2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

ENG 101 Composition I

3 hours 

This composition course introduces students to the skills, habits and conventions necessary to prepare inquiry-based research for college. While offering students techniques and practices of invention and revision, this theme-based composition course teaches students the expectations of college-level research, academic devices for exploring ideas and rhetorical strategies for completing investigative writing.




Freshmen who have passed the ACT reading and writing exams, who have completed the John Jay sequence of EAP 121 and EAP 131 courses, or who are qualified through transfer credits will be eligible for this course.


ENG 101 is a prerequisite for all 200-level courses. It is suggested that students visit the Writing Center or Center for English Language Support for at least six hours of tutoring during their ENG 101 course. This course satisfies the Required Core: English Composition area of the Gen Ed Program.