EAC150 - College English

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Subject Title
College English

Subject Description
College English is an introductory college writing and reading course fundamental to successful college studies. Through a variety of assignments and classroom activities, students will strive to develop the rhetorical and analytical skills essential to their success as communicators in college and upon graduation. Fiction and non-fiction will be a central vehicle for teaching writing.

PRE-REQUISITES: EAC149, EAP500, ESL934, ELI Level 8 or placement based on a Seneca College English Skills Assessment

Credit Status
EAC150 is a compulsory credit course for students in all Seneca College post-secondary programs. It is a pre-requisite for the English literature elective, and for required business and technical writing courses at Seneca. EAC152 and EAC190 are equivalent to EAC150.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Read fiction and non-fiction critically, identifying the major theme(s) and/or arguments, and understanding the major points through textual analysis.

2. a) Construct an argument based on a critical analysis of the text.
    b) Develop that argument in essay format by:

-limiting the topic
-formulating a clear thesis
-developing well-constructed paragraphs
-integrating textual support through quotation, paraphrase,and summary
-editing for unity, coherence, organization, and thoroughness

3. Find, assess, integrate, and document primary and/or secondary sources into their own writing according to current MLA guidelines.

4. Produce effective research writing through the completion of a research project.

5. Use correct English grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence mechanics in all writing assignments.

Essential Employability Skills
Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.