Entry-level writing course providing extensive practice in writing and reading in order to prepare students for ENG101, College Writing II. Readings and writing assignments will vary from section to section, but students will write 300-500 words per week, leading to a minimum of five out-of-class formal assignments (essays and argument-based new media written texts, such as a web-based film review incorporating Internet video excerpts; a podcast and script presenting student views on a new graduation requirement; etc.); at least 5000 words of finished copy by the conclusion of the course. Students will also gain experience with in-class writing. Students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in order to enroll in ENG101. Students who have credit for ENG101 or its equivalent cannot take ENG100 for credit. Special sections of ENG100 are available for students who speak and write English as a second language.
Liberal Arts
Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.