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Advanced Writing and Critical Reading
ADVWRTG/CRRDG
CLASS CODE: ENG 311 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Reading & Writing requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Emphasizes writing expository and argumentative essays and the literal, analytical, and critical interpretation of college-level reading. Requires analytical essays including summaries, a research paper, critical analyses, and arguments. (Recommended for General Studies majors.)
TAUGHT: Winter, Summer, and Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Reading complex texts confidently; strategies for critical thinking; the writing process, including invention, synthesis, revision; research and documentation, argumentation; style and editing.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:

  1. Relate writing strategies to other subject areas and to real-life situations.
  2. Apply advanced writing skills and research techniques to produce effective professional documents for various academic disciplines and anticipated careers.
  3. Generate and apply knowledge according to the methods of inquiry and standards of evidence used in the discipline.
  4. Develop and demonstrate skills in logic, analysis, and critical thinking.
  5. Evaluate research sources for their accuracy, comprehensiveness, and usefulness.
  6. Accurately interpret, summarize, and integrate information from traditional and electronic sources into an original document.
  7. Design a document using appropriate format, page layout, and visuals.
  8. Apply elements of effective writing, such as adapting to audience and purpose; focusing, organizing and developing ideas; achieving coherence; and editing.
REQUIREMENTS: 30 pages of edited and documented prose.
PREREQUISITES: Completion of English 111 or 111C and 22 credit hours or sophomore standing.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001