English Composition I

Course Number: 
ENGL&101
Course Credits: 
5.00
Course Description: 
ENGL&101 emphasizes the basic rhetorical principles and development of expository and argumentative prose. This course includes instruction in the research methods necessary for evidence-backed writing and emphasizes the preparation of researched essays. Skills gained in this course should help students improve their performance of such tasks as writing for a variety of purposes and audiences, as well as writing informative and persuasive essays and research-backed reports, projects and papers. 5 lecture hours. Satisfies writing skills requirement for the AA degree.
Course Prerequisites: 
Prerequisite: Appropriate English placement test score or a grade of "C-" or better in ENGL 095.
Course Outcomes: 

Upon completing English 101, students will be able to:

  • Read and think critically about texts as part of a composing process
  • Use rhetorical knowledge (audience, purpose, etc.) and make conscious rhetorical choices to analyze and compose texts
  • Identify information needs and locate, analyze, critically evaluate, integrate, and appropriately attribute information sources
  • Engage and reflect upon a composing process, that includes inventing, drafting, participating in a feedback process, revising, and editing