2019-2020 Catalog

ENGL 1010 English Composition I

4.5 - 0.0 - 4.5


(2) Assessment testing or ENGL 0960; and RDLS 0100 or college-level reading assessment test score - must be completed prior to taking this course.

Course Description

Students cultivate the critical thinking, analytical reading, and systematic writing practices that are foundational to college-level academic writing. Students are expected to expand their own knowledge, openly engaging with new and challenging ideas through reflection, analysis, and critique. Students practice expressing these complex ideas in multiple genres, focusing on expository and persuasive writing. Using writing as a process that includes planning, drafting, instructor and peer feedback, revision, and reflection, students compose 3 major thesis-driven essays and produce 15-18 pages of polished prose. Students will become self-aware, independent, confident writers who take ownership of their own writing process.