Intellectual Heritage Program
Mosaic I Humanities Seminar 851
MWF Sections 016 (11:00 am), 028 (1:00 pm)
Dr. Marcia B. Bailey
Anderson Building 213A
(I am very accessible via email so please don’t hesitate to use it
to ask questions, get clarification, make an appointment, etc.
Over the weekend, it will take
longer for me to reply to your email, but I will reply as soon as possible)
: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00-10:45, 12:00-12:45
Other times by appointment; if you want to
that I am in my office and available, email
me or speak to me in class to set up an appointment.
In the case of inclement weather, check Blackboard for notification of class cancellation.
English 0802 Analytical Reading and Writing
Where We’re Headed
Mosaic is a two semester General Education course designed to engage you in significant
themes, ideas and writings from ancient times through today which give shape to contemporary
thought and culture. Through close reading, class discussion, lectures, writing and other creative
expression, you will develop critical thinking skills and communication methods that can be
utilized in your specific area of study. Texts from varying time periods, cultures and ideological
expressions will invite you to deepen your understanding and widen your appreciation for the
diversity present at Temple University and throughout the world.
What We’ll Work On Together
Mosaic will build on the learning acquired in the Analytic Reading and Writing Program. In
Mosaic 1 we will focus on:
Close reading and textual analysis
Gaining reading endurance
Increasing skills, including summary, analysis, interpretation and argument
Reflection on texts, themes, ideas
Expression of students’ own responses to the material and integration with everyday
What You’ll Be Able to Do When You’ve Successfully Completed this Course:
When we are finished, you should be able to: