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ENGL1C:  CRITIC REASON/WRITE


Course Description

This course is designed to develop critical thinking, reading, and writing skills beyond the level achieved in English 1A. The emphasis is on critical analysis of arguments and the development of the ability to integrate the principles of critical thinking into essay writing. Students will write a minimum of 6,000 words. (C-ID: ENGL 105) PREREQUISITE: English 1A with a grade of "C" or better.


Learning Outcomes

  • Recall and apply rhetorical terms such as facts, opinions, inferences, pathos, logos, ethos, premise, conclusion, syllogisms, fallacies, deductive and inductive reasoning and reasoning models such as Rogerian and Toulmin (claim, reason warrant).
  • Identify, assess, and appraise the reasoning methods and quality of existing texts and/or other arguments, applying terms such as facts, opinions, inferences, pathos, logos, ethos, premise, conclusion, syllogisms, fallacies, deductive and inductive reasoning and reasoning models such as Rogerian and Toulmin (claim, reason warrant).
  • Collect and evaluate data and other research to support the creation of original arguments.
  • Compose original arguments using reasoning models such as facts, opinions, inferences, pathos, logos, ethos, premise, conclusion, syllogisms, deductive and inductive reasoning and reasoning models such as Rogerian and Toulmin (claim, reason warrant).


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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