ENGL-101 - English Composition - Dr. Samuel Otoo
|Professor:||Dr. Samuel Otoo|
Hi, English 101 Scholars,
Greetings and welcome to English 101.
My name is Dr. Samuel Otoo, and I’ve been an English/ESL instructor at College of the Canyons since August 1992. I'm glad you'll be sharing a learning environment with me this semester. All students have to log in on the course's start date to begin the class. Students will have access to our Canvas shell a few days earlier to enable them to read the syllabus and obtain any required materials before class starts. You'll have a great learning experience in this class; you'll be taught at a pace you can handle.
If you have any pertinent questions before the first day, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENGLISH 101 builds critical reading and expository writing skills through the analysis and evaluation of college-level texts and the composition of well-organized, full-length essays containing properly documented evidence.
The Student Learning Outcomes for English 101 are:
- Analyze and critically evaluate college-level texts for rhetorical and genre strategies.
- Compose persuasive, well-organized, grammatically correct essays, synthesizing properly documented and relevant evidence to develop and support a unified thesis.
What to Expect in this Course
Throughout this semester, you'll be required to:
- Research and write three multi-paragraph essays (assignment prompt for each essay will be provided)
- Participate actively in discussion boards frequently
- Read assigned reading passages and write responses to them.
Types of Assessments
The following assignments will be used to determine the final grade:
- Essays (all 3 essays are required)
- Group Discussions
- Final Exam
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
"ENGLISH COMPOSITION" compiled by Dr. Jennifer Brezina. Online Educational Resource (OER) -- FREE E-TEXT
"A GUIDE TO BEING BORN: STORIES" by Ramona Ausubel. ISBN: 978-1594632686
Other Relevant Course Information
To be successful in this 100% online course:
- You need to obtain a computer with internet access:
- I understand how functional smart phones are in enabling students to communicate effectively, but they’re not compatible with numerous types of activities on Canvas. It’s your responsibility to obtain the technical tools that will help you to be successful in the class. Sorry, I can't help you with technical issues.
- All assignments must be submitted to me via Canvas.
- Schedule time to log in frequently; in a fast-paced course, it's not helpful to fall behind.
This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at https://coc.instructure.com. Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:
- CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex: email@example.com)
- CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password
Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.
The Learning Center (TLC)
The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!
Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)
College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.
The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.
Management of Stress and Mental Health
College of the Canyons cares about your emotional and physical health. Learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including free counseling and mental health services available during this time by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center website or by calling them at: 661-362-3259.
The National Suicide Lifeline number is 1-800-273- 8255 (TALK). Please call it if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress - it could save someone's life.
You can also use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. It's free, available 24/7, and confidential.
Veterans Resource Center
The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (661) 362-3469.
The Library provides live online and in-person research help, access to a full range of e-resources and physical materials that support the curriculum, individual and group study areas, and much more!
Last updated: 09/16/2021 Sub#: 652