This course is designed to prepare you for university entrance. The course focuses on the study of literature and non-print media with the writing of longer essays. Students will learn research and documentation methods needed for academic essays. (Previously: UPG 102 Basic English)
Course Learning Outcomes
By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:
- Express yourself in a clear, grammatically correct, persuasive and audience-appropriate manner
- Review and master elements of grammar, punctuation and sentence structure
- Develop strategies for reading difficult material
- Practice critical thinking skills through questioning (in class activities, discussions, presentations and compositions)
- Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences
- Comprehend literature and other texts in oral, print, visual, and multimedia forms, and respond personally, critically, and creatively
- Manage ideas and information
- Create a variety of texts to enhance the clarity and artistry of communication
- Respect, support, and collaborate with others
- Summarize the main ideas of passages to be incorporated into research essays (summarize, paraphrase, and quote from selected sources)
- Use MLA documentation for citation and preparation of references in research papers
- Plan original essays; prepare the topic, thesis, and supporting content
- Prepare an outline of a proposed essay
- Plan and gather resources to research a specified topic
- Identify and utilize writing techniques relating to introductions, transitions, organizational patterns, (exposition, comparison, contrast), and conclusions
- Non-print media and critical reflection
- Summarize the plot of a novel
- Identify aspects of setting, plot, characterization, theme
- Identify the writer’s point of view and show how it affects the story
- Analyze how setting, plot, mood and climate influence the development of the plot
- Select details in order to make references
- Develop the theme(s) of a selection
- Read, write about, discuss, and critique a novel
- Identify musical elements in poetry such as rhyme, rhythm and alliteration
- Read poetry that makes social commentary
Forward proof of readiness to Continuing Education via. e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The withdrawal policy: withdrawal requests must be received no more than five (5) calendar days from the date of the first class: a $100 administration fee applies. No refund after this time.
PrerequisitesMinimum grade of 65% in English 20-1 or equivalent course. Students uncertain of their readiness are asked to contact the department prior to registering. Call 403.220.2866. Withdrawal policy: withdrawal requests must be received no more than five (5) calendar days from the date of the first class: a $100 administration fee applies.
No refunds will be issued after that deadline.