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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:    2017

 Course Description  

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


Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment or completion of CSS 103

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.