Course Description [effective 2018 pending curricular approval]
Writing Skills and Composition expedites students’ learning of the basic reading and writing skills needed for a foundational writing course. Simultaneously, this course further develops students’ composing and revision skills so that they will be able to produce the increasingly complex and better-structured essays expected of students who successfully complete ENG 110, Expository Writing, the first semester of college-level writing. Toward that end, students will learn how to use class discussions and interdisciplinary readings as the bases for both expository and researched essays. Reading and responding to interdisciplinary texts representing various rhetorical modes, students will gain further practice in paraphrasing and summarizing, enrich their vocabulary and improve their writing, revision, and proofreading skills. Additionally, students will be introduced to the use of print and on-line secondary sources. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to respond critically, in writing, to a variety of texts, integrating their own ideas with those presented in the readings. ENG 101 combines in one semester the work that is usually done in two different courses, developmental writing and ENG 110. Thus, in order to pass ENG 101, students must pass all components of the developmental writing course and ENG 110, Expository Writing.
Below you will find a syllabus template, along with possible readings and sample activities, for English 101/102.
Developmental Coordinator contact information
English 101 and English 102 are overseen by the Developmental Coordinator, Professor Jason Buchanan.