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Course Description

The goal of Foundations English 201 is to help students learn how to reason carefully and express ideasclearly. The required assignments focus on argument and persuasion-specifically on analyzing, synthesizing, and formulating arguments. Assignments will be formatted according to APA style.


Desired Learning Outcomes

• Reading and pondering texts to arrive at a new understanding

• Demonstrating principles of effective writing-rhetorical stance, focus, development, coherence,language

• Identifying the conversation to which an argument contributes

• Making connections between related texts

• Summarizing texts accurately

• Discussing the rhetorical features that contribute to an argument's effectiveness

• Conducting appropriate, major-specific library research

• Providing adequate background information in the presentation of arguments

• Supporting claims with solid reasons based on evidence

• Distinguishing between original ideas and those of other authors through proper source citation