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

COMP 101E Composition Fundamentals I: ESL

3 credits 90.0 hours
100 level undergraduate course

A continuation of COMP*099E, COMP*101E further prepares students for whom English is a second language to produce the kinds of writing and presentations expected of them at the university level. This version of the course offers both online and in-class instruction to support student learning needs.

COMP*101E emphasizes the reading and writing processes that lead to argumentation. The course also emphasizes technical aspects of writing, including structuring essays, constructing paragraphs, and deploying grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Students practice critical reading and writing skills to develop academic essays through describing, summarizing, analyzing, applying, and synthesizing. Students are introduced to the library’s holdings and taught to access and assess source material. Because this course is six hours per week, one-to-one time with the instructor is built into the class to support student learning. By the end of this course, successful students will: 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 is based on performance on the English Placement Exam, the Michigan Placement Test, and TOEFL scores. Successful completion of this course permits students to enter COMP*102, COMP*102E, or COMP*112, depending on the professor’s recommendation, in the subsequent semester.

Prerequisites Placement into COMP*101E or completion of COMP*099E

This course is not repeatable for credit.