|C-ID Number||ENGL 105|
|Date Approved||May 14, 2018|
|General Course Description||
This course offers instruction in argumentation and critical writing, critical thinking, analytical evaluation of primarily non-fiction texts, research strategies, information literacy, and proper documentation
|Any rationale or comments|
Successful completion of college-level composition (C-ID ENGL 100)
Develop writing and reading skills for logical reasoning and argumentation.
Minimum 6,000 words of formal writing.
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|Methods of Evaluation||
Primarily documented, written papers.
Additional writing and other assignments may include a balance of essay exams, class discussion, oral presentations, tests, and quizzes.
Critical Thinking Textbooks such as the following (most recent edition):
Rottenberg, Annette. The Elements of Argument. Bedford/St, Martins.
Salmon, Merrilee. Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking. Harcourt
Paul, Richard, and Linda Elder. Critical Thinking. Prentice Hall.
Chaffee, John. Thinking Critically. Wadsworth.
Barnet, Sylvan. Current Issues and Enduring Questions. Bedford/St. Martins.
Other appropriate texts may include the following:
Anthologies of shorter essays or other works addressing relevant issues or topics
Book length works of non-fiction
A standard handbook on writing and documentation