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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

COMP 099E Foundations of Composition: ESL

3 credits 90.0 hours
REM level undergraduate course

COMP*099E prepares students for whom English is a second language to produce the kinds of writing expected of them at the university level. This course emphasizes employing foundational writing, reading, and critical thinking skills. The course also emphasizes mastering various technical aspects of writing, including structuring essays and deploying grammar to achieve clarity. Students practice written and verbal communication skills to respond to course readings as well as work produced by peers. The workshop format engages students in collaborative learning activities. Because this course is six hours per week, one-to-one time with the instructor is built into the curriculum.

Enrollment is based on performance on the Writing Placement Exam, the Michigan Placement Test, and TOEFL scores. This course does not count toward graduation. Successful completion of this course permits students to enter COMP*101E, COMP*101, or COMP*111, depending on the professor’s recommendation, in the subsequent semester.

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course cannot be taken pass/fail.