Spring 2019 ENGLISH 101 ONLINE (Focus on Social Justice and Sustainability) April 8-June 17 Instructor : Curt Warmington Human existence cannot be E-mail : [email protected] silent, nor can it be nourished Phone : (253) 964-6354 by false words, but only by Office Hours: M-F 11-11:50 AM true words with which we trans- Office: Cascade 513 form the world. Paulo Freire Course Description: English 101 is designed to prepare students for college-level writing and adult written communication. Most of the writing assignments are mid-length essays using various organizational strategies to give you practice with expository (explanatory) composition. Critical and creative thinking and reading skills will be emphasized. Those who receive a 2.0 or higher will meet the prerequisite for English 102, 107 and other second quarter composition options next quarter. This quarter the course will take on the added dimension of a focus on the themes of Sustainable Lifestyles and Social Justice . This means that class readings, activities, and papers will focus on these themes. Availability and Access: I will probably be available much more than the minimal office hours listed above, but please make an appointment with me if you want to meet with me beyond that time. I might also hold office hours online some weeks, but I will try to give you a heads up on those times when I'm not going to be physically in my office. (For example, I plan to hold office hours online next week while I'm visiting family in Oregon.) I am usually online at the class site every day, but I generally check email M-Th . ( I might not always check email Friday- Sunday because we have a number of Friday meetings, Pierce College remote email doesn't work well, and because I'm focusing on correcting papers most weekends.) If you have a question that you think others might have, the best place to put that is in the Mud Puddle Discussion Forum . It is also a good place to ask questions over the weekend. I enjoy working with students and helping them, so please do contact me using contact information above if you have a question or a problem in the class. I want you to be successful. Module Organization: Please view the class most often by way of Modules (by clicking that button on the left or by setting Modules up as the place that you enter the class). That is the way that the class has been organized for you. If you view it by way of Assignments, for example, you will miss class content and the class will not make as much sense. Grading Expectation : I try to have work graded and returned to you within a week or so. If I'm unable to do that, I will generally send a message to let you know that the work will be returned later. No Required Texts, Just Free Materials: *You will need a computer, a good word processor that can save files as Word documents, and Internet access, of course. While a cell phone can be used to check into the class in an emergency, it is not a good way to post or to write papers or to do most assignments.
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