Library
S 2013 LB Brief: Little, Brown Handbook, Brief 0-205-76276-X Aaron, Jane E. 4TH 11 Longman, Inc.
S 2013 Mirror on America 0-312-66765-5 Mims, Joan T. / Noll 5TH 12 Bedford Books
S 2013 Models for Writers 0-312-55201-7 Rosa, Alfred 11TH 12 Bedford Books
S 2013 Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking a 0-312-54854-0 Colombo, Gary 8TH 10 Bedford Books
S 2013 Science Fair Season 1-4013-2379-0 Dutton, Judy 2011 Hyperion
S 2013 Stiff : The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers 0-393-32482-6 Roach, Mary 2003 W.W. Norton & Co.
S 2013 Well-Crafted Argument 1-133-31116-4 White, Fred D. / Bil 5TH 13 Wadsworth, Inc
F 2012 Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth 0-547-75041-2 Hertsgaard, Mark 2011 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
F 2012 LB Brief: Little, Brown Handbook, Brief 0-205-76276-X Aaron, Jane E. 4TH 11 Longman, Inc.
S 2012
S 2012 Best AMerican Crime Reporting 2010 978-0-06-149086-6 Stephen Dubner, Edit 2010 Harper Collins
S 2012 COMPLICATIONS 0-312-42170-2 GAWANDE VHPS
S 2012 FORENSICS 0-7607-4076-3 ERZINCLIOGLU BARNES & NO
S 2012 LB BRIEF 0-205-76276-X AARON 4 LONGMAN
S 2012 STIFF 0-393-32482-6 ROACH W.W. NORTON
S 2012 The Good Good Pig, the Extraordinary Life of Chris 0345496094 Sy Montgomery Ballantine Books
S 2012 The Innocent Man 978-0-385-34091-5 John Grisham 2006 Random House
F 2011 LB BRIEF 0-205-76276-X AARON 4 LONGMAN
F 2011 READING THE ENVIRONMENT 0-393-96509-0 WALKER NORTON
S 2011
S 2011 AWAKENING 0-486-27786-0 CHOPIN NACSCORP
S 2011 BEAUTY MYTH W/NEW INTRO 0-06-051218-0 WOLF HARPER COLL
S 2011 BEST AMERICAN CRIME REPOR 0-06-149084-9 TOOBIN HARPER COLL
S 2011 BEST AMERICAN NONREQUIRED 0-547-24163-1 EGGERS HOUGHTON MI
S 2011 BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE WRI 0-06-185251-1 GROOPMAN NACSCORP
S 2011 BRAVE NEW WORLD 9780062001719 HUXLEY 00 NACSCORP
S 2011 CASES THAT HAUNT US 0-671-01706-3 DOUGLAS NACSCORP
S 2011 COMPLICATIONS 0-312-42170-2 GAWANDE VHPS
S 2011 EATING ANIMALS 0-316-06988-4 FOER NACSCORP
S 2011 FAST FOOD NATION P.S. ED 0-06-083858-2 SCHLOSSER HARPER COLL
S 2011 FORENSICS 0-7607-4076-3 ERZINCLIOGLU BARNES & NO
S 2011 LB BRIEF 0-205-76276-X AARON 4 LONGMAN
S 2011 LB BRIEF 0-205-76276-X AARON 4 PEARSON EDU
S 2011 PACKING FOR MARS: THE CUR 0-393-06847-1 ROACH 00 NACSCORP
S 2011 STIFF 0-393-32482-6 ROACH W.W. NORTON
S 2011 ZOO LIFE: LIFE IN THE GAR 1-4013-2346-4 FRENCH 00 NACSCORP
F 2010 LB BRIEF 0-205-76276-X AARON 4 LONGMAN
F 2010 PLUGGED IN: GENERATION Y 1-4221-2060-0 ERICKSON HAR*18
S 2010 AWAKENING & SELECTED SHOR 0-553-21330-X CHOPIN BANTAM
S 2010 BEAUTY MYTH W/NEW INTRO 0-06-051218-0 WOLF HARP/COLL
S 2010 BEST AMERICAN CRIME REPOR 0-06-149084-9 TOOBIN HAR002
S 2010 BEST AMERICAN FOOD WRITIN 0-8073-8213-2 HUGHES NAC001
S 2010 BEST CREATIVE NONFICTION 0-393-33025-7 GUTKIND NORTON
S 2010 BRAVE NEW WORLD 0-06-092987-1 HUXLEY HARP/COLL
S 2010 COMPLICATIONS 0-312-42170-2 GAWANDE ST MARTINS
S 2010 FAST FOOD NATION 0-06-093845-5 SCHLOSSER HARP/COLL
S 2010 FORENSICS 0-7607-4076-3 ERZINCLIOGLU BAR010
S 2010 GITNIT RIGHT WITH MILLENI 0-9816373-0-2 JARVIS 1 GIT**1
S 2010 IN DEFENSE OF FOOD 0-14-311496-4 POLLAN PENGUIN
S 2010 INSIDE RIKERS 0-312-29158-2 WYNN ST MARTINS
S 2010 LITTLE BROWN HANDBOOK WIT 9780205662722 FOWLER 10 LONGMAN
S 2010 PERFECT STORM 0-06-101351-X JUNGER HARP/COLL
S 2010 PLUGGED IN: GENERATION Y 1-4221-2060-0 ERICKSON HAR*18
S 2010 STIFF 0-393-32482-6 ROACH NORTON
S 2010 THERE BUT FOR THE GRACE O 0-06-089012-6 ROSEN HAR002
F 2009 LITTLE BROWN HANDBOOK 0-321-38951-4 FOWLER 10 PEARSON EDUCATION
F 2009 LITTLE BROWN HANDBOOK 0-321-38951-4 FOWLER LITTLE B 10 LONGMAN
F 2009 SEAGULL READER: ESSAYS 0-393-93092-0 KELLY 2 W. W. NORTON & CO., INC.
S 2009 BEST AMERICAN CRIME REPOR 0-06-149083-0 KELLERMAN HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS
S 2009 BORN DIGITAL 0-465-00515-2 PALFREY NACSCORP
S 2009 COMPLICATIONS 0-312-42170-2 GAWANDE VHPS
S 2009 FORENSICS 0-7607-4076-3 ERZINCLIOGLU BARNES & NOBLE
S 2009 FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS 0-306-81529-X BISSINGER PLENUM PUBLISHING CO
S 2009 GENERATION ME 0-7432-7698-1 TWENGE NACSCORP
S 2009 HOT ZONE 0-385-47956-5 PRESTON RANDOM HOUSE, INC.
S 2009 LITTLE BROWN HANDBOOK WIT 9780205662722 FOWLER 10 PEARSON EDUCATION
S 2009 NEWJACK: GUARDING SING SI 0-375-72662-4 CONOVER RANDOM HOUSE, INC.
S 2009 OUR GUYS 0-375-70269-5 LEFKOWITZ NACSCORP
S 2009 STIFF 0-393-32482-6 ROACH W.W. NORTON
S 2009 WRITER'S REFERENCE 0-312-45025-7 HACKER 6 VHPS
F 2008 ACTING OUT CULTURE 0-312-45416-3 MILLER NEBRASKA BOOK COMPANY
F 2008 LITTLE BROWN HANDBOOK WIT 9780205662722 FOWLER 10 PEARSON EDUCATION
F 2008 NOT FOUND NOT FOUND NOT FOUND NO BARCHARTS INC
F 2008 WRITER'S REFERENCE 0-312-45025-7 HACKER 6 VHPS
S 2008 75 ARGUMENTS AINSWORTH MCG
S 2008 AWAKENING & SELECTED SHOR CHOPIN BANTAM
S 2008 BEAUTY MYTH W/NEW INTRO WOLF HARP/COLL
S 2008 BEDFORD HANDBOOK HACKER 7 ST MARTINS
S 2008 BEST AMERICAN CRIME REPOR FAIRSTEIN HAR002
S 2008 BLANKETS (TOP SHELF PRODU THOMPSON NBC MISC
S 2008 BRAVE NEW WORLD HUXLEY HARP/COLL
S 2008 BRAVE NEW WORLD & BRAVE N HUXLEY HARP/COLL
S 2008 COMPLICATIONS GAWANDE ST MARTINS
S 2008 CRIMES AGAINST LOGIC WHYTE MCG
S 2008 DEATH IN TEXAS TEMPLE-RAS H HOLT
S 2008 FAST FOOD NATION SCHLOSSER HARP/COLL
S 2008 FORENSICS ERZINCLIOG BAR010
S 2008 FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS BISSINGER PLENUM
S 2008 FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS 0-306-81529-X BISSINGER PLENUM PUBLISHING CO
S 2008 GLASS CELL HIGHSMITH NOR001
S 2008 HAIKU YEAR STIPE 2
S 2008 HOT ZONE PRESTON DOUBLEDAY
S 2008 HOT ZONE 0-385-47956-5 PRESTON RANDOM HOUSE, INC.
S 2008 IN COLD BLOOD CAPOTE RANDOM
S 2008 INTO THE WILD KRAKAUER DOUBLEDAY
S 2008 LB BRIEF AARON 2 LONGMAN
S 2008 LB BRIEF 0-321-20781-5 AARON 2 PEARSON EDUCATION
S 2008 LITTLE BROWN ESSENTIAL HD AARON 4 LONGMAN
S 2008 LITTLE BROWN ESSENTIAL HD AARON 5 LONGMAN
S 2008 LONG WAY GONE BEAH FARRAR
S 2008 PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOW CHBOSKY S&S
S 2008 SPEAK ANDERSON VIKING
S 2008 STIFF ROACH NORTON
S 2008 WRITER'S REFERENCE HACKER 6 ST MARTINS
F 2007 BLANKETS (TOP SHELF PRODU THOMPSON NBC MISC
F 2007 GOAT: A MEMOIR LAND RANDOM
F 2007 HAIKU YEAR STIPE 2
F 2007 INTO THE WILD KRAKAUER DOUBLEDAY
F 2007 LITTLE BROWN ESSENTIAL HD AARON 5 LONGMAN
F 2007 LONG WAY GONE BEAH FARRAR
F 2007 PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOW CHBOSKY S&S
F 2007 SPEAK ANDERSON PENGUIN
S 2007 AWAKENING & SELECTED SHORT STORIES 0-553-21330-X CHOPIN RANDOM HOUSE, INC.
S 2007 BEAUTY MYTH W/NEW INTRO 0-06-051218-0 WOLF HARPER COLLINS PUBLI
S 2007 BEST AMERICAN CRIME WRITING 2006 0-06-081552-3 BOWDEN HARPER COLLINS PUBLI
S 2007 BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS COLLEGE EDITION 0-618-33370-3 ATWAN 4 HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
S 2007 BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE WRITING 2006 0-06-072644-X GAWANDE HARPER COLLINS PUBLI
S 2007 BONE WOMAN 0-8129-6885-9 KOFF RANDOM HOUSE, INC.
S 2007 BRAVE NEW WORLD 0-06-092987-1 HUXLEY HARPER COLLINS PUBLI
S 2007 CHANGING MAINE 0-88448-264-2 BARRINGER TILBURY HOUSE PUBLIS
S 2007 COMPLICATIONS 0-312-42170-2 GAWANDE VHPS
S 2007 DEATH IN TEXAS 0-8050-7277-2 TEMPLE-RASTON HENRY HOLT & COMPANY
S 2007 FORENSICS 0-7607-4076-3 ERZINCLIOGLU BARNES & NOBLE
S 2007 FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS 0-306-81529-X BISSINGER PLENUM PUBLISHING CO
S 2007 GENDER 0-7456-2716-1 CONNELL BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS
S 2007 HAIKU YEAR 1-932360-16-6 STIPE 2 PUBLISHERS GROUP WES
S 2007 HARDCORE ZEN 0-86171-380-X WARNER WISDOM PUBLICATIONS
S 2007 HOT ZONE 0-385-47956-5 PRESTON RANDOM HOUSE, INC.
S 2007 INTO THE WILD 0-385-48680-4 KRAKAUER RANDOM HOUSE, INC.
S 2007 LB BRIEF 0-321-20781-5 AARON 2 PEARSON EDUCATION
S 2007 LITTLE BROWN ESSENTIAL HDBK 0-321-33159-1 AARON 5 PEARSON EDUCATION
S 2007 LITTLE BROWN ESSENTIAL HDBK FOR WRITERS 0-321-10045-X AARON 4 PEARSON EDUCATION
S 2007 MAINE HAMLET 0-88448-221-9 BEAM TILBURY HOUSE PUBLIS
S 2007 MAINE READER 1-56792-078-0 SHAIN DAVID R GODINE
S 2007 OVERTHROW 0-8050-7861-4 KINZER VHPS
S 2007 PATTERNS FOR COLLEGE WRITING 0-312-44586-5 KIRSZNER 10 VHPS
S 2007 STIFF 0-393-32482-6 ROACH W.W. NORTON
S 2007 STUDY IN SCARLET & SIGN OF FOUR 0-486-43166-5 DOYLE DOVER PUBLICATIONS,
S 2007 WRITING WELL 0-321-43901-5 HALL 9 PEARSON EDUCATION
S 2006 "LITTLE AARON BROWN ES
S 2006 "LITTLE FOWLER BROWN HA
S 2006 AWAKENING CHOPIN 81
S 2006 BEAUTY MYTH:HOW IMAGES...AGAINST WOMEN WOLF 2
S 2006 BEST AMERICAN CRIME WRITING 05 PENSZLER 2005
S 2006 BLACK DAHLIA AVENGER HODEL 2004
S 2006 BLINK:POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINK. GLADWELL 5
S 2006 BRAVE NEW WORLD HUXLEY 46
S 2006 COMPLICATIONS:SURGEON'S NOTES...SCIENCE GAWANDE 2
S 2006 DEATH IN TEXAS TEMPLE-RASTON 2
S 2006 FORENSICS ERZINCLIOGLU
S 2006 GENDER CONNELL 2
S 2006 HOT ZONE PRESTON 95
S 2006 LANGUAGE AWARENESS ESCHHOLZ 9TH 05
S 2006 NICKEL+DIMED EHRENREICH 1
S 2006 PATTERNS F/COLLEGE WRITING KIRSZNER 9TH 04
S 2006 STUDY IN SCARLET+THE SIGN OF FOUR DOYLE 3
F 2005 "LITTLE FOWLER BROWN HA
F 2005 PATTERNS F/COLLEGE WRITING KIRSZNER 9TH 04
S 2004 A Death in Texas 0805072772 Temple-Rason Holt/Owl Books
S 2004 Civil Action 0-679-77267-7 Harr Rando
S 2004 Forensics: True Crime Scene Investigations 0760740763 Erzinclioglu Barnes and Noble
S 2004 Friday Night Lights 0-06-097406-0 Bissinger Harp/Coll
S 2004 Hot Zone 0-385-47956-5 Preston Doubleday
S 2004 NICKLE AND DIMED 0-8050-6389-7 EHRENREICH PB VHPS
S 2004 The Everyday Writer 2001 Lunsford 2nd Bedford/St. Martin's
S 2002 Civil Action 0-679-77267-7 Harr Rando
S 2002 COERCION 1-5732282-9-X RUSHKOFF 99 PUTNAM
S 2002 DEADLY FEASTS RHODES 0-684-84425-7 97 S+S
S 2002 ELEMENTS OF ARGUMENT 0-312-19576-1 ROTTENBERG 6TH 00 VHPS
S 2002 FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS:TOWN,TEAM,+DREAM 0-306-80990-7 BISSINGER 00 HARP PUB
S 2002 Hiroshima New Ed 0-679-72103-7 Hersey Random
S 2002 Hot Zone 0-385-47956-5 Preston Doubleday
S 2002 MAN'S SEARCH FOR MEANING, REV+UPDATED 0-671-02337-3 FRANKL 84 S+S
S 2002 NICKLE AND DIMED 0-8050-6389-7 EHRENREICH PB VHPS
S 2002 Other Side of the River 0-385-47721-X Kotlowit Doubl
S 2002 PAUL HARVEY:REST OF THE STORY 0-553-25962-8 AURANDT 84 RANDOM
S 2002 RIVERSIDE READER 0-618-13380-1 TRIMMER 7TH 02 HM
S 2002 What Cops Know 0-671-75040-2 Fletcher S&S
S 2002 WRITER'S POCKET HANDBOOK 0-205-28536-8 ROSA PEARSON
S 2002 Writer's Pocket Handbook 0-205-28536-8 Rosa PH
S 2001 99 Poems in Translation 0-8021-3489-0 Pinter RH
S 2001 Chasing Che 0-375-70265-2 Symmes RH
S 2001 Chasing Che 0375702652 Symmes 1 Vintage
S 2001 Civil Action 0-679-77267-7 Harr Rando
S 2001 Civil Disobedience & Other Essays 0-486-27563-9 Thoreau Dover
S 2001 Hiroshima New Ed 0-679-72103-7 Hersey Rando
S 2001 Hiroshima New Ed 0-679-72103-7 Hersey Random
S 2001 Hot Zone 0-385-47956-5 Preston Doubl
S 2001 Hot Zone 0-385-47956-5 Preston Doubleday
S 2001 Other Side of the River 0-385-47721-X Kotlowit Doubl
S 2001 Other Voices, Other Vistas 0-451-62845-4 Solomon NAL
S 2001 Our Times 0-312-14931-X Atwan 5 ST
S 2001 slouching toward bethlehem 0-374-52172-7 didion Farra
S 2001 Slouching Towards Bethlehem Didion
S 2001 What Cops Know 0-671-75040-2 Fletcher S&S
S 2001 Writer's Pocket Handbook 0-0205-28536-8 Rosa PH
S 2001 WRITER'S POCKET HANDBOOK 0-205-28536-8 ROSA PEARSON
S 2001 Writer's Pocket Handbook 0-205-28536-8 Rosa PH
S 2001 Writer's Pocket Handbook 0205290590 Rosa first Allyn and Bacon
S 2000 American Voices 0-7674-1474-8 Laguardia 4 Mayfield
S 2000 Best American Essays of 1999 0-395-86054-7 Haogland HM
S 2000 Friday Night Lights 0-06-097406-0 Bissinger Harp/Coll
S 2000 Hiroshima New Ed 0-679-72103-7 Hersey Random
S 2000 Hot Zone 0-385-47956-5 Preston Doubleday
S 2000 Little Brown Handbook 7th includes 1998 MLA Guidelines 0-321-03797-9 Fowler Longman
S 2000 Little Brown Handbook 7th Includes 1998 MLA Guidlines 0-321-03797-9 Fowler Longman
S 2000 No Textbooks Required
S 2000 No Textbooks Requires
S 2000 Red China Blues 0-385-48232-9 Wong Doubleday
W 2000 Little Brown Handbook 0-321-03797-9 Fowler Longman
W 2000 Riverside Reader 0-395-90354-8 Trimmer 6 HM
S 1998 Gift of Fear
S 1998 Living in the Light
S 1998 My Ishmael