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Fall 2013 ENG 201 Critical Thinking with Literature (4 Units)

Section #0356    Begins 08/19/13     Ends 12/13/13

Course Description

This course will develop critical thinking, reading and writing skills beyond the level achieved in English 200. It emphasizes logical reasoning, analysis, and strategies of argumentation through the exploration of literature. Students completing this course will be able to understand and utilize important concepts employed in literary analysis as well as the rhetoric used in the study of formal logic.

  • Instructor:  Bart Rawlinson

  • Email: brawlins@mendocino.edu
    After the class has started, please use Etudes Private Messages for communication.
  • Textbook Information:   The Literary Experience, Compact Edition (MUST HAVE COMPACT EDITION); Thinking for Yourself by Marlys Mayfield, 8th Edition
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 9 to 12 hours per week reading, writing, and taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions.  
  • Special Requirements: Log into Etudes the first day of class.
  • Assignments & Tests:  see Etudes after class begins
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the Etudes program. Students are required to have Internet access, an active email account, the ability to use word processing, conduct Internet searches, attach files, send emails, and work independently.
  • New to ETUDES: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use ETUDES. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with ETUDES. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through ETUDES.
  • ETUDES Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Log in to your course on the first day of the class. Here's how:
Go to the ETUDES portal at https://myetudes.org/portal

Log-in ID

Password

First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
Example:
Jose A. Garcia
Student ID: 1021945
Username = joga21945

Month Day of birth in school records
 
(Type using all lower case letters)
Example:
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411

ETUDES link