COMP - Composition

COMP 5900 - Directed Study

Credits: 
1
2
3
4
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

COMP 1503 and (LITR 2603 with grade D or better or LITR 2033 with grade D or better or LITR 2343 with grade D or better or LITR 2503 with grade D or better or LITR 2603 with grade D or better or LITR 2703 with grade D or better or LITR 2813 with grade D or better or LITR 2900 with grade D or better or LITR 2903 with grade D or better or LITR 2913 with grade D or better or LITR 3233 with grade D or better or LITR 4333 with grade D or better or LITR 7003 with grade D or better)

Description: 

The student may contract for one to four credit hours of independent study through an agreement with the instructor. The student must submit a plan acceptable for the instructor and the department chairperson. To be substituted for the listed humanities requirements, a directed study course must be so designated by the department chair. Writing is continued in assignments related to readings, class discussions, and lectures.

Course Sections: 

COMP 3503 - AdvComp:Writing About Writing & Culture

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

COMP 1503 with C or better and (LITR 2603 with C or better or LITR 2033 with C or better or LITR 2343 with C or better or LITR 2503 with C or better or LITR 2603 with C or better or LITR 2703 with C or better or LITR 2813 with C or better or LITR 2900 with C or better or LITR 2903 with C or better or LITR 2913 with C or better or LITR 3233 with C or better or LITR 4333 with C or better or LITR 7003 with C or better)

Description: 

This course focuses on developing the student's ability to write at an advanced level about topics of broad cultural importance. Students will demonstrate assurance and skill in producing written communications on par with published prose. This class will go beyond the mechanics of proper English composition and explore concepts such as originality, honesty of both fact and presentation, clarity, sincerity of emotion, economy of expression, and naturalness of style. This course can be taught from many perspectives.

Course Sections: 

COMP 5703 - Technical Writing II

Level: 
Upper
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 

COMP 1503 with D or better and (LITR 2603 with D or better or LITR 2033 with D or better or LITR 2343 with D or better or LITR 2503 with D or better or LITR 2603 with D or better or LITR 2703 with D or better or LITR 2813 with D or better or LITR 2900 with D or better or LITR 2903 with D or better or LITR 2913 with D or better or LITR 3233 with D or better or LITR 4333 with D or better or LITR 7003 with D or better)

Course Attributes: 
Liberal Arts and Science
Description: 

This course is offered for students completing requirements for a bachelor's degree. It will prepare students to handle typical workplace assignments in a competent and professional manner. It will also prepare students to communicate their ideas effectively in writing to persons in and out of their particular professional disciplines.

Course Sections: 

COMP 3703 - Technical Writing I

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 

COMP 1503 with D or better and (LITR 2603 with D or better or LITR 2033 with D or better or LITR 2343 with D or better or LITR 2503 with D or better or LITR 2603 with D or better or LITR 2703 with D or better or LITR 2813 with D or better or LITR 2900 with D or better or LITR 2903 with D or better or LITR 2913 with D or better or LITR 3233 with D or better or LITR 4333 with D or better or LITR 7003 with D or better)

Course Attributes: 
Liberal Arts and Science
Description: 

This course is offered for students who have completed six hours in English and Humanities and who seek to improve their skills in technical writing. It is designed to give students a practical familiarity with effective communication skills on the job. Students will be encouraged to use experience and knowledge from their academic majors as sources of subject matter in written assignments.

Course Sections: 

COMP 2900 - Directed Study

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
1
2
3
4
Description: 

The student may contract for one to four credit hours of independent study through an arrangement with the instructor. The student must submit a plan acceptable for the instructor and the department chair. To be substituted for the listed humanities requirements, a directed study course must be so designated by the department chair. Writing is continued in assignments related to readings, class discussions, and lectures.

Course Sections: 

COMP 1503 - Fresh Composition

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Course Attributes: 
Gen Ed - Basic Comm Option 1, Gen Ed - Basic Comm Option 2, Gen Ed - Basic Comm (Business), Liberal Arts and Science
Description: 

Freshman Composition is intended to enable students to express themselves in essays. They will generate ideas, develop thesis statements, plan paragraphs, organize compositions, and select rhetorical strategies. Essays and a reference paper are required. Readings stimulate language use, critical thinking, and writing techniques.

Course Sections: 

COMP 1403 - English Fundamentals

Level: 
Lower - Developmental/Remedial Course
Credits: 
3
Description: 

English Fundamentals is a course designed specifically for the study and for the improvement of basic writing skills and techniques. As such, English Fundamentals allows the student to master a variety of sentence constructions and paragraph types, culminating in the ability to create a multi-paragraph essay. The emphasis is on grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, writing and revising techniques, and proofreading and editing to produce clear, concise, and information-rich sentences and paragraphs.

Course Sections: 
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