English 101 teaches students to read critically, think logically, and write intelligently for academic and professional audiences. The course is designed so that a sequence of reading and writing assignments will help students develop much needed critical reading and thinking skills and refine their writing abilities.
The Student Learning Outcomes for English 101 are:
  • Compose persuasive, well-organized, grammatically correct full-length essays, synthesizing properly documented and relevant research and other evidence to develop and support a unified thesis.
  • Analyze and critically evaluate college-level texts for argument, structure, and rhetorical strategies.
To achieve the above stated goals, the Course Objectives for English 101 are as follow:
  • Analyze and critically evaluate written and other visual materials;
  • Organize expository essays in an effective manner (logically, chronologically, simple to complex, least to most important, linearly);
  • Support generalizations by using evidence such as relevant detail, anecdotes, and well-integrated quotations;
  • Explain and develop the link between the specific generalization and its specific supporting evidence;
  • Narrow general topics to a scope appropriate to the assignment;
  • Create a thesis statement to structure the essay as a whole;
  • Write effective introductory and concluding paragraphs;
  • Use effective transitions within and between paragraphs to connect logically ideas;
  • Observe the conventions of standard written English while using a variety of sentence structures;
  • Locate and critically evaluate appropriate source material; 
  • Use relevant and appropriate citation format; 
  • Use various strategies to generate and develop ideas; 
  • Compose well-organized responses in timed-writing situations.



Course Sequence Chart

English 089

English 091 

English 094 

English 096 

English 101 

English 112

English 103