Programs & Courses

ENGL-101 - College Writing 1
College Writing develops critical reading, thinking, and writing skills for the purpose of exploring ideas and issues relevant in a participatory society. Students will use an inquiry-based writing process to engage in ethical public discourse by developing sound perspectives that are supported by evidence, identifying and addressing bias, and considering the needs and interests of different audiences. Students will compile Part 1 of a writing portfolio that will be evaluated as the final examination. A grade of C or higher is required to meet General Education requirements for graduation, to transfer the course to a 4-year institution, or to enroll in any class for which ENGL-101 is a prerequisite. Prerequisite: eligibility for ENGL-101. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. GENERAL EDUCATION
Academic Level:
English, General Education Elective
Please see course description for all prerequisites.
    Course Objectives: 1. Discover topics relevant in a participatory society through a process of critical reading, academic research, and personal observation (GE3, GE4, GE7) 2. Explore and use facts, expert opinions, representative samples, statistics, and personal testimony to develop nuanced points-of-view (GE3, GE4) 3. Identify and avoid bias, misinformation, and logical fallacies (GE3, GE4) 4. Craft thesis statements that make a point or a claim that are sustained by descriptions, examples, comparisons, explanations, and analysis (GE1) 5. Write to engage in civil discourse about shared issues with diverse audiences (GE1, GE7) 6. Organize ideas to foster clarity and coherence (GE1, GE3) 7. Document sources of information in MLA-style (GE4) 8. Write clear and complete sentences without errors that impede meaning (GE1)(GE1, GE2, GE7 E6).
    College Writing 1
    Course: ENGL-101 - College Writing 1