College Composition Courses
The goals of the two course composition sequence in the College’s core, College Composition I (ENGL 112 ) and College Composition II (ENGL 150) are to develop students’ proficiency in essay writing, enhance students’ analytical and critical thinking skills and foster students’ understanding and respect for people of diverse backgrounds and cultures. These goals are set in accordance with the mission of Medgar Evers College to “develop and maintain high quality, professional, career-oriented undergraduate degree programs in the context of liberal education” and to give students the opportunity to develop a value system and to benefit from the college’s diverse learning and social communities.
ENGL 112 is an introductory composition course that focuses on expository writing. Students submit multiple drafts of essays in order to understand the process of writing. This is the first of the two-course sequence, so students leave with the ability to write a basic expository essay.
ENGL 150 also focuses on expository writing, but the primary focus of this course is research methods and formatting. While both composition courses expose students to the use of research methods, students in ENGL 150 are required to use secondary sources, to incorporate sources formally and to properly cite information in MLA and APA formats.