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Writing Courses Offered Most Semesters

EGL 1000. Introduction to Composition. 4 Credits
Preparation for EGL 1010. Grammar and punctuation, sentence construction, paragraph
development, and short essay writing with computer laboratory experience. Web-based section available. Prerequisite: Writing proficiency level. Does not fulfill English requirements for graduation or transfer. Not open to students who have completed EGL 1010.

EGL 1010. Composition I: Expository Writing. 3 Credits
University-parallel freshman English. Fundamentals of effective prose writing, including required essays and a research paper. Web-based section available. Prerequisite: Writing proficiency level, or EGL 1000.
See Departmental standards for English 1010 and Statewide standards for "C" papers.

EGL 1010H. Honors Composition I. 3 Credits
Honors-level version of EGL 1010. Expository and argumentative writing, and research techniques. Credit may not be received for both EGL 1010 and EGL 1010H. Prerequisite: Writing proficiency level or permission of the instructor. Writing sample required.

See "What Composition II Should I Take?"

EGL 1020. Composition II: Writing About Literature. 3 Credits
Second semester composition using literature as the subject for discussion and writing. Study various kinds of literature (e.g., drama, poetry, short story) or a single genre such as short story. Web-based section available. EGL 1100, 1320, or 1340 also fulfill the Composition II requirement. Prerequisite: EGL 1010 with C or better.

EGL 1020H. Honors Composition II.
Second semester composition option for honors-level students. Writing incisive essays about sophisticated works of literature. Prerequisite: EGL 1010H with A or B, or EGL 1010 with A.

EGL 1040. Media Writing. 3 Credits
History of mass media; study and writing of news articles, editorials, columns, reviews, radio and TV scripts. Prerequisite: Writing proficiency level.

EGL 1100. Composition II: Writing About Issues and Ideas. 3 Credits
Second semester composition. Reading, analyzing, and writing about contemporary issues, demonstrating clear reasoning and persuasive writing skills. Web-based section available. EGL 1020, 1320, or 1340 also fulfill the Composition requirement. Prerequisite: EGL 1010 with C or better.

EGL 1320. Composition II: Writing for Business. 3 Credits
Second semester composition. Students develop and sharpen critical thinking and writing skills, applying them to materials from business and the professions with an emphasis on evidence-based analysis, evaluation, interpretation and persuasive presentation. EGL 1020, 1100, or 1340 also fulfill the Composition II requirement. Prerequisite: EGL 1010 with C or better.

EGL 1340. Composition II: Writing About Technical Topics. 3 Credits
Second semester composition. Includes preparation of various types of technical business, government, and scientific communications, including resumes; progress, examination, and recommendation reports; proposals; and memoranda. EGL 1020, 1100, or 1320 also fulfill the Composition II requirement. Prerequisite: EGL 1010 with C or better.

EGL 1360. Principles of Editing. 3 Credits

Practice in editing manuscripts and evaluating publication formats. Prerequisite: EGL 1010

EGL 2150. Introduction to Creative Writing. 3 Credits
Techniques of writing fiction, poetry, and plays with critique of student work. E-Mail section available in Fall. Prerequisite: EGL 1010. Does not fulfill general education requirement.

 


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