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Liberal Studies

for the 21st Century

English Composition Liberal Studies Course Design

Course Goals and Expectations

Liberal Studies English Composition courses help students become critical readers and clear, creative, and convincing communicators.

ENC1101 and ENC2135 are the only courses that will be approved for the English Composition area in Liberal Studies.

Student Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, student will demonstrate the ability to;

  1. Compose for a specific purpose, occasion, and audience.
  2. Compose as a process, including drafts, revision, and editing.
  3. Incorporate sources from a variety of text types.
  4. Convey ideas clearly, coherently, and effectively, utilizing the conventions of standard American English where relevant.
  • Instruction in college-level writing.
  • Writing assignments that include opportunities for drafts, feedback, and revision.
  • FSU’s College Composition Program sets forth specific expectations for both ENC 1101 and ENC 2135 that expand upon those set by the Liberal Studies program. Full details can be found in the College Composition Program’s The Teacher’s Guide.

This course has been approved to meet FSU’s Liberal Studies English Composition requirements and helps you become a critical reader and a clear, creative, and convincing communicator.

To demonstrate college-level writing competency as required by the State of Florida, the student must earn a “C–” or higher in the course, and earn at least a “C–” average on the required writing assignments. If the student does not earn a “C–” average or better on the required writing assignments, the student will not earn an overall grade of “C–” or better in the course, no matter how well the student performs in the remaining portion of the course.

By the end of this course, students will:

  1. Compose for a specific purpose, occasion, and audience.
  2. Compose as a process, including drafts, revision, and editing.
  3. Incorporate sources from a variety of text types.
  4. Convey ideas clearly, coherently, and effectively, utilizing the conventions of Standard American English where relevant.


Note: All syllabi are also required to include the syllabus language statements approved by the FSU Faculty Senate, available at http://facsenate.fsu.edu/Curriculum/Syllabus-Language


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