|Language Arts Division|
|ENGL 1CH||HONORS ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING & CRITICAL THINKING||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|
|GE Status: Non-GE|
|Articulation Office Information -|
|Transferability: Both||Validation: 12/09;11/12;5/14;10/14|
|Cross Listed as:|
|Related ID:||ENGL 1C|
|1. Description -|
|Advanced study and practice of argumentative writing with emphasis on critical analysis and evaluation of texts. Focus is on reading and writing assignments from across the disciplines to refine critical reading, writing, and thinking skills. |
The honors section is intensive in content, involving both writing and meta-analysis of complex texts. Includes collaborative evaluations of the content, evidence, organizing principles and style of a variety of texts. Course encourages students to examine assumptions, implications and unintended consequences of rhetorical and content choices. Includes focus on primary sources and the interpretations of these documents in contemporaneous writing. Course expands and enhances the student's ability to write with fluency, effectiveness, and intellectual rigor.
|Prerequisite: Honors Institute participant.|
|Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ENGL 1C or 2.|
|2. Course Objectives -|
|The student will be able to: |
|3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -|
|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 non-fiction literature presented either in separate or anthology form, to be supplemented at the instructor's discretion with additional readings, handbook, and/or rhetoric. |
The following texts are suggested:
Rottenberg, Annette. The Elements of Argument. 10th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2011.
Salmon, Merrilee. Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking. Boston: Wadsworth/Cengage, 2013.
Paul, Richard, and Linda Elder. Critical Thinking. 3rd ed. NY: Prentice Hall, 2011.
CHaffee, John. Thinking Critically. 11th ed. Boston: Wadsworth/Cengage, 2014.
Barnet, Sylvan and Hugh Bedau. Current Issues and Enduring Questions. 10th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2013.
Other appropriate texts may include the following:
Anthologies of short essays or other works addressing relevant issues or topics
Book-length works of non-fiction
A standard handbook on writing and documentation
The following texts are examples:
Skloot, Rebecca. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. NY: Broadway Books, 2011.
Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow. NY: The New Press, 2012.
Stiglitz, Joseph. The Price of Inequality. NY: W.W. Norton, 2013.
Hult, Christine A.. Researching and Writing Across the Curriculum, 3rd Ed., New York: Longman, 2005.
Hult, Christine A. Understanding Global Slavery: A Reader. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.
|8. Disciplines -|
|9. Method of Instruction -|
|The instructor may deliver course material via lectures, discussions, and structured small-group exercises. |
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:
|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 restricted support course for the AA degree in English. It also satisfies IGETC; and Area 1, Group B and CSU Breadth Requirements for Area A-3. |
|Last updated:||2015-03-09 13:46:11|