CSULA Department of English | Online Course Information

Spring 2010 

ENGL 102 Composition II (4)

Prof. Alison Taufer

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Course Description

Prerequisite:  ENGL 101 or equivalent.  Continuing to practice the rhetorical skills introduced in ENGL 101, students will develop analytical, interpretive, and information literacy skills necessary for constructing a well-supported, researched academic argument.  Graded A, B, C/NC.

Important Information Regarding the Online Version of ENGL 102:

Online Delivery – This course is delivered completely online through Blackboard. There are no on-campus class meetings. Instead, all interaction between the students and the instructor take place in Blackboard.  All assignments will be submitted through Blackboard. YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE COURSE ON GET AS YOU WOULD ANY OTHER COURSE.  You then must “self-register” for the course on Blackboard. Self-registration on Blackboard for ENGL 102 is NOT the same thing as registering for the course on GET. You must do both. You will be dropped from the on-line class if you self-register through Blackboard without first registering through GET.

Self-registration on Blackboard will take place the first week of spring quarter. As with traditional courses, you officially register in the course through GET, but to access the course after GET registration, you must self-register into Blackboard as well. YOU MUST SELF-REGISTER INTO THE BLACKBOARD COURSE IN ORDER TO ACCESS THE COURSE. Think of this as "checking into the course" once the quarter begins.   Self-registering on Blackboard does not require extra registration fees.

YOU MUST SELF-REGISTER ON BLACKBOARD ONCE THE SPRING QUARTER BEGINS (March 29, 2010)! Otherwise you will miss assignments and the class orientation.

Directions for self-registration into ENGL 102 on Blackboard are as follows:

  1. Make certain that you have an internet connection and an up-to-date browser (for example: Netscape, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, etc.).
  2. Go to the self-registration Blackboard website.
  3. YOU MUST HAVE AN NIS ACCOUNT IN ORDER TO REGISTER AND LOGIN TO BLACKBOARD.
  4. Click on “Course List” on the left-hand menu.
  5. Choose "Arts & Letters" from the list of categories.
  6. Scroll down to find "ENGL 102" and click on the green triangle to expand the list. (The page display might reset to the top, so you might need to scroll down again to find "ENGL 102.")
  7. Find the section of ENGL 102 in which you are enrolled and click on the "Register" icon. Use your NIS account name and password to register.

If you have problem with your self-registration, e-mail askwebct@calstatela.edu

A Student Blackboard Workshop is held the first week of each quarter. These educational and informational workshops help students to effectively use Blackboard.  I strongly recommend that you attend one of these workshops.

Note: In order to use Blackboard, you must allow your browser to accept cookies. Do so before you log into Blackboard. You can block cookies again after you log out of Blackboard.

Note: In order to open up chapter notes and assignments, partake in online discussions and engage in online peer editing, you must allow your browser to accept pop up windows. Again, do so before you log into Blackboard.  You can enable your pop up blocker after completing your Blackboard session.

Note: In order to open the pdf files in which the lecture notes and assignments are located, you must install Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer.  

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If you have any questions, e-mail Professor Taufer at ataufer@calstatela.edu.

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