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English 104: College Composition I
Various; distance learning format.
25 hours (12 weeks).
December 2012 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and use important aspects of English grammar such as independent and dependent clauses, punctuation, and pronouns; apply good diction, style, and tone to write clearly and logically; organize, write, and revise an essay with a thesis statement, sources, and structured paragraphs; determine the appropriate sources to use for an essay and cite them properly; identify the components of a good essay and apply these concepts in practice; revise, peer-review, and edit essays for spelling and grammar; and use context words to improve reading comprehension.
Major topics include: grammar; usage; how to revise an essay; using source materials; parts of an essay; essay writing; reading and understanding essays; and composition best practices such as theory and application.
In the lower division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in English (12/16).