ESL, English Language and Literature

Course Name Course Description Syllabus
WRI100: Developmental Writing I This course affords students extended practice with persuasive and expository writing in the essay form through frequent writing assignments based on critical readings of class texts and discussions. Students will also compose a research paper and study the process of writing and revising for an academic audience. No standard pre-requisites; offered every semester. Students who are placed into WRI 100 must complete the course with a C in order to continue on to WRI 101.4 credits  
ENG142: Studies in American Literature Study of poetry, prose, and drama from the American literary tradition, with emphasis on close reading and literary analysis. Students will compose formal essays discussing the meanings and relationship between texts as well as the author’s craft and relationship to the reader. 4 credits ENG142 [PDF]
WRI101: First Year Writing I Study and practice of the writing process and revision in terms of expository writing modes for an academic audience. This course studies persuasive and expository writing in the essay form through frequent writing assignments based on critical readings of class texts and discussions. The aims of this course are to consolidate and expand on writing and reading skills in order to increase the student’s capacity to read and write correctly and logically. Various rhetorical principles and techniques, including argument and persuasion, are discussed, analyzed in readings, and incorporated into students’ essays. 4 credits WRI101 [PDF]
WRI102: First Year Writing II A continuation of WRI 101. Study and practice of argumentative and research writing through further work with writing process and revision and the critical reading of a variety of texts. 4 credits