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2013 - 2014 Undergraduate Catalog

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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
ENG COMP-093

Fundamentals of Writing

The focus of this course is intended to aid students in generating written discourse which can eventually be shaped or revised into expository prose. The course is a skills course; its intent is to provide students with the fundamental skills needed for the production of expository prose. The focus of the course is on sentence production, correction, and style; paragraph production and organization; spelling skills; reading skills and the production or practice of limited research skills, i.e., paraphrase, summary, and documentation. Grammatical concerns are also stressed, i.e., verb tense, pronoun reference, subject-verb agreement, and punctuation. Offered on a pass/no credit, non-degree credit basis only.

    Credits3
    Lecture
    Spring
    Fall
    ENG COMP-100

    College Writing

    An introductory course in college writing, emphasizing writing as a process. Focuses on generating and organizing ideas, conducting library research, developing paragraphs, improving sentence structure; reviews conventions of punctuation, grammar, spelling, and usage as needed.

    Prerequisites
    P: Eng Comp 093 or ACT English score of 17 or higher or SAT Verbal score of 450 or higher.
      Credits3
      Lecture
      Spring
      Fall
      ENG COMP-105

      Expository Writing

      College-level writing skills and principles of logical reasoning, effective organization and development of ideas. Emphasis on research skills and on academic reading and writing.

      Prerequisites
      P: Eng Comp 100 or 164 or ACT English score of 25 or higher or SAT Verbal score of 590 or higher.
        Credits3
        Lecture
        Spring
        ENG COMP-164

        English as a Second Language: Composition

        An introductory course in academic writing for English language learners. Focuses on topic development, library research, paragraph and essay organization, the writing process, and language style.

        Prerequisites
        P: International student status or permission of instructor.
          Credits1-4
          Field EXP
          ENG COMP-299

          Travel Course

          • Pre-Requisites
          • General Education
          • Travel Course
          • Repeatable

          Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

          Prerequisites
          P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
          • Gen Ed: World Culture
          • Travel Course
          • Course is repeatable for credit.
          Credits1
          Field EXP
          Spring
          ENG COMP-305

          Composition Practicum: Tutoring

          Effective tutoring in composition requires both a working knowledge of composition theory and guided practice analyzing student essays. This course will invite students to explore those theories and to reflect on their application prior to working as tutors in the Writing Center.

          Prerequisites
          P: prior written cons of inst.
            Credits1-12
            Field EXP
            Spring
            Fall
            ENG COMP-497

            Internship

            Supervised practical experience in an organization or activity appropriate to a student's career and educational interests. Internships are supervised by faculty members and require periodic student/faculty meetings.

            Prerequisites
            P: jr st.
            • Course is repeatable for credit.
            Credits1-4
            IND Study
            Spring
            Fall
            ENG COMP-498

            Independent Study

            Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.

            Prerequisites
            P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
            • Course is repeatable for credit.
            Credits1-6
            Field EXP
            ENG COMP-499

            Travel Course

            • Pre-Requisites
            • General Education
            • Travel Course
            • Repeatable

            Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

            Prerequisites
            P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
            • Gen Ed: World Culture
            • Travel Course
            • Course is repeatable for credit.