ENGL-101: English Composition I

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: ENGL-101 English Composition I

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 class hours, 1 conference hour

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): Students must complete any developmental requirements in English (see Proficiency in Math and English) prior to taking this course or enroll in BE-102 at the same time as this course.

Course Description in college catalog:

In this course, students will study and practice the reading, writing, critical thinking, and reflective skills needed for their academic and professional lives. Through formal and informal writing assignments totaling at least 6,000 words, students will receive instruction in the recursive processes of expository and argumentative writing: brainstorming; information literacy; researching, evaluating and documenting sources; drafting; revising; and editing. During the conference hour, instructors may review topics such as note-taking and annotating text, grammar, sentence structure, paragraph development and organization, and the formulation of thesis statements.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

This course satisfies the Common Core 1A Requirement for a degree. 

A.A.S. Accounting

A.A.S. Architectural Technology

A.A.S. Computer Information Systems

A.A.S. Computer Engineering Technology

A.A.S. Electronic Engineering Technology

A.A.S. Mechanical Engineering Technology

A.A.S. Management

A.A.S. Massage Therapy

A.A.S. Medical Assistant

A.A.S. Music Production

A.A.S. Nursing 

A.A.S./B.S. QCC/Hunter Dual/Joint Degree Program in Nursing

A.A.S./B.S. QCC/School of Professional Studies Dual/Joint Degree Program in Nursing

A.A.S./B.S. QCC/York College Dual/Joint Degree in Nursing

A.A.S. Office Administration and Technology

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  3. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

By the end of EN-101, students will be able to perform the following tasks:

  1. Summarize, analyze, and synthesize diverse readings including multidisciplinary academic articles, essays, literary works, or other relevant genres.
  2. Identify an intellectual question or problem worthy of further study through the process of reading, research, and writing.
  3. Differentiate relevant evidence throughout all writing tasks, including written texts, visual images, electronic media and such primary sources as observations, interviews, and surveys.
  4. Use a variety of writing and revision strategies for generating, revising, editing and proofreading writing.
  5. Determine logical arguments and stylistic approaches appropriate to form or genre of writing: transitional language, progressive development of ideas, etc.

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

  1. Student participation (being involved in the lectures and labs)

  2. Class assignments

  3. Papers/Revisions

  4. Quizzes

  5. Final Exam

  6. Project(s) implementation and presentation

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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