English 102: Writing II
Argumentative writing. Emphasis on development of a fluent, precise,
and versatile prose style. Continued instruction and practice in reading
critically, thinking logically, responding to texts, developing research
skills, writing substantial essays through systematic revision, addressing
specific audiences, expressing ideas in standard and correct English. Prereq:
English 101 or equivalent. Note: Credit not available by special examination.
English 104: Writing: An Accelerated Foundational Course
English 104 is a course in writing emphasizing critical inquiry and research. Students in the course develop abilities requisite to framing and developing writing projects of a substantial intellectual character: abilities to comprehend, interpret, and respond to written texts; to locate significance and position oneself with respect to complex questions; to find and incorporate pertinent academic scholarship and other research sources, including personal experience. Students work to develop perspectives that take into account various forms of evidence and points of view; to engage in a range of writing activities to explore and express their experiences and perspectives; to research subject matter thoroughly and put readings in service of a stance or argument; to formulate a writing project coherently and organize it effectively; to observe conventions of standard written English in paragraphs and sentences; to edit, proofread, and revise effectively; to foster a fluent, effective prose style, appropriate to one’s purposes in writing. Successful completion of ENG 104 fulfills the first tier of the University Writing Requirement and prepares students for writing assignments they will encounter in a variety of other courses, including the second-tier, writing-intensive course that completes the Writing Requirement.
English 203: Business Writing
Instruction and experience in writing for business, industry, and government.
Emphasis on clarity, conciseness, and effectiveness in preparing letters,
memos, and reports for specific audiences. Prereq: Completion of University
English 204: Technical Writing
Instruction and experience in writing for science and technology. Emphasis
on clarity, conciseness, and effectiveness in preparing letters, memos,
and reports for specific audiences. Prereq: completion of University Writing
English 205: Intermediate Writing
Instruction and experience in nonfictional writing. The emphasis is
on clarity, conciseness, and the effective form in abstracts, in case studies,
and in literature reviews for special audiences. Assignments include research
and oral presentations. Note: ENG 205 fulfills no requirements of the English
major. Prereq: Completion of the University Writing Requirement.
English 207: Beginning Workshop in Imaginative Writing (Subtitle Required)
Studies of special topics in writing, in areas such as fiction, poetry,
and the personal essay. Topics announced the preceding semester. May be repeated under different
subtitles to a maximum of six credits. Prereq: Completion of the university Writing requirement
and consent of instructor.