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ENGL 121 College Composition

This course guides students through the expository writing process and the rhetorical arts of argument and persuasion through critical thinking and research. Students will examine the relationship among writer, audience, and purpose, and practice writing through a recursive process. Students will develop an understanding of themselves as responsible readers and writers of global, contemporary critical discourse. Students completing this course successfully should be able to write persuasive, researched and documented essays (of at least 1,000 words) demonstrating the conventions of standard written English and manuscript presentation. ENGL 121 transfers as university-parallel freshman English. A grade of C or higher is required for successful completion of this course.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

Eligibility to enroll in ENGL 121 is based on English placement test scores or the successful completion of required developmental English course work

Hours Weekly

3 hours weekly

Course Objectives

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of various writing invention strategies for generating ideas and gathering
    information for scholarly inquiry and research.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationships among writer, audience, and purpose.
  3. Formulate clear thesis statements.
  4. Employ appropriate analysis, argument, summary, reflection, or description that includes relevant evidence, data, and examples to support well-defined claims.
  5. Organize ideas logically and appropriately to support the thesis statement.
  6. Plan, edit, revise, proofread, and work with feedback to achieve more effective communication of ideas.
  7. Employ critical thinking skills as an effective reader and writer.
  8. Identify and explain global perspectives.
  9. Effectively determine, locate, evaluate, and use appropriate sources of information ethically.
  10. Demonstrate advanced conceptual skills and knowledge of researched writing conventions and documentation (MLA or APA).

Course Objectives

Demonstrate an understanding of various writing invention strategies for generating ideas and gathering
information for scholarly inquiry and research.

This objective is a course Goal Only

Demonstrate an understanding of the relationships among writer, audience, and purpose.

Learning Activity Artifact

  • Writing Assignments

Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

  • Written Communication Rubric

Written Communication

  • WC1

Formulate clear thesis statements.

Learning Activity Artifact

  • Writing Assignments

Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

  • Written Communication Rubric

Written Communication

  • WC3

Employ appropriate analysis, argument, summary, reflection, or description that includes relevant evidence, data, and examples to support well-defined claims.

Learning Activity Artifact

  • Writing Assignments

Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

  • Written Communication Rubric

Written Communication

  • WC4

Organize ideas logically and appropriately to support the thesis statement.

This objective is a course Goal Only

Plan, edit, revise, proofread, and work with feedback to achieve more effective communication of ideas.

Learning Activity Artifact

  • Peer Review
  • Draft

Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

  • Written Communication Rubric

Written Communication

  • WC2

Employ critical thinking skills as an effective reader and writer.

This objective is a course Goal Only

Identify and explain global perspectives.

This objective is a course Goal Only

Effectively determine, locate, evaluate, and use appropriate sources of information ethically.

Learning Activity Artifact

  • Other (please fill out box below)
  • Researched Writing Assignments

Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

  • Information Literacy Rubric

Information Literacy

  • IL1
  • IL2
  • IL3
  • IL4

Demonstrate advanced conceptual skills and knowledge of researched writing conventions and documentation (MLA or APA).

This objective is a course Goal Only