English Composition I
Georgia Southwestern State University

Institution Information

Georgia Southwestern State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Course Details

Course Information: ENGL 1101 50G – Undergraduate, 3 credits (semester)
Subject: English Language and Literature/Letters
Term Registration DeadlineCourse Start Course End
Fall 2019 08/23/2019  08/19/2019  10/12/2019 

Special Attendance Requirements

Entirely at a distance. This course is delivered 100% through distance education technology. No visits to campus or designated site are required.  

Method of Course Instruction

The course is delivered primarily through Internet.  

Course Description

A composition course focusing on skills required for effective writing in a variety of contexts, with an emphasis on writing improvement. The course also seeks to strengthen critical thinking skills and the ability to read with understanding. A minimum grade of C is required. (3-0-3)  

Course Prerequisites

eCore Introduction C  

Learning Objectives

Write complete, properly developed sentences using correct standard English grammar. Understand common errors in writing and how to avoid them. Write unified paragraphs with a clear topic and central point. Write a narrative essay. Use a reading process to understand how other writers organize their writing. Know key components of the writing process. Plan writing in light of situation, audience, and purpose. Follow a format and structure appropriate to the rhetorical situation. Write an essay that informs or explains. Proofread and edit your writing. Develop an effective thesis statement. Structure an argumentative paper. Offer supporting evidence for your argument. Write effective introductory and concluding paragraphs. Successfully review the writing of a peer. Write a comparison and contrast essay. Incorporate in your writing information and ideas from outside sources. Use MLA documentation. Use Galileo and search engines to locate source information on the Web. Critically evaluate Internet research resources. Assess various Web-based source materials. Write an analytical paper assessing electronic research resources. Follow a format and procedure to produce a research paper. Use GALILEO and search engines to locate articles. Develop a working bibliography. Critically evaluate researched sources and assess varied viewpoints. Integrate pertinent information from outside sources. Synthesize information and ideas from outside sources. Compose an argumentative essay based on research.  

Required Materials

For a list of required materials, visit the eCore Courses Textbook page at http://ecore.usg.edu/courses/textbooks.php.  

Admissions and Registration Information

Student must be admitted to the institution to enroll in this course. The admission process can be handled via the Web. Student can register for this course via the Web.  

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Estimated Tuition and Fees **

 In-State Out-of-State Electronic Rate*
Tuition: $ 648.00
Fees: $ 176.00

* The cost of an Electronic Rate course is the same regardless of residency.

** These rates are averages of tuition rate and student fees. Actual tuition costs may vary, based on number of courses taken, student level and student major. Please be sure to contact the college or university for your specific tuition and fee amounts.


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