2019-2020 Course Catalog

Written Communication

  • Students will be able to produce coherent, focused, organized, clear and correct written documents using general academic conventions as well as appropriate discipline-based conventions.
  • Students will be able to use the tools of persuasion to reach a variety of audiences

ENG105 First Year Writing. This introduction to college composition covers analytical and argumentative writing, oral presentation, critical reading, information literacy, and academic integrity. The course employs active-learning pedagogy of discussion and dialogue and examines intersections of race, gender, class, ethnicities, and systems of belief through the lens of relevant topics. Students who need additional support with writing skills beyond what is normally covered in the classroom (based on a diagnostic writing exam required before matriculation) will require Supplemental instruction through the PACE Center. Students with transfer credits may meet the requirement for ENG105 with the transfer of a college-level composition course or AP/IB credit. Students must also complete two writing-intensive courses within the major.