B CUSP 135
Strengthens performance of college-level argumentative writing and scholarly research, critical reading and thinking, and the critique and the creation of print and new media texts. Prerequisite: either B CUSP 101, B CUSP 114, or B CUSP 134. Offered: AWSp.
The primary goal of this course is to help you develop the research, analysis, reading, and writing skills that are integral to your academic career. You will learn to develop all the skills through fieldworking. You will select a fieldsite, which you will use as a ˇ°textˇ± to develop research techniques and strategies (e.g. note taking, observing, interviewing, mapping, using archives, responding to text, etc).
Student learning goals
Qualitative Research Methodology
Critical Thinking / Creative Thinking
Writng as a Process
General method of instruction
Lecture, Discussion, Small & Large Group Activities
Do the homework assigned for each class and come to class prepared for class discussions and activities. Use your homework, reading responses, and journal entries as springboards for your writing assignments as well as for your participation in class activities.
Class assignments and grading
- Proposal: 10 % - Artifact Analysis Paper: 10% - Annotated Bibliography: 10% - Presentation: 10% - Research Portfolio: 35% - Homework & Participation in Class Activities: 25%