B CUSP 134
Offers an interdisciplinary approach to composition, including generating a compelling topic; the articulation of a thesis; the development of supporting evidence; the ability to draw conclusions from the evidence, clear organization of the essay, correct mechanics; awareness of audience, and knowledge of resources for research. Prerequisite: may not be taken for credit if previously earned a minimum grade of 2.0 B CUSP 101, B CUSP 114, or ENGL 131. Offered: AWSp.
This course is designed to foster your abilities to make informed and analytical arguments through a critical engagement with the work of others in your thinking, writing, and research processes. Every activity, every discussion, every reading, and every assignment are designed to help you develop your ability to think and read critically, to write analytically, and to understand the activity of writing as a process. You will learn how to craft academic arguments by reflecting on the concrete process of your own engagement with literacy in relation to the social contexts of your everyday lives. Although the course will cover both the rhetorical and grammatical aspects of writing, please remember that this is not a course in grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
Student learning goals
A. To cultivate your ability to write from your own experience, from readings, and from research
B. To develop a perception of writing as a tool of inquiry and learning
C.To become an active member in a community of writers
D.To engage the work of others effectively in your writing
General method of instruction
Discussion, Lecture, Workshops in Small and Large Groups
Finish readings assigned for each class and come to class prepared for class discussions
Class assignments and grading
Participation in class activities, reading responses, presentations, short writing assignments, final portfolio