ENG 101 - English Composition 1
3 Lecture Hours
Prerequisites: Successful placement, ENG 100 and DVS 101 or DVS 103 (Minimum grade “C”); -OR- EAL 100 and EAL 101 (Minimum grade “C”)
This course introduces students to college-level, academic writing. Emphasis is placed on critical analysis, argumentation, intellectual honesty and revision. Through the writing process, students will refine arguments; develop and support ideas; investigate, evaluate, and integrate appropriate sources; revise and edit for effective style and usages; and develop an awareness of the variety of contexts, audiences, and purposes of academic writing. Students produce five to seven reading-based, multi-paragraphed argumentative essays of increasing difficulty, totaling 15-20 pages for the semester.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:
- Create strong thesis statements that are arguable, specific and grounded in critical thinking and analysis.
- Present written arguments that follow a cohesive and coherent organizing structure.
- Synthesize and integrate text-based evidence in order to support claims.
- Examine the influence of cultural context, assumptions and underlying bias of sources.
- Revise drafts for clarity, logical consistency and cohesion.
- Apply appropriate formatting and citation standards to written work.
- Organization: body paragraphs, transitions, introductions and conclusions
- Summary, paraphrase, direct quotation and citation
- Avoiding plagiarism
- Writing sound theses
- Audience, purpose and tone
- Clarity and syntax
- Reading and writing for critical analysis
- Using argumentative and persuasive strategies
- Synthesis of diverse sources
- Distinguishing between observations, inferences, and value judgements
- Identifying and minimizing bias
- Recognizing and avoiding errors in logic
Current recognized texts, handouts, videos, study sheets, internet resources and multi-media.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 4/24/2020
- Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
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