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General Education: CompositionGeneral Education: Composition

General Education: Composition (6 credits)

Students will have the ability to communicate ideas effectively in writing.

Knowledge and Comprehension:

  • To demonstrate a capacity to carry out the planning, drafting, revising and editing stages of the writing process;
  • To acquire the ability to construct, explain and illustrate interpretations of readings; and
  • To recognize both what a text says and how it works (its rhetorical strategies).
  • Application and Analysis:
  • To analyze the elements of the writing situation (subject, purpose, audience) as a foundation for writing;
  • To apply rhetorical strategies in writing expository and argumentative essays; and
  • To produce prose that is clear, coherent, convincing and correct.
  • Synthesis and Evaluation:
  • To write essays that formulate original positions on a problem or issue in the context of a synthesis of multiple published sources;
  • To assess the usefulness and reliability of potential print and electronic resources for a proposed research project; and
  • To plan, develop and write an appropriately documented and formatted research paper.

Required Courses

ENG 101 and 102 OR HON 150 and 250.