English 4, Section 80239, Th 6:00-8:45, Room 701

General Info Syllabus
English 4 SLO Student Learning Outcomes
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The Students

Week 1 Assignments Beginning Monday, 8/13/2012;
Future Shlock Neil Postman's article on technology
Disappearance of Childhood Neil Postman's article on media
Week 2 Assignments Beginning Monday 8/20/2012
Toulmin's Argument Elements & Susan Jacoby's Essay From the 3rd edition of Barnet and Bedau's From Critial Thinking to Argument: A Portable Guide
Week 3 Assignments Beginning Monday,8/27/2012; Last day to add classes and to drop w/o "W", Sunday, 9/2.
A Nano-Survey of Ethics A quick overview of the philosophy of ethics
Roger Scruton on Morality Roger Scruton's approach to ethics, from which I derived the mnemonic RSVP
RSVP Ethics Quotes from Scruton organized around RSVP
Week 4 Assignments Beginning Tuesday, 9/4/2012; Labor Day Weekend, no classes Saturday through Monday, 9/3,
Grading Notation
Sentence Patterns
MLA Format Example
Three Types of Arguments From Joseph Kelly's Essays
Week 5 Assignments Beginning Monday, 9/10/2012;
Suyuen's Analysis She will not be in class in today
Week 6 Assignments Beginning Wednesday, 9/17/2012
Breaking Up the Echo Cass Sunstein's article in the NY Times, 9/18/2012
Week 7 Assignments Beginning Monday, 9/24/2012
Why Mental Pictures Sway Moral Judgment National Public Radio, September 20, 2012
Truth From Roger Scruton's Modern Philosophy
Alex Jones on "Losing the News" and Why It Matters Terry Gross's Fresh Air interview, August 19, 2009
Week 8 Assignments Beginning Monday, 10/1/2012
Week 9 Assignments Beginning Monday, 10/8/2012; Faculty In-service, No class on Friday, 10/12.
Week 10 Assignments Beginning Monday, 10/15/2012
Knight Cite A big help when creating your MLA Works Cited
Week 11 Assignments Beginning Monday, 10/22/2012; Last day to drop with "W", Sunday. 10/28
Race Doesn't Address Income Slump NY Times article that can be found here.
Castle Law Issue In Montana NY Times article that can be found here.
Week 12 Assignments Beginning Monday, 10/29/2012
The Chase Annie Dillard
Salvation Langston Hughes
Theme for English B Langston Hughes
For My Brothers and Sisters in the Failure Business Seymour Krim
Week 13 Assignments Beginning Monday, 11/5/2012
Week 14 Assignments Beginning Tuesday, 11/13/2012; Veteran's Day, No Class Monday, 11/12.
Thanksgiving Break No Classes Monday, 11/19, through Sunday, 11/25
Week 15 Assignments Beginning Monday, 11/26/2012
SMORC From Dan Ariely's The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty
Week 16 Assignments Beginning Monday, 12/3/2012
Week 17 Finals Begin Beginning Monday, 12/10/2012; Finals begin on Tuesday, 12/11;
Week 18 Finals Continue, Semester Ends Semester ends on Monday, 12/17.