Composition II

SLO: ENG 200
further develops the writing and research skills covered in ENG 100. The course
therefore aims to have students produce university-level writing and to involve
them in discussions of notions such as style, register, fluency, and
appropriacy, as well as consideration of the role and significance of the
standard dialect, particularly within the context of the university.


Core course
elements are

  • an engaged reception of selected
    works of fiction, non-fiction, and film
  • an awareness of the varieties of
    English, their uses and significance
  • an ability to produce writing
    appropriate to a particular context and readership
  • a discussion of, and practice in,
    English for Academic Purposes.


The class will
emphasize analytic and argumentative writing, but elements of creative and
personal writing will also be encouraged. There will be several required
conferences, and the final research paper will be presented in-class (using


Final grades will be awarded
as follows:

  1. 10 short papers posted
    on Laulima (with subsequent revisions) 
  2. Sustainability research
    paper (presented with all previous drafts) (40%) 
  3. Full attendance (10%)