Course Descriptions


ENWR 1101 and ENWR 1101 S
Academic Writing

Required Textbooks: Consult your Course Syllabus.

ENWR 1101 is the first half of academic writing sequence, required of all students, and a prerequisite for many other classes. It is a course in college-level expository writing that prepares you for the variety of writing situations that you will face in college and at work. The class teaches you the process of writing, and you will be evaluated on your engagement with that process as well as the products which result from it.

Over the course of 1101, you will learn to craft a complex argument using pertinent claims and evidence; you will become a deeper, more thorough reader and thinker; you will learn to revise your work and proofread it more accurately; you will learn to write accurately and coherently in a timed environment; you will learn to respond to the ideas of other writers in your writing; and to use MLA citations to document those ideas. You will be held to high standards.

ENWR 1101 S has the same course description, standards, learning outcomes, course requirements, and credits as ENWR 1101. Students are placed into ENWR 1101 S based upon their scores on the University and departmental placement tests. In addition to the regular class meetings, ENWR 1101 S includes a mandatory support lab that meets once a week

ENWR 1102
Academic Research and Writing

Required Textbooks: Consult your Course Syllabus

ENWR 1102 is the second half of the academic writing sequence, required of all students, and a prerequisite for many other classes. It is a course in college-level research and writing that, like 1101, prepares you for a variety of writing and research situations in college and at work. The class teaches you the process of research and writing using research. You will be evaluated on your engagement with that process as well as the products which result from it.

During 1102, you will learn to craft more complex arguments than in 1101, using more texts than in 1101—more texts in number and more texts in kind. You will become a good judge of websites, journals, and scholarship; you will become adept at navigating different search engines in your quest for information; you will learn to integrate the ideas of multiple writers into your own critiques of primary texts; you will find that the your writing  handbook is your new favorite book. You will be held to high standards

ENWR 0098
Fundamentals of Academic Writing I

Required Textbooks: Consult your Course Syllabi

ENWR 0098 is a three-unit class in basic expository writing for students who, based on University placement tests, need to develop a higher level of competency before they can take ENWR 1101, the standard freshman academic writing course. If you have been placed into 0098, you may feel discouraged or disappointed; however, it's best to think of this as an opportunity to develop the skills that you will need in order to succeed in ENWR 1101. To enable you to master college-level writing skills, you will receive a good deal of individualized attention in a small class of about 15 students. You will become more comfortable with reading challenging essays and writing your own short essays in response to the texts provided in class. You will also develop a level of proficiency in grammar and sentence structure that will support the writing that you will need to do throughout your years in college. A writing laboratory is integrated in ENWR 0098. In order to pass the course, you must meet your instructors’ course and lab requirements and you must receive a passing score on the departmental Portfolio Review. Placement is determined by the instructors, the 0098/0099 writing faculty committee, and the Director of Writing after review of your writing portfolio. ENWR 0098 is a pass or no-credit course that does not count toward your GPA or credits for graduation. If you pass 0098, you will be placed into ENWR 0099 for additional developmental work, ENWR 1101 S, or ENWR 1101

ENWR 0099
Fundamentals of Academic Writing II

Required Textbooks: Required Textbooks: Consult your Course Syllabus

ENWR 0099 is a three-unit class that provides additional preparation in basic expository writing. It is specifically designed for students whose writing skills are more advanced than those typically seen in ENWR 0098. If you are placed into ENWR 0099, however, it means that you need to continue to work on your writing skills before moving into ENWR 1101. In 0099, you will receive intense individualized attention in a small class setting of about 15 students. A writng laboratory is integrated in ENWR 0099. In order to pass the course, you must meet your instructors’ course and lab requirements and you must also receive a passing score on the departmental Portfolio Review. Placement is determined by the instructors, the 0098/0099 writing faculty committee, and the Director of Writing after review of your writing portfolio. ENWR 0099 is a pass or no-credit course that does not count toward your GPA or credits for graduation. If you pass 0099, you will be placed into either ENWR 1101 S or ENWR 1101