ENG 220 - Communicating About Ideas and Values
Critical analysis of issues and moral problems affecting all thinking adults. Selected readings organized around broad themes. Required writing assignments and oral communication. Required of most degree students.
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
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate the ability to critically exam the suppositions and methods of proposals, positions, statements, etc.
2. Demonstrate the ability to gather and apply pertinent information, as it bears on critical examination.
3. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate the relative worth of various sources of information and forms of argument.
4. Demonstrate the ability to approach new or unfamiliar information or perspectives with a dispassionately inquisitive interest in their validity, merit, and application.
5. Demonstrate an improved understanding to local circumstances relative to wider geographic and historical horizons.
6. Demonstrate the ability to express observations, thoughts, and judgments in concise, technically correct language, in an orderly sequence, with logically developed supporting evidence and argumentation. The best of such expressions will employ nuances of phraseology, subtleties of rhetorical effect, and a range of knowledge beyond the conventional.