Hybrid ENGL 1102 and 2122 Sequence
Hybrid ENGL 1102 and 2122 Sequence contains two 8-week courses offered each Spring semester at the Cartersville campus. These courses fulfill the same Area A and Area C requirements as web-based and traditional ENGL 1102 and literature courses offered at GHC.
They are designed for those who:
- need flexibility in their schedule
- feel comfortable communicating by email
- have some experience using the Internet
- are self-motivated
ENGL 1102 (Freshman Composition II) focuses on writing research papers and provides an introduction to literature and writing literary analysis.
ENGL 2122 (British Literature II) explores literature written in Great Brittain and her format colonies (1800 to present day). My hybrid course is centered around the more sensational literature of the Romantic, Victorian, and Modern periods. We read and write about monsters, ghosts, goblins, wizards, time travel and more. ENGL 1102 is the only prerequisite for this course. Students do NOT need to take British Literature I before taking this course.
Attendance: The two courses may be taken separately or as a sequence--a great way to complete TWO English courses in a single semester. Each class meets twice a week for 75 minutes just like a regular course, but instead of completing 3 credit hours in a standard 16 week semester, each course is completed in just 8 weeks. To make this possible, students will complete approximately half the course material online via D2L. The online component plus the classroom meetings create a pace that is similar to a summer semester course, but without the lengthened class meetings that occur in summer classes.
Is a hybrid course more work than a traditional course?
Rumors that suggest hybrid courses require more work than traditional courses are incorrect--the material covered and assignments completed are equivilent in both formats. Because hybrid courses have less face-to-face time in the classroom, students will spend more out-of-class time working on a hybrid course. A hybrid course is the best of two worlds: regular access to an instructor like a traditional course AND scheduling flexibility like an online course.
What is the work load and how would this fit with traditional, 16-week courses?
Since this is a 3 hour course, in general, students can expect to spend 6-24 hours a week involved in course work. Like summer classes, this class will have a weekly workload that feels like 2 classes instead of one--this is because the class finishes in half the time:
|Traditional 4-class model:||Mix of traditionaland 8-week hybrids model:|
|Whole semester (Fall/Spring)||1st 8 weeks||
2nd 8 weeks
|MATH 1111||MATH 1111||MATH1111|
|ENGL 1102||ENGL 1102||ENGL 2122|
|BIOL 1010K||BIOL1010K||BIOL 1010K|
|non-English 3 credit hour class||(13 credit hours total)|
|(13 credit hours total)|
An added benefit of this format is that a student only needs to concentrate on three classes at a time.
Course Materials (1102): The Norton Introduction to Literature (11th ed.)*
Course Materials (2122): The Norton Anthology of British Literature (9th ed.)*
*Internet access and basic computer skills are required for both courses.