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Composition Courses

Composition Courses


 

The English Department offers seven Composition courses for students to take. Composition I is a common prerequisite for many upper-level courses. The A.A. and A.S. degrees require students to take both Composition I and Composition II, whereas other majors may only require students to take Composition I. For students who need to take Composition II, several second-level writing courses count toward that requirement: ENGL 2367: Composition II, ENGL 2567: Writing about Gender and Identity, ENGL 2667: American Working-Class Identity and ENGL 2767: Writing about Science and Technology. Composition I and II transfer to four-year institutions and count towards a Bachelor's Degree.

 


 

  ENGL 0190 Introduction to Composition (A, SP, SU)

ENGL 0190 is a writing-intensive course that focuses on development and improvement of reading and writing skills in preparation for English 1100. Using a process writing method, students develop compositions for multiple purposes and with a multi-modal focus. Sections of this course are S-designated Service-Learning classes.

3 credits. Lecture: 3 hours. Lab fee: $5.00.

Prerequisite: DEV 0155; minimum grade of “C” or COMPASS writing score of 31-54.    

-Department Syllabus / Example Units of Instruction: File ENGL 0190 Master Syllabus

ENGL 1100 Composition I (A, SP, SU)

English 1100 is a beginning composition course which develops processes for critically reading, writing, and responding to a variety of texts in order to compose clear, concise, expository essays. The course facilitates an awareness of purpose, audience, content, structure and style, while also introducing research and documentation methods. Course reading and writing assignments may be thematically organized. Sections of this course are S-designated Service-Learning classes. . Sections of this course are H-designated Honors classes.

3 credits. Lecture: 3 hours. Lab fee: $5.00.

Prerequisite: ENGL 0190, minimum grade of “C” or COMPASS writing score of 69-99.   

-Department Syllabus / Example Units of Instruction: File ENGL 1100 Master Syllabus

ENGL 1101 Composition 1W: Composition Workshop (A, SP, SU)

English 1101 is a beginning composition course, for students who can benefit from additional independent small-group or tutor/teacher-directed work, which develops processes for critically reading, writing, and responding to a variety of texts in order to compose clear, concise expository essays. The course facilitates an awareness of the interplay among purpose, audience, content, structure, and style, while also introducing research and documentation methods. Course reading and writing assignments may be thematically organized. Completion of English 1101 is equivalent to completion of English 1100. 

3 credits. Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours. Lab fee: $5.00.

Prerequisite: COMPASS writing score of 55-68.

-Department Syllabus: File ENGL 1101 Master Syllabus

ENGL 2367 Composition II (A, SP, SU)

ENGL 2367 is an intermediate composition course that extends and refines skills in expository and argumentative writing, critical reading, and critical thinking. This course also refines skills in researching a topic, documenting sources, and working collaboratively. Course reading and writing assignments are organized around the diversity of those who comprise the identities. Sections of this course are S-designated Service-Learning classes. Sections of this course are H-designated Honors classes.

3 credits. Lecture: 3 hours. Lab fee: $5.00.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1100; minimum grade of “C”.

-Department Syllabus / Example Units of Instruction: File ENGL 2367 Master Syllabus

ENGL 2567 Composition II: Writing about Gender and Identity (SP)

ENGL 2567 is an intermediate composition course that extends and refines skills in expository and argumentative writing, critical reading, and critical thinking. This course also refines skills in researching a topic, documenting sources, and working collaboratively. Course reading and writing assignments may be thematically organized. This course focuses on issues of gender and identity.

3 credits. Lecture: 3 hours. Lab fee: $5.00.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1100; minimum grade of "C".

-Department Syllabus: ENGL 2567 Master Syllabus

ENGL 2667 Composition II: American Working-Class Identity (A)

ENGL 2667 is an intermediate composition course that extends and refines skills in expository and argumentative writing, critical reading, and critical thinking. This course also refines skills in researching a topic, documenting sources, and working collaboratively. Course reading and writing assignments may be thematically organized. This course focuses on the American working-class identity.

3 credits. Lecture: 3 hours. Lab fee: $5.00.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1100; minimum grade of "C".

-Department Syllabus: ENGL 2667 Master Syllabus

ENGL 2767 Composition II: Writing about Science and Technology (SU)

ENGL 2767, Writing about Science and Technology, is an intermediate composition course that extends and refines skills in expository and argumentative writing, critical reading, and critical thinking. This course also refines skills in researching a topic, documenting sources, and working collaboratively. Course reading and writing assignments will be thematically organized to focus on science and technology in American culture. Students learn the conventions of the professional and academic discourse in the science through the use of formatting and documentation guidelines from the Council of Science Editors (CSE). Through reading and writing, this course covers issues of race, class, and ethics in American society that influence and shape science and technology. Students will enhance their communication skills and content mastery with writing assignments and oral presentation that engage course material within the STEM disciplines.

3 credits. Lecture: 3 hours. Lab fee: $5.00.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1100; minimum grade of "C".

-Department Syllabus: ENGL 2767 Master Syllabus

 Note: Courses taught online through distance learning (DL) may have a higher lab fee than traditionally taught courses.