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College Composition (ENGL 1110)

Total Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 3

Description: This course provides instruction and practice in writing essays for a variety of purposes and audiences. You will receive instruction and help in developing ideas, thinking critically, organizing your writing, using databases, and revising and editing sentences. By approaching writing as a process involving prewriting, drafting, online and face-to-face peer response, revising, and editing, you will write more clearly, fully and gracefully.

Topical Outline:
1. The Process of Expository Writing in public, digital and face-to-face environments
2. The Contents of Expository Writing, including the rhetorical analysis of texts
3. The Audience of Expository Writing: public, digital, and face-to-face
4. The Expository Writer: On the page and in an online/digital environment
5. Critical Academic Reading and Writing Skills, including a beginning understanding of intellectual property in a digital age
6. Using sources, including databases and multimodal sources

Learning Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate a developing ability to revise content and organization of written texts in response to feedback, as well as a developing understanding of the conventions of composition, including an awareness of the standards of a selected citation style; and provide substantive and productive feedback
2. Compose texts that explore and develop an idea and are appropriate for identified audiences and social purposes. Demonstrate an emerging facility with summarizing, paraphrasing, comparing/contrasting and synthesizing texts, including the ability to question the biases of sources, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of their argument
3. Begin to compose texts that are informed by multiple credible sources
4. Develop, produce and revise an effective multimodal text
5. Use writing as a means of connecting with a community and empowering oneself by articulating an understanding of how power dynamics influence perceptions, positions, and experience and by identifying multiple positions on and solutions to a social issue. Contribute as an active, respectful member in the community
6. Evaluate, select, and use appropriate resources and texts when composing and begin to understand issues of citations and intellectual property

Prerequisites:  Placement into ENGL 1110 or completion of ENGL 0900 or ENGA 0900 or ESOL 0051

MnTC: Goal 1: Communication