Course Description for Composition 1011:


Students will develop a process of clear, concrete, and convincing writing that includes prewriting, drafting, organizing, revising, and editing. They will generate and discover subjects through the writing process.


Composition 1011-Composition I Learning Outcomes:


Upon completion of COMP 1011, students will be able to do the following things:


Working with Ideas/Planning Phase:

·         Analyze assignments and devise an appropriate approach to meet assignment requirements.

·         Assess and select the prewriting method most suitable for effectively generating ideas for meaningful paper topics.

·         Compose a working thesis statement that clearly states a position and serves to focus the paper.


Researching Phase:

  • Identify scholarly articles and journals. Know the difference between journals and magazines, and other non-academic sources.

·         Locate reliable and relevant sources online and within the university library databases.

  • Choose sources that explore a balance of views and provide fair representation of opposing views to accomplish the writer’s plan.


Drafting and Editing/Revising Phases:

  • Know and apply the fundamentals of grammar, spelling, and punctuation to meet the normal expectations of readers.
  • Be familiar with and apply appropriate research and writing processes for specific assignments, including an eight page research paper.

·         Support the thesis statement by providing credible evidence and selecting the combination of appropriate methods for paragraph development with an awareness of audience, context, and purpose.

·         Collaborate, using peer review, to give, receive, and evaluate feedback.

  • Use sources ethically by incorporating appropriate paraphrasing, quoting, summarizing, and in-text and reference page citing consistent with a current, recognized style format.
·         Develop a personal writing style that meets the standards of specific assignments.

Lit 1005 Course Description:   Students will study major forms of literature from various cultures and historical periods. They will develop an informed, personal response to literature and interpretive skills required for an appreciation of literature as they explore different genres.


Lit. 1005-Introduction to Literature Outcomes

Outcomes: To expand students’ knowledge of the human condition and human cultures, especially in relation to behavior, ideas, and values expressed in works of human imagination and thought.  To increases students’ understanding of the growing interdependence of nations and peoples and develop their ability to apply a comparative perspective to cross-cultural social, economic, and political experiences.  Through study in the discipline of literature, students will engage in critical analysis, form aesthetic judgments, and develop an appreciation of the arts and humanities as fundamental to the health and survival of any society.  Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 

1.                            Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities;

2.                            Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context;

3.                            Describe and analyze political, economic, and cultural elements which influence relations of states and societies in their historical and contemporary dimensions;

4.                            Demonstrate knowledge of cultural, social, and religious differences;

5.                            Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities;

6.                            Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities;

7.                            Understand the role of a world citizen and the responsibility world citizens share for their common global future.


 Composition Vocab List