Course DescriptionThis course is designed to prepare students 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.
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
For a full refund to be issued, notice of withdrawal must be received ten calendar days or more prior to the start date of the course.
If notice of a student's withdrawal from a course is received less than ten calendar days prior to the start date or up to five days after the start date of the course, an administration fee of $100 will be applied to the refund amount.
Withdrawal notices received more than five days after the start date will not be issued a refund.
Formerly: Basic English UPG 102 (50 hours) and English 2 UPG 220 - English 2 (39 hours)