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2017-2018 University Catalogue 
2017-2018 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

COMP 101 Composition Fundamentals I

Division of Liberal Arts

3 credits 90.0 hours
100 level undergraduate course

COMP*101 emphasizes the writing and reading processes that lead to argumentation. The course also emphasizes mastering various technical aspects of writing, including structuring essays and deploying grammar to achieve clarity. As this course is six hours per week, one-to-one time with the instructor is built into the curriculum. By the end of this course, successful students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate the critical reading and writing skills needed to compose academic essays (describing, summarizing, analyzing, applying, and synthesizing, for example). 2. Craft a question-based research paper that supports a thesis. 3. Synthesize research source materials to support an argument. 4. Access source material in the library holdings (reference section, on-line databases, stacks, and in-library periodicals). 5. Assess scholarly sources (locate an author’s thesis, evaluate evidence, and weigh credibility). 6. Apply source material and avoid intentional or unintentional plagiarism by citing in MLA format. 7. Recognize and edit patterns of grammatical error to compose clear sentences.

Enrollment is based on performance on the Writing Placement Exam and SAT/ACT scores. Successful completion of COMP*099 or COMP*099E may be required as a result of the Writing Placement Exam. This course substitutes for COMP*111 and successful completion of this course permits students to enter COMP*102 or COMP*112, depending on the professor’s recommendation, in the subsequent semester.

Prerequisites Placement into COMP*101 or completion of COMP*099

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course is equated with the following courses: FYWT*100