This free and open online course in English 101 was produced by the WA State Board for Community & Technical Colleges [http://sbctc.edu/].
English 101 focuses on the analysis of basic human issues as presented in literature with an emphasis on analytic reading, writing and discussion, and on development of argumentative essays based on textual analysis, with attention to style, audience and documentation. By writing several analytical, thesis-driven essays which show engagement with and understanding of a variety of texts, students will practice the critical thinking, reading and writing skills which comprise an important component of college and university studies as well as clear, audience-appropriate communications in other professional settings.
This class is comprised of a series of three units, each of which is centered around an essay assignment. For each unit, in addition to the essay itself, you’ll be asked to respond to reading assignments and to complete exploratory writing assignments. You’ll do a lot of reading and writing, and your instructor will ask you to respond to ideas from our texts, from specific assignments, and from each other.
This module is part of the Open Course Library, a collection of shareable course materials created for faculty to use in their classes. As part of the Open Course Library this content is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which means that you are free to reuse the course in its entirety, edit it and use a your own modified version, or pick out only pieces which can be incorporated into your own course, as long as you credit the original author for their work.
To access all materials for this course you may download either the ANGEL export file or the IMS Common Cartridge file. While the ANGEL file is specific to that system, the Common Cartridge file is compatible with many learning management systems. More information on Common Cartridge is available at http://www.imsglobal.org/cc/ .