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Mt. San Antonio College

 

 

November 25, 2014

 

 

Effective Term:   20062 - Fall 2006

Course ID:

ENGL   1A

Title:

Freshman Composition

 

Division:

Humanities and Social Sciences Division

Department:

English, Literature, Journalism

Discipline:

English

Short Title:

Freshman Composition

 

Course Status:

Approved

Maximum Class Size:

  30

 

 

Method of Instruction:

 

 Lecture

 Work Experience, Occupational

 Laboratory

 Work Experience, General

 Lecture and Laboratory

 Open Entry/Exit

 Independent Studies

 Apprentice

 Distance Learning (Distance Education Delayed) for online courses

 Distance (Hybrid Online) for online supported courses

 

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** CREDIT UNITS **

 

  Lecture Hours:

  72.00

  4.00   

 

  Lab Hours:

  

 

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  Total Hours:

  72

 

 

Taxonomy of Programs (TOPS) Information:

TOPS Code and Course Program Title:

150100 - English

 

SAM Priority Code: 

A.

Apprenticeship

Courses offered to apprentices only.

B.

Advanced Occupational

Courses taken in the advanced stages of an occupational program. Each “B” level course must have a “C” level prerequisite in the same program area.

C.

Clearly Occupational

Courses taken in the middle stages of an occupational program. Should provide the student with entry-level job skills.

D.

Possibly Occupational

Courses taken in the beginning stages of an occupational program.

E.

Non-Occupational

 

Discipline Placement:


State Transfer Code:

A Transferable, UC/CSU/Private

Grading Method:

Letter Grade Only

Frequency Offered:

 Fall

 Winter

 Spring

 Summer

 On Demand

Earn Credit:

Non-repeatable Credit - equates to 0 repeats

 

Transfer Status

Baccalaureate Status is granted by the Educational Design General Education and Baccalaureate Level Subcommittee.

 CSU Transferable         CSU Approval Date:                      (mm/dd/yyyy)                  

 UC Transferable             UC Approval Date:                      (mm/dd/yyyy)                 

 

Course Requisites

Prerequisite:

ENGL 68 or satisfactory score on the English Placement Test

Co requisite:


Advisory:


 

Course Special Designators


Course Description:

Develops effective expository writing skills; investigates the principles and methods of composition as applied to the writing of essays and the research paper; emphasizes critical reading of academic material.

Course Outline:

---Rhetorical traditions and strategies ---Subject, topic, thesis ---Outlining, MLA documentation, Plagiarism ---Revision process ---Research paper ---Development, unity, coherence ---Cause and effect analysis ---Library research ---Style: grammatical patterns and linguistic choices --- Thesis: development and support --- Comparison/contrast --- Development by quotation --- Development by example --- Writing about literature --- Final exam

Lab Outline:


Course Measurable Objectives:

The student will: 1. Analyze and evaluate topics for written assignments. 2. Analyze and evaluate academic models in order to construct logical, correct, and complete outlines. 3. Write coherent, correct essays. 4. Write a coherent, correct library research paper. 5. Develop critical/analytical skills for the evaluating, editing, and rewriting of essays. 6. Use the rhetorical patterns in appropriate, pure, or combined form.

Course Methods of Evaluation:

Category 1. Substantial written assignments for this course include:

Essay Exam(s)
Written Homework
Term or Other Paper(s)
reading

If the course is degree applicable, substantial written assignments in this course are inappropriate because:


Category 2. Computational or non-computational problem solving demonstrations:

Quizzes

Category 3. Skills Demonstrations:

in-class essays

Category 4. Objective Examinations:


Sample Assignments:

Sample Assignments: 1. In their respective autobiographies, Benjamin Franklin and Malcolm X write about how they educated themselves. Write an essay in which you compare and contrast the two accounts, considering the two men's motives for learning, the techniques they employed in pursuit of their educational goals, and the companions or mentors they encountered along the way. 2. Write an extended definition of the term dystopia. Illustrate your definition with specific examples drawn from Margaret Atwood's novel "The Handmaid's Tale." 3. Write a causal analysis of Billy Budd's death. Identify each of the causes leading up to Billy's execution, supporting your assertions with specific references to the text. 4. Write a research paper about modern slavery. Your paper should cover the following points: the difference between modern and traditional forms of slavery; the social, economic, and political causes of modern slavery; and the contemporary abolitionist movement. Follow MLA guidelines for documenting your paper.

 

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