Online ENGL 1102 is designed for those who need flexibility in their schedule, feel comfortable communicating by email, have some experience using the Internet, and are self-motivated. It is a great way to learn at home with a course based on individual assignments and collaborative discussions with fellow students. The only on-campus meeting is the proctored midterm exam.
What is s course about?
English 1102 continues to emphasize the principles of clear, concise, well-organized written expression which are taught in English 1101. This course is also an introduction to the study of literature; therefore, most of the assignments involve topics related to the discussions of literary works. In addition, the course includes training in research procedures and the writing of a research paper.
What is the work load?
Since this is a 3 hour course, in general, students can expect to spend 3 to 12 hours a week involved in course work (6-24 hours per week in summer semester). However, if your computer is at your home, you will save the drive time of going to and from campus twice a week. In addition, there are times when you can complete assignments ahead of the course schedule which may help with your time management and balancing your other responsibilities.
What about the Course Materials and delivery?
This course uses GeogiaView Vista to deliver the syllabus, content modules, assignments, quizzes, projects, and a discussion area. The course is setup around weekly modules that guide students through course content, practice exercises/self-assessments, and major assignments. Modules will be made available a week in advance to increase flexibility and allow for summer vacations.
Am I ready for an online class? Will you be successful in this course?
If this is your first online course, I would highly recommend that you take the Readiness for Education At a Distance Indicator (READI) to assess your readiness, your goals, and your learning preferences.
You can find the READI at http://goml.readi.info/
On that page you will find several User Names and Passwords. Select and use the one that best fits your major area of study. When the READI opens, you will notice a navigation bar on the left side. The items listed in the bar are the areas that you will be measured on by the indicator. At the end, a report will be displayed which you can use to help you prepare to be successful as a distance-learning student.
You are required to complete an online orientation, an individual research paper conference with the instructor, and take an on-campus midterm exam. The conference can be completed in person, via phone, or via Skype. All other assignments and quizzes will be submitted online. Students should plan to log in to the course page at least twice each week. For a tentative schedule of face-to-face meetings, click here.
- Required Textbooks:Harbrace Essentials and Literature: Approaches to Fiction, Poetry & Drama (2nd ed.)
- Internet Access—at home or school
- Microsoft Office 2007/2010 or equivalent*
*If you will be using Microsoft Works, you will need to save files in a .doc, .docx, or .rtf format rather than the program’s default of .wps as this format cannot be opened by any GHC computer. If you will be using Open Office or any other free shareware word processor, you may have to come to campus and use Microsoft Office to complete the formatting of your assignments.
- 3-4 Literary Analysis Essays (2 pages each)
- Annotated Bibliography (used to complete the Research Paper)
- Research Paper (5-7 pages)
- Midterm Exam (mix of essay, multiple choice, and short answer questions)
**The number and type of assignments in this list is subject to change. This list is intended as a general guide only.**