All 17 students enrolled in ENGL 095-04 Fall 2015 at Massasoit Community College passed this developmental level combined 6-credit course I taught in reading and writing. On the last day of classes, students presented their final projects on a theme in Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451. Projects included multimedia presentations featuring music and visual imagery, as well as original sketches, drawings, and collages.
Here’s our catalog course description. We’re looking for students to enroll in Fall 2016!
|ENGL 095 Reading and Writing Seminar||6 credits|
This course strengthens students’ reading, writing, and critical thinking skills in preparation for college-level courses. Students develop strong critical reading skills, as well as background knowledge, vocabulary, and study skills. The course involves intensive practice reading complex texts and writing essays that indicate readiness to succeed in ENGL 101 English Composition I and other college-level courses. It also includes the study of usage, mechanics, and sentence development. Credit earned in this course cannot be applied toward graduation. (This course serves as the equivalent of two courses: ENGL 092 Preparing for College Reading II and ENGL 099 Introductory Writing.)
Prerequisites: ENGL 091 Preparing for College Reading I and ENSL 102 College ESL II; waiver by placement testing results; or departmental approval.
COURSE THEME: Art 4 Impact
Build your college reading and writing skills through this arts-themed course focused on at least four genres of the arts: visual arts, music, literature, and film. Through readings and writing assignments about the arts we’ll consider the following questions: Can the arts make us smarter? How important is creativity to our 21st century lives and careers? Can art bring forth positive change in the world today? You’ll also engage in hands-on projects and activities to explore class readings in creative ways. The course will culminate in a final reading and writing project including your opportunity to make art through your choice of medium and genre. Throughout the semester, expect to engage with the arts firsthand on our Brockton campus!
*No prior artistic experience necessary to enroll – only an interest in creativity and an open mind!