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2022-2023 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Catalog & Student Handbook Archived Catalog

ENGL 1010 - English Composition I

3 sem hrs cr

This course focuses on essay writing using a variety of expository patterns and emphasizes critical reading and discussion of selected essays, logical thinking, and an introduction to incorporation and documentation of material from primary sources. Prerequisite: Exemption from ENGL 0810  or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 0810  

This course may include proctored exams which must be completed on campus or at an instructor approved proctoring center which may require additional costs to the student. Please consult your instructor for additional details.

Transfer (UT) or Non-Transfer Course (UN): UT

Master Course Syllabus
Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to…

  • distill a primary purpose into a single, compelling statement.
  • order and develop major points in a reasonable and convincing manner based on purpose.
  • develop their ideas using appropriate rhetorical patterns (i.e. narration, example, process, comparison/contrast, classification, cause/effect, definition, argumentation, etc.) and other special functions (i.e., analysis, research, etc.).
  • employ correct diction, syntax, usage, grammar, and mechanics in their writing.
  • manage and coordinate basic information gathered from multiple sources.
  • respond adequately and appropriately to the needs of the audience and the requirements of the writing situation.
  • understand that the writing process includes procedures such as planning, organizing, composing, revising, and editing.

Course Objectives

  • To practice writing as a process involving Invention, Drafting, Revising, and Editing
  • To practice formulating and supporting a clear thesis
  • To practice an awareness of the rhetorical situation by writing with a focused purpose to a narrow audience
  • To practice the use of 3 to 4 rhetorical patterns and functions of organization such as narration, comparison and contrast, cause and effect, argumentation, etc.
  • To practice editing and revising strategies for errors in syntax, usage, grammar, and mechanics
  • To practice correctly quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing source material in MLA format
  • To practice reading comprehension and rhetorical analysis skills