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Sample Course Syllabus - English

             ENGL 1101 English Composition I (3-0-3) 3 semester credit hours. A composition course focusing on skills required for effective writing in a variety of contexts, with emphasis on exploration, analysis, and argumentation, and also including introductory use of a variety of research skills. Prerequisites: Learning Support students who are required to take ENGL 0099 and/or READ 0099 must exit the requirement(s) before they can enroll in this course. For all students, a grade of C or better (or K) is required in ENGL 1101 prior to enrollment in ENGL1102. Grades of D in ENGL 1101 will not count toward graduation in any degree.
             Clayton State's Emphasis.
             At Clayton State, English 1101 is designed to increase students' ability to construct academic written essays. The course offers instruction in writing processes, collaborative writing strategies, methods of organization, research skills, discourse conventions of Standard Written English, rhetorical strategies, computer-based writing, and the production of expository academic essays. Readings consider issues of contemporary and cultural concern. In addition, some sections are part of the freshman experience. .
             My Emphasis.
             In addition to the above emphasis, I want my students to investigate and enjoy language in all its varieties. In addition to personal writing, we will read a novel written largely in dialect and discuss the importance of understanding both formal and informal varieties of language. In addition, we will discuss events occurring in the world today and both read and write about how these larger events affect our lives. We will briefly look at reasons why academic research may also be important to us.
             Program Outcomes .
             General Education Outcome .
             Students will write effective expository and argumentative essays that consider purpose and audience. .
             Course Outcomes .
             Outcome 1: Writing Process .
             Students will understand and engage in writing as a process.

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