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English 1110.03

First Year Writing

Bob Gibson

Credit hours: 03
GEC categories: 1A. First Writing Course
Prerequisites: placement into 1110.03 or completion of 109.01, 109.02, or 1109

Text Books:

Title Author(s) Publisher ISBN
Writing Analytically 6th ed Rosenwasser/Stephen Thomson/Wadsworth 978-0495910084

Example Syllabus:

Course Objectives: English 1110.03 is designed to encourage and instruct academic research and writing; representation of academic research and writing for alternative and public audiences; and, the compositional skills necessary for possible, eventual publication of that writing.

Course Content: THIS COURSE MUST BE TAKEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE RELATED SECTION OF 1193. This first year writing course will analyze and produce essays examining the culture messages of movies and how they relate to our shared ideas of community. The course theme is intended both to offer us a motivation for analyzing and producing texts as well as allowing for a collective reconsideration of the ways contemporary culture shapes us as writers, students, and citizens.

Method of Presentation: Lecture, discussion, analyzing texts.

Method of Evaluation: THIS COURSE MUST BE TAKEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE RELATED SECTION OF 1193. Three major essays plus small assignments. Essays are designed to allow students to first gather information and present it in a logical way. Next, students take that same information and go a step further by analyzing the culture impact of that information. Finally, students will write an opinion piece based on their information and analysis.


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