English Composition 1

About This Course

Mrs. Nikki Chodan

Mrs. Nikki Chodan

“In English Composition 1, students will have the opportunity to refine and master the skill of academic writing–a skill required by both college professors and future employers alike. The class breaks the writing process down into manageable pieces, teaching students how to craft a well-written essay from the ground up with the constant guidance of their professor through writing checkpoints and personal conferencing.”

Course Details

Code / Name: HUEN 121 − English Composition 1      (3 credits)

Comp 1Description: The study of grammatical form, sentence structure, and punctuation as well as usage, diction, and vocabulary, related to the writing process. Incorporating proper grammatical skills into the composition of paragraphs and essay-length papers is emphasized. Once a student has begun main campus coursework, this course must be taken in the classroom and not online.

Note: The English department has provided a waiver form you can use if you have not yet taken your ACT (see waiver).

Required Text(s): Please use the online campus bookstore to locate required textbooks for the course. Make sure that you search using the correct course code and look for the course with the “OL” suffix in the drop-down list. (See Textbook Ordering Help.)

Course Workload Preview

The following preview of anticipated course workload is subject to instructor change.

  • Regular discussion forum posting and responses on assigned articles and readings.
  • One essay final exam.
  • Synchronous writing conferences with the teacher.
  • 2 papers, submitted twice.
  • Demonstration of competency in standard English grammar assignments.
  • Several synchronous sessions–read how this works.