ENGL 2 Critical Thinking and Writing

In English 2 you will explore the relationship between language and logic in composing arguments. With such course themes as Digital Literacies, Gaming, Pop Culture, Sports, Gender, and Sustainability, our goal is to challenge you academically and creatively. Through a series of integrated reading, writing, and oral assignments, you will engage complex issues that require critical thinking and argumentation. Building on English 1A, you will extend your study of stylistic and grammatical conventions in formal writing.  

Upon successful completion of an Area A3 course, students should be able to:

  1. locate, interpret, evaluate, and synthesize evidence in a comprehensive way, including through library research; and integrate research findings into oral and written arguments through appropriate citation and quotation;
  2. use a range of rhetorical and logical strategies to articulate and explain their positions on complex issues in dialogue with other points of view;
  3. identify and critically evaluate the assumptions in and the contexts of arguments; and
  4. use inductive and deductive logic to construct valid, evidence-supported arguments and draw valid conclusions.

ENGL 2 is open to all students needing to fulfill GE Area A3. It is required for business majors.  Students who have successfully completed ENGL 1B or who are majoring in Biochemistry, Marine Biology, Geology or Engineering programs (excluding Aviation and Technology) may not enroll in ENGL 2. To determine your eligibility, please refer to What to Take After English 1A [pdf] and the major exceptions chart. 

Prerequisites: ENGL 1A, 1A-F/S (with a grade of C- or better)

Satisfies GE Area A3: Critical Thinking and Writing