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Active as of Summer Session 2010

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:

The rhetorical strategies of description, narration, and exposition (including but not limited to exemplification, classification, process analysis, comparison /contrast, and definition) will be the focus of the course. A descriptive essay, a narrative essay, and five expository essays at the professor’s discretion will constitute the seven formal essay assignments. Students may also be asked to write journals, a resume and letter of application, and to review grammar.  Students will be expected to adhere to the basic writing process (brainstorming, outlining, drafting, and revision—individual and peer) and demonstrate their awareness of the following concepts in their reading and writing: thesis, audience, tone, unity, coherence, and emphasis. The course will also include a literature component (selections at professor’s discretion) to present basic critical terminology and foster critical thinking skills.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): Reading Score: 78

6. Prerequisite Courses:

ENGL 1410 - Composition I

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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.