JS100W_Harris_syllabus_FA08 - JS 100W San Jose State...

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JS 100W San Jose State University Fall 2008 Senior Writing Workshop Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Instructor: Danielle A Harris Office: BT 455; Phone: (408) 924-2940 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Tuesdays 10:30-12:30 pm; Thursdays 1-4 pm Course Description : This is an integrated writing and research course designed to develop advanced communication skills which will be valuable for a career in criminal and social justice. Effective written and oral communication skills are vital to success in any career. The best method for improving these skills is through reading, extensive writing practice, receiving and responding to critical feedback, revision or prior work, and examination of models of excellence in communication. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be skilled at communicating information to a range of audiences in a variety of formats. Students of JS100W will develop: A clear and concise writing style, exhibiting a mastery of the mechanics of writing Proficiency in research strategies and methodologies necessary to communicate complex ideas effectively and appropriately to both general and specific audiences The ability to read, interpret, and critically analyze scholarly literature within the field, and to respond critically both orally and in writing The ability to gather diverse supporting evidence from a variety of sources and appropriately cite these sources, using strict APA style format The ability to effectively express a position, using organized, clear concise wording in a variety of formats to target different audiences UNIVERSITY POLICY ON 100W : This course fulfills a University Studies requirement, the Junior-level Writing Workshop. (Area Z, Written Communication II, under the current SJSU Studies requirements.) “Courses to meet Areas R, S, and V of SJSU Studies must be taken from three different departments.” Prerequisites : Grade of “C” or better in English 1B or equivalent, passing score on the Writing Skills Test, completion of core GE requirements, upper division standing (60 units completed) Text: Any APA (American Psychological Association) reference guide (published since 2005). This might include “Mastering APA Style” or the “APA Publication Manual”. These and others are available at www.apastyle.org or any bookstore. Course Requirements : To satisfy the University’s Written Communication II requirement, students who pass will write a minimum of 8000 words with an overall grade of “C” or better. Students will also make at least two oral presentations, and will evaluate classmates’ writing on a variety of assignments. Assignments in JS100W will include: expository responses to problem statements, a review of scholarly literature, a research paper, an oral presentation of research, an in-class debate, a reaction paper, a peer review, and a final examination. All of these assignments are designed to provide practice in critical reading, thinking, and writing strategies necessary to plan
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