ENG 111 - English Composition

Course Description

ENG 111 is the first semester of a two-semester composition sequence introducing analytical and information literacy skills that lay a foundation for success in all disciplines. ENG 111 introduces and emphasizes rhetorical knowledge (including audience and purpose), invention, and reading/writing processes. Group 1 course.

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General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct

Other college designations supported by this course

Infused: Writing Intensive

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Read effectively for multiple purposes.
  • Analyze visual and written arguments.
  • Understand the dynamics between audiences, purposes, contexts, and rhetorical strategies.
  • Learn key rhetorical concepts through analyzing a variety of texts.
  • Shape their writing in terms of audience and purpose.
  • Develop knowledge of linguistic structures, including grammar, punctuation, and spelling, through practice in composing and revising.
  • Use key rhetorical concepts to compose a variety of texts.
  • Respond to a variety of situations and contexts calling for purposeful shifts in voice, tone, level of formality, design, medium and/or structure.
  • Use a variety of technologies to address a range of audiences.
  • Use composing processes as a means to discover and reconsider ideas.
  • Locate and access academic and popular sources.
  • Effectively evaluate (for relevance, credibility, accuracy, bias and so on) those sources.
  • Synthesize information and ideas from source material.
  • Make connections between their own ideas, opinions, experiences, and expertise and those of others.
Human Dimension:
  • Analyze and evaluate their own thinking and the thinking of others.
  • Interact productively in giving and receiving constructive feedback.
  • Recognize themselves as writers and arguers.
  • See the world from other points of view.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Use writing to examine topics that contain local and personal connections to issues that directly affect both them and their communities.
  • Become more interested in the implications of a variety of topics on both themselves and their communities.
  • Contribute to an ongoing conversation about a topic.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Develop collaborative and recursive strategies for generating, revising, editing, and proof-reading texts.
  • Recognize their own writing processes.
  • Effectively manage large, long-term projects.
  • Develop strategies for effectively reading a variety of texts.
  • Imagine new possibilities for their own and other's written work.