Composition I

Novels, Fairy Tales, and Chinese Literature are just some examples of the texts
students can expect to encounter in this iteration of English 100.

Over the
course of 3 units, students will plan, write, and revise 5 papers of various
types and lengths.  Each essay
contributes to the next in this constructivist approach to English 100.  Students will begin with writing simple
analytical pieces and end with a research paper, revising, editing, and
evaluating all the way.

Along the
way, students will read scholarly articles, fairy tales, graphic novels, and
foreign literature (translated into English, of course) to grant them as broad
an exposure as possible to the many types of genres they may encounter in their
college careers.

discourse, rhetorical strategies, reading strategies, and graphic organizers
will accompany these new texts, equipping the students with new ways of
approaching and utilizing a broad spectrum of texts.

can expect to see Joseph Campbell’s monomyth, Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese, Rumiko
Takahashi’s Inu-Yasha, and Wu
Cheng-en’s Journey to the West.

will be available in the campus bookstore, but students may find it more
convenient to obtain them through online means, as digital versions exist for
some of the texts.


A Pocket
Style Manual, 6th Edition. Diana Hacker. ISBN: 0312542542

Chinese. Gene Luen Yang. (Any format is acceptable)

Monkey: A
Folk Novel of China. Arthur Waley (trans). 
ISBN: 0802130860