Development of critical thinking skills. Application to reading and writing. Academic (analytical, argumentative) writing based on reading of complex texts. Outside research leading to analysis, comparison, self-reflection, and synthesis in a documented research paper.
English Writing 1A.
Instructor Information: Charles Gray
Originally from Syracuse, New York,I studied English and philosophy as an undergraduate at SUNY Oswego. I studied for an MA in English at Brown University and am currently studying for an MA in philosophy at SFSU. I live in Oakland and play a lot of racquetball and squash.
Office Hours: no regular office hours; please email me with concerns
Author: Cornman, Lehrer, Pappas
Title: Philosophical Problems and Arguments
Title: Five Dialogues
There will be 12 short writing assignments on weekly reading and three major essays.
Policy on Copying and Cheating:Students who submit the work of others as their own or cheat on exams or other assignments will receive a failing grade in the course and will be reported to college authorities.
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