Course Information

Composition I (ENG 101 (UG22))

Term: Spring 2023 (UNDG)


Mr. Stephen PorcaroShow MyInfo popup for Mr. Stephen Porcaro
Office hours:
  • As an adjunct faculty member, I do not maintain regular office hours on campus. However, if a student wishes to meet with me, I will always make accommodations that will be mutually agreeable. Also, I am usually available immediately before and after classes. In addition, students may contact me via The Q email or by calling me (although I may not always be able to answer, I will always return your call).


    Tue-Thu, 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM (1/18/2023 - 5/9/2023) Location: MAIN (Surprenant Hall 208 - Lecture)


    The course focuses on theme-based argument. Students practice and develop critical reading, thinking, and writing skills necessary for college. Students read, analyze, and summarize college level analytic arguments from various genres (popular, academic, etc.) and compose research-based analytic arguments based on the course''s theme. Students become aware of writing decisions made for different audiences, purposes, and genres, with a focus on academic writing conventions. Students also learn beginning research skills, including appropriate quotation, summary, paraphrase, and documentation skills. At the end of the semester, students compile a portfolio of 15-25 pages, to include their summary, synthesis, and analysis projects.
    Prerequisite: Placement into college level English
    Semester Offered: F/S/SU