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English 2367.01

Language, Identity, and Culture in the US Experience

Andrew Kinney

Credit hours: 3
GEC categories: Second Writing Course
Prerequisites: English 110 and Sophomore standing

Text Books:

Title Author(s) Publisher ISBN
The Best American Nonrequired Reading Eggers (Editor) Harcourt 978-0547577432

Example Syllabus:

Course Objectives: English 367 offers instruction in writing that will develop students’ skills in analysis, interpretation, and use of evidence in exposition and argumentation; stresses the writing process, and the importance of drafting, responding to instructor comments, and revising to that process; develops critical reading skills, particularly as a method for stimulating thought and discussion and support the development of topics and ideas for writing; requires oral expression by way of providing students a forum for exploring ideas verbally as well as in writing; deals with aspects of diversity within the context of the US experience.

Course Content: The content of the reading and writing assignments is wide-ranging. We will, at various points, consider many of the themes and ideas found in our course text, and I will encourage you to explore these ideas both in discussion and written work. Furthermore, we will work to both engage analytically and critically with others’ ideas even as we work to create our own, original compositions.

Method of Presentation: Discussion, some lecture. A mix of reading, writing, and speaking.

Method of Evaluation: Audience awareness, persuasive skills, analytical ability, coherence, organization/structure, preparation, style/tone, and ability to work/contribute to groups and classroom.


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