ENGL 1102/Spring 2023

From Gerald R. Lucas

Welcome to ENGL 1102: English Composition II.

TIn this course, you will develop your writing and research skills beyond ENGL 1101, with a focus on interpretation and evaluation of literature. ENGL 1102 will introduce you to a range of fiction, drama, and poetry, and you will learn how to analyze and interpret these texts in depth.


Throughout the course, you will also have the opportunity to develop your research skills, including finding and evaluating sources, synthesizing information, and citing sources appropriately. In addition to written assignments, you may also be required to participate in an oral communication component, which will help you develop your skills in speaking and presenting in front of an audience.

By the end of the course, you will have a more advanced level of proficiency in writing and research, and you will be able to effectively interpret and evaluate literature. You will also have improved your skills in oral communication, which will be valuable in a variety of settings.


The document you’re reading is your syllabus. Everything you need for this class is on this page and linked off of it. Bookmark it now and return here if you get lost or confused.[1] Use the tabs above to navigate to the various sections of the syllabus.[2]

Relevant Links
For a head start on how to approach all work in this course, see “How to Do Well in My Class” and “Research & Response.”

Before you begin, take a moment and familiarize yourself with the general resources I have for students. All of these may be found in the “For Students” menu at the top of the page, or you can just begin on the student start page. These pages are designed to help you succeed in this class. While you may not read everything, you should know what’s available if you need it.

Please read this document and those it links to carefully at the beginning of the semester. There is much information to process, and it can be somewhat daunting — especially if you read cursorily. If you are confused, do your best to work through it by (re)reading this document carefully and completely, searching this site, or consulting the FAQ. I promise, there is an answer to your question. If all else fails, you may contact me. Trust yourself to follow directions and find the answers. Be careful and deliberate.


  1. While you may certainly choose to print it—we will do our best to follow the schedule hereon—it may change during the course of the semester due to unforeseen circumstances. Should this occur, I will let you know in class and via an announcement on the class forum, but ultimately, this online document has the final say—not a printed one.
  2. You might, too, follow links by opening them in browser tabs—click the link by holding the ⌘ Command on a Mac or Ctrl on a PC—so you can easily return to where you left off.
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