Dec 11, 2023
EN 110 - College Composition
Credit Hours: 3
A course designed to develop writing skills through a variety of writing tasks. The course will emphasize the use of rhetorical strategies in development of ideas, mastery of basic scholarly conventions, and application of critical thinking skills. Reading selections support the aims of the course. A documented research paper is required.
Fulfills SUNY General Education – Basic Communication.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- construct a formal essay of 500 words or more that shows unity and coherence and exhibits logical development of a discernible thesis;
- edit and revise drafted work effectively;
- employ a writing process that successfully generates ideas and plans for their deployment;
- write accurately and intelligibly about reading;
- prepare a research essay using material from at least five valid sources, and demonstrating an ability to follow conventional manuscript form and to use an accepted documenta¬tion style (MLA or APA);
- demonstrate competence in argumentation;
- demonstrate ability to use numerous rhetorical strategies such as narrative, description, definition, exemplification, cause and effect analysis, and comparison/contrast, as demanded by an essay’s aims;
- demonstrate college-level competence in conventions of grammar and punctuation; and
- demonstrate competence in oral communication.
F/S (C, N, S)