Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

ENG 101: Composition I

General Information

  • Name: Composition I
  • Discipline: English (ENG)
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: Courses with numbers 100 to 299: This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Liberal Arts

Prerequisites and Recommended Courses

  • Prerequisites or Corequisites: ENG 098, ENG 099 - ENG 098 with a grade of C- or better, or ENG 099 with a grade of C- or better, or appropriate score on WNC placement examination or equivalent examination

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Studies expository writing with special attention to the modes, arrangement and style. Students learn to write essays that are unified, thorough, clear and convincing. Students read essays to augment critical reading skills. They learn the research, reasoning and organizational skills necessary for effective academic and research writing.

II: Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course the students should be able to:

  • Approach writing as a process
  • Recognize and demonstrate the qualities of effective writing: purpose, point, unity, coherence, specificity, conciseness, and correctness
  • Write to an audience
  • Recognize and demonstrate persuasive argument
  • Document research using MLA format

III: Course Linkage

Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.

This course addresses the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Mission by ensuring that successful students:

  • Are able to demonstrate college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
  • Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Can engage in meaningful self assessments and work effectively with others.
  • Utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
  • Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
  • Develop and improve their creative abilities.
  • Appreciate the need for continuing education and lifelong learning.
  • Will succeed at transfer institutions.


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