Critical Reasoning and Writing

Cypress College, Spring 2019

English 103: Critical Reasoning and Writing, CRN# 22727

Professor Kathleen McAlister’s Contact Information:

Office: H-222M Phone/Voice Mail: 484-7000 x48426


Virtual Office Hours: by email Monday-Thursday.  I will respond within 24 hours. 

Welcome to English 103! This course is designed to continue developing critical thinking, reading, and writing strategies beyond the level achieved in English 100. In large part, English 103 is an argument course focusing on some of the important issues that face our society today. This course will develop and sharpen your logical reasoning, analytical, and argumentative writing skills. English 103 is a valuable course in that the writing assignments provide needed experience in research and MLA documentation style for academic papers. 

Prerequisite:  English 100 with a grade of “C” or better.

Required Texts: 

Wood, Nancy V. Perspectives on Argument. 9th ed. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2018. ISBN: 13: 978-0-13-439288-2

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