|Language Arts Division|
|ENGL 1B||COMPOSITION, CRITICAL READING & THINKING THROUGH LITERATURE||Summer 2015|
|5 hours lecture.||5 Units|
|Total Quarter Learning Hours: 60 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)|
|Lecture Hours: 5||Lab Hours:||Lecture/Lab:|
|Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.|
|Course Status: Active||Grading: Letter Grade with P/NP option|
|Degree Status: Applicable||Credit Status: Credit|
|Degree or Certificate Requirement: AA Degree, Foothill GE|
|GE Status: Communication & Analytical Thinking|
|Articulation Office Information -|
|Transferability: Both||Validation: 07/1/5;11/19/12; 4/29/14|
|Cross Listed as:|
|Related ID:||ENGL 1BH|
|1. Description -|
|Further development in the technique and practice of analytical, critical, and argumentative writing through critical reading of literature. Course focuses on literary works from major genres to promote appreciation of literature and represent a broad spectrum of opinions and ideas, writing styles, and cultural experiences. Formal instruction in composition and critical thinking.|
|Prerequisite: One of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T or ESLL 26.|
|Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ENGL 1BH.|
|2. Course Objectives -|
|The student will be able to: |
|3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -|
|When taught as a fully online course, the faculty shall employ one or more of the following methods of regular, timely, and effective student/faculty contact: |
|4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -|
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation -|
|7. Representative Text(s) -|
|One critical thinking text and at least two additional book-length college level texts of imaginative and/or non-fiction literature presented either in separate or anthology form, covering at minimum the major genres. To be supplemented at the instructor's discretion with additional readings, handbook, and/or rhetoric. OR one literary Anthology with critical thinking embedded and at least two additional book-length college level texts of imaginative and/or non-fiction literature presented either in separate or anthology form. |
The following are suggested literary anthologies with critical thinking embedded in them:
Missy James and Alan Merickel, Reading Literature and Writing Argument. New York: Longman, 2012.
Michael Meyer, Sylvan Barnet, & Hugo Gedau. The Bedford Introduction to Literature 10E & From Critical Thinking to Argument 3E. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2013.
The following are suggested critical thinking books for the course:
Sylvan Barnet and Hugo Bedau. From Critical Thinking to Argument. New York: Bedford, 2014.
Brooke Moore and Richard Parker. Critical Thinking. New York: McGraw Hill, 2011.
Linda Elder and Richard Paul. Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Learning and Your Life, 3rd ed. New York: Prentice Hall, 2011.
The following are examples of texts to be assigned in addition to one of the critical thinking texts listed above:
Sylvan Barnet and William Burton and William Cain. An Introduction to Literature. 16th ed. New York: Longman, 2011.
Allison Boothe and K.J. Mays. The Norton Introduction to Literature. 10th ed. New York: Norton, 2011.
Yann Martel. Life of Pi. New York: Mariner, 2003.
Toni Morrison. Beloved. New York: Everyman, 2006.
Tim O'Brien. The Things They Carried. New York: Mariner, 2009.
|8. Disciplines -|
|9. Method of Instruction -|
|The instructor may deliver course material via lectures, discussions and structured small-group exercises. |
|10. Lab Content -|
|Not applicable. |
|11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.|
|12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -|
|13. Need/Justification -|
|This course is a required core course for the AA degree in English and satisfies the Foothill General Education Requirement in Area V, Communication and Analytic Thinking. It also satisfies the CSU GE requirement in A2 Written Communication and CSU A3 Critical Thinking; and UC IGETC Area 1 Group B Critical Thinking/English Composition. |
|Last updated:||2015-03-09 15:43:40|