Learning Goals and Objectives
Learning Goals: WSC 1, 1A, WSC 2, 2A
These courses are governed by Goal 3 of the HCLAS General Education Goals and Learning Objectives: Students will demonstrate proficiency in written communication.
3a. Compose grammatical sentences.
3b. Use various sentence forms to effectively modulate style and tone.
3c. Compose a sequence of paragraphs that develop a point.
3d. Summarize, quote, and respond to reliable texts to support and develop claims; apply relevant standards for citation.
3e. Write an effective argumentative essay.
3f. Respond to writing assignments using appropriate style, structure, and voice.
3g. Apply editing, proofreading, and revising strategies.
Goals and objectives for the Minor in Writing Studies are as follows:
Goal 1. Critically analyze a variety of texts
1a. Read texts critically with close attention to author's use of rhetorical strategies
1b. Respond to texts using appropriate academic written conventions
Goal 2. Respond effectively to a variety of rhetorical situations
Learning Objectives:2a. Compose effective expository essays responding to specific rhetorical situations
2b. Understand the role of writing in civic engagement
2c. Contribute to public discourse
Goal 3. Compose written texts using appropriate style, structure, and voice
Learning Objectives:3a. Express ideas with clarity and style
3b. Produce a clear, supple style adaptable to various rhetorical situations
3c. Use various sentence forms to modulate style
3d. Employ correct grammar
Goal 4. Revise written texts effectively
Learning Objectives:4a. Compose constructive responses to the written work of peers
4b. Apply local and global revision strategies appropriately
Goal 5. Understand how different genres and disciplines disciplines shape and disseminate knowledge
Learning Objectives:5a. Describe characteristics of academic discourse within various genres and disciplinary contexts
5b. Compose an academic essay consistent with specific disciplinary conventions
Goal 6. Understand the history and theory of field of Writing Studies
6a. Demonstrate familiarity with theories of Writing Studies
6b. Understand contributions of major figures and significant texts in the field of Writing Studies