- Name: Composition I
- Discipline: English
- 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: ENG 98, ENG 99 - ENG 98 with a grade of C- or better, or ENG 99 with a grade of C- or better, or appropriate score on WNC placement examination or equivalent examination
I: Catalog Course Description
Study expository writing with special attention to the modes, arrangement and style. Students learn to write essays which are unified, thorough, clear and convincing. They learn the research, reasoning and organizational skills necessary for effective academic and research writing.
II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program
The purpose of this course is to provide instruction in the procedures and skills necessary to write clear and effective college-level prose for the academic environment. The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program.
Students who pass this course must demonstrate they can:
- Approach writing as a process.
- Present substantially error-free prose suitable in style and content to the purpose of the document and the audience (GenEd 2).
- Establish a thesis about a contemporary or enduring social issue and support the claim with appropriate reasoning and evidence (GenEd 6).
- Locate, evaluate, and correctly use information from multiple, appropriate resources to complete an argumentative research paper (GenEd 4).
- Write quality essays and assignments that demonstrate knowledge of either the Modern Language Association [MLA] or the American Psychological Association’s [APA] style manual (GenEd 2).