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English 104: College Composition I

Course Category: 
Location: 

Various; distance learning format.

Length: 

25 hours (12 weeks).

Dates: 

December 2012 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

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.

Instruction: 

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.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in English (12/16). 

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