English Department at UNLV

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English Composition at UNLV

Course Descriptions

Revised May 14, 2010.

ENG 098 Preparatory Composition

ENG 098 is a writing-intensive workshop course for students with low placement scores to help them learn and practice college-level critical reading and essay writing strategies. Credit for this course does not count toward the total needed for graduation, but successful completion of the course meets the prerequisite for ENG 101. S/U grading

Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite for ENG 098.

ENG 101 and Equivalent Courses

ENG 101E/101F Composition I Extended 1 and 2

ENG 101E/101F is a two-semester alternative to ENG 101 for students requiring additional instruction in critical thinking, reading, and writing the thesis-driven essay.

Students use the ENG 101 text and complete half of the ENG 101 curriculum each semester. At the end of the second semester, scores from both semesters are averaged to determine students’ ENG 101F grades.

This course is not appropriate for students who would be unable to complete ENG 101F in sequence or for those with serious weaknesses in basic language skills. Completion of both ENG 101E and 101F fulfills ENG 101 requirement. S/U grading for ENG 101E / Letter grading for ENG 101F

ENG 101 Composition I

English 101 is an evidence-based, writing intensive course designed to improve critical thinking, reading, and writing proficiencies through guidance in writing the thesis-driven essay. Students develop strategies for turning their experience, observations, and analyses into evidence suitable for academic writing. Emphasis is on writing the short, focused, concretely developed college paper.

ENG 113 Composition I for International Students

Course for non-native speakers of English. ENG 113 satisfies the ENG 101 requirement for international students. ENG 113 is the prerequisite for ENG 114; it does not satisfy the prerequisite for ENG 102. Prerequisite: The prerequisite for ENG 113 is met by one of the following:

  • Michigan placement test score of 76 or higher and a score of 40 or higher on writing sample
  • iBT TOEFL score of 61 or higher with a 23 on the essay portion of the test
  • CBT TOEFL score of 173 with a Test of Written English score of 5 or higher

ENG 113E/113F Composition I for International Students Extended I

ENG 113E/113F is a two-semester sequence of ENG 113 designed for non-native speakers of English whose placement exam indicates that they can successfully complete college-level work in English when given additional instruction and practice.

ENG 113E 3 elective credits. S/U grading. ENG 113F 3 credits. Letter grades. Completion of ENG 113E/113F sequence fulfills UNLV requirements for ENG 113

Prerequisite: The prerequisite for ENG 113E/113F is met by one of the following:

  • iBT TOEFL of 60 and Test of Written English score of 4 or equivalent
  • CBT TOEFL of 167 with a Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency of 70

Note: ENG 113 courses are administered by the English Language Center, CDC 111, 895-3925.)

ENG 102 and Equivalent Courses

ENG 102 Composition II

English 102 builds upon the critical thinking, reading, and writing capabilities that students developed in ENG 101. Students learn the processes necessary for collecting and incorporating research material in writing. They learn how to evaluate, cite, and document primary and secondary research sources, and how to develop arguments and support them with sound evidence.

3 credits. Letter grades. Credits apply towards fulfillment of UNLV English Composition requirement.

ENG 102W Composition II with Writing Link

A version of ENG 102 that is linked to a course in another discipline (for example: Environmental Science, History, Philosophy, and others). The same group of students is enrolled in both classes of a Writing Link set. The objectives and requirements of a linked section remain the same as for other sections, but the two instructors work together to coordinate readings and assignments. The texts for linked sections of ENG 102 are the same as for unlinked sections. For more information, and to see the schedule for the current semester, see the Writing Links program website.

ENG 114 Composition II for International Students

Course for non-native speakers of English satisfies the ENG 102 requirement for international students. Prerequisite: The prerequisite for ENG 114 is satisfactory completion of ENG 113 or ENG 113F. (Note: ENG 114 courses are administered by the English Language Center, CDC 111, 895-3925.)

Contact

The UNLV Composition Program office is located in the Flora Dungan Humanities building (FDH), Room 610. Call (702) 895-3165 for information.

Placement for English Composition