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English - Maalot Educational Network

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Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length:
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: display proficiency in English written expression; utilize basic research paper techniques; cull essential information by accessing existing storage and retrieval (non-electronic) systems; and critically read professional literature.

Instruction:

This course may be delivered in a classroom or online format. Major topics are: expository writing and basic techniques of the research paper. The course concentrates on staged development of a research project from topic selection, library use, thorough note-taking, outlining, drafting, to final writing.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in English (2/11) (4/16 revalidation).

Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length:
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: write within the standard conventions of American or British English; write clear, effective essays designed to address critical positions and problems; understand fundamental stages of writing: pre-writing, writing and rewriting; write research essays, developing theme and using research sources; describe the ways in which narratives (fiction and non-fiction), expository writings and arguments attempt to persuade an audience through appeals to reason and emotion; identify the ways in which narratives, expository pieces and arguments (including literary analyses) are shaped by an author's social, historical, moral, psychological, and philosophical assumptions; draw sound inferences from data; learn difference between inductive and deductive reasoning; take notes effectively; distinguish and use effectively both denotative and connotative aspects of language; locate and evaluate outside sources for use in developing their own analysis; effectively use  writing strategies as analysis, synthesis, interpretation, and definition; develop an ability to refine positions or seek new ones when they recognize weaknesses in their own arguments; and demonstrate an awareness of a broad range of cultural experiences and voices.

Instruction:

This course may be delivered in a classroom or online format. The course helps students develop their critical thinking and writing skills beyond the level achieved in English Composition I. Instruction emphasizes the application of logical reasoning, analysis, and strategies of argumentation in critical thinking and writing, using literature (both fiction and non-fiction) and literary criticism as subject matter. Major topics are: expository writing and basic techniques of the research paper, personal essay development and examination of short stories and poems. Students learn basic library research and effective note taking. Additionally, students are required to  write critical essays about a wide variety of topics, including short stories and poetry. Students also read several examples of published personal essays, and are required to write at least one personal essay. Prerequisite: English Composition I (ENG101). 

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in English (2/11) (4/16 revalidation).

Formerly:
Fundamentals of Speech (COM101)
Location:
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length:
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates:

September 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify, expose and avoid major logical fallacies in speech; recognize major persuasion heuristics in speech; conceptualize, research, and structure a verbal presentation; and deliver a verbal presentation confidently and with poise.

Instruction:
This course aims to reach a practical definition of "truth" and to familiarize the students with the basic form of a logical argument. Topics covered include: the difference between the central and peripheral modes of evaluation information, the major heuristics and the way in which they can be manipulated, developing a style of speaking based on an understanding of one's own strengths and weaknesses, a systematic approach to developing and structuring a presentation for a specific goal with a specific audience, memorable phrasing, and the discovery of one's vocal abilities.
Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in English, Communications, or as a general elective (2/11) (4/16 revalidation). 

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