Catalogue 2018 - 2019

English Proficiency

Effective writing and speaking is important in virtually all human activities from informal exchanges with friends and family through the responsibilities of the work place to the highest professional and intellectual pursuits.

The ability to express ideas orally and in writing, using appropriate vocabulary and grammar and logical organization, allows us to communicate effectively with others in every dimension of our lives.

To develop skills in written communication, each student must take two foundation composition courses (unless exempted). Because writing and reading are closely related and because all students should have some college experience of literature, these courses also feature the analytic reading of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama. Each student must complete these writing courses with grades of C or better.

To develop skills in oral communication, instruction will be provided as part of each student’s first year curriculum as determined by the College in which they are enrolled.