Catalogue 2021 - 2022

ENGL 132 English Composition I


3 cr.


A minimum grade of "C-" or better in ENGL 130, or successful performance on WNEU English placement exam

Course Description

This is a standard course in the techniques of critical reading and academic writing. The purposes of the course are to develop skill in reading prose nonfiction from a variety of disciplines, to develop skill in writing accurate and effective informative prose on a variety of subjects, using a variety of techniques, to develop sensitivity to language and writing, to understand conventions of citation and documentation, and to develop critical judgment of one's own writing and that of others. Particular attention is given to the importance of thesis, evidence, audience, and thoughtful revision. Students who need supplemental instruction in grammar, mechanics, and usage take, on recommendation, a concurrent lab in writing fundamentals, LA 150.


This course is a prerequisite.

Formerly "English Composition I: College Reading and Writing"




Laboratory fees $50.