Anth100W - San Jos State University Department of...

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San José State University Department of Anthropology ANTH 100W, Writing Workshop, 20028, Spring 2010 Instructor: Marin Pilloud, PhD Office Location: Clark Hall 465 Telephone: (408) 924-5713 Email: Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 1:30-2:30, or by appointment Class Days/Time: Monday and Wednesday 16:30 – 17:45 Classroom: Clark Hall 308 Faculty Web Page and MYSJSU Messaging Copies of the course materials such as the syllabus, major assignment handouts, etc. may be found on my faculty web page: You are responsible for regularly checking with the messaging system through MySJSU or at the e- mail that you have on file with the University for course announcements or additional information. Course Description Writing Workshop: Practice in improvement of writing skills appropriate to the fields of Anthropology and Behavioral Science. Course work includes essays, reports and scholarly communication. Prerequisites: GE/SJSU Category Z (Written Communication II) workshop. Students must have completed core GE, ENGL 1B (with a grade of C or better), satisfaction of Writing Skills Test and upper division standing. Succeeding in this Class At SJSU, students are expected to spend two hours outside of class for every one hour of class time. Because this is a three unit class, you can expect to spend a minimum of six hours per week in addition to time spent in class and on scheduled tutorials or activities. Special projects or assignments may require additional work for the course. Careful time management will help you keep up with readings and assignments and enable you to be successful in all of your courses. Writing Workshop, Anth 100W, Spring 2010 Page 1 of 9
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Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives This course is intended to help students develop and refine their writing skills so they can function effectively in an intensely information-oriented society. Upon successful completion of this workshop, students will be able to demonstrate that they possess the requisite organizing, writing, and editing skills to: conduct independent research using a mix of primary, secondary, and tertiary sources (including interviews and internet websites) evaluate, analyze, and criticize ideas and data encountered in multiple readings and expressed in different forms of discourse express insights and share information about important sociocultural topics by developing, synthesizing, and presenting ideas and data in a coherent and easily understood manner organize, develop, and produce complete essays and other polished documents for a variety of scholarly, professional, and public audiences properly cite a variety of primary, secondary, and tertiary sources (including interviews and internet websites) using editorial standards for the discipline of anthropology as specified in the AAA Style Guide Our primary focus will be on honing the craft of writing more effective research papers, resumes/cover letters, and other short written assignments. Course Goals
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