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Fielding Graduate University    
  Jan 23, 2018
Academic Catalog 2017-2018
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ELC-721 Critical Reading and Writing

4 semester credits

Critical Reading and Writing is the first of three courses in the Effective Communications area. This course builds on your powers of observation, discernment, and intuition as existing competencies that can be used to help build bridges to new competencies necessary to your Fielding journey. Some of the new competencies include learning to write critical reviews, literature reviews, and argumentative essays. Maintaining and developing your voice as a scholar-practitioner who can effectively communicate with various audiences is a foundational goal for this course.
Delivery Method: Online
Grading Default: Letter
Learning Outcome(s):  

1. Critical Reading

  • Locates relevant sources.
  • Critically reads and evaluates literature to include a counterhegemonic point of view.

2. Critical Writing

  • Uses theory, research, critical reflection, and practice to make a written argument.
  • Highlights and analyzes alternative points of view.
  • Revises and improves original drafts.

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