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2023-24 Catalog 
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ENGL 201 - The Research Paper

5 CR

Same as ENGL 102.
Develops skills required for writing research papers. Students learn research techniques, source analysis, thesis development, argumentation styles, and summarizing. Either ENGL 102 or ENGL 201 may be taken for credit, not both. Note: Fulfills a written communication course requirement at BC.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 101  or equivalent course from another college with a C- or better.

Course Outcomes
  • Locate and evaluate different types of evidence for logic, credibility, reliability, and bias (i.e. primary sources, online and written secondary sources) 
  • Students will locate, evaluate, critically read, summarize, and effectively integrate research sources.

  • Compose humanities style research papers that include an evaluation of different types of evidence to support an original thesis and language appropriate for the audience and purpose
  • Synthesize their own writing with a breadth of primary and secondary sources with proper in-text citations and a list of citations to avoid plagiarism
  • Develop an original and effectively supported thesis that is appropriately complex and significant

GenEd Outcomes: Creative and Critical Thinking
  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
  • Research/Information Literacy
GenEd Outcomes: Communication
  • Writing

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