DJC 301

Critical Thinking and Writing

Academic Year Semester Location Online
2017-2018 Fall I, Spring II Main campus No

Level: Undergraduate

Credits: 3

Lab Fee: None

Pre-requisites: College-Level English, ENG 101 or ENG 102

This course approaches critical thinking and writing as a reflexive process to enable students to become intentional learners, who develop self- awareness about the reasons for study, adapt and integrate their knowledge to new situations and from different sources, with the ultimate goal of becoming “life-long learners.” The course promotes an awareness of historical, cultural, and social contexts and further requires sensitivity to cultural difference. It also requires students to contextualize their own ideas and the ideas of others through rhetorical analysis, logical reasoning, and information literacy. Students will understand and develop clear, effective sentences and logical, organized compositions, as well as how to create and support an arguable thesis. In addition, there is a rhetorical focus on writing as a tool for communication in a variety of media and contexts.