Department of English Language and Literature   SIUE
Rhetoric and Composition Studies

The Writing Program @ SIUE

Course Descriptions

Catalog Descriptions

ENG 101 English Composition I (3 cr)
Instruction and practice in analyzing and composing the academic expository essay.

Prerequisite: (ACT Reading score of 21 or higher; or Reading score of 81 or higher; or Reading Placement test score of 39 or higher; or completion of AD 082 or AD 116 with a grade of C or better) AND (ACT English score of 21 or higher; or E-Write placement test score of 8 or higher and Writing Skills placement test score of 90 or higher; or Placement test Writing score of 5 or higher; or completion of AD 090A and AD 090B with a grade of C or better or completion of AD 092 with a grade of C or better)

ENG 101n English Composition: Non-Native Speakers (3 cr)
Instruction and practice in expository writing, including the paragraph and short essay. NOTE: Admission only by permit from foreign student advisor or instructor.


Standard Syllabus Description

ENG 101 is designed to provide instruction and practice in expository writing. Throughout the course, it is hoped that students will

  • gain an understanding of rhetorical strategies and processes of analyzing and composing a variety of print, visual, and digital media
  • gain a meta-awareness of their own development as writers
  • use writing as a way of thinking through topics and ideas
  • understand and use writing strategies and processes to analyze and write about issues that are important to specific audiences and specific purposes
  • analyze the conventions of and write effectively in the university discourse community
  • gain opportunities to collaborate effectively



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