English 110 Students

General Information:
Course Description
Learning Outcomes
General Education
Contact Information

Course Description

An introductory course in composition. The course will emphasize writing practice in various rhetorical modes with focus on all stages of the writing process and writing as a thinking process. (Students who qualify with a grade of "BC" or better in ENG 110 will be exempt from further writing requirements in the General Education skills category but this does not exempt students from the writing emphasis course requirement.)

Learning Outcomes

English 110 Learning Outcomes Statement

Rhetorical Competence
Students who complete English 110 with a C or better should

•be able to communicate effectively in writing
•write with a clear sense of a purpose
•respond to the needs, knowledge, attitudes, and values of different audiences
•respond appropriately to different kinds of rhetorical situations
•adopt appropriate voice, tone, and level of formality
•write in several genres and contexts

Critical Thinking, Reading, & Writing
Students who complete English 110 with a C or better should

• be able to use writing and reading for inquiry, learning, and thinking
• understand how to find, evaluate, analyze, and synthesize appropriate sources
• understand how genres shape reading and writing
• be able to integrate the ideas of others with their own
• be aware of the relationships among language, knowledge, and power

Processes
Students who complete English 110 with a C or better should

• have flexible strategies for generating ideas, revising, editing, and proofreading
• understand writing as a recursive process
• be able to critique their own and others' work and use feedback effectively

Knowledge of Conventions
Students who complete English 110 with a C or better should

• be able to use a format appropriate to the context
• have knowledge of genre conventions ranging from structure and paragraphing to tone and mechanics
• be able to cite and document sources appropriately
• control such features as syntax, grammar, usage, punctuation, and spelling


Adopted by The English Department 02/05/03

 

General Education

The mission of the General Education Program at UW-La Crosse is to develop life-long learners who will be engaged as knowledgeable and responsible citizens in a diverse and ever-changing world.

It is the University's vision that the core curriculum encourages students to

  • discover connections between disciplines
  • consider one's major in a broader context
  • cultivate knowledge, skills, and habits of mind essential for independent learning and thinking.