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
Brandi Arrington Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Leverett B. Butts University of North Georgia
Erin Caldwell University of North Georgia
Tara Causey University of North Georgia
Jason Dew Georgia State University - Perimeter College
Anna Dewart College of Coastal Georgia
Emily Dowd-Arrow Bainbridge State College
Kristi Dudley Bainbridge State 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
Vivien Harris-Murphy Savannah State University
Jenna Harte University of West Georgia
Sarah Hendricks University of West Georgia
Michelle James University of North Georgia
Brandy James-Chambless University of West Georgia
Elisabeth "Elisa" Johnson South Georgia State College
Jamie Kellam Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Mary Lamb Clayton State University
Michael Lewis Savannah State University
Lisa Lishman University of North Georgia
John Marinan Georgia Gwinnett College
Cortney McLeod Gordon State College
Marissa McNamara Georgia Perimeter College
Carrie McWhorter University of West Georgia
Joseph "Joe" Milford Georgia Highlands College
April Oglesbee University of West Georgia
Lydia Postell Dalton State College
Billy Reynolds University of North Georgia
LaRonda Sanders-Senu Gordon State College
Joshua Sewell University of West Georgia
Amanda Shoemake University of West Georgia
Amelia Simmons East Georgia State College
James Sisson Middle Georgia State University
Jeremiah Walker University of North Georgia
Frank Williams Savannah State University

Credit Hours


  • ESL students must have successfully completed all ESL courses. Remedial students must have completed all reading and writing requirements.


  • Free

Course Equivalency

Course Syllabus

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.
  • Unit 1: The Introductory Unit
  • Unit 2: The Narrative Essay
  • Unit 3: Expository Writing & Rhetorical Analysis
  • Unit 4: The Argumentative Essay
  • Unit 5: Writing a Research-based Argument

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

  • Class Discussions & Assignments – 30%
  • Unit Essays (3) – 40%
  • Research Essay – 20%
  • Proctored Essay – 10%
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