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Fall 2016 Catalog 
Fall 2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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.

Course Outcomes
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)