Credit hours: 3
GEC categories: Writing and Communication; Level 2; Diversity: Social Diversity in the U.S.
Prerequisites: English 1110.01 or 1110.03 and Sophomore status (Exception: English majors may take with freshman status)
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Course Objectives: To strengthen and expand skills in writing/composing different kinds of texts for both academic and non-academic audiences; to expand critical thinking skills. Working toward advocacy -- speaking out for the rights and wellbeing of others.
Course Content: Reading, responding in writing and discussion; analyzing and composing visual texts; improving oral communication skills. Course theme is Advocacy for veterans and for military families, with emphasis on issues some returning vets face, including disability and bias. Students will collect items to be shipped to soldiers serving in the Middle East as part of course work.
Method of Presentation: Discussion and lecture; group work.
Method of Evaluation: A short analytical paper, a longer research-based project that includes an advocacy presentation focusing on a military issue. Written homework assignments based on readings. Attendance and participation.