English Composition (CMP)

CMP 100S Intro to College Writing 1-3 Credits

Students will develop their competence in the critical reading of challenging college-level texts that engage significant ideas and in writing effective essays that advance a clear and meaningful thesis while demonstrating understanding of those texts. Pass or fail.

CMP 115 Intro to Expository Writing 3 Credits

Students will develop college-level skills in critical reading of challenging texts and in writing expository essays responding to those texts.

Prerequisite(s): SAT EBRW score less than 550 or ACT English score less.

CMP 120 Expository Writing 3 Credits

Students will increase their competence in the critical reading of challenging college-level texts that engage significant ideas and in writing effective essays that advance a clear and meaningful thesis while demonstrating understanding of those texts. The second of the department’s three-course composition sequence,

Prerequisite(s): SAT EBRW score greater than or equal to 550 and SAT or.

CMP 125 Research Writing 3 Credits

Introduces students to the process of library research and documented writing. Emphasis will be on the refinement of critical reading, thinking, and writing strategies applied to multiple sources and documented papers.

Prerequisite(s): CMP 120 or BHP 100.

CMP 203 Literature and Composition 3 Credits

Students will write research papers and do library research through the use of literary materials. The course emphasizes increasing the comprehension of ideas and experiences by means of selected readings.

Prerequisite(s): CMP 203 is open to students who receive a grade of "A" or "B" in CMP 120; it may be used as a substitute for CMP 125.