Composition & Literary Studies

Credit by Exam

Course Descriptions, Prerequisites, & Syllabi

Composition I

Departmental Syllabus

Composition II

Departmental Syllabus

Literature Classes

Departmental Syllabus

Faculty Handbook

(In Development)

Departmental Syllabi

CLS, INRW, LAG, & DC/ECHS

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CLS Departmental Syllabi Google Drive

Composition & Literary Studies

Course Offerings

 

ENGL 1301: Composition I

ENGL 1301: English Composition I (3-3-0)

Intensive study of and practice in writing processes, from invention and researching to drafting, revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis.

ENGL 1301: TSI complete in Reading and Writing or exempt
Departmental Syllabus: ENGL 1301: Composition I

Evaluation Submission Forms

  • Spring FIF and Summer syllabi
    (Coming Soon)

Mandatory Trainings

Complete and track your required Professional Development hours in Workday; make sure you are up to date on Title IX, ADA, Discrimination and Harassment, and Cybersecurity.

  • Log into Workday.
  • Find the Apps.
  • Click on Learning.
  • Click on Most Popular.
  • Click on the needed course.

Professional Development (Personal)

Upload your completed Professional Development hours into Workday.

  • Log into Workday.
  • Find the Apps.
  • Click on Talent and Performance.
  • Click on Skills and Experience.
  • Click on Training.
  • Click the Add button.
  • Fill in the blanks and click Add

    ACC College Forms Page      |      Forms on Google Drive

    ACC College Forms Page      |      Forms on Google Drive

    ACC College Forms Page      |      Forms on Google Drive

Documents on  Google Drive

Documents on  Google Drive

Documents on  Google Drive

Frequently Used Forms

CLS & ACC College

ENGL 1301: English Composition I (3-3-0)

Intensive study of and practice in writing processes, from invention and researching to drafting, revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis.

ENGL 1301: TSI complete in Reading and Writing or exempt
Departmental Syllabus: ENGL 1301: Composition I

    ACC College Forms Page      |      Forms on Google Drive

    ACC College Forms Page      |      Forms on Google Drive

    ACC College Forms Page      |      Forms on Google Drive

Documents

CLS Documents & Policies

Documents on  Google Drive

Documents on  Google Drive

Documents on  Google Drive

Documents on  Google Drive

Frequently Used Forms

CLS & ACC College

Documents

CLS Documents & Policies

Frequently Used Forms

CLS & ACC College

    ACC College Forms Page      |      Forms on Google Drive

Documents

CLS Documents & Policies

Documents on  Google Drive

Frequently Used Forms

CLS & ACC College

    ACC College Forms Page      |      Forms on Google Drive

Documents

CLS Documents & Policies

Documents on  Google Drive

Course Resources

Browse, Search, Upload, Download, & Share CLS Course Materials

 

CLS Course Resources on Google Drive

Teaching Analysis

Teaching Critical Thinking

Teaching Analysis

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Teaching Critical Thinking

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Affiliate Programs

CLS Courses Offerings

Liberal Arts Gateway

A study of deep engagement with the liberal arts with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in a pluralistic society. See details below.

Liberal Arts Gateway Program  >>>

Honors CLS Courses

ACC Composition & Literary Studies classes are also offered through the Honors Program, which offers core curriculum courses with an emphasis on in-depth research and discussion in small classes limited to fifteen students.

Program & Course Info

CLS Faculty Calendar

Department Meetings & Events

CLS Faculty Calendar Web Link

Handbook, Reminders, & Evaluation

CLS Department Info

Semester Start Reminders

  1. Lighthouse
    1. Upload a syllabus for each section you are teaching.
    2. Update your office hours w/ day(s), time, location, link, etc.
    3. Update your curriculum vitae (CV).
  2. Submit your syllabi to CLS (Google Form).
  3. Check prerequisites for your courses.
  4. Check class rosters against attendance.
  5. Check your ACC email and campus mailbox regularly.
  6. Certify attendance before census: Link
  7. Record grades using the  Blackboard Grade Center.
  8. Complete professional development & mandatory trainings.

Absences

If you must cancel class, please submit a Request for Personal Leave and enter your hours missed on your absence report.

  • Notify Jennifer Zuba if you need a substitute and of absence.
  • Notify the campus manager if you cancel any on-campus course.

CLS Faculty Handbook

(Currently In Development 1/2023)

Temporary Section Modality Changes

LAHC offers faculty the option to shift their face-to-face instruction to virtual synchronous or asynchronous instruction for short periods of time–up to two class periods –with Department Chair approval. Please see the LAHC policy for specific details, including recommendations for Dual Credit faculty. Email Wendy Lym to make the request.

CLS Faculty Evaluation

Resources & Links

Mandatory Trainings

Complete and track your required Professional Development hours in Workday; make sure you are up to date on Title IX, ADA, Discrimination and Harassment, and Cybersecurity.

  • Log into Workday.
  • Find the Apps.
  • Click on Learning.
  • Click on Most Popular.
  • Click on the needed course.

Professional Development (Personal)

Upload your completed Professional Development hours into Workday.

  • Log into Workday.
  • Find the Apps.
  • Click on Talent and Performance.
  • Click on Skills and Experience.
  • Click on Training.
  • Click the Add button.
  • Fill in the blanks and click Add
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CLS Faculty Evaluation on Google Drive

Eligibility & Hiring Status

Adjunct Employment Resources

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Contests, Publications, & Initiatives

Liberal Arts Division

The Great Questions
The Great Questions Seminars

To Inspire a Respect for Truth

Courses that revolve around a discussion model and offer core-text readings in lieu of textbooks 

ACC Honors Program

In-depth research and discussion in small classes.

Liberal Arts Gateway

Liberal Arts Can Save the World

Deep engagement with the liberal arts to thrive in a pluralistic society.

Curiositas

Opening Worlds, Opening Minds

An academic journal dedicated to showcasing student work in the liberal arts.

Vision & Voice

K-12 Poetry Competition

An annual poetry contest for K-12 students in the Austin Community College service area.

Cacciatore

Literary Competition (200 Words)

Fiction, chicken, poetry, mushrooms, love-letters, tomatoes, raves, or rabbits in 200 words.

Innovate

A College-Wide Literary Competition

Fiction (3,500 words) &  Poetry (67 Lines). International-Level Top Prize: $500

Transpositions

Literary Competition (ESOL)

Literary competition & annual publication for ACC ESOL students.

Department Information

Leadership, Contact Info, & Support

Dr. Wendy Lym

Department Chair

RGC, Bldg. 3000, Rm. 3120
Office:  512-223-3357
wlym@austincc.edu

Department of Composition & Literary Studies

Austin Community College
Rio Grande Campus Bldg. 3000, Rm. 3171

1212 Rio Grande, Austin, TX 78701
Office: 512-223-3233
Hours: M-F 8 AM – 5 PM

Sue Bloodsworth

Administrative Assistant III
Office: 512-223-3233
sbloodsw@austincc.edu
Hours: M-F 8 AM – 5 PM

Jennifer Zuba

Administrative Assistant
Office: 508-308-0942
jennifer.zuba@austincc.edu
Hours: M-F 8 AM – 5 PM

Technology & Resources Help

ACC & CLS Support

CLS Resources Help

Sue Bloodsworth

Administrative Assistant III
Office: 512-223-3233
sbloodsw@austincc.edu
Hours: M-F 8 AM – 5 PM

Jennifer Zuba

Administrative Assistant (Temp)
Office: 508-308-0942
jennifer.zuba@austincc.edu
Hours: M-F 8 AM – 5 PM

CLS Technology Help

Colin Shanafelt

Professor of English & Web Specialist II
Composition & Literary Studies
Austin Community College

cshanafe@austincc.edu