Instructor Information
Dr. Leeann Hunter
Email: leeann.hunter [at]
Office loc and tel: Avery 475, 509-335-2627
Fall 2013 office hours: MW, 1-2, or by appointment
Class meetings: T/Th, 2:50-4:05, CUE 309

Catalog Description
Prereq writing placement exam or Engl 100. Designed to develop students’ academic writing, critical thinking, rhetorical strategies, reading and library skills. Credit not granted for more than one: Engl 101, 105, and 198.

Course Description

We will begin the semester by analyzing our consumer identities and move toward becoming producers and agents of consumer behavior. To this end, we will dedicate most of the semester to professional and entrepreneurial endeavors. We will be inventors and dreamers, creating materials and ideas for others to consume. And we’ll take it one step further: we will invite others to become our co-collaborators in our creations.

Course Goals

By the end of ENGLISH 101 students will:

  • Understand that critical thinking and reading are integral parts of writing well.
  • Understand and demonstrate how rhetorical knowledge and awareness can improve their writing.
  • Illustrate knowledge of information literacy in selecting and using resources in their writing.
  • Understand that writing is a process that requires multiple drafts, revision, and reflection.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of writing conventions.

Required Materials

  • Lisa Ede, The Academic Writer: A Brief Guide, 2nd ed. Boston: Bedford St. Martin’s, 2011.
  • ePortfolio (packaged with The Academic Writer or purchased separately)
  • account

You must have regular internet access to retrieve the materials for this course. Many of the course materials are available in online format. You must bring a copy of these materials to every class period, whether it be on your laptop or on a printout.

Be prepared to purchase materials connected to the production of multimodal artifacts, which may include poster printing, poster mounting, full-color prints of your artwork, and other print materials for public distribution.

All students must have access to a digital camera, whether it be your own or one borrowed from the institution. The camera on your iPhone, or comparable device, is an acceptable alternative.