This course description for English 110 is standard and appears in the Course Catalog. You will find it reproduced on your instructor’s syllabus, along with the learning outcomes for the course. You may also find that your instructor has elaborated on the official description by offering more detail about his or her section of English 110.
This course introduces students to writing as a conscious and developmental activity. Students learn to read, think, and write in response to a variety of texts, to integrate their ideas with those of others, and to treat writing as recursive process. Through this work with texts, students are exposed to a range of reading and writing techniques they can employ in other courses and are introduced to fundamental skills of information literacy. Students work individually and collaboratively, participate in peer review, and learn to take more responsibility for their writing development. Placement into this course is determined by multiple measures, including high school achievement and SAT scores. 4.000 Credit hours.