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7/26/2014 2:07:53 AMENGL 1A Course Outline as of Spring 2010

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 1ATitle:  READING & COMPOSITION  
Full Title:  Reading & Composition
Last Reviewed:2/11/2013

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled4.0017.5Lecture Scheduled70.00
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled0 Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact Total0

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Critical reading and discussion of works in various literary forms. Composition predominantly of reasoned and reflective prose. Content and emphasis of particular sections specified in the English Department's course description bulletin "A Hundred Doors" issued every year.  

Prerequisites:
Placement on the English assessment test into English 1A; OR Completion of ENGL 100B or higher (V8); OR ENGL 100; OR ENGL 102 OR ESL 100

Corequisites:

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Critical reading and discussion of works in various literary forms. Composition predominantly of reasoned and reflective prose. Content and emphasis of particular sections specified in the English Department's course description bulletin "A Hundred Doors" issued every year.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Placement on the English assessment test into English 1A; OR Completion of ENGL 100B or higher (V8); OR ENGL 100; OR ENGL 102 OR ESL 100
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:A
English Composition
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 A2Written CommunicationFall 1981
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 1AEnglish CompositionFall 1981
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
CAN:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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1.  Write a comprehensive, well-developed and coherent essay with a focused thesis and appropriate support.
2.  Recognize and correct errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
3.  Identify and analyze argumentative, stylistic, and narrative techniques in non-fiction and fiction.
4.  Obtain, summarize and synthesize research materials including correct use of MLA citations.
 
 
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
 
Reading - From expository essays, full-length works of non-fiction, and short and full-length works of fiction at or above grade 13 level:
1.  Identify the main idea or thesis.
2.  Identify the sequencing or order of the ideas presented.
3.  Explain how the writer supports and illustrates ideas and connects
   them to the thesis.
4.  Paraphrase and summarize paragraphs and essays.
5.  Annotate an essay with appropriate comments.
6.  Identify the stylistic features of an essay.
7.  Identify an essay's tone.
8.  Distinguish between literal and inferential information and identify
   the use of assumptions and biases.
9.  Identify argumentative techniques and recognize logical fallacies.
10. Articulate their opinions and assumptions in relation to reading
   material.
Writing:
1.  Write 6,000 to 8,000 words in expository and argumentative essays,
   each with a clearly identifiable thesis.
2.  Organize their essays, paragraphs, and sentences logically and
   coherently.
3.  Develop paragraphs with concrete, appropriate, and
relevant details.
4.  Write essays which express a mature attitude toward their subject
   with a consistent and appropriate point of view.
5.  Write argumentative essays responding to opposing arguments and
   avoiding logical fallacies.
6.  Revise their prose for clarity, precision, and variety of sentences;
   correct diction; and appropriate voice.
7.  Recognize and correct errors in punctuation, grammar, and spelling.
8.  Demonstrate familiarity with college-level library research techniques
   and with the basic reference works and facilities of the college
   library.
9. Use MLA or APA format in citing research.

Topics and Scope
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I. Reading as Inquiry
A. Reading Strategies
B. Reading for Content Information
C. Reading for Study Purposes
D. Reading to Write
II. Analyzing Literature
A. Approaches to Literary Analysis
B. The Elements of Fiction and Non-Fiction Literature
C. Writing About Literature
III. The Writing Process
A. Pre-writing
B. Drafting
C. Revision
D. Editing
E. Formatting
F. The Recursive Nature of the Process
IV. Writing as Inquiry
A. Identifying the Writer's Purpose
B. Rhetorical Strategies
C. Identifying Tone
D. Analyzing Style and Diction
V. Organizational Patterns
A. Narrative
B. Description
C. Process
D. Cause and Effect
E. Analysis/Synthesis
F. Argument/Persuation
VI. Structure of an Essay
A. Introductory Devices
B. Thesis Statements
C. Organizing the Body
D. Conclusions
E. Formatting
VII. MLA/APA Styles
A. Documention
B. Plagiarism
C. Academic Research
VIII. Stylistics
A. Diction and Vocabulary
B. Voice
C. Tone

Assignments:
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Representative assignments may include:
Reading
1. Read a number of essays during the semester with emphasis
   on critical reading involving analysis, evaluation, and synthesis
   of ideas from several essays/authors. Students can expect to read 40 to 50 pages per week, except in Summer term 60 to 100 pages per week.
2. Discuss readings in order to examine style and rhetoric.
3. Read and analyze the English Department's Work of Literary Merit
   for the particular semester; or, a full-length work of fiction or non-fiction.
 
Writing
Student will write, revise, and edit the equivalent of 6,000 to 8,000 words during the semester. Assignments will be of various lengths focussing on common rhetorical patterns including but not limited to narrative, descriptive, process, cause and effect, evalulation, and argument/persuasion.
 
1.  Weekly in-class or out-of-class essays of 500 to 750 words that may become the basis for a more developed essay of greater length and complexity.
2.  In-class essays of 750 to 1000 words in response to reading essays or the Work of Literary Merit.
3.  A research paper or essay  of 1200 to 1500 words for which library resources and MLA or APA format are used.
4.  Specific written exercises to work with aspects of writing, such as: thesis
   invention; organization; development; style; tone; diction; etc.
5.  Specific exercises in paraphrasing, summarizing, annotation,
   recognizing logical fallacies, etc.
6.  A journal in which students will write about various topics and
   responding to assigned course readings.
7.  Quizzes and exams, including in-class essay exams.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
70 - 80%
Essays of varying lengths; reading journals; writing exercises dealing with grammar and style; written analyses of readings
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 20%
Multiple choice, Matching items, Completion, Short Answer; Essay Exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 15%
Attendance and participation in class discussions

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT BUY TEXTBOOKS before checking with the SRJC Bookstore.
These titles are representative only, and may not be the same ones used in your class.
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Representative Textbooks:
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Best American Essays, 2007 ed.  Atwan, Robert, Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
Ways of Reading. Bartholme, David. Bedford/St. Martin's Press, 2008.
How a Writer Works. Garrison, Roger H., Addison-Wesley, 1985.
A Writer's Reference. Hacker, Diana , St. Martin's Press, 2007.
The Norton Reader. Peterson, Brereton.  Norton, 2005.
50 Essays: A Writer's Anthology. Cohen et al. Bedford/St. Martins, 2008.
 
Work of Literary Merit (W.O.L.M):
Each semester the English Department selects a Work of Literary
Merit for all 1A students. Typically, at least four faculty
lectures are given and special library resources provided for
this project.
 
Instructor prepared materials

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