I. Composition


Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate fluency in the writing process: planning, drafting, revising, editing, and preparing final papers.
  • Demonstrate competence in the varied elements of writing: thesis, stance, content, organization, sentences, diction, and technical matters.
  • Demonstrate awareness of rhetorical strategies in various forms of writing, with particular attention to audience.
  • Assess the usefulness and reliability of sources, including Internet sources.
  • Synthesize and critique material from a variety of sources with an emphasis on scholarly and professional publications; incorporate sources; document sources properly.
  • Exhibit critical thinking as readers and as writers, and
  • Understand the relevance of good writing to real-world situations.

Composition 100 level

Composition 300 level

Skill Applied Learning Requirements
  • Explicitly demonstrate how the curriculum will develop critical thinking skills.
  • Explicitly demonstrate how the curriculum will develop information literacy skills.
  • Include a graded writing component, which whenever possible is developmental.

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