Department of English
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College Writing

General Studies Writing

ENGL 121 and 122 or HONR 141 and 142 are prerequisites to all upper division writing courses. For admission to upper-division courses, students (with the exception of engineering majors) must also have completed or be registered for ENGL 223 or HONR 243. For engineering majors, ENGL 323 is a prerequisite to all 400-level engineering courses. Credit will not be allowed for both ENGL 121 and HONR 141 or ENGL 122 and HONR 142 or for more than one of the following: ENGL 223, ENGL 323, or HONR 243.

Students must pass a departmental placement test, or pass ENGL 100 with a grade of C- or higher, before enrolling in the college writing sequence. ENGL 121, ENGL 122, and ENGL 223 (or ENGL 323) must be taken in sequence, and students must receive a grad of C- or higher before they can proceed to the next class in the sequence.

The following courses do not apply toward an English major or minor.

ENGL 100 Writing Skills (4)

Study of basic grammar, usage, and punctuation in the context of writing; emphasis on sentence and paragraph work. Short writing assignments required. Diagnostic test at the beginning with a competency-based exit exam at the end. Students must receive a grad of C- or higher before they can proceed to ENGL 121. Required of students who do not place in ENGL 121 or HONR 141. Corequisite: RDNG 100. Credit does not apply toward graduation.

ENGL 121, 122  College Writing I, II (3, 3)

Study and practice in the forms of writing necessary for college. ENGL 121 emphasizes the writing process, a clear writing style, an dthe basic elements of academic writing, including critical thinking, analysis, and argument. ENGL 122 builds on the concepts introduced in ENGL 121 and teaches students to develop and refine their skills in critical thinking and written argumentation. Students must receive a grade of C- or higher before they can proceed to the next class in teh college writing sequence. (Course fees apply.)

ENGL 223 Research Writing (3)

A study of library resources, information-gathering techniques, and research writing, including the ethics and style expected in the academic community. Includes a major documented research paper aimed at a scholarly audience. Prerequisite: ENGL 121 and ENGL 122 (or HONR 141 and HONR 142) with grades of C- or above and 36 hours of college credit. (Course fees apply.)

ENGL 323 Writing for Engineers (3)

Emphasizes the research and writing techniques appropriate to engineering. Includes a research paper and other papers for both professional and general audiences. Corequisite courses are designated by the School of Engineering. Prerequisite: ENGL 121 and ENGL 122 (or HONR 141 and HONR 142) with grades of C- or above and 36 hours of college credit. (Course fees apply.)

Advanced Placement

Regular university credit may be established by successful completion of an Advanced Placement (AP) examination. These tests are graded on a scale of 1 to5.

A student who takes the Advanced Placement Language and Composition examinations and earns:

-- a 3 will receive credit for ENGL 121;

-- a 4 or 5 will receive credit for ENGL 121 and 122.

All students must take ENGL 223 or ENGL 323. Advance placement credit may not be applied to HONR 141 or HONR 142.

A student who takes the Advanced Placement Literature and Composition examination and earns:

-- a 3 will receive credit for ENGL 204,

-- a 4 or 5 will receive credit for ENGL 204 and 121.

All students must take ENGL 122 and ENGL 223 or ENGL 323. Advanced placement credit may not be applied to HONR 141 or HONR 142.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Students who achieve a score of 50 on the English Composition With Essay Examination will receive credit for ENGL 121. All students must take ENGL 122, or HONR 142, followed by ENGL 223 or ENGL 323 or HONR 243.

Restrictions:

  1. A student must have an approved examination application on file in the Academic Records Office before credit by examination can be recorded on the permanent record.
  2. A student must be currently enrolled before credit by examination can be recorded on the permanent record.
  3. Credit by examination may be earned only if a student has not already earned credit in a similar course, or taken advanced courses.
  4. A maximum of 24 quarter hours by examination may be counted toward a baccalaureate degree and a maximum of 12 quarter hours may be counted toward an associate degree excluding validation examinations.
  5. Grades are issued as on normal test scores, and all grades are recorded on the permanent record of the student.
  6. Examinations may not be repeated.
  7. Repeat course work and F grades are not open to credit by examination.
  8. Students may not take challenge or waiver examinations on courses they have audited.
  9. Examinations must be taken prior to the last 3 weeks of any quarter.
  10. CLEP examinations must be taken prior to the student's completion of a total of 45 quarter hours of university credit.
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Last update on August 14, 2014