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Description of Kent State University Writing Courses

The English Composition sequence, part of Kent's Core Requirements, is designed to introduce and provide experience in academic writing based upon the goal of communicating effectively with specific audiences. The courses include the introduction to rhetorical principles, the writing process, critical reading, and research and technology. Each course in the sequence is designed to build upon and refine skills developed in earlier courses. Course sections may be designed around different content themes, so it may be useful to check these before enrolling in courses.
Provides a continuation of college-level writing instruction and experiences, with emphasis on research and inquiry, culminating in a lengthy written and/or multimodal project. These courses mix (about 50/50) subject matter and writing practice. As English courses, they should prepare students for upper-division work. As university-wide courses, they should prepare students for their majors.

Writing I & II descriptions

Tier I - College Writing I - 11011 (3 Credit Hours)
The study and practice of academic writing, including an introduction to rhetorical principles, the writing process, critical reading, research, and technology. Most new students take 11011, College Writing I, in their first two semesters. By theme and practice, these courses link with the FYE at Kent State University campuses.

Tier II - College Writing II - 21011 (3 Credit Hours)
Prerequisite: Completion of ENG 11002 or ENG 11011 with a C- or better.

The Department of English at Kent State University offers advanced courses in expository and argumentative writing at the junior level. These courses give students a chance to continue developing and refining the skills of the first-year sequence while pursuing expertise in a specialized kind of writing.

English 30064 Argumentative Prose Writing
This course is designed for students to develop experience writing argumentative essays, with emphasis on discussion of student work.  Individual section descriptions are available outside the English Department office, 113 Satterfield Hall. This course may be used in partial fulfillment of the Writing and Language Studies requirement in the English Major and in partial fulfillment of the Writing Minor. Prerequisites: ENG21011 College Writing II or HONR10297.
English 30065 Expository Prose Writing
This course is designed for students to develop experience with prose composition with emphasis on exposition and discussion of student work.  Individual section descriptions are available outside the Department of English office, 113 Satterfield Hall. This course may be used in partial fulfillment of the Writing and Language Studies requirement in the English Major and in partial fulfillment of the Writing Minor. Prerequisites: Eng21011 College Writing II or HONR10297.
English 30066 Writing in the Public Sphere
Writing course focusing on a multimodal service-learning project collaborating with peer and community partners in an online, hybrid or face-to-face delivery system. Individual section descriptions are available outside the English Department office, 113 Satterfield Hall. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- (1.7) in ENG21011 College Writing II or ENG10002 or HONR10297.

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