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2021 - 2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 100 - Composition I

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

Prerequisite(s): None

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This is the core writing course taken by students at the College. The goal of the course is to help students develop the skills necessary for effective written communication in a variety of contexts. Students receive instruction in composing well-developed, unified, and coherent prose for multiple audiences and purposes in a variety of discourse modes, including but not limited to explanatory, analytical and persuasive forms of writing. Students are also required to complete at least one research assignment utilizing library resources and will produce a minimum of 5,000 words in original and revised drafts. 

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.