District Syllabus
ENC1101
English Composition I


Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: Appropriate score on Florida Entry-Level Placement Exam or
ENC0002C College Preparatory Writing II and
REA0002C College Preparatory Reading II
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: ENC1101 is a comprehensive course embodying the fundamentals of effective expression with emphasis on expository writing and logical thinking. It meets A.A. general education category I and is a writing emphasis course.
Required Materials:
Supplemental Materials: Books:
  • Graff, Gerald. They Say I Say, 2nd ed., WW Norton Copyright 2012, 2012. ISBN: 0393912753
  • Wyrick, Jean. Steps to Writing Well With Additional Readings, 9th ed., Cengage. Copyright 2014., 2013. ISBN: 9781133311294
Special Requirements: Students must have a score of at least 99 on the college placement test (PERT), its equivalent on the SAT or ACT, or a minimum grade of "C" in ENC0025(Developmental Writing II).
Program Learning Outcomes:
Global Learning Outcomes:
I.  Critical Thinking: Students will evaluate the validity of 
their own and others’ ideas through questioning, analyzing, and 
synthesizing the results into the creative process. In order to do 
so, students will read and discuss a variety of materials, 
incorporating analysis, synthesis, and interpretation in written and 
class discussions.
II.  Communication:  Students will develop effective reading, 
writing, speaking and listening skills to communicate verbally and 
nonverbally on literal and figurative levels.  Students will analyze 
audience to determine appropriate modes of development, language 
choice, and structure for a particular assignment.  Students will 
structure writing assignments to match the purpose, audience, and 
occasion of the assignment.  For example, in formal academic writing, 
students will produce an effective introduction, body, and 
conclusion.  Students will write clearly, with minimal errors in 
grammar, usage, and mechanics.
IV.  Students will use effective strategies to collect, verify, 
document and manage information from a variety of sources.  They will 
be able to incorporate their own ideas as well as research materials 
into effective and powerful writing.  Students will apply materials 
obtained from reading and research into their own writing in an 
effective, useful manner.  Material obtained through researach will 
be cited correctly within written assignmets, using standard 
documentation format such as MLA and APA.
  
Major Learning Outcomes:
ENC1101 introduces students to college-level writing that meets the 
specific objectives listed below and prepares them for the writing 
requirements of other courses offered at this institution.         
Course Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the semester, ENC1101 student writing should possess 
the following traits:

1.  all parts of the writing assignment - title, introduction, 
thesis, discussion, and conclusion - work together to communicate a 
single purpose to readers.
2.  The paper as a whole develops its purpose in using a 
recognizable, effective, and consistent organizational plan (e.g., 
the rhetorical modes of development by example, process analysis, 
comparison/contrast, causal analysis and agrumentation).  Paragraphs 
should have easily recognizable topics developed through specific 
details, explanation, and/or illustration that support the purpose.  
Appropriate transitions guide readers through the paper.
3.  The paper develops a college-level topic, the content is 
original, and the discussion provides a depth of development beyond 
mere listing of paragraph sub-topics.
4.  Sentence structure and diction reflect the patterns of Standard 
American English rather than the patterns of oral language.
5.  Writing is free from elementary errors that obscure meaning and 
would cause readers to question the writer's credibility.
6.  The paper reflects the writer's ability to critically analyze 
writing for effectiveness.
7.  At least one paper integrates meaningful outside sources and 
correct citation into its content.             
              
              
Methods of Evaluation: Instructors are responsible for evaluating their studets' progress towards achieving the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives in accordance with college and departmental policies. To this end, instructors should provide detailed explanation in the expanded syllabus for each course they teach. All sections of ENC1101, however, should include the following characteristics: 1. Writing which includes at least five multi-paragraph essays, at least one of which is written in class. 2. Other writing which may include single-paragraph themes, journal assignments, and summaries of readings. 3. Quizzes and tests to be given at the instructor's discretion. 4. A final exam on grammar and rhetorical principles or an equivalent measure of ability. 5. A final exam written in class and counting 20 percent of the final grade. Student Email Accounts: Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students should use Pirate Mail when communicating with the college. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software. Disabilities: Students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act should notify the Student Resource Center for ADA services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA offices or services, specific arrangements can be discussed with instructor.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.