2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PCADA 085 English for Current World Issues (5 credits)

Prerequisite None

Course Description
This course will help students develop critical thinking, reading, and writing skills at the high school level. Students will demonstrate their reading for comprehension and writing skills through reflective essays.

Student Outcomes
1. Apply critical thinking skills, support analysis, and reflect upon events by developing arguments and ideas through writing.
2. Cite evidence using disciplinary standards to represent different points of view and support claims.
3. Integrate primary and secondary sources to support claims and conclusions.
4. Apply the writing process by producing effective and rhetorically appropriate documents in order to meet communicative goals and situational context (formality, subject position, etc.).
5. Use computer software for academic purposes in order to compose and communicate effectively.
6. Evaluate the credibility of materials in order to develop information competency.
7. Determine the meaning and impact of words and phrases as they are used in text, including figurative and connotative meanings.

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