ENG 101 - English Composition I
Course Description: English Composition 1 focuses on developing students’ academic writing, close reading, and critical thinking skills. Using a writing process that includes pre-writing, drafting, instructor and peer feedback, and revision, students will produce written essays with arguable thesis statements and appropriate use of standard English. Students will produce a total of 18-24 pages of formal polished writing in three or more source-based essays.
ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Critical Thinking, and Social Responsibility.
Prerequisite(s): Placement into English 101 or completion of ENG 088, ENG 089, ENG 092, or ENG 093 with a B or better; or completion of ENG 099 with a C- or better.
Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core curriculum General Education Requirement.
Course Student Learning Outcomes:
- Demonstrate comprehension and reflective reading skills, as well as the ability to annotate a text through a variety of methods
- Interpret, engage with, and analyze various texts
- Use a writing process that includes pre-writing, drafting, instructor and peer feedback, and revision to produce written essays with arguable thesis statements and appropriate use of standard English
- Quote, paraphrase, begin to synthesize source material, and document appropriately to maintain academic integrity
- Begin to recognize rhetorical strategies and to incorporate them appropriately in their writing
- Complete formal and/or informal writing and/or oral assignments that ask students to identify one or more of the following dimensions of an issue or topic: ethical, social, civic, multicultural, socio-economic
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