2017-2018 Residential Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 17, 2019  
2017-2018 Residential Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

WR 1010 - Composition


The goals of this course are, first, to develop the students’ critical and analytical thinking skills in the context of a sound rhetorical approach to written communication; and, second, to instill a fundamental sensitivity to and facility with language. Areas of study include the nature of the writing process, situation and audience, problem definition, invention techniques, thesis statements, organization, drafting, revisions, and the fundamentals of editing. Assignments follow thematic sequences leading students from experience-based, issue-oriented arguments to the essentials of formal academic research. This course is offered every semester and is required of all students to meet institutional graduation requirements. Prerequisite: Students must earn a grade of C or better to fulfill the college writing requirement. (4 Credits)