Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Counseling and Student Services Division
6 hours laboratory.2 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 72 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 6 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Pass No Pass
 Degree Status: Non-ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Stand Alone Course
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: NoneValidation:

1. Description -
A paragraph development class with an emphasis on writing concisely with correct grammar. Provides support and instruction to students in remedial English courses who struggle with basic reading and writing skills. Focus on research, reading comprehension, content development, and writing structure.
Prerequisite: None
Corerequisites: ENGL 209 and 110.
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Write short essay which includes
    1. Introduction, body, conclusion
    2. Controlling idea and supports
  2. Summarize and analyze various written works and media
  3. Identify topic, thesis, subtopics, and important points
  4. Identify writer's tone, style, and purpose
  5. Critique and evaluate various written materials and multimedia sources
  6. Demonstrate understanding of written assignments and directions
  7. Respond to writing prompts
  8. Identify learning preferences, strengths, and weaknesses
  9. Demonstrate knowledge of and apply writing strategies, effective study skills, and test taking methods.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
  1. Accessible classroom
  2. Availability of assistive technology, i.e., reading and writing software programs.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Types of Learners
    1. Visual
    2. Auditory
    3. Tactile
    4. Kinesthetic
    5. Multi-sensory
  2. Grammar skills
    1. Construct sentences that contain subject, verb, and object
    2. Apply punctuation correctly
    3. Identify and differentiate between the dependent and independent clause
  3. Sentence construction
    1. Recognize, analyze, and correct run-on sentences and fragments
    2. Identify and illustrate simple, compound, and complex sentences
  4. Paragraph development
    1. Construct topic sentences which contain the topic and controlling idea
    2. Write supporting sentences that add importance to the topic sentence
  5. Reading Comprehension
    1. Identify topics, sub-topics, and main points
    2. Analyze, synthesize, and evaluate the significance of assigned readings and literary works
    3. Recognize and apply various reading strategies and accommodations to course work
    4. Demonstrate comprehension of reading material by developing customized study notes
  6. Pre-writing strategies
    1. Questioning
    2. Brainstorming
    3. Mindmapping
    4. Free Writing
  7. In-Class Writing
    1. Differentiate in-class essays from assigned take home essays
    2. Recognize and apply various writing strategies for in-class essay exams
    3. Develop structured outlines (introduction, body, and conclusion)
    4. Analyze prompts
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Two in-class writing assignments which require a response to a written prompt
  2. One out-of-class pea-writing (mind mapping/outline) assignment
  3. Assessment survey and evaluation of writing skills (pre and post)
7. Representative Text(s) -
John Langan, College Writing Skills. 7th ed. McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2008.

8. Disciplines -
Special Education
9. Method of Instruction -
  1. Lecture
  2. Discussion
  3. Group work
  4. Individualized instruction
10. Lab Content -
Under direct supervision of the instructor, students will work in conjunction with instructional aides to work on assigned readings and writings. Students will incorporate and apply compensatory strategies learned in classroom to the laboratory setting. The lab will focus on developing content and structure through direct instruction and guided practice. Students will have the opportunity to learn at their own pace in a nurturing and supportive environment.
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 -
  1. In-class and out-of-class writing assignments which require evaluation, summary, synthesis, and critical thinking.
  2. Revision assignments
  3. Writing assessment questionnaire and survey (pre and post)
13. Need/Justification -
This course is for students with disabilities who are having a difficult time meeting the expectations of a regular English classroom setting due to their specific learning deficits.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2015-03-09 13:32:57

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines