Course Syllabus

ENG101: English Composition I

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Course Description

In this course, you will develop better writing skills through learning and practicing the steps of the writing process: prewriting, writing (drafting), revision, editing, and publishing.

The course focuses on the types of writing (genres) that are most frequently used in college, such as expository essays and research papers. Lessons also highlight the importance of proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling, and explain effective research techniques, use of sources, and citation.

The primary project you will complete in this course is a 10-page research paper, with accompanying presentation.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Write in the following genres (types) of nonfiction writing: exposition, narrative, literary analysis, persuasive, research
  2. Use prewriting techniques to identify a subject for writing and to organize your thoughts about it
  3. Write a well-organized essay with an introduction, thesis statement, body with supporting evidence, and conclusion
  4. Identify, analyze and evaluate research sources
  5. Summarize and paraphrase from sources without plagiarizing
  6. Revise and edit an essay for content, style, and form
  7. Apply principles of visual rhetoric by creating a presentation
  8. Use proper grammar and mechanics in writing sentences and paragraphs

Degree Program Outcomes

ENG101 is a general education course that partially meets the outcome for improving communication skills in the Business program (Outcome #4), as well as satisfying the general education requirement for English/Communications across all undergraduate programs.

  1. Associate’s: Develop and present cogent, coherent and substantially error-free writing for communication to general and specialized audiences.
  2. Bachelor’s: Construct sustained, coherent arguments, narratives or explications of issues, problems or technical issues and processes, in writing and at least one other medium, to general and specific audiences.

Required Texts

Students are required to purchase these texts before the first day of classes. 

  • Strunk, W., & White, E. B. (2000). The Elements of Style. New York: Longman. 105 pages.   ISBN #0-205-30902-X

Guidelines for Written Work

All written work must follow our Writing Format and Forum Requirements. You must read these to understand how to cite sources appropriately.

Critical Policies to Read for This Course

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This syllabus is subject to change without notice up until the first day of the semester. Last updated: December 15, 2021

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