While benefiting from the smaller class sizes and additional support in HSE, students also develop stronger relationships with their classmates and professors. We develop a strong sense of community while focusing on helpful reading, writing, and critical thinking skills to be successful in transfer English. HSE also provides students with opportunities to learn about campus resources to support overall college success.
During the course, we challenge ourselves to care, to become informed, and to think for ourselves. The unit themes include: Understanding Success, Evaluating Education, and Analyzing Society.
“Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator” by Tim Urban, “Grit and the New Character Education” by Laura Pappano, “Brainology: Transforming Students’ Motivation to Learn” by Carol Dweck, “Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work” by Jean Anyon, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Reading a variety of texts including nonfiction, fiction, TED Talks, articles, op-eds, documentaries; participating in class discussions; writing academic and rhetorical compositions; examining writing through different “real world” genres.
Hiking, backpacking, camping, traveling, Liverpool FC, reading