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Active as of Fall Semester 2015

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Honors Composition I

2. Course Prefix & Number:
ENGL 1420

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 4

Lecture Hours: 4

Lab Hours: 0

4. Course Description:

Honors Composition I is an enriched writing-intensive seminar course that prepares students for writing effectively in a variety of academic and professional situations. In addition to engaging in higher-level reading, students will learn to 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. Students may also be asked to keep a journal, write a resume and letter of application, review grammar, and submit an end-of-term portfolio of polished work. 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. Courses in the Honors Program emphasize independent inquiry, informed discourse, and direct application within small, transformative, and seminar-style classes that embrace detailed examinations of the material and feature close working relationships with instructors. In addition, students learn to leverage course materials so that they can affect the world around them in positive ways.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): Next Gen Reading Score: 265
Other (specify test): ACT English Score: 24

6. Prerequisite Courses:

ENGL 1420 - Honors Composition I

There are no prerequisites for this course.

7. Other Prerequisites

OR permission from the instructor or Honors Coordinator, or high school GPA of 3.5 or greater

9. Co-requisite Courses:

ENGL 1420 - Honors Composition I

There are no corequisites for this course.