Spring

Mersin University

ENGLISH LINGUISTICS PROGRAM

COURSE OUTLINE

COURSE INFORMATION  
Year 2011-2012
Semester Spring
Course Code İDB 202
Course Title Composition IV
Instructor Özlem KURTOĞLU
Office Hours Wednesday 10:45 – 12:25

 

OBJECTIVE(S) OF THE COURSE  
The aim of the course is to enable students to distinguish essay types and write cause and effect; comparison contrast, process analysis and problem-solution essays.

 

WEEKLY TOPICS    
DATE TOPIC ASSIGNMENT/READING
– 08.02.2012 Types of Essays                                  Meriwether (44-45)
– 15.02.2012 The Cause and Effect Analysis Essay                                  Smalley & R. (280-288)
– 22.02.2012 The Cause and Effect Analysis Essay                                  Smalley & R. (288-293)
– 29.02.2012 The Cause and Effect Analysis Essay Assignment 1            Smalley & R. (293-318)
– 07.03.2012 The Comparison and Contrast Essay                                  Smalley & R. (190-196)
– 14.03.2012 The Comparison and Contrast Essay                                  Smalley & R. (196-216)
– 21.03.2012 The Comparison and Contrast Essay Assignment 2            Smalley & Ruetten (217-220)
– 28.03.2012 MID-TERM EXAM (Submission of Assignments)  
– 04.04.2012 The Process Analysis Essay                                  Smalley & Ruetten (250-257)
– 11.04.2012 The Process Analysis Essay                                  Smalley & Ruetten (258-270)
– 18.04.2012 The Process Analysis Essay  Assignment 3           Smalley & Ruetten (271-279)
– 25.04.2012 The Problem Solution Essay                                  Meriwether (85-89)
– 02.05.2012 The Problem Solution Essay                                  Meriwether (90-93)
– 09.05.2012 The Problem Solution Essay Assignment 4            Meriwether (94-98)
-30.05.2012 FINAL FINAL

 

REFERENCES  
Textbook(s) Smalley, R.L. & Ruetten, M. K. 2000. Refining Composition Skills.New York: Heinle &Heinle
Supplementary Reading(s) Meriwether, N. W. 1998. Strategies for Writing Successful Essays. Lincolnwood. NTC Pub. Group
   

 

GRADING

  %

Mid-Term Assignments

4×10=40

Final

1×60=60

Total

100

 

 

 

 

 

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS                            

                

 

 

  • It is the student’s responsibility to record and follow his own attendance. (For the percentages, refer to the University’s Education Guide.)
  • Students should not enter the classroom after the class has been started.
  • Students who do not bring their course materials are not allowed to enter the class.
  • Cell phones should be turned off, or set to vibrate for emergency during the class. Camera, tape or video recording is not allowed if not stated otherwise.
  • Assignments should be prepared in accordance with the Department’s Assignment, Research Paper and Thesis (A.R.T.) Preparation Guide. (can be  accessed from the department’s site; http:www.mersindilbilim.info)
  • It is the student’s responsibility to practice the highest standards of academic honesty. Cheating, plagiarism and any other form of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated.
  • Assignments submitted later than the indicated dates are not accepted. Deadlines should strictly be followed.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to obtain missed information from another student, not from the instructor.