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FYC Course Descriptions

101 English Composition I:
(3 credit hours)
Intensive instruction in writing with a focus on analysis and argument. Strategies for reading critically, analyzing texts from diverse perspectives, developing substantive arguments through systematic revision, addressing specific audiences, integrating sources, and expressing ideas with clarity and correctness.

Satisfies General Education Requirement: (WC)
Grading Restriction: A, B, C, No Credit.
Comments: Students who want additional help with writing should also register for English 103.

102 English Composition II:
(3 credit hours)
Advancing concepts introduced in English 101. Intensive writing instruction focused on inquiry and research. Strategies for formulating and investigating questions, locating and evaluating information, using varied sources and research methods, developing positions on intercultural and interdisciplinary issues from diverse texts (print, digital, and multimedia), and presenting research using appropriate rhetorical conventions.

Satisfies General Education Requirement: (WC)
Grading Restriction: A, B, C, No Credit.
(RE) Prerequisites: 101.
Comments: Students who want additional help with writing should also register for English 104.

See English 102 Special Topics Descriptions for information about the inquiry topic for each section each semester.

118 Honors English Composition:
(3 credit hours)
Grading scale and workload are the same as in the regular sequence, though course proceeds at an accelerated pace. Emphasis on argumentation, critical inquiry, rhetorical analysis, and research methods. May include the study of a long work of literature or nonfiction in addition to a selection of interdisciplinary readings.

Satisfies General Education Requirement: (WC)
Grading Restriction: A, B, C, No Credit.
Comments: ACT English and composite scores at or above 29, or SAT critical reading and composite scores of 680 and 1280, are required. Students receiving a passing grade below B in 118 will complete the English Composition requirement by taking 102. Students receiving a grade of B or above will complete their freshman English requirements by also choosing 102, a sophomore-level course in the English Department, or 355.

131 Composition for Non-Native Speakers of English I:
(3 credit hours)
Intensive instruction in writing, focusing on analysis and argument. Strategies for developing substantive arguments through systematic revision, addressing specific audiences, integrating sources, and expressing ideas with clarity and correctness. Individual conferences.

Satisfies General Education Requirement: (WC)
Grading Restriction: A, B, C, No Credit grading.
Comments: Admission by English Placement Exam.

132 Composition for Non-Native Speakers of English II:
(3 credit hours)
Advancing concepts introduced in English 131 or 101. Intensive writing instruction focused on inquiry and research. Strategies for formulating and investigating questions, locating and evaluating information, using varied sources and research methods, developing positions on intercultural and interdisciplinary issues from diverse texts (print, digital, and multimedia), and presenting research using appropriate rhetorical conventions. Individual conferences.

Satisfies General Education Requirement: (WC)
Grading Restriction: A, B, C, No Credit.
(RE) Prerequisites: 101, 131, or equivalent.
Comments: Admission by English Placement Exam.

103 Writing Workshop I:
(1 credit hour)
Self-paced Writing Center tutorial for students wanting additional instruction while enrolled in English 101, 131, or for students who have ACT English and composite scores at or below 18 (or SAT verbal/composite scores at or below 450/850). Individual instruction in mechanics, paragraph development, and essay structure.

Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit only.
Credit Restriction: To receive credit, students must participate at least two hours per week and also must pass the 101 or 131 class in which they are currently enrolled.
(RE) Co-requisites: 101 or 131.

104 Writing Workshop II:
(1 credit hour)
Self-paced Writing Center tutorial for students wanting additional instruction while enrolled in English 102, 118, or 132, or students advised to enroll by their 102, 118, or 132 instructors. Individual instruction in critical reading and in developing and documenting the research paper.

Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit only.
Credit Restriction: To receive credit, students must participate at least two hours per week and also must pass the 102, 118, or 132 class in which they are currently enrolled.
(RE) Co-requisites: 102, 118, or 132.

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