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Degree ApplicableGlendale Community CollegeDecember 2013COURSE OUTLINEEnglish 195Critical Thinking Skills for College Success in EnglishI.Catalog StatementEnglish 195 is designed to complement English 194.The course emphasizes understanding of andpractice in recognizing techniques necessary for effective argumentation as well as practicerecognizing techniques that lead to faulty argumentation.Topics include identification of facts,opinions, assumptions, and evaluations; recognition of argument fallacies; identification of effectiveor faulty arguments; understanding of various types of arguments; discrimination between valid andinvalid sources; and application of knowledge in their own research papers.Total Lecture Units: 3.0Total Course Units:3.0Total Lecture Hours: 48.0Total Faculty Contact Hours: 48.0Corequisite:ENGL 194.II.Course Entry ExpectationsSkill Level Ranges: Reading 5; Writing 5; Listening 5; Speaking 5; Math 1.While enrolled in this course, the student should be able to:1.read critically and write well-developed critical, thesis-based essays;2.organize, develop, and revise original writing using appropriate tone, style, and semantics;3.understand induction and deduction, evaluate claims and assumptions, identify logical fallacies,and present reasoned arguments;4.analyze, synthesize, distinguish fact from opinion or belief, seek credible sources, and reachlogical conclusions;5.examine values, identify bias and prejudice, and objectively summarize the views of others;6.gather and organize information through library research;7.prepare a research paper using proper documentation and format.III.Course Exit StandardsUpon successful completion of the required coursework, the student will be able to:1.describe critical thinking and list habits of critical thinkers;2.understand the concepts of and discriminate between facts, opinions, inferences, evaluations, andassumptions;
English 195Page 2 of 53.detect hidden assumptions and argument fallacies in a variety of sources (articles from newspapersand magazines, advertisementsincluding political, and research papers;4.

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