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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: • Knowledge of the research process, including the abilities to: -Develop a tentative thesis and outline through thinking and initial research -Determine the extent and kinds of information needed -Develop a research strategy - Effectively locate and access credible sources (print and electronic) -Evaluate information and its sources critically -Select and integrate information that serves the paper’s purpose • 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). • An understanding of the ethical use of information. • Effective argumentation skills. • Effective analytical skills.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
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
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