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Listen • Speak • Engage COMM 100W, Writing Workshop, Spring 2010 page 1 of 7 San José State University Communication Studies 100W, Writing Workshop, Section 15, Spring 2010 Instructor: Roxanne Cnudde Office location: HGH 207 Telephone: 408-924-5380 Email: [email protected] (best way to reach me outside of class/OH) Office hours: T/Th 3:00PM-4:15PM and 5:45PM-6:30PM or by appointment Class days/time: Tuesday/Thursday 12:00PM-1:15PM Classroom: Hugh Gillis Hall (HGH) 225 Prerequisites: Prerequisite: ENGL 1B (with a grade of C or better); Completion of core GE, satisfaction of Writing Skills Test and upper division standing. GE/SJSU Studies Category: Z Catalog Description Current conventions and forms of exposition, argument and persuasion. Writing for the general and specialized audience from the thesis statement approach. 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. Course Description and Goals Welcome to Communication Studies 100W! This course is designed to help you develop advanced proficiency in college-level writing, including appropriate contemporary research strategies and methodologies to communicate effectively to both specialized and general audiences. In effect, this course builds upon the skills and abilities you developed in earlier, writing-intensive courses (i.e., those courses you took to meet the university’s Written Communication 1A & 1B requirements). In this course, we will explore writing as both a means of developing knowledge (i.e., writing as a way of learning) and a means of expressing knowledge (i.e., writing as a way of showing that you’ve learned something). Furthermore, together we will pay particular attention to processes and principles of effective writing that you may apply broadly: as a writer or a reader, from the personal to the professional, from the classroom to the boardroom. While we will focus on writing as communication in this course, we will frequently explore the links between spoken, performed and written communication, as well as topics and readings that will help introduce you to the field of communication studies. Throughout this course, you will engage in a variety of spoken and written assignments, including writing one four page essay (approximately 1,200 words), several short writing assignments (totaling approximately 2,500 words), regular journal entries (approximately 1,500 words) and one research paper (approximately 3,000 words). You will frequently evaluate your own writing, as well as provide your peers with substantive feedback on their writing. In this course, you will learn to introduce, argue, and support persuasive theses with good reasoning and well-documented evidence. We will engage in discussion and exploration
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