Miami Dade College (MDC), Kendall Campus

Summer Term, 2005-2006 (2005-3)  Starts Saturday, May 13, 2006

ENC 1101 -- English Composition I, 3 Credit Hours

Saturday:  8:30 – 11:50 AM   Room:  2146, Reference Num.:  353394

 

General Description:  This is the first required general core course in college-level writing.  Students will compose essays and other works using various methods of development.  This course fulfills 8,000 words of the Gordon Rule requirement.

Note: This course must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.  Students will write personal essays, expository essays, short research papers, and a critical paper on a novel.  Students will develop their in-class writing skills as well as their out-of-class writing skills.

 

Instructor:  Jose M. Blanco ("Mr. Blanco")

Office:  2221 -- My office is located on the second floor of building 2, north wing.

Office phone:  237-0928 -- I have phone mail. 

Email:  jose.blanco@mdc.edu

Website: http://faculty.mdc.edu/jblanco/

Office hours:     Monday – Friday, 10:00 – 11:00AM -- If we need to meet, but our schedules conflict, we shall arrange to meet at a mutually convenient time.

 

Required Texts:

Kirszner, Laurie G. and Stephen R. Mandel.  Patterns for College Writing:  A Rhetorical

            Reader and Guide.  9th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2004.

 

Troyka, Lynn Quitman,  and Douglass Hesse.  Simon and Schuster Handbook for Writers

7th ed.  Upper Saddle River, New Jersey:  Pearson Education, 2005.

One Novel

College Dictionary  (American Heritage, Webster's, ...)  $5.99 - $8.99

 

Last Day  to Drop Class with a 100% Refund:  May 11, 2006

Last Day  to Drop Class with a "W":  June 27, 2006

Course Objectives (Competencies):  See attached.

Major Assignments

Assignment                   Type                # Words           Due                  % of Grade

In-class 1                     In-class            500                  May 20            5

Event                            Out-of-class     750                  June 3              15

In-class 2                     In-class            500                  June 10            10

Research                      Out-of-class     1000                June 17            10

In-class 3                     In-class            500                  June 24            15

Expository                    Out-of-class     1000                July 1               15

In-class 4                     In-class            500                  July 8               10

Novel                           Out-of-class     1000                July 15             10

Final Essay                   In-class            500                  July 22             10