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English 1110.01

First Year Writing

Rebecca Fast

Credit hours: 3
GEC categories: 1A: First Writing Course
Prerequisites: Placement into 1110.01

Text Books:

Title Author(s) Publisher ISBN
A Brief Guide to Writing from Readings, 6th edition Wilhoit Pearson 10:0-205-24574-9
This I Believe II Allison Holt 10-0-8050-9089-4

Example Syllabus:

Course Objectives: Students will develop and strengthen their ability to conduct research, compose an analytical project, and present the results of their work to an audience of peers.

Course Content: Strategies in analytical thinking and classical rhetoric; linking psychology, personal experience, and current events to discuss human nature -- prejudice, bias, the us-versus-them mentality -- and why we do the things we do.

Method of Presentation: Lecture, discussion, computer research, and writing and revision time with consultation.

Method of Evaluation: Graded short homework assignments; a short essay; an analytical project with an editorial and brief presentation. Attendance and Participation.


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