Course Outlines

English Essentials — ENGL 0130

  1. Course Description
    • Credits: 3.00
    • Lecture Hours/Week: 3.00
    • Lab Hours/Week: 0.00
    • OJT Hours/Week: 0
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • MnTC Goals: None
    This is a basic writing course that introduces students to the primary principles of college composition and professional writing skills. The courses primary skill areas include organizational development, refined grammar and punctuation execution, proper paragraph development, short essay construction, proofreading skills, audience recognition, and rules for formatting.
  2. Course Effective Dates: 2/3/99 – Present
  3. Outline of Major Content Areas
    1. Construct complete paragraphs
    2. Construct good topic sentences
    3. Expand vocabulary and improve spelling
    4. Indenting of paragraphs, font size, and title construction
    5. Proficiency in grammar and punctuation
    6. Proofread for spelling and mechanics
    7. Ultimately learn five-paragraph essay construction
    8. Understand MLA format
    9. Understand effective sentence structure
    10. Understand fragments and run-on sentences
  4. Learning Outcomes
    1. Construct complete sentences clear of fragments, run-on sentences, and perfect punctuation.
    2. Construct paragraphs using MLA format, clear topic sentences, unique titles, and supporting details
  5. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Area(s) and Competencies
  6. Learner Outcomes Assessment
      As noted on course syllabus
  7. Special Information
      None noted