ENGL-103: Writing for New Media

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: ENGL-103 Writing for New Media

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

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): A score of 480 on the SAT, or 75% on the New York State English Regents, or a passing score on the CUNY Writing and Reading tests. Note: Credit will not be given to students who have successfully completed ENGL-101.

Course Description in college catalog:

Students will study and practice writing in Digital Media. They will concentrate on producing clearly and effectively written formal essays with the goal of learning how to communicate in the World Wide Web and e-mail environments. Particular attention will be given to the process of writing, including the use of informal writing strategies. Proficiency in standard grammar and syntax, sentence structure, paragraph development and organization, and the formulation of thesis statements will be stressed in the context of preparing essays, arguments, hyperlinked and other new media documents.

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

A.A.S. Internet and Information Technology

A.A.S. Medical Assistant

A.A.S. Music Production

Course-specific student learning outcomes:


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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:


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).

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