Official Course Descriptions, Objectives, and Outcomes (CLO's)

ENGL M01A: Official Course Description and Objectives

Every course at Moorpark College follows an official Course Outline of Record (COR). Here are the course description from the Catalog and the learning objectives from the COR; they give you a good idea of what kind of work to anticipate and what you can expect to learn in this class.

Description: Emphasizes expository writing that demonstrates the principles of thesis and support, logical organization and development, clear paragraph and sentence construction, control of diction, and command of the conventions of English usage. Develops research, documentation, analytical, and interpretive reading skills.  

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to

  • compose several expository papers from 2 to 10 pages long, totaling 8,000 words (35 pages), employing such skills as:
  • use of the stages of the writing process: generating ideas, drafting, revising, and editing.
  • awareness of audience and purpose.
  • clear statement of thesis, focus, or controlling idea.
  • logical organization.
  • full and convincing development of ideas, including appropriate rhetorical strategies, paragraph construction, effective transitions, and convincing support.
  • control of diction.
  • adherence to the conventions of standard written English.

 

  1. compose timed essay examinations with clear thesis, logical organization, convincing arguments, and specific supporting detail.

     

  2. organize and compose a 7-10-page research paper incorporating and accurately documenting a variety of appropriate source materials.

     

  3. analyze a variety of essays and at least one book-length work.

     

  4. demonstrate critical thinking skills in oral and written discussion of assigned readings.

     

  5. identify and assess the main idea of essays and write clear, relevant responses in informal journal entries and formal essays.

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO’s)

Every course also has specified outcomes to be assessed regularly, to ensure that students are actually learning what instructors intend them to learn. Here are the CLO’s for this course:

 

1. identify and discuss the thesis and main supporting points of a published essay.

 

2. write an essay that (a) is thesis-driven, (b) is clearly organized, (c) is supported by specific evidence, and (d) follows the conventions of Standard Written English.

 

3. write a research paper that (a) effectively incorporates relevant research and (b) follows MLA format for citations and Works Cited page.


ENGL M01AH: Official Course Description and Objectives

Every course at Moorpark College follows an official Course Outline of Record (COR). Here are the course description from the Catalog and the learning objectives from the COR; they give you a good idea of what kind of work to anticipate and what you can expect to learn in this class.

 

Description: Emphasizes expository writing and research, demonstrating principles of thesis and support, rhetorical organization, control of diction, clear sentence and paragraph construction, and command of the conventions of English usage. Develops analytical and interpretive reading skills. Honors work challenges students to be more analytical and creative through expanded assignments, real-world applications and enrichment opportunities.

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to

  • compose several expository papers from 2 to 10 pages long, totaling 8,000 words (35 pages), employing such skills as:
  • use of the stages of the writing process: generating ideas, drafting, revising, and editing.
  • awareness of audience and purpose.
  • clear statement of thesis, focus, or controlling idea.
  • logical organization.
  • full and convincing development of ideas, including appropriate rhetorical strategies, paragraph construction, effective transitions, and convincing support.
  • control of diction.
  • adherence to the conventions of standard written English.

 

  1. compose timed essay examinations with clear thesis, logical organization, convincing arguments, and specific supporting detail.

 

  1. organize and compose a 7-10-page research paper incorporating and accurately documenting a variety of appropriate source materials.

 

  1. analyze a variety of essays and at least one book-length work.

 

  1. demonstrate critical thinking skills in oral and written discussion of assigned readings.

 

  1. identify and assess the main idea of essays and write clear, relevant responses in informal journal entries and formal essays.

 

  1. HONORS: demonstrate critical thinking in class participation and expository writing assignments related to substantial readings in select primary sources, perhaps involving book-length selections of non-fiction centered on one particular focus or theme.

 

  1. HONORS: interpret and present the results of research and/or close, careful reading of primary texts, perhaps centered on one particular focus or theme. Findings may be presented in a public forum such as a lecture, Internet posting or literary magazine.

 

  1. HONORS: take a leadership role in class discussions, oral reports, peer groups, panel presentations, and similar projects.

 

  1. HONORS: exhibit independent and creative thought by successfully completing assigned class projects and written work.

 

  1. HONORS: demonstrate an increased sensitivity to issues of ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, and age in accordance with the theme of the course.

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO’s)

Every course also has specified outcomes to be assessed regularly, to ensure that students are actually learning what instructors intend them to learn. Here are the CLO’s for this course:

 

  1. identify and discuss the thesis and main supporting points of a published essay.

 

  1. write an essay that (a) is thesis-driven, (b) is clearly organized, (c) is supported by specific evidence, and (d) follows the conventions of Standard Written English.

 

  1. write a research paper that (a) effectively incorporates relevant research and (b) follows MLA format for citations and Works Cited page.

ENGL M01B: Official Course Description and Objectives

Every course at Moorpark College follows an official Course Outline of Record (COR). Here are the course description from the Catalog and the learning objectives from the COR; they give you a good idea of what kind of work to anticipate and what you can expect to learn in this class.

Description: Develops critical thinking and writing skills in close textual analysis of issues and themes in fiction, poetry, and drama as well as in non-fictional literature and literary criticism. Reviews deductive and inductive reasoning, recognition and avoidance of logical fallacies, and relationships between language and meaning while emphasizing detailed critical analysis.  

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to:

  1. select evidence from a text to identify and respond to genre, plot, setting, point of view, characters, tone, style, and theme of a literary work.

     

  2. demonstrate an understanding of literary elements (such as theme and tone) using appropriate literary terms.

     

  3. develop and test hypotheses about the relationship of form and content in writing by recognizing the implications of literary forms and language patterns.

     

  4. explain how fiction, drama, and poetry reflect the author's cultural, moral, gender-based, psychological, and philosophical assumptions.

     

  5. use and evaluate various sources to interpret literature and create original arguments.

     

  6. identify the structure and main points of the literary critical essay.

     

  7. distinguish between fact and opinion and recognize a critic's individual and cultural perspective and bias.

     

  8. use critical thinking concepts and terms to connect evidence to logical conclusions.

     

  9. distinguish among fact, inference, and judgment in drawing conclusions.

     

  10. identify rhetorical strategies and recognize formal and informal logical fallacies.

     

  11. compose essays, totaling 8,000 words, that effectively employ writing strategies appropriate to the course.

     

  12. produce a research paper, demonstrating familiarity with research techniques, note-taking, organization, and documentation using current MLA guidelines.

     

    Course Learning Outcomes (CLO’s)

Every course also has specified outcomes to be assessed regularly, to ensure that students are actually learning what instructors intend them to learn. Here are the CLO’s for this course:

 

  1. identify the elements of literature in a specific work—character, setting, theme, plot, etc.—and discuss their significance to the work.

 

  1. identify and discuss the thesis and main supporting points of a literary-critical essay.

 

  1. write a literary-critical essay that (a) is thesis-driven, (b) is clearly organized, (c) is supported by specific evidence from the text, and (d) follows the conventions of Standard Written English.

 

      4.  interpret, analyze, and respond to the writing of others and incorporate the ideas of others in their own writing.


ENGL M01BH: Official Course Description and Objectives

 

Every course at Moorpark College follows an official Course Outline of Record (COR). Here are the course description from the Catalog and the learning objectives from the COR; they give you a good idea of what kind of work to anticipate and what you can expect to learn in this class.

 

Description: Develops critical thinking and writing skills in close textual analysis of issues and themes in fiction, poetry, and drama as well as in non-fictional literature and literary criticism. Reviews deductive and inductive reasoning, recognition and avoidance of logical fallacies, and relationships between language and meaning while emphasizing detailed critical analysis. Honors work challenges students to be more analytical and creative through expanded assignments, real-world applications and enrichment opportunities.

 

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to

  1. select evidence from a text to identify and respond to plot, setting, point of view, characters, tone, style, and theme of a literary work.

 

  1. demonstrate an understanding of literary elements (such as theme and tone) using appropriate literary terms.

 

  1. develop and test hypotheses about the relationship of form and content in writing by recognizing the implications of literary forms and language patterns.

 

  1. explain how fiction, drama, and poetry reflect the author's cultural, moral, gender-based, psychological, and philosophical assumptions.

 

  1. use and evaluate various sources to interpret literature and create original arguments.

 

  1. identify the structure and main points of the literary critical essay.

 

  1. distinguish between fact and opinion and recognize a critic's individual and cultural perspective and bias. 

 

  1. use critical thinking concepts and terms to connect evidence to logical conclusions.

 

  1. distinguish among fact, inference, and judgment in drawing conclusions.

 

  1. identify rhetorical strategies and recognize formal and informal logical fallacies.

 

  1. compose essays, totaling 8,000 words, that effectively employ writing strategies appropriate to the course.

 

  1. produce a research paper, demonstrating familiarity with research techniques, note-taking, organization, and documentation using current MLA guidelines.

 

  1. HONORS: arrange and present the results of their semester’s work in various forms, such as oral presentations, multimedia formats, written essays, creative interpretations, and Internet postings to the general public.

 

  1. HONORS: demonstrate independent and creative thought in the successful completion of assigned projects and written work.

 

  1. HONORS: produce writing assignments that total a minimum 10,000 words during the course of the semester.

 

  1. HONORS: demonstrate in-depth insight and analysis in their written work, reflecting an advanced understanding of the subject.

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO’s)

Every course also has specified outcomes to be assessed regularly, to ensure that students are actually learning what instructors intend them to learn. Here are the CLO’s for this course:

 

  1. identify the elements of literature in a specific work—character, setting, theme, plot, etc.—and discuss their significance to the work.

 

  1. identify and discuss the thesis and main supporting points of a literary-critical essay.

 

  1. write a literary-critical essay that (a) is thesis-driven, (b) is clearly organized, (c) is supported by specific evidence from the text, and (d) follows the conventions of Standard Written English.

 

     4.  interpret, analyze, and respond to the writing of others and incorporate the ideas of others in their own writing.


ENGL M01C: Official Course Description and Objectives

 

Every course at Moorpark College follows an official Course Outline of Record (COR). Here are the course description from the Catalog and the learning objectives from the COR; they give you a good idea of what kind of work to anticipate and what you can expect to learn in this class.

 

Description: Develops advanced skills in critical thinking, reading, and writing. Focuses primarily on the analysis and evaluation of non-fiction works to develop logical reasoning as well as analytical and argumentative writing skills.  

 

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to

 

  1. Methods of evaluation will be consistent with, but not limited by, the following types or examples.

 

  1. distinguish among fact, opinion, belief, and prejudice and adequately evaluate the standards used when making these determinations. 

 

  1. identify common formal and informal fallacies of language and thought and distinguish between denotative and connotative language as well as deductive and inductive reasoning. 

 

  1. analyze assignments for underlying assumptions, valid arguments, logical structure, clear reasoning patterns, sound evidence, and rhetorical appeals (ethos, logos, and pathos), the aim being not only to identify these points in general occurrence but also to practice them effectively in his/her own work. 

 

  1. practice research skills by finding outside sources, separating facts from opinion, drawing inferences, validating reliability. 

 

  1. use outside sources to support the development of his/her own ideas and logical reasoning. 

 

  1. compose essays, totaling 8,000 words, that effectively employ writing strategies appropriate to the course.

 

  1. demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills, assess the critical thinking skills in use, and interact and respond appropriately.

 

  1. produce a research paper, demonstrating familiarity with research techniques, note-taking, organization, and documentation using current MLA guidelines.

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO’s)

Every course also has specified outcomes to be assessed regularly, to ensure that students are actually learning what instructors intend them to learn. Here are the CLO’s for this course:

 

  1. identify and discuss the thesis and main supporting points of a published essay and discuss the validity of its argument.

 

  1. write an essay that (a) is thesis-driven, (b) is clearly organized, (c) is supported by specific evidence, and (d) follows the conventions of Standard Written English. 

 

  1. write a research paper that (a) effectively incorporates relevant research and (b) follows MLA format for citations and Works Cited page.

 

  1. (a) analyze readings for underlying assumptions, valid arguments, logical structure, sound evidence, and rhetorical appeals (ethos, logos, and pathos), and (b) practice them consciously and effectively in their own writing.

ENGL M01CH: Official Course Description and Objectives

 

Every course at Moorpark College follows an official Course Outline of Record (COR). Here are the course description from the Catalog and the learning objectives from the COR; they give you a good idea of what kind of work to anticipate and what you can expect to learn in this class.

 

Description: Develops advanced skills in critical thinking, reading, and writing. Focuses primarily on the analysis and evaluation of non-fiction works to develop logical reasoning as well as analytical and argumentative writing skills. Honors work challenges students to be more analytical and creative through expanded assignments, real-world applications and enrichment opportunities.  

 

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to:

 

  1. evaluate college-level material from a variety of sources, such as essays, fiction, and media presentations (e.g., presidential debates, ad campaigns, etc.).
  2. distinguish among fact, opinion, belief, and prejudice and adequately evaluate the standards used when making these determinations. 
  3. identify common formal and informal fallacies of language and thought and distinguish between denotative and connotative language as well as deductive and inductive reasoning. 
  4. analyze assignments for underlying assumptions, valid arguments, logical structure, clear reasoning patterns, sound evidence, and rhetorical appeals (ethos, logos, and pathos); the aim being not only to identify these points in general occurrence but also effectively to practice them in one’s own work in varied writing assignments designed to demonstrate growing levels of skill in these areas.
  5. practice research skills by finding outside sources, separating facts from opinion, drawing inferences, validating reliability.
  6. use outside sources to support the development of his/her own ideas and logical reasoning.
  7. compose essays, totaling 8,000 words, that effectively employ writing strategies appropriate to the course.
  8. demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills, assess the critical thinking skills in use, and interact and respond appropriately.
  9. produce a research paper, demonstrating familiarity with research techniques, note-taking, organization, and documentation using current MLA guidelines.
  10. HONORS: produce correct and articulate college-level English prose in all major assignments and work at an increasingly high level of sophistication in syntax and phrasing.
  11. HONORS: demonstrate leadership in class discussions, oral reports, peer groups, panel presentations, and/or other similar projects. 
  12. HONORS: demonstrate independent and creative thought in the successful completion of assigned class projects and written work. 
  13. HONORS: demonstrate an increased sensitivity to issues involving differences of ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, and age--in accordance with the specific theme of the course. 
  14. HONORS: produce writing assignments that total a minimum 10,000 words during the course of the semester. 

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO’s)

Every course also has specified outcomes to be assessed regularly, to ensure that students are actually learning what instructors intend them to learn. Here are the CLO’s for this course:

 

  1. identify and discuss the thesis and main supporting points of a published essay and discuss the validity of its argument.

 

  1. write an essay that (a) is thesis-driven, (b) is clearly organized, (c) is supported by specific evidence, and (d) follows the conventions of Standard Written English. 

 

  1. write a research paper that (a) effectively incorporates relevant research and (b) follows MLA format for citations and Works Cited page.

 

  1. (a) analyze readings for underlying assumptions, valid arguments, logical structure, sound evidence, and rhetorical appeals (ethos, logos, and pathos), and (b) practice them consciously and effectively in their own writing.

ENGL M02: Official Course Description and Objectives

 

Every course at Moorpark College follows an official Course Outline of Record (COR). Here are the course description from the Catalog and the learning objectives from the COR; they give you a good idea of what kind of work to anticipate and what you can expect to learn in this class.

 

Description: Introduces college-level writing, focusing on composing clear, organized paragraphs and short essays that demonstrate the development and support of coherent central ideas with relevant reasoning and examples. Offers instruction in the writing process (preparation, organization, development, revision, editing) as well as grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure in preparation for success in English M01A.  

 

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to

 

  1. demonstrate the ability to comprehend and analyze college-level readings through discussion and writings, such as summary and paraphrase.

 

  1. use writing as a medium of academic and professional communication and self-expression. 

 

  1. create sentences that contain structural variety and that use language appropriate to audience and purpose. 

 

  1. compose paragraphs that are focused, unified, coherent, adequately developed, detailed, and engaging.

 

  1. apply the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, etc.) to composing essays. 

 

  1. construct a short, organized essay that develops a controlling idea.

 

  1. employ strategies for completing in-class writings, including essay examinations.

 

  1. observe the conventions of standard written English, with relative freedom from such errors as fragments, run-ons, and comma splices; faulty verb agreement; improper pronoun reference; and basic mechanical problems (spelling, punctuation, capitalization).

 

  1. translate written reports into oral presentations and group projects.

 

  1. review and report on campus and community services (service learning, researching campus services, internships, etc.) as related to writing and/or group projects.

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO’s)

Every course also has specified outcomes to be assessed regularly, to ensure that students are actually learning what instructors intend them to learn. Here are the CLO’s for this course:

 

  1. comprehend, paraphrase, and summarize a variety of college-level readings.

 

  1. write clear, structurally varied sentences that conform to Standard Written English (SWE).

 

  1. write coherent paragraphs supported by specific detail.

 

      4.  write a short essay that is thesis-driven and logically organized.


ENGL M03: Official Course Description and Objectives

 

Every course at Moorpark College follows an official Course Outline of Record (COR). Here are the course description from the Catalog and the learning objectives from the COR; they give you a good idea of what kind of work to anticipate and what you can expect to learn in this class.

Description: Helps students strengthen their basic writing skills. It involves intensive practice in developing ideas, making clear statements, and organizing information at the level of the paragraph and short essay. Grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and sentence structure are also emphasized in order to compose, revise, and edit essays. Students will write regularly and learn word processing skills on a computer (in computer lab) as part of the composing process. This course may be taken two (2) times for credit.  

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to

  1. identify the main ideas and structural components of short college-level readings.

 

  1. compose sentences that are internally coherent, free of basic high-distortion errors, and precise in diction and phrasing.

 

  1. compose paragraphs that are focused, unified, coherent, adequately developed, detailed, and engaging.

 

  1. write clearly and correctly at the sentence and paragraph level in preparation for English 02.

          

          5.  compose, revise, and edit a short (1-3 page) essay.

          

          6.  use a word processing software program well enough to accomplish the above objectives.

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO’s)

Every course also has specified outcomes to be assessed regularly, to ensure that students are actually learning what instructors intend them to learn. Here are the CLO’s for this course:

 

  1.  identify the main idea and supporting points of short college-level readings.

 

  1. write clear, coherent sentences free of basic errors such as run-ons, fragments, and agreement errors.

 

      3.  draft, revise, and edit a short (1-3 page) essay.


ENGL M10A: Official Course Description and Objectives

 

Every course at Moorpark College follows an official Course Outline of Record (COR). Here are the course description from the Catalog and the learning objectives from the COR; they give you a good idea of what kind of work to anticipate and what you can expect to learn in this class.

Description: Introduces techniques for effective creative writing through writers’ workshop. Examines techniques in fiction and poetry writing, criticism, and revision through the production of original works followed by discussion and analysis.  

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to

  1. recognize effective creative writing.

 

  1. analyze and explain the techniques used in his/her original writing.

 

  1. apply techniques of effective revision that take into account an audience.

 

  1. choose the best strategy regarding character, setting, style, and point of view in his/her original short stories.

 

  1. choose the best strategy regarding various poetic devices in his/her original poetry.

 

  1. present constructive and supportive criticism of others’ writing.

 

  1. compile a representative portfolio of revised creative writing.

 

  1. select original work for submission to a publisher of an on- or off-campus literary magazine.

 

  1. present original work to a live audience.

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO’s)

Every course also has specified outcomes to be assessed regularly, to ensure that students are actually learning what instructors intend them to learn. Here are the CLO’s for this course:

 

  1. recognize and articulate the principles of effective creative writing.

 

  1. write a story that demonstrates the effective use of setting, characterization, and point of view.

 

  1. offer constructive and supportive criticism of classmates’ writing.

ENGL M10B: Official Course Description and Objectives

 

Every course at Moorpark College follows an official Course Outline of Record (COR). Here are the course description from the Catalog and the learning objectives from the COR; they give you a good idea of what kind of work to anticipate and what you can expect to learn in this class.

Description: Practices critique and revision of original work in poetry and fiction and stresses writing techniques useful for finding a voice. Introduces advanced study of literary forms, emphasizing prose and poetry through practice, discussion, and analysis with a goal of publication.  

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to

  1. recognize and differentiate between effective and ineffective creative writing.

 

  1. recognize trends and practices in professional creative writing.

 

  1. defend the techniques used in her/his own original writing.

 

  1. apply techniques of effective revision that take into account an audience.

 

  1. choose the best strategy regarding various literary devices in their genre of choice (for example, choices of setting and point of view in fiction; form and persona in poetry).

 

  1. present written and oral constructive and supportive criticism of others’ writing.

 

  1. compile a representative portfolio of revised creative writing.

 

  1. select original work for submission to a publisher of an on- or off-campus literary magazine.

 

  1. develop a “voice” specific to one of the two genres.

 

  1. present his/her work to a live audience.

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO’s)

Every course also has specified outcomes to be assessed regularly, to ensure that students are actually learning what instructors intend them to learn. Here are the CLO’s for this course:

 

  1. choose the best strategies for various literary devices in their genre of choice (e.g., setting and point of view in fiction; form and persona in poetry) and articulate their choices.

 

  1. compile a representative portfolio of revised creative writing. and

 

      3. submit original work for publication in an on- or off-campus literary magazine.


ENGL M13A: Official Course Description and Objectives

Every course at Moorpark College follows an official Course Outline of Record (COR). Here are the course description from the Catalog and the learning objectives from the COR; they give you a good idea of what kind of work to anticipate and what you can expect to learn in this class.

Description: Surveys American fiction, non-fiction, and poetry from the colonial period to the end of the Civil War. Includes works of Bradstreet, Edwards, Franklin, Poe, Melville, Hawthorne, Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Dickinson, Equiano, and Stowe.  

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to

  1. describe the important works of major writers of American literature from 1600 to 1865.

 

  1. describe the evolution of the aesthetics that make up the American sensibility of the period as reflected in its literature.

 

  1. express the relationship between form and content, especially in early colonial literature with its theological, legal, and allegorical focus.

 

  1.  demonstrate an understanding of the intellectual, historical, and critical issues of early American literature.

 

  1. demonstrate skills in careful, active and interactive reading, critical analysis, and interpretation.

 

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the works and a mastery of composition and critical thinking skills by writing approximately four essays on literary topics, totaling at least 8,000 words.

 

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the works and an aptitude for oral communication through participation in the class.

 

  1. describe the contributions of multi-ethnic and women writers of the period.

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO’s)

Every course also has specified outcomes to be assessed regularly, to ensure that students are actually learning what instructors intend them to learn. Here are the CLO’s for this course:

 

  1. identify and describe important issues, themes, authors, and works of American literature in the period.

 

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the historical and cultural context of the works.

ENGL M13B: Official Course Description and Objectives

 

Every course at Moorpark College follows an official Course Outline of Record (COR). Here are the course description from the Catalog and the learning objectives from the COR; they give you a good idea of what kind of work to anticipate and what you can expect to learn in this class.

Description: Surveys American fiction, non-fiction, drama, and poetry from the post-Civil War era to the present. Includes works of Twain, Frost, Hemingway, Eliot, Hughes, Morrison, and selected other authors, poets, dramatists, and essayists.  

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to

  1. describe the important works of the major writers of American literature from 1865 to the present.

 

  1. express the relationship between form and content in the literature of the period.

 

  1. describe the evolution of the aesthetics that make up the American sensibility of the period as reflected in its literature.

 

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the intellectual, historical, and critical issues of post-Civil War American literature.

 

  1. demonstrate skills in careful, active and interactive reading, critical analysis, and interpretation.

 

  1. communicate an understanding of the works and a mastery of composition and critical thinking skills by writing approximately four essays on literary topics, totaling at least 8,000 words.

 

  1. communicate an understanding of the works and an aptitude for oral communication through active informal and/or formal verbal participation in the class.

 

  1. describe the contributions of Native American, African-American, immigrant, and women writers of the period.

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO’s)

Every course also has specified outcomes to be assessed regularly, to ensure that students are actually learning what instructors intend them to learn. Here are the CLO’s for this course:

 

  1. identify and describe important issues, themes, authors, and works of American literature in the period.

 

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the historical and cultural context of the works.

ENGL M15A: Official Course Description and Objectives

 

Every course at Moorpark College follows an official Course Outline of Record (COR). Here are the course description from the Catalog and the learning objectives from the COR; they give you a good idea of what kind of work to anticipate and what you can expect to learn in this class.

Description: Surveys major works of British literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the 18th century in their literary, historical, and cultural contexts. Includes selected works from Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, and other major authors.  

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to

  1. demonstrate familiarity with the content and themes of major works of British literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the 18th century.

     

  2. relate the literature to its historical and cultural milieu, and demonstrate adequate understanding of the major traditions and genres of English literature.

     

  3. explain the significance of the works to the life of their respective periods and to contemporary life.

     

  4. demonstrate skills in careful, active reading, critical analysis, and interpretation.

     

  5. demonstrate understanding of the works and a mastery of composition and critical thinking skills by writing approximately four analytical essays totaling at least 8,000 words.

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO’s)

Every course also has specified outcomes to be assessed regularly, to ensure that students are actually learning what instructors intend them to learn. Here are the CLO’s for this course:

 

  1. identify and describe important issues, genres, themes, authors, and works of English literature in the period.

 

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the historical and cultural context of the works.

ENGL M15B: Official Course Description and Objectives

 

Every course at Moorpark College follows an official Course Outline of Record (COR). Here are the course description from the Catalog and the learning objectives from the COR; they give you a good idea of what kind of work to anticipate and what you can expect to learn in this class.

Description: Surveys major works of British literature from the Romantic period to the present in their literary, historical, and cultural contexts. Includes selected works of major Romantic, Victorian, and 20th- century writers.  

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to

  1. demonstrate familiarity with the content and themes of major works of British literature from the Romantic period to the present.

 

  1. relate the literature to its historical and cultural milieu and demonstrate adequate understanding of the major traditions and genres of English literature.

 

  1. express the significance of the works to the life of their respective periods and to contemporary life.

 

  1. demonstrate skills in careful, active reading, critical analysis, and interpretation.

 

  1. to demonstrate understanding of the works and a mastery of composition and critical thinking skills by writing approximately four analytical essays totaling at least 8,000 words.

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO’s)

Every course also has specified outcomes to be assessed regularly, to ensure that students are actually learning what instructors intend them to learn. Here are the CLO’s for this course:

 

  1. identify and describe important issues, themes, authors, and works of English literature in the period.

 

      2.  demonstrate an understanding of the historical and cultural context of the works.


ENGL M17: Official Course Description and Objectives

Every course at Moorpark College follows an official Course Outline of Record (COR). Here are the course description from the Catalog and the learning objectives from the COR; they give you a good idea of what kind of work to anticipate and what you can expect to learn in this class.

Description: Surveys several plays, including comedies, histories, tragedies, and problem plays. Discusses works of Shakespeare in their social context. Introduces the sonnets.

 Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to

  1. demonstrate familiarity with plots, main characters, and themes of 8-12 Shakespeare plays.

 

  1. demonstrate understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's sonnets' metrical and thematic devices.

 

  1. demonstrate understanding of Shakespeare's language and poetic and dramatic devices.

 

  1. demonstrate familiarity with Shakespeare's life and with some of the familial, social, religious, and political context of the Elizabethan period.

 

  1. demonstrate critical judgment about the quality of Shakespeare's works and analyze their relevance to modern life.

 

  1. demonstrate understanding of the works and a mastery of composition and critical thinking skills by writing approximately four analytical essays totaling at least 8,000 words.   

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO’s)

Every course also has specified outcomes to be assessed regularly, to ensure that students are actually learning what instructors intend them to learn. Here are the CLO’s for this course:

 

  1. identify and describe the plots, characters, and themes of several Shakespeare plays.

 

  1. identify and describe the metrical, structural, and thematic devices of Shakespeare's sonnets.

 

  1. evaluate the influence of Shakespeare’s works on later literature and analyze their relevance to modern life.

ENGL M29A: Official Course Description and Objectives

 

Every course at Moorpark College follows an official Course Outline of Record (COR). Here are the course description from the Catalog and the learning objectives from the COR; they give you a good idea of what kind of work to anticipate and what you can expect to learn in this class.

Description: Introduces the 39 books of the Old Testament and the Old Testament Apocrypha through lecture, reading, and discussion. Emphasizes literary qualities such as characters, recurrent themes, motifs, images and symbols, as well as major genres and representative forms of Biblical writings.

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to

  1. recognize the literary structure, organization and general content of the Old Testament.

 

  1. identify the specific literary forms (heroic narrative, epic, narrative poetry, lyric poetry, biblical encomium) found in the Old Testament.

 

  1. recognize and evaluate specific literary devices such as theme, character, image, and symbolism.

 

  1. describe the history of the Old Testament and identify its social, cultural, and literary contexts.

 

  1. evaluate the influence of Hebrew Biblical traditions and literature on later Western culture and literature.

 

  1. employ research techniques and critical thinking skills.

 

  1. demonstrate understanding of the works and a mastery of composition and critical thinking skills by writing approximately four analytical essays totaling at least 8,000 words.

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO’s)

Every course also has specified outcomes to be assessed regularly, to ensure that students are actually learning what instructors intend them to learn. Here are the CLO’s for this course:

 

  1. identify and describe the specific literary forms—heroic narrative, epic, narrative poetry, lyric poetry, biblical encomium—in the Old Testament.

 

  1. identify and describe the social, cultural, and literary contexts of the Old Testament.

 

      3.  evaluate the influence of Hebrew Biblical traditions and literature on later Western culture and literature.


ENGL M29B: Official Course Description and Objectives

 

Every course at Moorpark College follows an official Course Outline of Record (COR). Here are the course description from the Catalog and the learning objectives from the COR; they give you a good idea of what kind of work to anticipate and what you can expect to learn in this class.

Description: Introduces the New Testament through lecture, reading, and discussion. Emphasizes literary qualities such as characters, recurrent themes, motifs, images and symbols, as well as major genres and representative forms of Biblical writings.

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to:

  1. recognize the literary structure, organization and general content of the New Testament.

 

  1. identify the specific literary forms (gospel as a literary form, parable, narrative, sermon, epistle, oratory, apocalypse) found in the New Testament.

 

  1. recognize and evaluate specific literary devices such as theme, character, image, and symbolism. 

 

  1. describe the history of the New Testament and identify its social, political, cultural, and literary contexts. 

 

  1. evaluate the influence of New Testament literature on later Western culture and literature.

 

  1. employ research techniques and critical thinking skills.

 

  1. demonstrate understanding of the works and a mastery of composition and critical thinking skills by writing approximately four analytical essays totaling at least 8,000 words.

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO’s)

Every course also has specified outcomes to be assessed regularly, to ensure that students are actually learning what instructors intend them to learn. Here are the CLO’s for this course:

 

  1. identify and describe the specific literary forms—gospel, parable, narrative, sermon, epistle, oratory, apocalypse—in the New Testament.

 

  1. identify and describe the historical, social, political, cultural, and literary contexts of the New Testament.

 

  1. evaluate the influence of New Testament literature on later Western culture and literature.

ENGL M30: Official Course Description and Objectives

 

Every course at Moorpark College follows an official Course Outline of Record (COR). Here are the course description from the Catalog and the learning objectives from the COR; they give you a good idea of what kind of work to anticipate and what you can expect to learn in this class.

Description: Surveys important works of literature from the earliest records to about 1650 CE. Includes works from the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Africa.  

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to:

  1. trace the origin and development of literary traditions in the great civilizations of the world, both Western and non-Western.

 

  1. relate the literature to its historical and cultural milieu, and demonstrate some understanding of the major intellectual and aesthetic concepts influencing these works.

 

  1. describe common themes, genres, and styles, as well as significant differences, among authors of different periods, countries, ethnicities, social classes, and genders.

 

  1. recognize and analyze figurative language and other literary devices.

 

  1. recognize and articulate the complexities and challenges of translating literature. 

 

  1. demonstrate skill in active reading, interpretation, and criticism in class discussion, group activities, and oral presentations.

 

  1. demonstrate understanding of the works and a mastery of composition and critical thinking skills by writing approximately four analytical essays totaling at least 8,000 words.

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO’s)

Every course also has specified outcomes to be assessed regularly, to ensure that students are actually learning what instructors intend them to learn. Here are the CLO’s for this course:

 

  1. trace the origin and development of literary traditions in the great civilizations of the world, both Western and non-Western.

 

  1. describe common themes, genres, and styles, as well as significant differences, among authors of different periods, countries, ethnicities, social classes, and genders.

 

      3.  relate the literature to its historical and cultural context, and demonstrate some understanding of the major intellectual and aesthetic concepts influencing these works.


ENGL M31: Official Course Description and Objectives

 

Every course at Moorpark College follows an official Course Outline of Record (COR). Here are the course description from the Catalog and the learning objectives from the COR; they give you a good idea of what kind of work to anticipate and what you can expect to learn in this class.

Description: Surveys important works of literature from about 1650 CE to the present. Includes works from the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Africa.

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to

  1. trace the origin and development of literary traditions in the great civilizations of the world, both Western and non-Western.

     

  2. relate the literature to its historical and cultural milieu and demonstrate some understanding of the major intellectual and aesthetic concepts influencing these works.

     

  3. describe common themes, genres, and styles, as well as significant differences, among authors of different periods, countries, ethnicities, social classes, and genders.

     

  4. recognize and analyze figurative language and other literary devices.

     

  5. recognize and articulate the complexities and challenges of translating literature.

     

  6. demonstrate skill in active reading, interpretation, and criticism in class discussion, group activities, and oral presentations.

     

  7. demonstrate understanding of the works and a mastery of composition and critical thinking skills by writing approximately four analytical essays totaling at least 8,000 words.

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO’s)

Every course also has specified outcomes to be assessed regularly, to ensure that students are actually learning what instructors intend them to learn. Here are the CLO’s for this course:

 

  1. trace the origin and development of literary traditions in the great civilizations of the world, both Western and non-Western.

 

  1. describe common themes, genres, and styles, as well as significant differences, among authors of different periods, countries, ethnicities, social classes, and genders.

 

  1. relate the literature to its historical and cultural context, and demonstrate some understanding of the major intellectual and aesthetic concepts influencing these works.

ENGL M40: Official Course Description and Objectives

 

Every course at Moorpark College follows an official Course Outline of Record (COR). Here are the course description from the Catalog and the learning objectives from the COR; they give you a good idea of what kind of work to anticipate and what you can expect to learn in this class.

Description: Introduces children's literature, focusing on its literary aspects. Includes discussion and literary analysis of the specific features, historical development, basic genres and kinds (fairy tale, fantasy, picture book, adventure story, and contemporary realistic fiction) of children’s literature. Covers classics from the golden age of children’s literature (1846 to 1908), 20th century picture books, poetry, and contemporary books for elementary and middle grade readers.  

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to

  1. appraise the different criteria used to evaluate the field of children’s literature.

 

  1. identify the different categories of children‘s literature and different types within those categories.

 

  1. apply critical thinking skills in the identification of literary techniques and thematic patterns in the historical development of children’s literature.

 

  1. discuss the content and themes of selected works of children’s literature.

 

  1. identify the different kinds of pictorial content in picture books and assess the effect of that content upon text.

 

  1. demonstrate skill in careful, active reading, interpretation, and criticism.

 

  1. demonstrate understanding of the works and a mastery of composition and critical thinking by writing research papers, analytical papers, and exam essays.

 

  1. demonstrate an understanding and an appreciation of children’s literature through class presentations and oral readings.

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO’s)

Every course also has specified outcomes to be assessed regularly, to ensure that students are actually learning what instructors intend them to learn. Here are the CLO’s for this course:

 

  1. identify and describe the content and themes of selected works of children’s literature.

 

  1. identify the different categories of children‘s literature and different types within those categories.

 

  1. describe the impact of historical context on literary techniques and themes in children’s literature.

 

  1. describe the different kinds of pictorial content in picture books and analyze its effect on the text.

ENGL M47: Official Course Description and Objectives

 

Every course at Moorpark College follows an official Course Outline of Record (COR). Here are the course description from the Catalog and the learning objectives from the COR; they give you a good idea of what kind of work to anticipate and what you can expect to learn in this class.

Description: Editing and publication of Moorpark Review, a creative arts magazine, and other types of student writing projects. Reading, evaluating, editing and producing literary manuscripts for publication in a variety of formats.

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to

  1. Critically evaluate original manuscripts, including fiction, poetry, essays, drama, and visual arts.

 

  1. Appraise and prepare submissions for publication.

 

  1. Learn and apply standard proofreading and editing conventions.

 

  1. Collaborate in teams and with other campus programs as needed to assemble, publish, and distribute the literary publication(s).

 

  1. Organize promotional activities through interaction with campus and community.

 

  1. Become familiar with the aesthetics of layout and design of literary magazines and other similar publications.

 

  1. Learn task scheduling and organization as related to the production of literary publications.

 

  1. Develop a sensitivity to the social, political, and legal influences and effects of selection and publication of literary manuscripts.

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO’s)

Every course also has specified outcomes to be assessed regularly, to ensure that students are actually learning what instructors intend them to learn. Here are the CLO’s for this course:

 

  1. create criteria to use for evaluating and selecting submissions.

 

  1. use established criteria to evaluate original manuscript submissions, including fiction, poetry, essays, drama, music, and visual arts.

 

  1. collaborate to edit and organize submissions into a cohesive journal or magazine.

 

  1. select the aesthetics of layout and design of literary magazines and other similar publications.

ESL M01: Official Course Description and Objectives

 

Every course at Moorpark College follows an official Course Outline of Record (COR). Here are the course description from the Catalog and the learning objectives from the COR; they give you a good idea of what kind of work to anticipate and what you can expect to learn in this class.

Description: Focuses on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills of beginning English language learners, using daily activities and topics of general interest. Includes group and class discussions and oral presentations. Covers vocabulary acquisition; accurate pronunciation; and grammar review of parts of speech, parts of the sentence, sentence structure and patterns, and verb tenses; reading comprehension of brief paragraphs and essays; and writing paragraphs.  

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to

  1. demonstrate comprehension and respond to brief oral presentations (e.g., ask questions to gain clarification) with sufficient proficiency to meet everyday needs.

 

  1. reconstruct the main ideas of oral material (TV/video, CD, brief lectures).

 

  1. recognize and use correctly vocabulary of daily transactions, frequently-used idioms, and phrases on labels, billboards, signs, and forms.

 

  1. communicate on familiar topics.

 

  1. demonstrate the correct grammatical use of the simple and progressive present, past, and future tenses in speech and writing.

 

  1. restate and explain the main ideas of brief readings.

 

  1. create a paragraph on various non-technical topics with correct grammar and sentence structure.

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO’s)

Every course also has specified outcomes to be assessed regularly, to ensure that students are actually learning what instructors intend them to learn. Here are the CLO’s for this course:

 

  1. recognize and correctly use basic English vocabulary.

 

  1. read and comprehend simple texts in English.

 

     3.  write paragraphs on various topics with correct grammar and sentence structure.


ESL M02: Official Course Description and Objectives

 

Every course at Moorpark College follows an official Course Outline of Record (COR). Here are the course description from the Catalog and the learning objectives from the COR; they give you a good idea of what kind of work to anticipate and what you can expect to learn in this class.

Description: Focuses on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills of intermediate English language learners using general interest and academic subjects. Includes group and class discussions of text material, TV/video segments and lectures and oral presentations. Stresses vocabulary acquisition, accurate pronunciation, and intonation; grammar study of sentence structure, compound and complex sentences, and reduction of grammar errors; reading comprehension and critical thinking; and writing multi-paragraph essays. 

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to

  1. demonstrate listening comprehension of brief (3 to 5 paragraph) lectures and 15 to 30 minute TV/video segments.

 

  1. recognize and use American speech patterns, sentence structure, and intonation.

 

  1. discuss topics of general interest and express personal opinions, orally summarize lectures, and make brief speeches.

 

  1. produce grammatically correct simple, compound, and complex sentences.

 

  1. restate the main ideas of essays read and summarize assigned readings orally and in writing.

 

  1. differentiate between an essay’s thesis and supporting details, recognize non-stated implications, identify authorial tone.

 

  1. organize and write concretely developed multi-paragraph essays.

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO’s)

Every course also has specified outcomes to be assessed regularly, to ensure that students are actually learning what instructors intend them to learn. Here are the CLO’s for this course:

 

  1. comprehend brief lectures and TV/video segments.

 

  1. speak on topics of general interest.

 

  1. write grammatically correct simple, compound, and complex sentences.

 

     4.  write organized multi-paragraph essays supported with concrete detail.


ESL M03: Official Course Description and Objectives

Every course at Moorpark College follows an official Course Outline of Record (COR). Here are the course description from the Catalog and the learning objectives from the COR; they give you a good idea of what kind of work to anticipate and what you can expect to learn in this class.

Description: Focuses on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills of advanced English Language Learners, using cross-curricular and current events subjects. Includes discussions of text and selected materials, TV shows/videos, news programs, lectures, and one complete feature film. Emphasizes vocabulary acquisition, accurate pronunciation, and intonation; grammar study of sentence correctness and style; reading interpretation, analysis, and application; and writing essays developed by a combination of rhetorical modes. 

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to

  1. demonstrate fluency in group conversations and individual presentations.

 

  1. interpret intonation, differences in vocal register, tag questions, and other voice signals to recognize the intent of a specific communication.

 

  1. demonstrate a wide range of speaking vocabulary in both informal situations and academic subject discussions.

 

  1. employ correct sentence structure and grammar in speaking and writing.

 

  1. comprehend college-level texts, newspaper editorials and technical material and apply critical thinking skills of interpretation, analysis and application to broader, related areas.

 

  1. identify the key concepts and overall meaning of lectures, live presentations, TV shows, documentaries, and news programs and discuss them or summarize them in writing.

 

  1. formulate well-structured, concretely developed, and grammatically correct essays of five or more paragraphs.

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO’s)

Every course also has specified outcomes to be assessed regularly, to ensure that students are actually learning what instructors intend them to learn. Here are the CLO’s for this course:

 

  1. comprehend and analyze college-level texts.

 

  1. use a wide range of vocabulary in both informal and academic discussions.

 

  1. write well-structured, concretely developed, grammatically correct essays of five or more paragraphs.

HUM M07: Official Course Description and Objectives

 

Every course at Moorpark College follows an official Course Outline of Record (COR). Here are the course description from the Catalog and the learning objectives from the COR; they give you a good idea of what kind of work to anticipate and what you can expect to learn in this class.

Description: Examines various art forms such as music, literature, painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, and film, from the perspective of the humanities. Emphasizes the history, techniques, meaning, and evaluation of individual works of art.  

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to

  1. describe elements of the humanities in relation to one’s past and potential experiences.

     

  2. identify and describe elements and techniques used to create a work of art.

     

  3. evaluate, compare, and critique several genres of art and music.

  4. recognize different ways of perceiving a work of art.

  5. distinguish representative characteristics of the arts specific to a historical period.

  6. identify how a specific theme is shared among the arts.

  7. discuss the influence of the history of politics, culture, and science on aesthetics.

  8. explain how art is an expression of the human condition.

    Course Learning Outcomes (CLO’s)

Every course also has specified outcomes to be assessed regularly, to ensure that students are actually learning what instructors intend them to learn. Here are the CLO’s for this course:

 

  1. identify and describe elements and techniques used to create a work of art.

 

  1. distinguish representative characteristics of the arts specific to a historical period.

     

  2. describe the influence of politics, culture, and science on aesthetics.


HUM M10A: Official Course Description and Objectives

 

Every course at Moorpark College follows an official Course Outline of Record (COR). Here are the course description from the Catalog and the learning objectives from the COR; they give you a good idea of what kind of work to anticipate and what you can expect to learn in this class.

Description: Introduces human cultural heritage from earliest times to approximately 1000 CE, emphasizing major ideas of several periods of Western civilization. Examines literature, philosophy, music, painting and sculpture of each era. Highlights ethical choices and aesthetic responses possible within each period. 

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to

  1. identify and compare the belief systems (e.g., religious, philosophical, and political) of past cultures.

 

  1. evaluate and discuss the historical reasons why these differing beliefs developed.

 

  1. recognize and debate the range of ethical and aesthetic choices available to men and women in each period.

 

  1. identify and analyze significant major works of art, philosophy, and literature primarily in, but not exclusively limited to, the Western tradition.

 

  1. describe varied forms of artistic expression and the aesthetic criteria that govern such choices.

 

  1. demonstrate an understanding of other peoples by identifying and discussing significant values found in these unique and varied cultures. 

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO’s)

Every course also has specified outcomes to be assessed regularly, to ensure that students are actually learning what instructors intend them to learn. Here are the CLO’s for this course:

 

  1. identify and analyze significant works of art, philosophy, and literature, primarily but not exclusively in the Western tradition.

 

  1. identify and articulate how a specific work of art or artifact arose out of its cultural or historical context. 

 

  1. demonstrate an understanding of other peoples by identifying and discussing significant values found in their cultures.

HUM M10B: Official Course Description and Objectives

 

Every course at Moorpark College follows an official Course Outline of Record (COR). Here are the course description from the Catalog and the learning objectives from the COR; they give you a good idea of what kind of work to anticipate and what you can expect to learn in this class.

Description: Introduces human cultural heritage from 1000 CE to the present, emphasizing major ideas of several periods of Western civilization from the Renaissance to the Modern world. Examines literature, philosophy, music, painting and sculpture of each era. Highlights ethical choices and aesthetic responses possible within each period.  

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to

  1. identify and compare the belief systems (e.g., religious, philosophical, and political) of past cultures.

 

  1. evaluate and discuss the historical reasons why these differing beliefs developed.

 

  1. recognize and debate the range of ethical and aesthetic choices available to men and women in each period.

 

  1. identify and analyze significant major works of art, philosophy, and literature primarily in, but not exclusively limited to, the Western tradition.

 

  1. describe varied forms of artistic expression and the aesthetic criteria that govern such choices.

 

  1. demonstrate an understanding of other peoples by identifying and discussing significant values found in these unique and varied cultures. 

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO’s)

Every course also has specified outcomes to be assessed regularly, to ensure that students are actually learning what instructors intend them to learn. Here are the CLO’s for this course:

 

  1. identify and analyze significant works of art, philosophy, and literature, primarily but not exclusively in the Western tradition.

 

  1. identify and articulate how a specific work of art or artifact arose out of its cultural or historical context. 

 

     3.  demonstrate an understanding of other peoples by identifying and discussing significant values found in their cultures.