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Spring 2020 Catalog 
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EN 102 - Composition for the STEM Disciplines

Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on developing writing skills for students in various STEM fields.  The course will be research-based, using APA format.  Students will develop assignments that address subject matter in their major or field of study, and will create formal researched reports using scholarly sources. An oral component will also be included.  Students will produce a total of 15-20 pages of formal writing, and at least 5 minutes of an oral presentation based on a written assignment.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • produce coherent texts of substantial length appropriate for the student’s chosen career or major based on critical and analytical study of materials in the STEM fields;
  • demonstrate the ability to revise and improve such texts;
  • compose arguments that display accurate understanding of a topic, awareness of audience, logical analysis of the issue and sufficient and valid supporting evidence;
  • utilize efficient and effective research methods, evaluate sources for accuracy, and integrate them appropriately into a text employing APA format;
  • demonstrate proficiency in oral discourse, through both formal presentation and informal discussion, appropriate to the STEM fields;
  • evaluate an oral presentation according to established criteria; and
  • demonstrate an understanding of the ethical implications and responsibilities of public discourse.

Prerequisites: EN 100 or EN 110
F/S (C) (N) (S)