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 subject 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.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
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 Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.