ENGL101 - Academic Writing
Syllabus:
Section(s):
0101 - Kristofer Reed
0102 - Erica Cochran
0104 - Liam Daley
0206 - Lissette Escariz
0302 - Lissette Escariz
0303 - Robert Lucci
0402 - Kiyanna Hill
0403 - Dominique Young
0405 - Liam Daley
0502 - Heather De Bel
0505 - Derek Ellis
0601 - Erica Cochran
0602 - Joseph Good
1001 - Samantha O'Connor
1102 - Nancy Vera
1103 - Fatima Azam
1105 - Aqdas Aftab
1203 - Anna Goodson
1302 - Caitlin Reid
1304 - Nicolette Polek
1402 - Jason Smith
BL11 - Savannah Moix-Rogers
BL19 - Emily Lyons
BL20 - Emily Lyons
FC07 - Paul Cote
FC15 - Paul Cote
BL23 - Emily Lyons
BL24 - Emily Lyons

Additional information: Any student who has not successfully completed this course by Fall 2017 must complete this course with a minimum grade of C- in order to fulfill the General Education Fundamental Studies Academic Writing requirement.

An introductory course in expository writing.

The goal of English 101, an academic course grounded in inquiry and rhetoric, is to familiarize students with the kind of writing they will have to do in college, broadly referred to as academic writing. While characteristics of academic writing vary across university disciplines, successful academic writing largely relies on using inquiry and rhetoric to engage in a scholarly conversation. These three concerns—inquiry, rhetoric, and conversation—are the three major concerns of English 101. To start the course, students first inquire: they determine what is known—and credible—about a topic or issue by conducting research to assess the conversation. As students engage in this inquiry, they gain expertise in rhetoric: the art of knowledge-making and persuasion. By analyzing and practicing rhetorical strategies, students learn how to use writing to make sense of their inquiries, consider alternate perspectives, engage audiences, and craft persuasive arguments they believe their audiences should consider. The ultimate work of the course is for students to learn how to participate thoughtfully, critically, and persuasively in academic conversations.