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.

ENGL 1101 - Spring 2024

Course Instructor
ENGL 1101 1AGBonnie Jett
ENGL 1101 1BGAmelia Simmons
ENGL 1101 1CGJoshua Sewell
ENGL 1101 1DGHeather Murray
ENGL 1101 1EGHeather Murray
ENGL 1101 1FGKatharine Zambetti
ENGL 1101 1GGAmy Warren
ENGL 1101 1HGMatthew Sherling
ENGL 1101 1IGCordellya Smith Posivenko
ENGL 1101 1JGJennifer Davis
ENGL 1101 1KGJuliet Kozee
ENGL 1101 1LGHeather Herbert
ENGL 1101 1MGAnna Payne
ENGL 1101 1NGCortney Grubbs-McLeod
ENGL 1101 1OGElisabeth Johnson
ENGL 1101 1PGNathan Steritz
ENGL 1101 1QGLynn McGill
ENGL 1101 1RGLaura Carter
ENGL 1101 1SGAmy Burger
ENGL 1101 1TGJonathan Hendrix
ENGL 1101 1UGJeremiah Walker
ENGL 1101 1VGJoy Handelman
ENGL 1101 1WGJoseph Jones
ENGL 1101 1XGLaRonda Sanders-Senu
ENGL 1101 5AGMichelle James
ENGL 1101 5BGLisa Russell
ENGL 1101 5CGJoseph Sharp
ENGL 1101 5DGFrederick Shorter
ENGL 1101 8AGKayla Rodney
ENGL 1101 8BGMichelle James
ENGL 1101 8CGPrecious Hills
ENGL 1101 8DGAmy Warren
ENGL 1101 8EGMatthew Sherling
ENGL 1101 8FGEnoch Smith
ENGL 1101 8GGRabia Hakima
ENGL 1101 8HGMiriam Jackson
ENGL 1101 8IGAnna Payne
ENGL 1101 8JGKatharine Zambetti
ENGL 1101 8KGLynn McGill
ENGL 1101 8LGRhonda Kelley

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.

Unit 1: College Writing as a Conversation

  • Module 1: Writing Well
  • Module 2: Writing Academically
  • Module 3: Connecting with Your Audience

Unit 2: Connecting to Your Experiences

  • Module 4: Exploring the Personal Narrative
  • Module 5: Writing a Personal Narrative
  • Module 6: Writing about What's Important

Unit 3: Connecting via Shared Experience

  • Module 7: Introduction to Informative Writing
  • Module 8: Research, Citation, and the Annotated Bibliography
  • Module 9: Using an Outline to Organize Your Writing
  • Module 10: Integrating Sources in MLA Format
  • Module 11: Writing and Revising

Unit 4: Joining the Conversation

  • Module 12: Writing an Argument with Sources
  • Module 13: Building an Argument with Evidence and Appeals
  • Module 14: Writing and Revising

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

  • Attendance Verification - 1%
  • Quizzes - 5%
  • Discussions - 19%
  • Outline and Annotated Bibliography - 5%
  • Major Project - 10%
  • Essay Drafts and Peer Review Discussions - 15%
  • Essay Final Drafts - 45%

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