Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   HS21+ English

 Title Abbreviation:   HS21+ ENGLISH

 Department:    HSC

 Course #:    30

 Credits:    10

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    10

 CIP:    320204

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

This course covers grammar, reading, writing and communication skills in fulfillment of the English requirements for the HS21+ diploma.


Prerequisite: Completion of HSC 010 or permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 110

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate completion of HS21+ diploma English requirements.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to communicate opinions and ideas through writing.
  3. Support point of view with evidence.
  4. Understand Citation/reference formats and requirements.
  5. Develop sound sentence structure and proper punctuation in written assignments.
  6. Demonstrate critical reading skills related to academic texts.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.3 Evaluate information and its sources critically.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.
3.4 Produce academic and/or professional writing and integrate it into written and spoken projects.

Course Contents

  1. Content includes but is not limited to:
    • Communication of opinions and ideas through writing.
    • Use of evidence to support points of view.
    • Grammar and sentence structure.
    • Proper citation of sources.
  2. Content may be contextualized to topics of instructor choice.