|Language Arts Division|
|ENGL 1BH||HONORS COMPOSITION, CRITICAL READING & THINKING||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: Communication & Analytical Thinking|
|Articulation Office Information -|
|Transferability: Both||Validation: 11/19/12|
|Cross Listed as:|
|Related ID:||ENGL 1B|
|1. Description -|
|Further development in the technique and practice of expository and argumentative writing, critical reading and thinking. Readings chosen to represent a broad spectrum of opinions and ideas, writing styles, and cultural experiences. Formal instruction in composition and critical thinking. |
The honors section offers a challenging intellectual environment for students intending to transfer to a four-year college or university. Class discussion and assignments focus on literature as a reflection of multiple perspectives, social constructs, and cultural values. Course fosters an understanding and appreciation of various literary genres and includes logic and literary theory. Emphasis on rhetorical strategies and stylistic refinements for effective persuasive writing across the disciplines. Enrichment activities include attendance at plays, author readings, public lectures, and independent or collaborative study on a contemporary author.
|Prerequisites: One of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T or ESLL 26; Honors Institute participant.|
|Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ENGL 1B.|
|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. To be supplemented at the instructor's discretion with additional readings, handbook, and/or rhetoric. |
The following are suggested critical thinking books for the course:
Sylvan Barnet and Hugo Bedau. From Critical Thinking to Argument. New York: Bedford, 2008.
Brooke Moore and Richard Parker. Critical Thinking. New York: McGraw Hill, 2011.
Neil Browne and Stuart M. Keeley. Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking. 10th ed. New York: Longman, 2011.
Sheila Cooper and Rosemary Patton. Writing Logically, Thinking Critically. 7th ed. New York: Longman, 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.
|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 Group B: Critical Thinking/English Composition; and CSU A2 Written Communication and CSU A3 Critical Thinking; and UC IGETC Area 1 Group B Critical Thinking/English Composition. |
|Last updated:||2014-03-21 19:30:30|