The Augusta University Composition Program consists of two writing-based courses that equip students with college-level skills in critical thinking, reading, writing, and research.
College Composition I is a writing-based course where students develop skills in analysis and how to use sources to support an argument. Students read and write in a variety of genres, culminating with a major source-based argument paper.
College Composition I Objectives
Students must continue to register for ENGL 1101 each successive semester until they
have completed the course with a grade of C or better. Both ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102
should be completed within the first 30 hours of a student's undergraduate degree
College Composition II is a writing-based course where students refine their writing skills through themed courses with in-depth source material around a particular topic. Students read and write in a variety of genres surrounding the theme of the course, and they compose a major academic research paper with independent research.
College Composition II Objectives
Students who complete ENGL 1101 must enroll in English 1102 no later than the first
semester they enroll following completion of ENGL 1101. Students must continue to
register for English 1102 each successive semester until they have completed the course
with a grade of C or better. Both ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 should be completed within
the first 30 hours of a student's undergraduate degree program.
The Composition Program offers intensive sections of ENGL 1101 and 1102. Students in these courses meet more often, participate in workshops and work with their instructors one-on-one. In ESL sections of ENGL 1101 and 1102, student writers work with a second-language writing specialist to learn the conventions of academic writing. Neither intensive nor ESL composition courses should be considered "remedial"; they follow the same learning outcomes and have the same requirements as other sections.
For more information about the Composition Program, contact the Interim Director of
Composition, Valerie Cato.