Courses

Curricular Overview

Our two-semester sequence of writing courses is designed to provide first-year students with practice writing in a variety of genres for multiple purposes and audiences, with the goal of preparing them to meet the intellectual demands they will encounter as writers and readers in their subsequent academic (and non-academic) pursuits.

English 1130

Here is an overview of English 1130 from the official course outline (full outline available for download below):  "English 1130 is the initial course in UW-Platteville’s first-year writing sequence.  The purpose of this course is to help students understand rhetorical situations and how their role as a writer is influenced by audience, purpose, and context.   English 1130 offers the rhetorical and formal background necessary for the more focused critical and analytical reading and thinking processes required in English 1230."

English 1230

Here is an overview of English 1230 from the official course outline (full outline available for download below):  "A general education writing course, English 1230 is a continuation of English 1130’s process-oriented approach to writing with particular emphasis on the rhetorical situation constructed of author text and audience, research and analysis of research materials through self-directed critical reading, drafting and revision strategies, and the rhetorical skills necessary to generating a persuasive research supported essays directed to a well-defined audience."


REQUIRED GENERAL EDUCATION OUTCOMES STATEMENTS: Instructors, please add these outcomes to your course syllabi:

For English 1130

In addition to the WPA Outcomes (http://wpacouncil.org/positions/outcomes.html) articulated on the English 1130 Course Outline, this course meets the following UW-Platteville General Education Learning Outcomes for Effective Communication and Creative Thinking Skills.  In English 1130, students will:

1.3          Construct articulate explanations using the language of each discipline being studied.
1.4          Organize written and spoken material in a coherent and logical pattern that is also mechanically sound.
1.5          Demonstrate knowledge of the processes of human communication and develop critical listening skills. 
2.3          Demonstrate the ability to create works of personal expression. 


For English 1230

In addition to the WPA Outcomes (http://wpacouncil.org/positions/outcomes.html) articulated on the English 1230 Course Outline, this course meets the following UW-Platteville General Education Learning Outcomes for Effective Communication and Critical Thinking Skills.  In English 1230, students will:

1.3          Construct articulate explanations using the language of each discipline being studied.
1.4          Organize written and spoken material in a coherent and logical pattern that is also mechanically sound.
1.7          Demonstrate skills in problem-solving.
1.8          Distinguish between valid and invalid reasoning.

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