English

ENGL 1004: Introduction to Academic Writing

Course Description:
Four credits. Development of the reading and writing skills essential to university work. Students placed in ENGL 1004 must pass the course before electing ENGL 1010 or 1011.

ENGL 1004 is designed to prepare students not yet qualified to take the required academic writing seminar (ENGL 1010 or 1011) but who would benefit from a preparatory course that carries college credit. Please contact the UConn ECE office before considering offering the course as it is not open without approval from our office.

Semester offered: Fall, Spring or Full-Year.


ENGL 1010: Seminar in Academic Writing

Course Description:
Four credits. Instruction in academic writing through interdisciplinary reading. Assignments emphasize interpretation, argumentation, and reflection. Revision of formal assignments and instruction on grammar, mechanics and style.

Semester offered: Fall, Spring or Full-Year


ENGL 1011: Seminar in Writing Through Literature

Course Description:
Four credits. Instruction in academic writing through literary reading. Assignments emphasize interpretation, argumentation, and reflection. Revision of formal assignments and instruction on grammar, mechanics and style.

Semester offered: Fall, Spring or Full-Year


Student Eligibility Guidelines for ENGL 1010 & 1011:

Successful completion of two years of high school English is required.

Instructor Certification Requirements: 

The preferred preparation for teaching Early College Experience English courses is a Master’s of Arts degree in English with at least some coursework in rhetoric and composition (especially courses directly related to the teaching of writing). The minimum degree requirement for teachers wishing to teach Early College Experience English courses is usually a Master's of Arts degree in English; however, a candidate with Master's in Education and at least two graduate level English classes (one of which is in rhetoric and composition) may be considered.

Instructor Resources:

UConn English Handbook
ECE English Updates and Posts
Sample Course Syllabi available at the First Year Writing Program website