ENG 100 - Composition I

Course Description

This course reviews the principles of composition including rhetoric, grammar and usage and emphasizes critical thinking, the recursive nature of writing, the writing of analytical essays and the application of college level research skills. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Demonstrate organizational skills in constructing an essay with an introduction, conclusion and transitions. Compose coherent essays with cogent arguments supported by primary and secondary sources. Apply college level critical thinking and writing in various rhetorical situations. Use appropriate rhetorical techniques for a specific writing task. Evaluate appropriate rhetorical techniques for a specific writing task. Evaluate appropriate academic sources to support an original thesis. Access, evaluate, and synthesize appropriate sources to produce a research paper with appropriate documentation. Employ a variety of prewriting, drafting, and revision strategies. Apply formal conventions of written English with respect to grammar, mechanics and punctuation. Prerequisites: Students who score at the development level on both the writing and reading placement tests are required to successfully complete Developmental Reading (REA 050) and Developmental English (ENG 050) before taking Composition I. Satisfactory scores on standardized tests can also qualify students for ENG 100.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0

Course Prerequisites: ENG 050 and REA 050