College Writing Program Courses

ENG 110. Writing: Argument and Inquiry (4 sh)
This first-year writing course prepares students to develop as writers through extensive practice in process strategies, argumentation, and research methods. Students will learn and apply rhetorical strategies to write effectively in print and electronic environments for a variety of audiences, and will learn to think, read, and write critically about significant issues in multiple contexts. A grade of “C-” or better required for graduation. Offered fall and spring.

English 110 Writing: Argument and Inquiry is one of the courses that compose the First Year Foundations in the Core Curriculum. Like other courses in the First Year Foundations, English 110 is a requirement for all students. Since it provides a foundation for writing students are expected to do in and beyond college, students take it in either the fall or spring semester of their first year.

English 110 prepares students to develop as writers through extensive practice in process strategies, argumentation, and research methods. Students learn and apply rhetorical strategies to write effectively in print and electronic environments for a variety of audiences, and will learn to think, read, and write critically about significant issues in multiple contexts. English 110 is taught with writing as content, not as a writing-intensive literature course or as a course that uses writing simply to learn some other content. The majority of the writing is argumentative and/or persuasive. Although there are no departmentalized syllabi for the multiple sections of English 110, each class shares common objectives and all students gain common experiences.

All sections of English 110 Writing: Argument and Inquiry aim to develop the following:

  • A more sophisticated writing process including invention, peer responding, revising and editing that result in a clear, effective well edited public piece.
  • A more sophisticated understanding of the relationship of purpose, audience, and voice, and an awareness that writing expectations and conventions vary within the academy and in professional and public discourse.
  • An appreciation for the capacity of writing to change oneself and the world.

ENG 100. Supplemental Writing Workshop (4 sh)
This writing workshop focuses on invention, organization, drafting, revision and editing strategies. Its curriculum is tailored to support the work done in English 110 so that the student has the best possible chance for success. Concurrent enrollment in English 110 required. Elective credit only. Offered fall.

ENG 115. One-on-One Writing (4 sh)
Students work with the professor to create an individual plan for improving writing skills. The class is open to students at all levels but does not satisfy Core Curriculum requirements or replace English 110. By permission of instructor and First-Year Writing Coordinator.