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    The University of the Arts
  Sep 19, 2017
2017-2018 University Catalogue

COMP 111  Written Composition I

Division of Liberal Arts

3 credits 45.0 hours
100 level undergraduate course

COMP*111 is the first part of a year-long critical writing, reading, and research
class sequence that explores the fundamental aspects of becoming a responsible student and
scholar. This course 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. 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 (sentence fragments, run-on
sentences, subject-verb agreement, verb tense, punctuation, and spelling) to compose clear

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

Prerequisites Placement into COMP*111

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course is equated with the following courses: FYWT*111