Composition I
3 Credit Hours

Course Description

This course focuses on the process of writing expressive and informative prose. It introduces research skills and encourages critical thinking through writing. Responding to reading is an integral part of this class.
Responding to reading is an integral part of this class.

Course Delivery
FlexNet courses are taught via the internet using iNET (located in TritonPass). Students can enroll in a FlexNet course at any time throughout the semester as long as there is space available in the course, except the last three weeks of the term. Students have until the end of the term to complete the course from the time of enrollment and payment. All FlexNet courses end on the same date, the last day of the term, no matter the enrollment date. FlexNet courses do not have weekly deadlines, but it is highly recommended for students to stay on task.

Course Requirements
All information, assignments, papers, and directions, as well as a weekly schedule are on the Composition I web site. A user name and password are required to access the web site.

Software and Hardware Requirements: 
The student must have access to the internet and Microsoft Word or comparable program.

Computer Literacy Requirement
The student must:
Be able to use e-mail.
Be able to send attachments via e-mail.
Be able to post discussion messages in iNET (directions are provided on the web site).
Be able to save written work as .rtf document.

Major Assignments

  1. Summary & Analysis Essay
  2. Report
  3. Brochure (adapted from the report)
  4. Profile
  5. Short reader response writings about reading assignments (some saved as .rtf documents and posted in iNET, some in discussion forums in iNET)

Instructor: Teresa Lawler;Martha Bailie
Teresa Lawler (515) 370-1520; Martha Bailie (515) 570-3201
E-mail: lawler@iowacentral.edu;bailie@iowacentral.edu