|Language Arts Division|
|ENGL 1AH||HONORS COMPOSITION & READING||Summer 2013|
|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: English|
|Articulation Office Information -|
|Transferability: Both||Validation: 11/19/12|
|Cross Listed as:|
|Related ID:||ENGL 1A|
|1. Description -|
|Techniques and practice of expository and argumentative writing based on critical reading and thinking about texts. Reading focused primarily on works of non-fiction prose, chosen to represent a broad spectrum of opinions and ideas, writing styles, and cultural experiences. Fulfills the Foothill College reading and composition requirement for the AA/AS degree and the university-transfer general education requirement in English reading and written composition. |
The honors section offers rigorous preparation in analytic reading and writing skills for students intending to transfer to a four-year college or university. Course provides opportunity to engage contemporary social and ethical issues through small group discussion, a structured sequence of papers requiring higher-level thinking tasks, and collaborative projects. Emphasis is placed on multiple drafts and substantive revision to produce articulate writing appropriate to academic disciplines. Research paper is required.
|Prerequisites: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement as determined by score on the English placement test or through an equivalent placement process; Honors Institute participant.|
|Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ENGL 1A or ENGL 1T.|
|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) -|
Write a total of at least 8,000 words comprised of a minimum of six compositions (four out-of-class and two in-class), the shortest of which will be 750 words, and journal responses to assigned reading.
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation -|
|7. Representative Text(s) -|
|At least two full-length books (including an anthology), primarily focusing on non-fiction; supplemented at instructor's discretion with additional readings or handbook. |
The following are suggested rhetorics/anthologies for the course:
Steven Trimble. Writing with Style. New York: Longman, 2010.
Behrens and Rosen. Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum, 11th Ed. New York: Longman, 2011.
Graff and Berkenstein. They Say/I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing with Readings, 2nd Ed. New York: Norton, 2011.
The following are suggested single author non-fiction books for the course:
Barbara Ehrenreich. Nickled and Dimed: On Getting By in America. New York: Millenium, 2001.
Frederick Douglass. A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: A New Critical Edition. (1845 ed.). San Francisco: City Lights, 2011.
Malcolm Gladwell. Outliers. New York: Little, Brown, 2008.
|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 GE Requirement for Area II, English. It also satisfies UC IGETC Area 1 Group A in English Composition; and the CSU Area A English Language and Critical Thinking requirement for A2 Written Communication. |
|Last updated:||2014-03-24 11:18:23|