|Language Arts Division|
|ENGL 1BH||HONORS 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: 11/19/12; 4/29/14|
|Cross Listed as:|
|Related ID:||ENGL 1B|
|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.|
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.
|Prerequisite: Honors Program 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 nonfiction 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 nonfiction literature presented either in separate or anthology form.
The following are suggested literary anthologies with critical thinking embedded in them:
James, Missy and Alan Merickel. Reading Literature and Writing Argument. New York: Longman, 2012.
Meyer Michael, Sylvan Barnet, & Hugo Gedau. The Bedford Introduction to Literature 10E
OR From Critical Thinking to Argument 3E. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2013.
The following are suggested critical thinking books for the course:
Barnet, Sylvan and Hugo Bedau. From Critical Thinking to Argument. New York: Bedford, 2014.
Browne, Neil and Stuart M. Keeley. Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking. 10th ed. New York: Longman, 2011.
Cooper, Sheila and Rosemary Patton. Writing Logically, Thinking Critically. 7th ed. New York: Longman, 2011.
Elder, Linda and Richard Paul. Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Learning and Your Life, 3rd ed. New York: Prentice Hall, 2011.
Moore, Brooke and Richard Parker. Critical Thinking. New York: McGraw Hill, 2011.
The following are examples of texts to be assigned in addition to one of the critical thinking texts listed above:
Barnet, Sylvan, William Burton, and William Cain. An Introduction to Literature. 16th ed. New York: Longman, 2011.
Boothe, Allison and K.J. Mays. The Norton Introduction to Literature. 10th ed. New York: Norton, 2011.
Martel, Yann. Life of Pi. New York: Mariner, 2003.
Morrison, Toni. Beloved. New York: Everyman, 2006.
O'Brien, Tim. 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 and ADT degrees in English; it 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. |
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