In this course, students will develop foundational skills in the following areas: critical thinking and reading, writing and research, and speaking and listening. Critical thinking and reading skills will be developed through reading a variety of genres, including textbook chapters, literature, and academic essays. Writing and research skills will be developed through written assignments, including reading responses, essays, a research project, and writing-on-demand assignments. Speaking and listening skills will be developed through group presentations, writing workshops, and class discussions. Students will also learn how to gather and organize information, avoid plagiarism, and follow conventions of documentation styles.
Prerequisite(s): Suitable score on Yukon College Assessments, 65% or higher in ENGL 030, or equivalent.