Santa Clara University

English Composition

PURPOSE: This integrated 20-week unit on academic writing helps students develop their knowledge of and facility with composing processes and rhetorical concepts as a means to improve critical thinking, reading, and writing. Both Composition and Rhetoric I and Composition and Rhetoric II emphasize analysis, interpretation, evaluation; rhetorical principles; and the writing process, with particular attention to revision. The two courses differ in the level of complexity of reading and writing assignments.

STUDENT OUTCOMES: Students will demonstrate an ability to think, read, and write analytically and critically and with an awareness of historical, social, and cultural contexts; compose for multiple audiences; recognize, evaluate, and use appropriate evidence; draft and revise effective prose at the whole-essay and sentence level, observing the conventions of standard English; and have experience working collaboratively and with a variety of research methods.

COURSES: English Composition 1 (or 1H) and 2 (or 2H), or equivalent.

The quarterly Schedule of Classes provides a comprehensive list of those courses offered in a particular quarter that meet this requirement.

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