Writing Program - 200-Level Courses

200-Level Composition Course Learning Outcomes

COMP TWO (200-level composition courses):

Rhetorical knowledge

  • Establish main and secondary claims, evidence, and consideration of multiple viewpoints
  • Understand how voice, tone, format, and structure affect content
  • Read and write texts in several genres, for specific discourse communities (may include professional or disciplinary)
  • Develop awareness of authorial bias in readings

Experience in the writing and research process

  • Develop invention, revision, editing, and proofreading strategies through multiple drafts to complete an in-depth project
  • Use a variety of technologies to develop information literacy skills, utilizing campus resources as needed
  • Conduct original research by selecting a specific topic and using primary and secondary sources to understand and explicate it
  • Understand and practice ethical research methodologies

Critical thinking and communication strategies

  • Incorporate research methods that utilize multiple perspectives
  • Develop presentation skills that incorporate multimodal genres
  • Create a deliberative argument that seeks to move audience to action or address a defined problem or gap in the scholarship
  • Recognize and communicate to a variety of audiences within specific disciplines, discourses, or professions

Awareness of writing conventions

  • Use appropriate format for specific writing task, including visual design
  • Apply genre conventions such as structure, tone, voice, and mechanics
  • Use disciplinary vocabulary, format, and documentation
  • Control features such as syntax, grammar, punctuation, and spelling