Dec 01, 2023
ENGL 126 - Writing: Humanities Credits: 5
A composition course with readings designed to teach research-based writing in the disciplines of the humanities. Continues to develop the reading and writing skills taught in ENGL& 101 , but emphasizes the development of academic research and writing skills. Students engage in critical thinking throughout the course, which includes analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of humanities texts and the documentation and synthesis of multiple sources and evidence.
Prerequisite: A grade of 2.0 in ENGL& 101 .
Satisfies Requirement: Basic Skills/Communication
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Critically read and analyze both primary and secondary texts in the Humanities (e.g. literature, film, art, and music).
- Distinguish among and utilize critical approaches to humanities subjects.
- Compose thesis-driven arguments supported by the integration of, response to, and synthesis with relevant, appropriate primary and secondary sources.
- Demonstrate effective use of writing processes, which may include pre-writing, drafting, and peer review.
- Examine readings and their own writing as situated within specific historical, social, political, economic, and cultural contexts that affect identity, perspective, expression, and/or action.
- Apply both the processes and methodologies of research to write a research paper.
- Critically apply the conventions of academic writing including source integration and documentation (MLA format).
- Produce effective written communication, which demonstrates critical thinking; writing and research processes; and knowledge of genres for workplace, expository, or research writing.
- Demonstrate college-level reading skills by summarizing, analyzing, interpreting, synthesizing, and evaluating college texts; and develop an awareness of the approaches writers use for different audiences, genres, and rhetorical situations.
- Evaluate how social, economic, and/or political situations can affect the way ideas are produced, distributed, and received.
- Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.
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