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Talitha Ikeda
T CORE 101
Tacoma Campus

Introduction to Academic Writing

Introduces principles of argument, critical thinking, and analytical readings, and writing and research skill needed for academic writing. Covers skills for managing the writing process and how to transfer learning to other disciplinary contexts for writing. Linked to another core curriculum course in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences. Offered: AWSp.

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Faculty: Cumi Ikeda

Course Title: Old School 2.0: The Purposes, Perceptions, and Possibilities of College in the 21st Century

Description: Some argue that college has become the new high school. As the economy declines and more jobs require college degrees, more students than ever before are entering the realm of higher education. As if this weren't enough to think about, the digital age has some educators worrying that the Internet is negatively impacting the way the current generation reads, writes, and thinks. Others argue that digital natives represent the new international culture, that they will lead us to new and improved relationships with information and technology. What does it mean to be a university student in 21st century America? What is the purpose of a college education? With these questions in mind, we will tackle the big topics of how to learn and practice the skills of college reading, writing, and thinking.

Required Texts: 1) Diana Hacker and Nancy Sommers's _A Writer's Reference_, 7th Edition 2) Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein's _They Say/I Say_, 2nd Edition 3) coursepack (will be available at the UWT Copy Center)

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Last Update by Talitha Ikeda
Date: 07/27/2011