2019 - 2020 College Catalog 
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2019 - 2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 100 - Freshman Composition

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): None

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This is the core English/writing course taken by students at the College. The goal of the course is to help students develop the writing skills necessary for effective communication in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic, through an emphasis on expository prose. Students receive instruction in composing well-developed, unified, coherent, correct prose for multiple audiences and purposes in a variety of discourse modes, including but not limited to personal/autobiographical, informative, explanatory/analytical, and persuasive/argumentative forms of writing. Students are also required to complete at least one research assignment.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course: This course meets the general education requirement for basic communication (SLO 10) because it has as part of its targeted student learning outcomes the following: Students will

  1. Produce coherent college-level written texts that demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: thesis development, organization, unity, clarity, fluency, grammar and mechanics;
  2. Demonstrate the ability to revise and improve their own college-level texts;
  3. Understand and use basic research techniques to research a topic;
  4. Locate, evaluate, and synthesize information from a variety of sources;
  5. Develop a well-reasoned argument with supporting details.