Fort Lewis College Writing Program SAI

During Spring 2014, the FLC WP piloted “Supplemental Academic Instruction” (SAI) as it is defined by the State of Colorado. We will be offering a total of 16 seats in two COMP 150 classes and two COMP 190 labs. Instead of taking remedial courses, students will place directly into a COMP 150 class (4 credits) and an accompanying COMP 190 class (1 credit). COMP 150 will meet twice weekly; COMP 190 will meet for an additional hour once a week.

Students enrolled in Comp 150 with SAI (Comp 190) MUST take both classes with the same instructor. Instructors teaching Comp 150 and 190 fall semester 2014 are Christine Ferrraro, Annie Rose Stathes, and Ana Hale. Christine Ferrraro's 150 sections with SAI seats are MWF 9:35-10:45, and 1:55-3:05. Her SAI labs meet M or W 3:35-4:30. Annie Rose Stathes's 150 sections with SAI seats are TTH 10:10-12:10, and 12:20-2:20. Her SAI labs meet T or TH 3:35-4:30. Anna Hale's 150 sections with SAI seats meet TTH 12:20-2:20, and 2:30-4:30. Her SAI labs meet M or W 12:20-1:15.

COMP 150 is an introduction to academic reading and writing. It is a rigorous, challenging, exciting course which emphasizes the interplay of reading and writing in an academic environment. Students will be introduced to the foundations of rhetoric and will learn to use rhetoric as a primary tool in analyzing a variety of sources. Students will understand their own rhetorical contexts and situations as writers who contribute to academic conversations and knowledge creation through their texts. The goals of this course are to help students learn to read critically, and to develop and apply a rhetorical perspective.