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ENG 220 - Communicating About Ideas and Values

A seminar in critical thinking, designed as a capstone for students finishing their time at the college.  Readings will range from ancient to contemporary sources.  Topics chosen by individual instructors.  Coursework will address major academic questions, including, but not limited to, identity, knowledge, authenticity, origins, consciousness, memory, the limits of language, and the legitimacy of institutions.  Students will situate their own thinking within the set of contexts laid out within the course.  Oral and written assignments will be required.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisite:  ENG 110 College Writing I and completion of at least one (but preferably two) Writing Emphasis (“W”) courses.  Liberal Arts students will have also completed ENG 111 College Writing II


Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Clearly articulate an issue or problem.
  2. Identify, analyze, and evaluate ideas, data, and arguments as they occur in their own or others’ work.
  3. Acknowledge limitations such as perspective and bias.
  4. Develop well-reasoned (logical) arguments to form judgements and/or draw conclusions.
  5. Create projects that reflect interdisciplinary synthesis and metacognition.
  6. Demonstrate coherent college-level communication (oral) that informs, persuades, or otherwise engages with an audience.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to revise and improve (oral) communication.