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2017-2018 College Catalog 
    
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COMM 2010 - Critical Thinking: Reading, Writing and Research

Arts & Sciences
The human community has a legacy of asking questions. Curiosity is the foundation for all advances in science, philosophy, psychology, archaeology, literature, art, history and commerce. The purpose of this course is to take this everyday human trait and expand it to achieve academic and professional success. Through readings, library research, discussions and writing assignments, this course helps students develop the critical thinking skills necessary for research. It includes the ability to read for comprehension of ideas, to write with clarity of purpose, and to research for deepening knowledge. To accomplish this, students will learn how to construct research plans, use library databases, analyze arguments, incorporate the APA style, and develop a distinct critical and creative voice. As educated citizens we must cultivate those skills that enable us to seek information, evaluate sources, reflect on alternatives, and pose a course of action. These essential skills will foster success in college courses and contribute to professional development.
credit(s): 3
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0700, ENGL 1100



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