ENGL 1301 - Composition I places an emphasis on language study and mechanics of writing, with the short composition and writing of investigative papers stressed.

Intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts.Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry, including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal, visual, and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation, synthesis, and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions.

ENGL 2311 emphasizes principles, techniques, and skills needed for college level scientific, technical, or business writing. Students are introduced to the major document categories (letters, e-mails, memos, instructions, proposals, and reports) they will be expected to write in the workplace. Prerequisite: successful completion of ENGL 1301 or equivalent. This class is reading and writing intensive.

The WTC English Lab is the resource home for all grammar and punctuation exercises used in conjunction with ENGL 1301 (Composition I) and ENGL 1302 (Composition II). This includes WYSIWYGs using audio instruction and fillable form PDFs, Prescription assignments using fillable form PDFs, and e-learning Prescriptions using SCORM-based online assessments.

A survey of American literature from the period of exploration and settlement to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors, for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character.