RICHLAND COLLEGESCHOOL OF LEARNING ENRICHMENTAND ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENTSUMMER 2016 COURSE SYLLABUSDIRW 0310.81421/91403 (3 CR.HRS.)This class meets from 8/29/2016 – 10/21/2016.Instructor:Heather JensenOffice:C288Class Time:ONLINEPhone:214-890-3841Room:ONLINE (eCampus)E-mail:[email protected]Office Hours:By appointment onlyINSTRUCTOR AVAILABILITY:As a full time faculty member and a program coordinator, I will often have my non-teaching time packed withmeetings and various responsibilities.Through all of this activity, my goal is to keep you, the student, as myfocus.My desire is to play a small role to prepare you for any reading or writing situation that you will face infuture courses and in your career fields.REQUIRED MATERIALSTextbook:The Effective Reader/Writer by D. J. Henry (loose-leaf version) with MySkillsLab access code.ISBN: 0134066499CriterionISBN: 0-88685-382-6CATALOG DESCRIPTIONCourse Description: Integrated Reading and Writing is a performance-based course designed to advance students’critical reading and academic writing skills. The course teaches strategies for applying critical reading skills fororganizing, analyzing, and retaining material and developing a variety of written work appropriate to the audienceand purpose. The course fulfills TSI requirements for reading and/or writing.(3 Lec.)DIRW 0310 LEARNING OUTCOMESUpon successful completion of this course, students will:1. Locate explicit textual information, draw complex inferences, and describe, analyze, andevaluate the information within and across multiple texts of varying lengths.2. Comprehend and use vocabulary effectively in oral communication, reading, and writing.3. Identify and analyze the audience, purpose, and message across a variety of texts.4. Describe and apply insights gained from reading and writing a variety of texts.5. Compose a variety of texts that demonstrate reading comprehension, clear focus, logicaldevelopment of ideas, and use of appropriate language that advance the writer’s purpose.6. Determine and use effective approaches and rhetorical strategies for given reading andwriting situations.7. Generate ideas and gather information relevant to the topic and purpose, incorporating theideas and words of other writers in student writing using established strategies.8. Evaluate relevance and quality of ideas and information in recognizing, formulating, anddeveloping a claim.9. Develop and use effective reading and revision strategies to strengthen the writer’s abilityto compose college-level writing assignments.10. Recognize and apply the conventions of Standard English in reading and writing.
DIRW 0310 COURSE PREREQUISITESSuccessful completion of DREA 0091 and DWRI 0091 (grade A, B, or C) or testing placement.