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Critical Reading & Writing

  • CRW 111  Critical Thinking I

    Description:
    This course focuses on the fundamental intellectual skills of critical thinking, reading, and writing needed to succeed in college level studies. Using materials drawn from various disciplines in the college curriculum, students develop their ability to recognize and discuss ideas. By learning to relate generalization to supporting ideas and to identify the patterns into which ideas are structured, students gain practice in applying effective strategies for understanding college material. The class meets on a regular basis in a computer lab where students use computers to develop these analytical capabilities and apply them to course work.   More Info

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  • CRW 112  Critical Thinking II

    Description:
    In this course, students gain experience in the processes of intellectual inquiry as it is practiced in the liberal arts and sciences. Through both oral and written presentations, they analyze and interpret readings taken from college-level texts. They learn to distinguish the methods authors use in developing their ideas and the differences and similarities among perspectives of various authors, as well as to recognize implications and to question authors' purposes. The class meets on a regular basis in a computer lab where students use computers to develop these analytical capabilities and apply them to course work.   More Info

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  • CRW 221  Interdisciplinary Critical Thinking

    Description:
    Students practice critical thinking strategies and examine transfer students' acquired knowledge by inquiring: How is knowledge transformed when it is transferred to new academic communities? What discipline-specific expectations can students meet by depending on prior experience? How do research criteria and restrictions differ by discipline and learning institution? Which schemata and theories work across disciplines?   More Info

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  • CRW 282  Elements of Writing Proficiency

    Description:
    A course for upper-level students who need further work on those critical reading, writing, and thinking abilities necessary to complete the writing proficiency requirement. Intensive instruction and practice in analyzing and synthesizing readings and in developing and documenting essays based on multiple readings. Students must complete 1-2 papers appropriate for submission in a writing proficiency portfolio. A conference with the director of the writing proficiency requirement is recommended before registering. Course enrollment is limited to 22 students.   More Info

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  • CRW 283  Proficiency in Analytic Writing

    Description:
    This course is for students who have had repeated difficulty completing the writing proficiency requirement. The course explores a broad theme or topic, reading texts drawn from different disciplines. The course functions as an intensive writing workshop, providing instruction and practice in critical reading, writing, and thinking. Students must develop three critical papers, based on multiple readings, that form the basis of a writing proficiency portfolio. A conference with the director of the writing proficiency requirement is mandatory before registering. Course enrollment is limited to 15 students.   More Info

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