1. Written Communication Skills, 100 Level (3 hours)
The first-year writing skills course, ENGL 110C, will remain unchanged.
Upon completing the first-year 100-level writing skills course, students will be able to:
- abstract and summarize the content of texts in a range of disciplines
- analyze both their texts and the texts of others based on rhetorical criteria (e.g., organization toward a purpose or effect; use of assumptions and appeals appropriate to the targeted audience and situation)
- analyze arguments, including uses of assumptions, claims, emotion and reason
- move from analysis to evaluation, judging texts for effectiveness and credibility
- distinguish between scholarly and popular treatments of ideas
- edit their own writing to ensure that it is reasonable free of errors in such surface features as syntax, grammar, punctuation, and spelling
- practice appropriate means of documenting their work
- analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information so as to formulate adequate theses, moving beyond the scope of reporting information to composing papers that express their reasoned judgments on their topics
- practice writing as a process and apply the writing process to a variety of contexts.