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Language & Thought Certificate of Competency

The Language & Thought Certificate of Competency critical thinking skills about language use and personal experience conveyed through writing. The certificate examines language in context as well as how personal experience can be used to support arguments. This certificate asks students to examine the political, social, and cultural meaning behind language and narratives. It explores word choice and how the meaning of language changes depending on setting, and how the way in which a story is told reveals knowledge and insight. Attention begins at the individual word level then moves narratives.


Reid Sagara, rsagara@collegeofthedesert.edu; 760-776-7359

Dept. No. Title Units
Required Courses:
ENG 305 Critical Thinking and Language Consciousness 0
ENG 306 Narrative Writing and Writing from Personal Experience 0