Rend Lake College's Liberal Arts Division is offering two late-start classes and an intercession telecourse, providing students with the chance to complete these General Education Core Curriculum classes.
Rhetoric and Composition I (ENGL 1101-52) will be offered from 6-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in Academic Building 210 and 206. This three-credit-hour class begins April 9 and runs through May 30. The general objectives of this first-semester composition course are to prepare the student for college work through teaching him or her to use the library, to read more effectively and to write good expository prose based on personal observation and reading.
American Government (POLI 2101-TV1) is a telecourse beginning April 9 and running through May 11. As a telecourse, no specific meeting times or locations are scheduled; work will be completed based on the instructor's direction. This class, worth three credit hours, is a study of the origin, nature and purpose of the national government. The structure, functions and powers of government in current affairs are emphasized. Attention is given to the relationship of the citizen and interest groups to government in order to create knowledge and leadership potential that will be transformed into practical demonstrative service. Successful completion of this course is evidence of having passed the State and Federal Constitution Test.
Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1101-TVN) will be offered as an intercession course between the Spring Semester and Summer Term, running from May 7 through June 1. This three-credit-hour telecourse provides a survey of anthropology. The course embraces cultures from all continents, highlights major human subsistence patterns and illustrates human adaptations to environment from the beginning of human history to the present. It focuses on the thesis that every society is based on an integrated culture which satisfies human needs and facilitates survival. Lastly, the course explores the ways in which our own culture fits into the broad range of human possibilities.
Each of these courses is part of the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), a statewide agreement which allows transfer of the completed Illinois transferable General Education Core Curriculum between participating institutions. In the case of Rhetoric and Composition I, a grade of "C" or better is required for the purposes of IAI. For the three courses described above, there is a prerequisite that if placement testing indicates reading courses are required of a student, the student must complete Reading Review (READ 2409).