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Course description and Purpose: This course is designed to support students in developing strategies for reading theoretical, dense, or otherwise difficult texts from a variety of genres and disciplines. Students will practice several reading techniques, including note-taking and underlining, reading with and against the grain of a text, skim-reading, "chunking," close-reading, textual analysis, background research, exploring multiple possible interpretations, summary, paraphrase, and synthesizing information from multiple sources. They will apply these strategies to studying works of cultural criticism, scientific texts, social scientific texts, legal scholarship, and critical theory.
This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:
Humanities, literature, education.
Class Size: 25
25% Reserved for Freshmen
Scheduled for: Evening
Located in: Olympia
|2018-02-09||New Spring Quarter Offering Added|