ENGL110XM : College Composition I with Corequisite

College Composition I introduces students to the practice of academic writing and research. A review of critical reading and thinking skills is included as an essential foundation to academic understanding and inquiry. Students conduct intensive research on a contemporary problem, grounding themselves in its context, causes, and possible solutions to produce a documented Central Course Essay. Research methods covered include locating, integrating, and citing source materials as well as appropriate use of quotes, paraphrases, and summaries. Basic information literacy skills such as evaluating sources for credibility and identifying mis/dis/mal-information, particularly in online materials, are emphasized.  Writing is approached as an iterative process that engages various stages and employs a variety of rhetorical approaches to produce a polished final essay. Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 110XM or completion of ENGL 095M with a grade of C or better.


College Composition I – Corequisite provides additional support to students who need to build stronger foundational skills through mandatory additional class time. Corequisite support may be any combination of additional instruction; application of reading, writing, and research skills; and one-on-one support from the instructor.