Critical Reading and Writing in the Humanities COURSE CODE:
Year One (Foundation Course)
NUMBER OF CREDITS:
A pass in the English Language Proficiency Test or its equivalent DURATION:
Critical Reading and Writing in the Humanities will allow students to explore a variety of materials in the humanities and develop their skills in writing expository discourse appropriate to their disciplines by using a process approach to reading and writing. Students will focus on issues of question design, interpretation, evidence, methodology, analysis, objectivity, and clarity in writing in the humanities.
FOUN 1012 aims to:
provide students with the techniques and skills to read and comprehend materials in specific disciplines in the humanities. develop students’ ability to write exposition as appropriate for specific disciplines in the humanities.
Students who complete the course successfully should be able to: read, understand, summarise, and evaluate scholarly materials in the humanities design an effective question or choose an appropriate topic and a method for a humanities project evaluate, use, and document sources appropriately, including electronic databases bibliographies and other information sources use a process approach to produce humanities research essays independently and in collaboration with peers participate in oral, written, and online exchanges with peers (and tutors)
Bazerman, Charles. The Informed Writer: Using Sources in the Disciplines. Fort Collins:
CO, 2010. Available at http://wac.colostate.edu/books/informedwriter/ Kirszner, Laurie G., and Stephen R. Mandell. The Brief Wadsworth Handbook, 6th ed.
Boston: Wadsworth, 2010. ( or an equivalent handbook) Lowe, C., and Zemliansky, P., eds. Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Vol. 2.
Anderson, SC: Parolor Press, 2011. Available at
http://wac.colostate.edu/books/writingspaces1/ and at
http://writingspaces.org/essays A suitable undergraduate-level Dictionary and Thesaurus
Course resources on reading and writing in the Humanities on OurVLE.
Simmons-McDonald, Hazel, Linda Fields, and Peter Roberts. Writing in English: A
Course Book for Caribbean Students. Kingston: Ian Randle, 2012. Wilson, Paige, and Teresa Ferster Glazier. The Least You Should Know about English: Writing Skills. 10th ed. Boston: Wadsworth, 2009.
Please ensure that you become familiar with all of the course requirements. If you need information that your tutor cannot provide, please contact the Foun1012 Coordinator, Lileth O’Connor-Brown by email firstname.lastname@example.org or in Room 22 NAB. Her office hours are Wednesdays 10-12
ASSESSMENT: Assessment is by coursework only with weighting distributed as indicated in the table. Item
Mode of Submission
First Reflective Essay
Turnitin+ Hard Copy
Essay Outline and Annotated Bibliography
Mid Semester-Hard Copy
First Draft of Documented Essay
Turnitin+ Hard copy of revised draft
Peer Review and Self Review
N.B.: In order to obtain a pass in this course, you must get 40% or higher. You are to a) type all take-home assignments and include your broad and narrowed essay topics on your cover page, and b) upload your assignment to Turnitin before your seminar time and then submit the hard copy and signed Coursework Accountability...
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