ENGL 104 College Writing I: Introduction to Academic Writing

This course emphasizes writing processes appropriate for narrative, analytical, and argumentative essays. The course helps students to express their own ideas in lively prose that conforms to conventional standards of style and usage. Some of the writing assignments will require responses to assigned readings or other texts (potentially including non-print media), but the focus throughout most of the course remains on each student's expression of his/her own ideas. Students are placed into this course by the English faculty. Grades assigned for this course include the 12-point grading scale and the additions of an “NC” and “P” grades. “NC” stands for no credit and doesn't affect the GPA. “P” stands for passing and is only given to qualifying non-native speakers.




Reading competency (ACT reading score of 21 or higher on the most recent test results; SAT verbal score of 540 or higher on the most recent test results). International students are required at minimum to have a 100 on the IBT TOEFL or an 8.0 on the reading IELTS score.