2023-2024 Pierce College Catalog 
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2023-2024 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL& 101 English Composition I (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Communications; General Transfer Elective
Formerly ENGL 101 - CCN

Prerequisite Placement or ENGL 099  with a grade of 2.0 or higher. College Level reading ability.

Course Description
A composition course focusing on writing academic essays, developing rhetorical knowledge and critical reading skills, and applying effectively the principles of college writing.

Course Content
A. The writing process
B. Rhetorical concepts
C. Effective compositions
D. Information competency
D. Crediting and documenting sources

Student Outcomes
1. Compose work in a variety of genres, including but not limited to thesis-driven, college-level essays that synthesize researched sources (3,500 words minimum of formal writing, total, excluding revisions) by using the writing process.

2. Apply key rhetorical concepts (writer, audience, subject, purpose, and context) in order to analyze and compose a variety of texts.

3. Analyze texts as purposeful responses to a variety of situations and contexts as well as products of social identity (e.g., gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and social class).

4. Use rhetorically appropriate English language structures, including disciplinary conventions of syntax, grammar, punctuation, spelling voice, tone, and diction.

5. Demonstrate information competency by locating, reading, and evaluating a diverse range of primary and secondary research materials (both scholarly and popular) in order to synthesize original ideas with those from appropriate sources.

6. Quote, paraphrase, cite and document sources appropriately in a consistent documentation style to maintain academic honesty and intellectual integrity.

Degree Outcomes
Effective Communication: Graduates will be able to exchange messages in a variety of contexts using multiple methods.

Communication: Graduates identify, analyze, and evaluate rhetorical strategies in one’s own and other’s writing in order to communicate effectively.

Lecture Contact Hours 50
Lab Contact Hours 0
Clinical Contact Hours 0
Total Contact Hours 50

Potential Methods
A. Essays
B. Essay Exams
C. Portfolios
D. Documented Essay
E. Group project
F. Objective test
G. Class discussion
H. Collaborative assignment
I. Logs
J. Self-assessment
K. Peer assessment
L. Instructor observation
M. Research assignment

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