04:00 PM to 05:45 PM MW
Mason Korea (119 Songdomunhwa-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Korea) G204
Section Information for Fall 2022
Welcome to English 101! This course is designed to help you improve your ability to read, write, and think at the university level. In this course, you will use writing to explore and reflect on your own ideas and to inform and persuade your readers. Along the way, you will develop critical reading skills and research techniques to support your writing and use appropriate technologies to assist it.
This course emphasizes writing as a process and rhetorical flexibility. You will generate an idea, investigate your topic, create early drafts, seek and receive feedback, and revise and edit your writing. You will also learn to tailor your writing to the needs of a specific audience or situation. In particular, we will focus on the rhetorical elements of texts, giving you the tools to identify these elements in others' writing and to produce them in your own writing.
The class readings we do in this course will be centered around social justice and climate change. These themes will anchor your research practices and help inform your different writing activities. You will also use these themes as a springboard to develop your own individual lines of inquiry that you will follow and investigate throughout the semester, beginning with a narrative argument essay, then moving to a longer researched argument piece, before concluding with an adaptation of your researched paper for a different rhetorical situation.
I look forward to sharing the semester with you and to reading your writing. My goal is to facilitate research and writing experiences for you to help you feel more confident in your writing abilities and ready to take up writing activities that you encounter in your other classes or in your personal and professional lives.
There is no required textbook for ENGH 100. Instead, you will read texts, watch videos, and complete tutorials, accessible via our Course Calendar. The required materials you will need for this course are: Laptop, Mason ID, Google Account, MS Word
ENGH 100 K02 is reserved for Patriot Plus Program students.