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ENGL 121 College Composition

This course teaches students to develop and apply rhetorical knowledge for creating effective text-based communication. Students develop critical inquiry and multi-stage writing processes in order to contribute productively, effectively, and ethically to the social and collaborative practices of academic and other discourses. Coursework guides students toward understanding themselves as authors of texts that hold meaning, and students successfully completing the course will be able to compose texts of at least 1,000 words, demonstrating knowledge of conventions and manuscript presentation relevant to varying rhetorical situations. ENGL 121 transfers as university-parallel freshman English. Students must earn a final grade of C or better to pass this course.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

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

Hours Weekly

3 hours weekly

Course Objectives

  1. Construct texts by working through varying stages of the writing process.
  2. Demonstrate awareness of audience, purpose, and context through making informed decisions about forms of appeal, style, genre, and modality.
  3. Exhibit knowledge of writing conventions related to expectations such as clarity, cohesion, organization, paragraph structure, grammar, and mechanics.
  4. Maintain a controlling purpose for research and writing that emerges from a clearly-defined research question.
  5. Locate, evaluate, and integrate appropriate sources accurately and fairly through paraphrase and direct quotation.
  6. Critically engage sources through interpretation, analysis, and/or critique in service of developing and supporting logical, well-defined claims.
  7. Document sources with in-text and works cited citations following current MLA, APA, or Chicago Manual of Style guidelines or other methods as appropriate to rhetorical situation.

Course Objectives

  1. Construct texts by working through varying stages of the writing process.

    Learning Activity Artifact

    • Writing Assignments

    Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

    • Written Communication Rubric

    Written Communication

    • WC1
  2. Demonstrate awareness of audience, purpose, and context through making informed decisions about forms of appeal, style, genre, and modality.

    This objective is a course Goal Only

  3. Exhibit knowledge of writing conventions related to expectations such as clarity, cohesion, organization, paragraph structure, grammar, and mechanics.

    This objective is a course Goal Only

  4. Maintain a controlling purpose for research and writing that emerges from a clearly-defined research question.

    This objective is a course Goal Only

  5. Locate, evaluate, and integrate appropriate sources accurately and fairly through paraphrase and direct quotation.

    Learning Activity Artifact

    • Writing Assignments

    Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

    • Written Communication Rubric

    Written Communication

    • WC3
  6. Critically engage sources through interpretation, analysis, and/or critique in service of developing and supporting logical, well-defined claims.

    Learning Activity Artifact

    • Writing Assignments

    Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

    • Written Communication Rubric

    Written Communication

    • WC2
  7. Document sources with in-text and works cited citations following current MLA, APA, or Chicago Manual of Style guidelines or other methods as appropriate to rhetorical situation.

    Written Communication

    • WC4