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A Quick Guide to Composition Course Sequencing

  

If a student takes this course. . . .

and gets this grade for the course. . .

then he or she moves on to. . .

ICRC I (050)

A

English Comp. I

B

English Comp. I with Workshop

C

ICRC II

F

Repeats ICRC I

ICRC II (060)

A

English Comp. I

B

English Comp. I with Workshop

F

Repeats ICRC II

English Comp. I with Workshop (111 & 070)

Any passing grade from A to D

English Comp. II

F

Repeats English Comp. I with Workshop

English Comp. I (111)

Any passing grade from A to D

English Comp. II

F

Repeats English Comp. I

English Comp. II (112)

Any passing grade from A to D

All composition requirements have now been fulfilled.

F

Repeats English Comp. II

  

Notes and Explanations:

Final grades for ICRC I (050) and ICRC II (060) are determined through a process of portfolio review.  At the end of the semester, each student submits a portfolio that contains a sampling of his or her work during the semester; this portfolio is read by at least two faculty members.  If the readers determine that the student is ready to move on to English Composition I, then the student gets an “A” for ICRC I or ICRC II.  If the readers believe that the student needs English Composition I with Workshop, then the student receives a “B” for ICRC I or ICRC II.  If a student in ICRC I submits a portfolio that indicates he or she should take ICRC II next, then the student gets a “C” for ICRC I.  In short, the final course grade for ICRC I and ICRC II is determined by the strength of the student’s portfolio, not by an average of grades assigned during the semester. (Instructors typically do not give letter grades to students’ work in ICRC I or ICRC II, although they are expected to give frequent and constructive feedback to students throughout the semester.)

Students who take English Composition I with Workshop register for linked sections of English Composition I (ENGL 111) and English Composition Workshop (ENGL 070).   ENGL 070 is always paired with English Composition I; it is never taught as a stand-alone course or in conjunction with any other composition course.  Students who pass the ENGL 111 component of English Composition I with Workshop receive a grade of “pass” for ENGL 070.  Students who fail the ENGL 111 component receive a grade of “fail” for ENGL 070.

A “D” grade is considered to be a passing grade in ENGL 111 and ENGL 112; however, the credits will not transfer to another school if the student earns a grade of “D.”

The pre-requisite for any 200-level literature elective is English Composition I (111).  Students may take English Composition II (112) before, during, or after taking a literature elective.

 

Updated 8/30/12 by SA


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