San José State University College of Humanities and Arts
AMS/HUM 100: Writing in the Humanities, Section 2
Judith L. Georges
Clark Hall (CL) 414H
M/W 4:15-5:15 or by appointment
M/W 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Sweeny Hall (SH) 435
Completion of the core GE, English 1B (with a grade of C or
better) / Satisfaction of the Writing Skills Test / Upper division
An advanced workshop in reading and composition designed to develop and enhance
college-level writing skills. Students will compose written responses to a range of
multicultural documents and audio-visual media from various fields that comprise the
Humanities (e.g. literature, history, art, music, philosophy, and religion). Compositions will
require research, analysis, interpretation, and critique. Organization, coherence, and the use
of standard forms of English spelling, grammar, and punctuation are also required.
Course Goals / Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Summarize, analyze, interpret, and assess
ideas encountered in writings from various
disciplines pertaining to the Humanities. Correlated assignments: argumentative,
interpretive, compare/contrast, abstract, and research essays.
2. Research, formulate, and present effective theses. Correlated assignments: argumentative,
interpretive, compare/contrast, and research essays.
AMS/HUM 100W: Writing in the Humanities – Section 2 – Spring 2010
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