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

COMP 101 Composition Fundamentals I

3 credits 90.0 hours
100 level undergraduate course

COMP*101 emphasizes the writing and reading processes that lead to argumentation. The course also emphasizes mastering various technical aspects of writing, including structuring essays and deploying grammar to achieve clarity. As this course is six hours per week, one-to-one time with the instructor is built into the curriculum. By the end of this course, successful students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate the critical reading and writing skills needed to compose academic essays (describing, summarizing, analyzing, applying, and synthesizing, for example). 2. Craft a question-based research paper that supports a thesis. 3. Synthesize research source materials to support an argument. 4. Access source material in the library holdings (reference section, on-line databases, stacks, and in-library periodicals). 5. Assess scholarly sources (locate an author’s thesis, evaluate evidence, and weigh credibility). 6. Apply source material and avoid intentional or unintentional plagiarism by citing in MLA format. 7. Recognize and edit patterns of grammatical error to compose clear sentences.

Enrollment based on performance on the writing placement exam and SAT/ACT scores. Based on placement results, registration in the writing lab co-requisite course for COMP*101 may be required. COMP*101 substitutes for COMP*111 and successful completion of this course permits students to enter COMP*102, COMP*102 with a required co-requisite writing lab, or COMP*112, depending on the professor’s recommendation, in the subsequent semester.

Prerequisites Placement into COMP*101

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course is equated with the following courses: FYWT*100