Composition I

Introduction to the rhetorical, conceptual and stylistic demands of writing at the university level; instruction in composing processes, search strategies, and writing from sources. Students may not earn credit for both ENG 100 and 190. Pre: placement. Freshmen only. FW

In this course, you will learn how to write effectively for a variety of audiences and in a variety of forms so that you will be better prepared to identify and work across the writing contexts that you’ll encounter in your college courses and, even, outside of them (e.g., in your job). You will learn to identify and effectively address an audience, to conduct research and engage with source material, and to plan and revise your writing effectively. To offer you a way into these processes and to deepen your relationship to them, you will be asked to choose a major sociopolitical issue to explore in a variety of exercises (written and verbal). Issues might include racial, sexual, or gender identity, our relationship to place and land, or our relationships to pop culture and media. By the end of the semester, you will have produced 5,000 words of finished prose.