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 Course Title:   Integrated Reading and Writing

 Title Abbreviation:   INTGRTD READING-WRITING

 Department:    ENGL

 Course #:    98

 Credits:    10

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    10

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Students will develop reading and writing skills needed for success in college level courses through integrated assignments and intensive practice.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 110

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Communication  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Students will develop competence and confidence to read college level writing.
    • Develop reading techniques including but not limited to flexibility techniques and vocabulary skills.
    • Identify purpose, tone, and bias in works read.
    • Locate main ideas and supporting details.
  2. Students will develop writing skills that will prepare them for written work in college level classes.
    • Develop ideas through conscious use of syntax.
    • Organize ideas through paragraph development strategies.
    • Develop short writings through appropriate coordination of paragraphs.
  3. Students will implement effective reading and writing processes.
    • Reading process will include previewing, reading, and post-reading activities.
    • Writing process will include conscious use of planning, revision, and editing.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.3 Identify and evaluate the relationships among different perspectives within a field of study and among different fields of study.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.
1.2 Access the needed information effectively, efficiently, ethically, and legally.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.
3.4 Produce academic and/or professional writing and integrate it into written and spoken projects.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

Course Contents

  1. Components of the processes of reading and writing
  2. Audience and purpose in writing and reading.
  3. Claims and support: identifying main idea and specific supporting details.
  4. The sentence as the basic unit of written communication: basic sentence structure; correction of sentence fragments, run-ons, and comma splices; sentence effectiveness.
  5. Paragraph development: organizational principles, unity, coherence, topic sentences.
  6. Writings of two to four paragraphs: focus, unity and coherence.