COMM 1 or Dimensions of Identity: Understanding Ourselves through Reading and Writing is designed to enhance your communicative competence through effective reading and writing skills.
More than reading and writing skills, however, the course will allow you to reflect on notions and concepts of the self and society.
By the end of the semester, you're expected to be able to articulate a deeper awareness of yourselves and your physical and social environment through various forms of academic discourse.
Specifically, you'd be adept at:
To help you meet these expectations, you may refer to the following references found at the CHSS Library. You may also browse the stacks or check the online catalog for more recent library acquisitions:
You'll be referring to these books and other source materials as you tackle the following topics:
To prepare you for these topics, you'll be assigned readings prior to class discussions. You'll also accomplish classroom exercises (individual or group), submit a final writing project (individual), and take the final examination. Your final grade will be computed from the sum of percentages earned from the following:
Aside from your academic requirements, you're also expected to attend not less than 80% of class sessions. You may refer to the Student Handbook regarding policies (and corresponding penalties for violations) on attendance and other academic concerns.
Points will be deducted from written requirements submitted late. Works that are found to be plagiarized will be returned for revision (only one revision allowed). Revised works will be considered as late submissions.
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