Catalog 2015-2016 
    Mar 17, 2018  
Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AHSE 065 English Composition and Literature

5 credits
Students will increase their confidence and ability in writing and reading for academic purposes, employment, and everyday life. Course content emphasizes the mechanics of writing as well as strategies to develop and organize complex ideas in writing. Course readings focus on interpreting and analyzing a variety of texts, including fiction, nonfiction, and informational. This course is designed to prepare students for a successful transition to college-level courses and to develop the behaviors and values relevant to success in higher education and the labor market. Successful completion of this course will earn High School 21+ credit in English.

Prerequisites: A minimum of 221 on the CASAS Reading Assessment and a writing sample
Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Organize and analyze information and reflect upon its meaning in order to draw sound conclusions.
  • Assess how authors structure text and deploy vocabulary for specific writing purposes and audiences, and apply these strategies to their own writing.
  • Analyze the ways in which purpose and audience shape the construction of a text.
  • Write effective sentences, utilizing writing mechanics and writing conventions
  • Deploy strategies to plan, organize, and structure complex ideas to produce a legible and comprehensible draft.
  • Appropriately moderate vocabulary (including idiom, colloquialisms and cultural references), sentence structure, voice, tone, rhetorical forms, and style for a variety of audiences and purposes.
  • Critically and reflexively evaluate writing and deploy strategies for revising.
  • Use computer technology and learning management systems to access new information, produce written work, and access and submit course materials.
  • Interpret and analyze nonfiction, fiction, and informational text