First-Year Writing Program

The first-year writing sequence teaches rhetorical concepts, skills, and strategies to help students communicate effectively both in and beyond the academy. Our first-year courses follow outcome guidelines adopted by the National Council of Writing Program Administrators. Click here for a complete list of national outcomes.

ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 fulfill half the Core Curriculum Gordon Rule writing requirement. To earn credit for these courses, students must earn a C or better.

For students needing introductory writing instruction before embarking on the first-year sequence, ENC 1930 provides foundational instruction while introducing the expectations of university-level writing.

Transfer students with more than 30 transfer credits who have not taken ENC 1101 and 1102 at the previous institution can satisfy the first-year composition requirement by taking ENC 2304 and one of the following: ENC 3213 or ENC 3311.