Judith Westley, Daniel Kelley, Nina Adel, Graham Harkness
Literature, Higher Education, Composition and Rhetoric
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
Community College / Lower Division
  • Composition 2
  • Curriculum Outcomes
  • English
  • Organization
  • Plan
  • Tennessee Open Education
  • composition-2
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    ENGL1020 Course Outcomes

    ENGL1020 Course Outcomes


    This resource is intended as a model plan for linking course materials to student learning outcomes. These materials were used in planning a 15-week literature-based composition course taught within the TBR system, ENGL1020. The two attachments illustrate how the course assessments and readings are organized to fulfill statewide TBR General Education Outcomes as well as course-specific outcomes for each unit in the course. The course outline also demonstrates one possibility for sequencing course materials into a 15 week semester.

    The OER Commons file titled "ENGL1020 Literature Based Composition Course Common Cartridge" contains a downloadable online version of this course that can be plugged into any LMS.

    Course Outcomes

    This document presents the unit-level student learning outcomes for ENGL1020, which is a literature-based composition course.

    Unit 1: Short Stories, Folk Tales, Fairy Tales, and Myths

    In Unit 1, students will learn to:

    1. Identify and explain different literary theories and terms related to short fictional works
    2. Analyze and interpret short stories, folk tales, fairy tales, and myths
    3. Produce a written essay responding to a short fictional work
    4. Develop a thesis statement about a short fictional work
    5. Use textual evidence to support the thesis statement
    6. Apply literary theories and terms to the analysis of short fictional work
    7. Document the use of literary sources in MLA style

    Unit 2: Drama

    In Unit 2, students will learn to:

    1. Analyze and interpret works of drama
    2. Identify the different elements of drama in physical and visual texts
    3. Select and integrate research from a secondary source
    4. Document the use of a work of drama in MLA style
    5. Produce a written essay that compares and contrasts two different literary works from two different genres

    Unit 3: The Novel

    In Unit 3, students will learn to:

    1. Analyze and interpret a novel from various critical perspectives
    2. Produce a longer critical essay that applies secondary research and literary criticism to argue for an original interpretation of a novel
    3. Document the use of a novel in MLA style

    Unit 4: Poetry

    In Unit 4, students will learn to:

    1. Read, analyze, interpret, and explicate poetry
    2. Identify and explain the different elements of poetry in a text
    3. Produce a written explication of a poem
    4. Document the use of poetry in MLA style