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ENGL& 101 - English Composition I

5 Credits
A general introduction to the principles of writing with emphasis on the writing process, thesis, context, purpose and audience.

Pre-requisite(s) ENGL 099 w/ min 2.5 or ENGL 097 w/ min 3.0
Placement Eligibility English 101
Course Note Previously WRIT 101.

Quarters Typically Offered
Summer Day, Evening, Online
Fall Day, Evening, Online
Winter Day, Evening, Online
Spring Day, Evening, Online

Designed to Serve This course is designed for students who have an average writing proficiency, as determined by an English placement test or passing the appropriate pre-college level composition course. It is an essential course for students, in either an academic or a vocational environment, who expect to comprehend and to communicate ideas and information clearly.
Active Date 20210403T10:08:11

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 25
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Communications

ProfTech Related Instruction
  • Communications

Course Outline
Students will:

  • develop skills needed to write effectively in a variety of contexts as students, as professionals, as citizens, and as individuals
  • produce about 5,000 words of finished (revised, edited) text with emphasis on writing for critical thinking, e.g., analysis and synthesis
  • study and write in a selection of the following forms: the personal essay, the proposal, the argument or editorial, the profile, the letter, the summary, the expository paper using sources, the literary explication, the review, the definition paper, the concept paper, and others.

Student Learning Outcomes
Write texts that demonstrate awareness of audience, purpose, and genre across multiple communities and contexts.

Argue a position that includes a claim, position, or response and engages at some point with a textual, visual, or audio source.

Read, summarize, quote, paraphrase, analyze and document a variety of complex written and visual texts.

Develop flexible writing strategies that include respectful collaborating, planning, drafting, and editing.

Apply situation-appropriate conventions at the sentence level, including syntax, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

Reflect on, assess, and articulate writing choices.

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