University Learning Outcome
English 110/112 satisfies the General Education Communication Outcome, which states: Students will use a variety of modes, particularly written, oral, artistic, and visual to: effectively communicate analysis, knowledge, understanding, expression and/or conclusions; skillfully use high-quality, credible, relevant sources; demonstrate appropriate conventions in a variety of communication situations; and demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences in a variety of contexts.
English 110/112 Specific Learning Outcomes
To satisfy the General Education Communication Outcome, students in English 110/112 learn to communicate in a rhetorically effective manner, in a variety of genres for various audiences, purpose, and situations. English 110/112 emphasizes the transition from high school to university reading and writing tasks and genres. Genre, Audience, Purpose, and Situation (GAPS) outcomes include the following :
- Recognize how genre depends on situation, audience, and purpose through close reading and analysis of a variety of genres (particularly those used in everyday life and academic settings).
- Compose and organize rhetorical content, which may include personal, analytical, and argumentative writing, appropriate for a range of genres, situations, purposes, and audiences.
- Choose appropriate syntax, including sentence structure, conventions, writing tone and style, and document design for a range of genres, situations, purposes, and audiences.
- Demonstrate meta-awareness of rhetorical concepts (genre, audience, purpose, situation, tone/style, etc.) through written reflections.
Additionally, students in English 110/112 learn to integrate knowledge and ideas in a coherent and effective manner. English 110/112 instructs students in library and web research skills as an important part of learning and communicating in university courses. Integrating Knowledge and Information (IKI) outcomes include the following:
- Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate for a variety of genres, situations, purposes, and audiences. Sources may be popular or scholarly, print- or web-based, and primary or secondary.
- Use evidence, some of which may be derived from personal experience, to demonstrate an awareness of a larger conversation and multiple viewpoints surrounding an issue.
- Integrate evidence appropriately in writing through summary, paraphrase, or direct quotation.
- Cite sources accurately and consistently in the text and on a Works Cited page, using an established style sheet (such as MLA or APA style).
Additionally, students in English 110/112 develop awareness and terminology used to describe writing processes and process knowledge. Writing and Research Process Knowledge (WRPK) outcomes include the following:
- Increased awareness of and development of skills used in strategic and multi-stage writing processes
- Increase awareness of and development of skills toward using sources for composing purposes