ENGL101: Composition and Rhetoric

11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/01/2024

Course Description

A study of rhetorical theory, analytical reading, sound argumentation, and effective writing through critical engagement of a variety of texts, including written, oral, and visual.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Reading and writing are essential for success in college and in life. In English 101, the student will further develop his/her skills in analyzing texts, processing that information in the context of his/her worldview, and articulating his/her conclusions clearly to a particular audience.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Course Overview.

Discussions (2)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, for each Discussion, the student will address the instructor’s given topic with a thread of 250-300 words and 3 citations from the original source. Then, the student will create one reply to a classmate’s thread of 150-200 words and 2 citations from the original source. (CLO: A, B, C; FSLO: CIL 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; CT 1)

Essay Thesis/Outline Assignments (3)

In preparation for writing each essay, the student will complete a Thesis/Outline for each essay demonstrating understanding of credible research and correct documentation style usage. (CLO: A, B, C, D; FSLO: CIL 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; CT 1, 2, 3)

Essay Assignments (3)

The student will write 3 essays throughout the course. The first will be a proposal argument of 1,000–1,200 words. The second will be an ethical argument of 1,000–1,200 words. The third will be a cause and effect argument of 1,200–1,500 words. (CLO: A, B, C, D; FSLO: CIL 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; CT 1, 2, 3)

Composition Practice Assignments (8)

The student will complete 8 Composition Assignments. Each Composition Practice Assignment is an interactive resource that provides the student with information about the topics related to argumentative essay development while accessing his/her knowledge. MindTap is built around the concept of “test to learn” in which the student is given immediate feedback. The student is allowed to do each question 3 times within each assignment with the highest counting for a grade. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F, G)

Grammar Practice Assignments (6)

The student will complete 6 Grammar Practice Assignments to prepare for the 2 Grammar Quizzes. (CLO: F, G)

Quizzes (2)

The student will complete 2 open-notes quizzes covering the grammar concepts in each module. Each quiz consists of 25 true/false and multiple-choice questions, has a 1 hour and 30 minutes time limit, and can be taken up to 3 times with the highest score counting for the grade. (CLO: F, G)

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