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College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 1190 - Communications 2

Credit Hours: 4.00

Prerequisites: ENGL 1180  or ENGL 1210 

No credit after ENGL 1220. The focus of this course is to continue the development of writing skills learned in ENGL 1180  or ENGL 1210 . This course places extensive emphasis upon research and documentation. Students who have completed ENGL 1220  successfully should NOT take ENGL 1190. Students will NOT receive credit for both.

Billable Contact Hours: 4

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Outcome 1:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to produce a formal research paper that is explanatory, analytical, or persuasive.


  1. Include an introduction that directly states the purpose of the report.
  2. Divide the body of the report into logical sections.
  3. Paragraph the report logically.
  4. State the topic sentences of the body paragraphs precisely.
  5. Include in the body paragraphs only such development as is governed by the controlling idea or topic sentence.
  6. Link body paragraphs and sentences within paragraphs by a variety of transitional devices.
  7. Document sources used according to acceptable MLA or APA format.
  8. Avoid sentence structure errors, grammatical errors, usage errors, and misspellings.
  9. Apply the conventions of punctuation (including those needed for the research paper).
  10. Use appropriate manuscript form.

Outcome 2:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate skills in applied composition, in applied argument or technical/career writing, or both.


  1. Structure an argumentative essay using evidence and refuting the arguments of the opposition. AND/OR Clarify technical, scientific, professional subject matter for an unspecialized audience, developing persuasive reports and proposals that are lucid, effectively arranged, professionally precise, and accurate, that smoothly integrate statistical and graphic information into the written reports and proposals, and that competently research and document scientific, technical, and professional material.
  2. Include sufficient development of the subject so that targeted audiences can understand the report.
  3. Use appropriate types of support and arrange these in their most logical position.
  4. Maintain a tone appropriate to the targeted audience.
  5. Arrange main points effectively.
  6. Locate appropriate source materials for the major report.
  7. Support main points with primary and secondary evidence or both.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES

  1. Academic Writing (2 or more of the following):
    1. Interviews and Surveys
    2. Research Proposals
    3. Outlines and Abstracts
  2. Conducting Research
    1. Choosing a Topic.
    2. Targeting an Audience.
    3. Assembling a Working Bibliography.
      1. Appropriate Source Materials
      2. Research Tools and Methods
      3. Credibility of Sources
    4. Taking Notes.
  3. Writing Research Papers.
    1. Shaping a Controlling Idea.
      1. Introduction and Purpose
      2. Appropriate Tone and Language
    2. Developing the Controlling Idea.
      1. Appropriate Types of Support
      2. Primary and Secondary Evidence
      3. Refutation
    3. Organizing the Research Paper.
      1. Main Points
      2. Paragraph.
      3. Topic Sentences
      4. Transitions
    4. Using and Citing Sources (MLA and/or APA format).
      1. Avoiding Plagiarism.
      2. MLA and/or APA Format and Documentation

Primary Faculty
Goossen, Carroll
Secondary Faculty
Brinker, Ludger
Associate Dean
Ternullo, Annette
Pritchett, Marie

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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