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English 1110.03

First Year Writing

Darlene Slack

Credit hours: 3
GEC categories: 1A: Writing and Related Skills
Prerequisites: Placement into 1110.03 or completion of 109.01, 109.02, or 1109

Text Books:

Title Author(s) Publisher ISBN
Writing Analytically Rosenwasser and Stephen Thomson/Wadsworth SBN-10: 0495910082

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Course Objectives: Practice in the fundamentals of expository composition, as illustrated in the student's own composition & in the essays of professional writers and in other media. THIS COURSE MUST BE TAKEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE RELATED SECTION OF 1193.

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: Lectures, classroom discussions, small group work, workshops, critique of papers.

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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