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I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Composition I

2. Course Prefix & Number:
ENGL 1410

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 4

Lecture Hours: 4

Lab Hours: 0

4. Course Description:

Composition I is a writing-intensive course that prepares students for writing effectively in a variety of academic and professional situations.  Students will learn and employ a variety of rhetorical strategies, including (but not limited to) description, narration, exposition, exemplification, classification, process analysis, comparison/contrast, and definition through formal papers written in edited Standard English, which will result in a total of at least 5,000 words. In addition, students may also be asked to write journals, a resume and letter of application, and to review grammar.   Students will regularly engage in all stages of the writing process; learn how to successfully participate in an online, academic environment; and hone their ability to identify thesis, audience, tone, unity, coherence, and emphasis in their reading and writing. The course will also include a literature component to present basic terminology and foster critical thinking skills.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): Reading Score: 78

6. Prerequisite Courses:

ENGL 1410 - Composition I


1 Course(s) from 1 of the following groups...
Course CodeCourse TitleCredits
ENGL 1596Writing II
READ 1500Reading II

7. Other Prerequisites
Successful completion of READ 1500 with a grade of C or better, or successful completion of ENGL 1596 with a grade of C or better

9. Co-requisite Courses:

ENGL 1410 - Composition I

There are no corequisites for this course.