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ENG 101 - English Composition 1

Credits: 3
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.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Create strong thesis statements that are arguable, specific and grounded in critical thinking and analysis.
  2. Present written arguments that follow a cohesive and coherent organizing structure.
  3. Synthesize and integrate text-based evidence in order to support claims.
  4. Examine the influence of cultural context, assumptions and underlying bias of sources.
  5. Revise drafts for clarity, logical consistency and cohesion.
  6. Apply appropriate formatting and citation standards to written work.

 Listed Topics

  1. Organization: body paragraphs, transitions, introductions and conclusions
  2. Summary, paraphrase, direct quotation and citation
  3. Avoiding plagiarism
  4. Writing sound theses
  5. Audience, purpose and tone
  6. Clarity and syntax
  7. Reading and writing for critical analysis
  8. Using argumentative and persuasive strategies
  9. Synthesis of diverse sources
  10. Distinguishing between observations, inferences, and value judgements
  11. Identifying and minimizing bias
  12. Recognizing and avoiding errors in logic
Reference Materials
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:
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 4/24/2020

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