ENGL 1050 is a 4-credit Freshman level course designed to help students develop communication skills for their academic courses as well as their future careers. The course focuses on writing genres and their relation to audience and other contextual factors, Students explore the features of different genres and the technologies used to produce them, and they learn to create content for multiple genres. In addition, students learn to use a variety of source materials for research purposes, analyze visual as well as written components of texts, and make informed decisions about appropriate sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation. Students may also have the opportunity to work in small groups and in computer-supported classrooms.
ENGL 1000 is a 'pass/fail' course in which students work to improve their writing skill in an encouraging and supportive environment. The course is specifically designed to help students achieve success in both ENGL 1050 (which is a required general education course), and in their other college-level writing work. Instructors for this course are specially selected for their commitment to basic writing issues. Classes are smaller in size and provide ample room for instructor and student relationships to develop in order to support the students’ writing processes. Students participate in the process of writing including the stages of prewriting, drafting, consultation, editing, and reflection. Students are placed in English 1000 dependent upon their high school GPA, their ACT scores, or based on a combination of both. English 1000 is a Credit/No Credit course and does not fulfill credits toward graduation.