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Spring 2020 Catalog 
Spring 2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EN 100 - Composition I: Rhetorical Strategies

Credit Hours: 3

A course designed to provide writing skills appropriate for all SUNY Erie programs. The course will emphasize the use of rhetorical strategies in development of ideas, career-appropriate writing, writing about literature, and the ability to analyze and utilize diverse cultural perspectives. Reading selections support the aims of the course.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: 

  1. demonstrate through written work, familiarity with the writing process and the form and structure of the essay;

  1. demonstrate the ability to write clear, fluent and grammatical prose;

  1. edit and revise drafted work effectively;

  1. define and identify the following rhetorical modes: narrative, description, definition, exemplification, cause and effect, comparison/contrast, analysis, and argumentation; 

  1. write coherent, unified essays of significant length demonstrating skillful and appropriate use of rhetorical modes;

  1. demonstrate the ability to write prose appropriate for the student’s chosen career;

  1. demonstrate, through written work and oral discussion, the ability to analyze and utilize at least three differing cultural perspectives;

  1. demonstrate the ability to write about literary works;

  1. demonstrate the ability to find and evaluate research sources;

  1. demonstrate the ability to make an oral argument including researched information; and

  2. evaluate an oral presentation according to standard practice and guidelines.

Prerequisites: Eligibility for this class is determined by placement testing requirements or completion of transitional course work including EN 022, EN 031, EN 041, or a co-requisite of EN 052.
F/S (C, N, S)

I added Course Outcome #11.