English 111, the second semester of freshman composition and a foundational writing course, introduces students to techniques for close reading of literary texts. This course develops students’ critical thinking skills through the study of literary elements such as plot, character, setting, point of view, symbolism, and irony. Additionally, students will learn the Modern Language Association (MLA) system of parenthetical citation and how to incorporate quotations into their analysis of literary texts; they will also complete a research assignment by consulting both print and online sources. Students will be able to interpret and write critically about each of the three major genres: fiction, poetry, and drama.
Note: As of Fall 2016, the library is discontinuing their workshops and running a pilot program for students. Since the workshops are no longer available all ENG 111 instructors should remove the Library Workshops requirement from their syllabus and should not include the workshops in their grade breakdown.
Your syllabus must contain the catalog course description; learning objectives; required textbooks; grade breakdown; CUNY attendance policy; academic integrity policy; ADA statement; and schedule with class dates and assigned readings.
A syllabus template and sample are being updated in Spring 2018 and are forthcoming on the Commons. If you are looking for these materials or have questions about required elements, please contact one of the course managers.
The co-course managers for English 111 are Professor Lou Bury (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Professor Alexandra Milsom (email@example.com).