This description is not intended to replace individual instructors' syllabi, but rather it is a general description of general, departmental goals to be achieved in the course.
I. English 100:
A. Introduces students to the variety of discourses that make up expository writing
(e.g., narration, causal analysis, comparison, argumentation).
B. Introduces students in thesis-directed writing while encouraging them to see ' writing as a process-involving reading, writing, and revising-through which they discover ideas and develop those ideas into coherent sentences, paragraphs, and essays.
C. Involves students in a variety of writing situations, including those they are likely ' to encounter in other classes (e.g., journals, timed essays/exams out-of-class writing), while emphasizing the value of writing and critical reading stalls beyond the university experience.
D. Introduces students to ideas through several kinds of texts (e.g essay, fictionfilm hypertext, poetry and drama) and uses these texts as the basis for analysis, reflection, and writing. The course also focuses on improving reading comprehension skills as a key to successful college writing. Students will read at least one book-length work.
E. Enables students to understand the expectation for precision in writing through explorations of style, organization, logic, rhetoric, and .grammar.
F. Each student produce a minimum of six finished projects which reflect in-depthworkin areas such as narration, description, exposition and argumentation. By the end of the semester, each student will have produced at least the equivalent of 15-20 typed pages (approximately 4500-6000 words) of carefully edited text. In addition, students will have opportunities for a variety ofwriting responses.
II. English 100:
A. Requires each student to complete a one-hour-per week commitment in the Writing Center, Humanities 209, to support his/her work in this course. The Writing Center staff and the instructor collaborate to establish schedules, activities, and reporting procedures for the student to meet this commitment.
B. Expects students to come prepared according to the instructor's directions to their Writing Center hour. The Writing Center activities focus on the students' own writing and may include:
. One-on-one tutorials
. Peer response groups, facilitated by a member of the Writing Center staff
. Online tutorials
. Scheduled workshops and roundtables
III. Sections of English 100 may incorporate:
• a central theme
• computer-assisted instruction
• peer workshops/reviews/collaborative writing
• faculty-student conferences
• multiple drafts or stages
• oral communications (e.g., group discussions,
• individual and/ or group presentations)
IV. The department will provide a list of core textbooks (i.e., anthologies, readers, and handbooks). Faculty members select textbooks from this list and may supplement.
V. All university and department policies will apply (e.g., individual course syllabus, stated attendance policy, non-discriminatory policy, academic integrity statement, meeting final exams).