ENG 101 - College Composition
A course emphasizing college-level, source-based writing (summary, analysis, synthesis, research), with special attention to critical reading and thinking skills. Students will draft, revise, and edit multiple thesis-driven essays. They will also study and practice argument and persuasion. (ENG 101 or ENG 200 satisfy the composition requirement for graduation.)
Prerequisite(s): Waiver of accuplacer reading and sentence level tests; placement into ENG 101 or ENG 200 (minimum score of 81 on reading test and minimum score of 65 on sentence level test); or completion of TRS 200 with a C or better; or completion of TRS 105 with a C or higher; or completion of ESL 201 with a C or higher, or ENG 200 placement. Co-requisite(s): REA 100 is required for students scoring between 71 and 80.9 on the Accuplacer reading test. Students may take REA 100 concurrent with ENG 101 or may take it prior to ENG 101. Students who take REA 100 before ENG 101 will need to earn a C or better in REA 100 in order to enroll in ENG 101.
SUNY General Education: SUNY-BC - Basic Communication (SCOM)
MCC General Education: MCC-BCO - Speaking (MBCO), MCC-BCW - Writing (MBCW), MCC-IL - Information Literacy (MIL)
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Summarize sophisticated texts.
2. Analyze and critique persuasive texts.
3. Support a well-articulated thesis statement by integrating information from source material.
4. Locate and evaluate a variety of sources as potential support material in a written essay.
5. Use standard documentation style for source-based writing.
6. Exhibit proficiency in practices of standard written English (such as grammar, mechanics, and style).
7. Identify areas of weakness in their own written work, and revise for improvement.
8. Demonstrate basic oral communication skills.
Course Offered Fall and Spring