The courses in the list below are representative of the types of courses that might benefit an incoming freshman. Specific courses may be unavailable during the term for which you are registering. As always, registration for courses should be determined in consultation with your advisor.
All of the following courses satisfy the Communicating through Writing General Education Requirement.
English 101 - English Composition I
Intensive instruction in writing, focusing on analysis and argument. Strategies for reading critically, analyzing texts from diverse perspectives, developing substantive arguments through systematic revision, addressing specific audiences, integrating sources, and expressing ideas with clarity and correctness.
Comment(s): Students wishing additional help with writing should also register for English 103 [Writing Workshop I].
English 102 - English Composition II
Advancing concepts introduced in English 101. Intensive writing instruction focused on inquiry and research. Strategies for formulating and investigating questions, locating and evaluating information, using varied sources and research methods, developing positions on intercultural and interdisciplinary issues from diverse texts (print, digital, and multimedia), and presenting research using appropriate rhetorical conventions.
(RE) Prerequisite(s): 101.
Comment(s): Students wishing additional help with writing should also register for English 104 [Writing Workshop II].
Please note: The above course descriptions are subject to change. Always consult the online catalog for the most recent information.
Dates & Deadlines for Incoming Freshmen
- May 1, 2013—Deadline to confirm enrollment
- June 3–July 10—Orientation for incoming students
- July 8—Second summer session begins
- Aug 9—Second summer session ends
- Aug 21—Fall classes begin