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Eng 301B - Sp16

This is designed to be a collection of materials for my English 301B class in Spring 2016.


Students arrive in English 301B either as a result of having passed English 301A or by direct placement as a result of their WPE score.

Pedagogical Approach


Learning Outcomes

The following measurable outcomes are listed in the English 301B Standard Course Outline (SCO). The English Department states that after successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Demonstrate comprehension of texts by developing accurate summaries, reasoned analyses, and thoughtful responses.

Employ a process which includes invention, drafting, and revision.

Engage in upper-division college-level discourse that includes critical thinking, analysis, argument, and synthesis of their own and others' ideas.

Use rhetorical conventions appropriate for particular audiences.

Sustain a coherent discussion over several pages with minimum repetition.

Evaluate and incorporate source materials as appropriate to a given writing task.

Apply the conventions of standard written English (i.e., write idiomatically with reasonable control of grammar, punctuation, diction, and syntax for an educated adult audience).

Complete the analytical tasks typical of impromptu writing assessments (e.g., the WPE).

Formulate a thesis and provide relevant support quickly and fluently under time constraints in response to impromptu essay questions.

Prepare a portfolio that satisfies the CSULB GWAR.


A grading rubric will be included along with each major essay assignment. Each assignment's value is listed in the syllabus.

Other Information


Course Resources

  • BeachBoard
    BeachBoard (External link)
    All essays will be uploaded to dropboxes on BeachBoard. I will also post course info and reminders here.
  • My Twitter feed
    My Twitter feed (External link)
    I will occasionally posted helpful links/info to my Twitter feed using the hashtag #CSULBEng301B.
  • What is Censorship?
    What is Censorship? (Open (Access) Journal-Article)
    Includes a good definition of censorship as well as some examples.