Course Descriptions

English Composition I - ENGL 1101


A composition course focusing on skills required for effective writing in a variety of contexts, with emphasis on exposition, analysis, and argumentation. The course includes an introductory use of a variety of research skills.

Name Office Phone Email
Erin Andersen University of North Georgia
Brandi Arrington Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Justin Barbaree University of North Georgia
Jamie Barker Albany State University
Danielle Bond Valdosta State University
Amy Burger Dalton State College
Leverett Butts University of North Georgia
Nikki Byrom University of West Georgia
Amanda Campbell University of West Georgia
Laura Carter University of North Georgia
Tara Causey University of North Georgia
Laura Chambers East Georgia State College
Brandy James Chambless University of West Georgia
Carla Chwat University of North Georgia
Erin Collins University of North Georgia
Sheila Devaney University of Georgia
Jason Dew Georgia State University
Anna Dewart College of Coastal Georgia
Emily Dowd-Arrow Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Ashley Dycus University of West Georgia
Amy Ellison University of West Georgia
Ann Marie Francis University of North Georgia
Nathanael Gilbert Middle Georgia State University
Wendy Grisham University of West Georgia
Cortney Grubbs-McLeod Gordon State College
Rabia Hakima Albany State University
Cyndy Hall Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Joy Handelman Albany State University
Nat Hardy University of North Georgia
Vivien Harris-Murphy Savannah State University
Jenna Harte University of West Georgia
Heather Hartness University of North Georgia
Sarah Hendricks University of West Georgia
Jonathan Hendrix University of West Georgia
Heather Herbert University of North Georgia
Haley Hodges University of North Georgia
Todd Hoffman Augusta University
Napolita Hooper-Simonga University of West Georgia
Robert Ivey Gordon State College
Michelle James University of North Georgia
Bonnie Jett University of West Georgia
Elisabeth Johnson South Georgia State College
Joseph Jones Gordon State College
Annliss Jordan East Georgia State College
Sipai Klein Clayton State University
Jeff Kozee Georgia Highlands College
Juliet Kozee Georgia Highlands College
Mary Lamb Clayton State University
Michael Lewis Savannah State University
Jessica Lindberg Georgia Highlands College
Lisa Lishman University of North Georgia
Jade Loicano University of West Georgia
Kelley Mahoney Dalton State College
Michael Maloney East Georgia State College
John Marinan Georgia Gwinnett College
James McEver University of North Georgia
Lynn McGill University of North Georgia
Marissa McNamara Georgia State University
Carrie McWhorter University of West Georgia
Joseph Milford Georgia Highlands College
Clay Morton Middle Georgia State University
Eugene Ngezem Clayton State University
April Oglesbee University of West Georgia
Carmine Palumbo East Georgia State College
Matthew Paproth Georgia Gwinnett College
Tim Payne University of West Georgia
Anna Payne University of West Georgia
Rachel Pinder University of North Georgia
Cordellya Smith Posivenko University of West Georgia
Lydia Postell Dalton State College
Jennifer Randall Dalton State College
Karen Redding University of North Georgia
Billy Reynolds University of North Georgia
Kayla Rodney Clayton State University
Matthew Rood Kennesaw State University
Lisa Russell Kennesaw State University
Jesse Russell Georgia Southwestern State University
Amanda Sepulveda Georgia Gwinnett College
Joshua Sewell University of West Georgia
Joseph Sharp Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Matthew Sherling University of West Georgia
Amanda Shoemake University of West Georgia
Sarah Shope Dalton State College
Stephanie Short University of North Georgia
Frederick Shorter Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Amelia Simmons East Georgia State College
James Sisson Middle Georgia State University
Enoch Smith Albany State University
Nathan Steritz University of North Georgia
Robert Stiles University of North Georgia
Matthew Thompson University of North Georgia
Eileen Totter University of North Georgia
Shane Trayers Middle Georgia State University
Nathan Wagner University of North Georgia
Jeremiah Walker University of North Georgia
Jason Walter East Georgia State College
Ashley Warner University of West Georgia
Barbara Warren Valdosta State University
Asha Warren Fort Valley State University
Branagan Webb Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Patricia West Savannah State University
Kaci West Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Jamie Wilcox Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Frank Williams Savannah State University
Helen Wishart Valdosta State University
Katharine Zambetti University of North Georgia

Credit Hours


  • See your home institution's prerequisite requirement.

Free Textbook

  • Open educational resources (OER)

Course Equivalency

After completing this course, you will be able to

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and critical reading strategies.
  • Use a writing process to produce writing.
  • Write complete and clear sentences that are grammatically correct according to standard written English.
  • Use correct spelling and punctuation.
  • Develop unified coherent paragraphs by expressing controlling ideas.
  • Support and clarify ideas with specific evidence and details.
  • Plan writing in light of situation, audience and purpose.
  • Follow a format and structure appropriate to the rhetorical situation.
  • Introduce and close essays while linking paragraphs logically and clearly.
  • Write for varied purposes informing, analyzing and arguing.
  • Select an organizational approach and style appropriate to varied situational contexts.
  • Synthesize information and ideas from one or more sources and explain.
  • Integrate appropriate information from outside sources in the appropriate style and form.
  • Use GALILEO and Web search engines to locate information.
  • Critically evaluate sources and assess varied perspectives and viewpoints.
  • How to Succeed in this Course
  • Unit 1: Getting Started and Grammar Review
  • Unit 2: The Building Blocks of Academic Writing
  • Unit 3: Rhetorical Analysis
  • Unit 4: Synthesis

Your final grade will be based on the following breakdown. Please note that each instructor may choose to make modifications.

  • Attendance Verification - 1%
  • Journal Entries - 5%
  • Grammar Test - 5%
  • Unit Homework Quizzes - 10%
  • Discussions - 24%
  • Unit 2.1 Assignment - 5%
  • Unit 3 Rhetorical Analysis Essay Rough Draft - 7.5%
  • Unit 3 Rhetorical Analysis Essay Final Draft - 10%
  • Unit 4 Annotated Bib Assignment - 5%
  • Unit 4 Synthesis Essay Rough Draft - 7.5%
  • Unit 4 Synthesis Essay Final Draft - 10%
  • Reflective Writing - 12%

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