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English DepartmentInstructor: Thea BachmannSection: 9856Course: 3 UnitsVirtual Office Hours: Tuesdays 4-5 pm on CanvasEmail:[email protected]ONLINEThis fully online,16 week, transfer-level course will encompass four units designed to develop critical reading and writing skills fundamental to academic success across disciplines. The first and second units will cultivate skills for analyzing and evaluating a variety of nonfiction, argumentative essays based on the author?s rhetorical strategies and transition into a rhetorical analysis paper. In the third unit, the readings will concentrate on a social issue that you will address in an argumentative paper. Lastly, the fourth unit will focus on methods of research and an extended argumentative paper, where you will synthesize, integrate, and acknowledge multiple sources. The assigned readings, writings, discussions, collaborative activities and peer edit assignments throughout the semester are designed to help you improve your skills and succeed in the course. Each unit involves critical thinking, close reading, identifying rhetorical strategies, and employing those strategies in your own writing. Together, we will establish a rigorous, collaborative, and friendly learning environment.COURSE DESCRIPTIONStudents must achieve a ?C?grade or higher or ?Pass?in English 110 or ESL 119. Students may also qualify for equivalence or assessment recommendation to enroll in English 120. You are expected to have a college level command of English grammar and punctuation. This course focuses on writing strategies more so than writing mechanics. If you need additional assistance with writing mechanics please refer to our text, Diana Hacker?s A Pocket Style Manual and the English Writing Center located in the Library?s Tech Mall. PrerequisitesGrossmont College Fall 2020College Composition & Reading English 120REQUIRED TEXTSPurchase:English 120 Course ReaderProvided for You: Hacker, Diana and Nancy Sommers. A Pocket Style Manual, 6th ed. Boston: Bedfords/St. Martins, 2012.Please acquire the Course Reader for this course within the first week. During English 120 we will discuss the content of the above course reader; however, not every reading assigned will be covered. It is still crucial to complete all of the reading assignments to succeed on quizzes, exams, and written assignments. Information to purchase the reader will be posted in Canvas.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMESONLINE REQUIREMENTS-Have high-speed Internet-Be self-directed, organized, independent, learners-Know how to use the Internet, email, a scanner, & word processor -Read closely all communication from the instructor-Log into Canvas 3-5 times a week-Devote 10 hours a week participating in this class-M UST have a Gmail AccountMETHODS OF EVALUATIONQuizzes & HomeworkQuizzes and homework will be based on your readings and material posted on Canvas. Quizzes are timed and, once opened, must be completed. If you close out of a quiz you will receive a zero, no exceptions, so make sure you have completed the