gain a foundation of knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world, develop principles of personal and social responsibility for living in a diverse world, and advance intellectual and practical skills that are essential for all learning. Students enrolled in this core curriculum course will complete assignments designed to cultivate the following core objectives: • Critical Thinking Skills—to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information. • Communication Skills—to include effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication. • Personal Responsibility—to include the ability to connect choices, actions, and consequences to ethical decision-making. • Teamwork—to include the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal. Learning Objectives By the end of the semester, the student who passes with a final grade of “C” or above will have demonstrated the ability to: 1. Complete and comprehend reading assignments. Assignments vary in length. 2. Log on to Canvas regularly—at least once a week, but ideally, more. 3. Participate regularly in class discussions in which assigned work is analyzed and interpreted. 4. Write at least 5,000 words in completing written assignments of varying types and lengths that are relevant to course content. At least one written assignment will include information obtained through research that is presented in current MLA format. 5. Explain and illustrate the different types of writing included in the course syllabus. 6. Maintain an overall average of 70 or above on written assignments and exercises.
TextbookThe Little Seagull Handbook. Bullock & Weinberg. (Required) (The most recent edition is preferable, but any edition should suffice.)
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