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WR121 English Composition

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Focuses on academic writing as a means of inquiry. Uses critical reading, discussion and the writing process to explore ideas, develop cultural awareness and formulate positions. Emphasizes development of a variety of strategies to present evidence in support of a thesis. Prerequisite: Placement into WR 121, or completion of WR 115 and RD 115. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 42041

From the Instructor:
Required Texts: The Culture of Fear (anniversary/2010 version--it has a red cover)by Barry Glassner. A Pocket Style Manual, Sixth edition, edited by Diana Hacker. 28 Days Later OR The Others OR Children of Men (these are all films, easily rented through Netflix or any video store. They are, respectively, rated R, PG-13, and R; please know that by taking the class you are agreeing to watch one of these films. Course Description and Goals: This is the first course in the transfer English Composition sequence and focuses on the expository essay, the most fundamental of writing forms appropriate to college and professional work. As the title of the course implies, the theme of this class is fear. In addition to weekly homework assignments such as response papers and peer reviews, and regular discussions, you will write three major essays. Essay #1 is a 4-5 page personal/narrative essay about the scariest time or moment in your life; Essay #2 will be a 4-5 page persuasive movie review of the film 28 Days Later or the film The Others or the film Children of Men; Essay #3 will be a 5-6 page expository/research paper about the role of fear as a persuasive tool in the realm of media and politics.
Course Specific Requirements:
No on campus requirements. Course overview provided first day of class.
Web Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the Technical Requirements for this delivery mode.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
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  CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
WEB » 42041 - 22-Sep-2014 thru 11-Dec-2014
Instructor: Catherine E Landwehr
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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