College of Marin Course Outline of Record
Course Outline for Intro to College Reading and Composition I
39. Catalog Description: (Please list course number, title, student units, any prerequisites, corequisites, advisories or other limitations on enrollment, lecture and lab hours, the times course may be taken for credit if more than one, or if course is offered in a distance learning format. Limit to eight sentences. Thank you.)
Students practice reading, writing, and critical thinking to improve reading comprehension and to develop composing techniques for effective academic writing. Course is designed to prepare students for success in college level academic reading and writing. Focus is on writing fluency and familiarity with the conventions of standard written English. Assignments show the interconnection among readings, personal experience, observation, and class discussion. Requires one hour weekly of Writing Centerís guided practice.
Prerequisite: Placement Test, or English 92, or ESL 89
Recommended Preparation: None
40. Schedule Description: (Please limit to one or two sentences. Thank you.)
Students will practice reading, writing, and critical thinking to improve reading comprehension and to develop composing techniques for effective academic writing. Course is designed to prepare students for college level academic reading and writing and requires one hour weekly of Writing Centerís guided practice.
41. Expected Outcomes for Students Upon completion of course, students will be able to:
(Example: Upon completion of course, students will be able to compare and contrast the works of other artists as well as their own in historical, social, and cultural contexts with particular attention paid to the expression of ideas in the artistic medium.)
42. Methods of Instruction (Explain what methods will be used to teach this course.)
1. Collaborative learning sessions;
2. Demonstrations and exercises;
4. Tutorial sessions;
5. Peer review;
6. Student writing will receive instructor comments;
7. Research assignments
43. Course Content
List the major topics in a representative sequence from the beginning of the course to the end. You may identify a schedule of topics, or you may indicate a representative emphasis on the course material. The catalog description and course content delineate the information to be covered by all instructors teaching this course. Differences in sequence, emphasis, and approach constitute a legitimate exercise of academic freedom. Instructors teaching the same course multiple times are not required to place the same emphasis, etc. on the course each time
(Please use outline format when possible.)
44. Critical Thinking (Give several examples of how critical thinking processes or activities occur in this course.)
Examples of critical thinking activities occurring in course
45. Assignments and Methods of Evaluation
46. Sample Out-of-Class Assignments
Essay and Paragraph Writing and Revision
Sentence Skills Exercises
47. Representative Texts and/or Assigned Reading (Include title, author, publisher, and publication date for textbooks.)
1. McWhorter, Kathleen. Successful College Writing. Bedford/St. Martinís
2. Elbow, et al. A Community of Writers. McGraw Hill.
3. Rich, Susanna. The Flexible Writer. Allyn & Bacon
4. Chapman, et al. The Power of Writing. Mayfield.
48. Special Student Materials