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First-Year Writing Program

Learning to write rhetorically means that students in First-Year Writing courses produce a variety of texts, including those for electronic environments, while considering the concepts of audience and purpose. Each part of the First-Year Writing sequence is designed to help students develop a more sophisticated writing process and equip them with the rhetorical adaptability necessary for success in a variety of communication contexts. 

Courses in the First-Year Writing Program

ENGL  1103 - This course provides directed opportunities for students to develop strong and effective writing processes which are essential for success in ENGL  1105.  Students must be placed into ENGL 1103 through the university English placement survey.

ENGL  1104 - A version of ENGL  1103 designed specifically for international students who are speakers of other languages.

ENGL  1105 - Provides instruction in rhetoric and composition concepts and practices that enable students to write effectively at the college level. Students will develop strategies for conducting academic research, constructing effective written arguments, and analyzing the arguments of others. Emphasis will be placed on writing for different audiences, purposes, and contexts. 

ENGL  1106 - A version of ENGL  1105  designed specifically for international students who are speakers of other languages.

ENGL  1110 - Composition and Literature is a course which provides students guided practice in textual analysis, synthesis, and more sophisticated research practices.