North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State UniversityCollege of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Department of EnglishIdeas & Their Expressions ICourse SyllabusCourse InformationCourse Number/Section:ENGL 100.086Term:Fall 2019Semester Credit Hours:3.00Times and Days:MWF 8:00 AM—8:50 AMClass Location:Crosby Hall 103Instructor Contact InformationInstructorMr. Cameron BrooksOffice LocationTBAOffice PhoneTBAOffice HoursBy appointment Email Address[email protected]uNote: Students are responsible for reading, understanding, and following their syllabi. Course Pre-requisites:N/AThere is really nothing more to say—except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how. —Toni Morrison, from The Bluest (1970)Education must also train one for quick, resolute and effective thinking… We are prone to let our mental life become invaded by legions of half truths, prejudices, and propaganda…Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction. —Martin Luther King, Jr., from "The Purpose of Education"(1946)Course DescriptionThis course provides students with a solid foundation in college-level writingand thinking skills. Students will gain experience in planning, drafting, Course Syllabus (Revision 3-29-19)Page 1
revising, and proofreading compositions using various rhetorical situations and aims.Student Learning Objectives/Outcomes ENGL 100 fulfills 3 of the 6 required credit hours of the GEC (General Education Curriculum) requirement for Written Communication at North Carolina A&T State University:1.Apply writing practices appropriate to specific tasks and audiences.2.Integrate the use of appropriate information technology tools throughout the writing process.Available at education_student_learning_outcomes.pdfUpon completion of the course, students will be able to:1.Compose texts incorporating rhetorically effective use of grammar and mechanics;2.Illustrate critical thinking skills in the development of ideas through writing in various rhetorical situations and aims, utilizing genre(s);3.Utilize digital tools for composing texts and reflecting on writing processes.Learning outcomes should be specific, measurable, and focused on the content knowledge the students are expected to master and not what the faculty will teach.If the course is a General Education Course, the SLO should be listed and labeled as “General Education”.Required Textbooks and MaterialsRequired Texts:1.Lunsford, Andrea A. The Everyday Writer with Exercises. Custom NCA&T 6thed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2016. Print. Required Materials:1.Notebook, Computer/Web/Printer Access, Pocket Folder/Binder, Digital Storage DeviceSuggested Course MaterialsSuggested Readings/Texts:1.Additional PDF readings as assigned, located on Blackboard.