Focus on all aspects of reading and writing, with particular attention to summary, critical responses to short texts, argumentative development in paragraphs and essays, and the rewriting process. Emphasis on organization, language, accuracy, grammar, and mechanics. Individual conferences with instructor on drafts, library-resource sessions, and/or appropriate use of available technology supplement classroom instruction. Students who pass ENG 111 proceed to ENG 121 the following semester.
This class, in a way, will be the foundation of your college education. You will use the skills and writing techniques you learn in ENG 111 in virtually every other class at Lehman.
This dynamic English Composition course asks students to both create and engage with texts, in a variety of forms, that demonstrate how culture and personal experience inform a writer’s work. In this class, students will read and write voraciously about social, political, economic and cultural issues that influence their lived experiences and use the conventions of multiple genres to both reflect and respond to the times in which they live.
Note: This is an asynchronous online course. While you will complete a significant portion of the coursework independently on your own time, you will be asked to regularly engage with your peers and instructor through email, discussion boards, social networking, and other collaborative learning tools.
Kirszner, Laurie G., and Mandell, Stephen R., The Blair Reader: Exploring Issues and Ideas. 9th ed. Pearson, 2016.
CUNY Academic Commons: Other reading and writing materials, PowerPoint slideshows, educational links and videos will be posted online on the CUNY Academic Commons throughout the semester. Note: You must use your Lehman College email address in order to access the Academic Commons. Register for an account at https://commons.gc.cuny.edu in order to receive important course announcements.