ENGL101 - Academic Writing
Syllabus:
Section(s):
0105 - Keisha Allan
0301 - Caitlin Reid
0305 - Michael Kolakoski
0404 - Lara Payne
1109 - Kimberly Park
1301 - Michael Kolakoski
1306 - Andy Yeh
1401 - Timothy Bruno
1402 - Heather De Bel
1601 - Savannah Moix-Rogers
1701 - Sarah Bonney
BL02 - Maggie Ray
BL13 - Lea Landrus
BL14 - Lea Landrus
BL19 - Emily Lyons
BL20 - Emily Lyons
0101 - Kiyanna Hill
0201 - Nicolette Polek
0509 - Rahel Worku
0608 - Lara Payne
1103 - Chen Edrei
1105 - Robert Lucci
1107 - Carlos Chism
1405 - Michael Kolakoski
0103 - Erica Cochran
0205 - Jason Smith
0407 - Instructor: TBA

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.