Feb 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog
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ENGL 302 - Discursive Writing

Units: 3
Theory and practice of discursive writing; critical reading and evaluation of formal and informal prose.

Prerequisites: Junior standing or above; and either CR (credit) in ENGL 300W or ENGL 301W and a score of 7 on the first-tier portfolio; or score of 7 or better on the Writing Skills test; or satisfaction of the graduation writing assessment requirement (GWAR) at any CSU campus including the UWSR at Cal State East Bay. Credit unavailable through challenge.
Credit Restrictions:  Not for English major credit.

Possible Instructional Methods: On-ground, or Hybrid or Online-Asynchronous.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. write a variety of documents with clear focus, a variety of development strategies, and ideas and evidence in support of the writer’s intended purpose for a particular disciplinary or professional audience;
  2. use a sophisticated structure in organizing essays and a range of transitions and other coherence devices to connect ideas within and between paragraphs;
  3. use outside source materials appropriately to support the writer’s own ideas effectively;
  4. edit essays at the sentence level in order to meet expectations of academic and professional audiences;
  5. critically read and analyze formal and informal documents written for academic, professional, and lay audiences.

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