ENGL-103 - Critical Reading, Writing, & Thinking - Dan M Portillo
|Course:||Critical Reading, Writing, & Thinking|
|Professor:||Dan M Portillo|
Perfect for the creative (and even artistic) thinker within you, ENG 103 covers topics such as pop culture, sign interpretation, as well as spatial and identity analysis, allowing for the inclusion a variety of subjects and angles from which to examine those subjects. The latter quarter of the semester will strongly emphasize critical thinking, putting abstract concepts into more concrete forms.
The course will consist mainly of discussions of various articles covering common themes that offer an examination of our own pop culture and its effect on you, the consumer. We will also engage--odd as it may seem--matters involving even the food we consume, making you a more aware and alert consumer going forward.
What to Expect in this Course
Lectures will be live and synchronous...and fun! Should I miss a class for any reason, though, I will have video lectures at hand to serve as a reference so that you, the student, can access them when it is convenient for you. Supplemental notes and a video regarding the essay writing format will also be posted.
Types of Assessments
* 4 Essays * 6 short Quizzes * 20 Journal entries * Final Exam
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
Bauer, Holly. Food Matters. Third Edition. Boston/New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2021. ISBN: 978-1-319-24459-0
Maasik, Sonia and Jack Solomon. Signs of Life. Tenth Edition. Boston/New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2021. ISBN: 978-1-319-21366-4
Ruggiero, Vincent Ryan. Beyond Feelings. Ninth Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2012. ISBN: 9780078038181
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Last updated: 04/05/2022 Sub#: 859