English & Composition I

ENG 101 introduces students to an academic approach to thinking, reading, speaking, writing and language use; skills they will need in their departmental studies. The course also aims to develop students’ linguistic accuracy and range in English.

During ENG 101, students write essays which synthesize and reference readings on topics chosen by the course instructor. Students develop their critical thinking and speaking skills through in-class group work and presentation tasks. ENG 101 has a final exam which assesses reading-into-writing skills.

To ensure that students have reached an appropriate level of English language and academic skills by the end of ENG 101, they must achieve a C grade to pass. If students have a final less than C, they will not be able to continue on to ENG 102 and will have to repeat ENG 101 in the next semester.

Students are required to attend a minimum of 90% of total course hours. Attendance is counted from the first class. Students who exceed the attendance limit will automatically receive an ā€˜FZā€™ grade for the course.