WRT 104: ESOL Research, Reading, and Writing
WRT 104: ESOL Research, Reading, and Writing (6 credits). Meets twice a week for 2.5 hours each class.
WRT 104 extends the critical reading and writing skills learned in WRT 103: ESOL Critical Reading, Reasoning, and Writing to the act of research. Research may include traditional library sources and academic journals, but it may also include primary research, such as fieldwork, surveys, and interviews. A variety of texts will be analyzed and discussed in preparation for constructing extended argumentative essays and a final research paper. Reading and responding critically to texts will be practiced. Students will learn to incorporate source material into research writing and integrate one's ideas with those from other texts. Collaboration is an important part of learning; therefore, students will work together to learn to critique their work and the work of peers. Attention will be given to writing beyond the classroom, such as communicating with faculty and other campus programs and departments.
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in WRT 103: ESOL Critical Reading, Research, Writing, or permission of ESOL Program for non-ESOL Program students.