Three credit hours
Prerequisite: Placement by high school GPA and ACT score
Introduction to the fundamentals of written discourse. Study of rhetoric, grammar, and style as means to effective prose. Readings and concomitant writing assignments. Predominantly a skills course. Students must complete ENGL 111 and 112 in sequence. In order to proceed to ENGL 112, students must complete ENGL 111 with a grade of C or higher.
General Course Objectives
This course meets six of the seven learning outcomes of the General Education curriculum’s Communication requirement. The purpose of the Communications requirement is to prepare students to effectively communicate information, thoughts, and viewpoints through oral, written, and graphic forms of expression.
The outcomes listed below for ENGL 111 are observed in all sections. Instructors pursue these requirements through a variety of approaches. Individual instructor syllabi, which document how these outcomes are met, are on file in the English department office.
Students in all sections of ENGL 111 will demonstrate the ability to:
Students will produce a minimum of six projects. By the end of the semester, each student will have produced at least the equivalent of 14-19 typed double-spaced pages of edited text. Individual instructors provide students with grading rubrics, and individual syllabi specify the weighting of each assignment.
Signature Assignment for Assessment for Communication Category of General Education
The final paper in the course assessed by rubric.
Any student eligible for and requesting reasonable accommodations due to a disability is required to provide a letter of accommodation from the Student Success Center.
Since the University of Tennessee at Martin is committed to appreciating and understanding cultural diversity, the members of the UTM Department of English & Modern Foreign Languages wish to confirm our conviction that a university campus must be a safe place for the discussion of ideas. As such, the department expects all of our colleagues and students to treat with tolerance ideas discussed from a variety of perspectives. The Department of English & Modern Foreign Languages respects the dignity of every person, and will not allow discrimination against anyone based on religion, age, disability, ethnic origin, race, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation.