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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

English and Literacy - Consortium for International Studies

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

Varies; self-study. 

Dates:

September 2018 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: understand words as a center of writing and communicating, what a dictionary and thesaurus offer, and the social reality of dialects; discriminate among informal and formal, and general and specific levels of diction and appropriate usage; demonstrate college-level writing produced through a process of pre-writing, drafting, revising and editing; apply skills learned in this course to workplace and other academic departments; write clear, precise, concise, expository prose in edited American English; read critically and respond to non-fiction selections; and use critical thinking in exposition.

Instruction:

English Composition 1 focuses on expository essays, writing skills, and language functions. Students are taught to brainstorm, develop ideas, and then share them in a well-developed and clear essay. With the use of the textbook 'Writing: A Guide for College and Beyond' by Lester Faigley, this 15-week course allows students to learn the correct form for writing in prose and essay form. 

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in English Composition (8/18).

Location:

Various, distance learning format.

Length:

Varies; self-study. 

Dates:

September 2018 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: complete writing assignments that have clear purposes and defined audiences, fostered by a writing process that includes brainstorming, prewriting, outlining/planning, drafting, peer review, final drafts, and revision; write persuasive and argumentative based documents that integrate and contextualize their ideas with others' ideas in an ethical and effective manner; support their ideas with a focus on valid reasoning; retrieve information and evaluate sources in an efficient and ethical manner; discuss, evaluate, critique, and write about others' arguments by focusing on writers' tone, assumptions, evidence, and their appeals to ethics, character, reason, and emotion. 

Instruction:

This course continues the study of English Composition 1 ENG 101. Students focus on audience, clear argument structure, source evaluation, and critique the comments of others. As in English Composition 1 ENG 101, students are required to submit brainstorming activities as well as completed writing assignments during a 15-week session. Prerequisite: English Composition 1 ENG 101. 

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in English Composition (8/18).

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

Varies; self-study.

Dates:

September 2018 – Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: evaluate the depth and scope of research and information required to meet those needs; evaluate internet data driven research and research tools to support their research and evaluate ‘best of class’ research tools available; define data, information and knowledge; distinguish primary information from secondary information and explain the scholarly application of both; evaluate database qualities for their search needs, both free and proprietary, and evaluate returned articles in terms of relevance, purpose, scope, and depth; discuss the ethical use of information, the laws of copyright and the implication of plagiarism; and identify the information appropriate for academic application and distinguish authoritative sources from those of questionable authority.

Instruction:

Information Literacy includes the study of the transformation and progression of data to become information, the realiability and validity of resources, and general evaluation of primary sources.  Students are also exposed to proper researching and ethical use of primary sources.  A final examination determines students' grades in the course.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Communication, English, Information Literacy, Research Methods, or Study Skills (8/18).

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