Course Descriptions

0103 Developmental Writing
(3-0) 3 credit hours.
Offers the opportunity to increase writing skills before enrollment in WRC 1013. Intensive practice in the writing process, including prewriting, organization, sentence structure, and use of grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Includes critical reading of academic writing and introduces library research and documentation. The course is offered on a credit/no-credit basis. Credit cannot be used to satisfy any degree requirements.

1013 Freshman Composition I
(3-0) 3 credit hours.
Reviews principles of the writing process and of using sources for writing. Introduces the patterns of some development, summary and paraphrase, analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of multiple sources drawn from a variety of cultural and intellectual contexts. Uses informative purposes. Includes some attention to forms of oral and visual communication and extensive library research and documentation. (This course, or an equivalent, is required of all undergraduates to fulfill the Core Curriculum requirement and is normally taken during the first semester of the freshman year.)

1023 Freshman Composition II
(3-0) 3 credit hours. Prerequisite: WRC 1023.
Extensive writing practice in the use of logical and organizational patterns with persuasive purposes. Includes some attention to oral and visual communication. Develops critical and analytical skills through multidisciplinary and multicultural readings, using extensive library research and documentation. (This course, or an equivalent, is required of all undergraduates to fulfill the Core Curriculum requirement and should be taken as the continuation of WRC 1013.)

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