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ENGL111 (CEP):  English Composition I Concurrent Enrollment Program


What is the Concurrent Enrollment Program?

The English department offers local high school students in Somerset and Hunterdon counties the opportunity to take ENGL 111: English Composition I at their high schools through the college's Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP).  All CEP courses are taught by high school instructors, but use the same textbooks and types of assignments used in sections of English Composition I taught by RVCC faculty.  Successful completion of CEP courses fulfills high school graduation requirements and grants college credit. 

For more information about the Concurrent Enrollment Program, please contact the RVCC Office of Academic Outreach at (908) 526-1200 x8314. 



Course Outline:

The course outline is the college's official statement about the core requirements of the course, including its grade determinants, educational goals and learning outcomes.  Its purpose is to explain the course requirements to faculty and to other colleges that need to know what the course officially covers in order to evaluate credits for transfer.

This is NOT the common syllabus that you distribute to your students.  Scroll down to the "Syllabi" section below to find the common syllabus template that you should use for constructing the syllabus that you hand out on the first day of class.

NOTE:  All textbooks in the course outlines are subject to change. Please see the "Textbooks" section below for the most current information about required texts.

 ENGL 111 course outline (.pdf)




Instructors may choose either option below for English Composition I: 

Option #1:

Graff, Gerald, Cathy Birkenstein, and Russel Durst.  They Say/I Say with Readings.  3rd. ed.  New York: W. W. Norton, 2015 [publisher's site]     


 Option #2 (both texts required):

Comley, Nancy, et al. Fields of Reading. 10th ed.  Boston: Bedford/St Martin's, 2013 [publisher's site]    

Graff, Gerald, Cathy Birkenstein, and Russel Durst.  They Say/I Say, 2nd. ed.  New York: W.W. Norton, 2009 [publisher's site

[Note:  This is the version of They Say/I Say without readings.]


Note about online resources for Fields of Reading:  The 10th edition of Fields of Reading now comes automatically bundled with an access code to online resources. The only way this edition is sold is with the access code. Whether or not you use the online resources is entirely up to you.  Even if your students are not using the 10th edition, you have access to these resources as an instructor.  In order for you to access these resources, you will need to email the sales rep, Kelli Goldenberg, and request access. Make sure to mention the title of the book in your email.




English Composition I Common Syllabus:

Updated for Fall 2015:  Instructors should use the departmental common syllabus for English Composition I (CEP) (.docx) as a template for creating their own syllabus for the course.  It includes statements about important policies that students need to be aware of.  Instructors are free to choose which readings to assign from the required texts.






Updated 7/17/15 by SA


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