Situated within a liberal arts tradition, our core composition courses value diversity, promote the open exchange of ideas, and aim to provide a space where students can develop their craft as writers, refine their ability to read, research, write, and think critically.
ENGL 1100: Composition I introduces students to the fundamentals of college-level prose writing, research, and argumentation.
ENGL 1120: Composition II adds depth and nuance to the sequence through a focus on rhetorical principles and textual practices commonly associated with academic research writing.
Both courses emphasize inquiry-driven learning and reflect the belief that skill in writing can be developed through principled study and guided practice. Two textbooks are commonly used for English 1100 and 1120:
- ENGL 1100: Composition I — Joining the Conversation: A Guide for Writers
- ENGL 1120: Composition II — From Inquiry to Academic Writing: A Text and Reader