Credit hours: 3
GEC categories: 1A: First Writing Course
Prerequisites: Placement into 1110.01
|A Brief Guide to Writing from Readings, 6th edition||Wilhoit||Pearson||10:0-205-24574-9|
|This I Believe II||Allison||Holt||10-0-8050-9089-4|
Course Objectives: Students will develop and strengthen their ability to conduct research, compose an analytical project, and present the results of their work to an audience of peers.
Course Content: Strategies in analytical thinking and classical rhetoric; linking psychology, personal experience, and current events to discuss human nature -- prejudice, bias, the us-versus-them mentality -- and why we do the things we do.
Method of Presentation: Lecture, discussion, computer research, and writing and revision time with consultation.
Method of Evaluation: Graded short homework assignments; a short essay; an analytical project with an editorial and brief presentation. Attendance and Participation.