ENG 201: INTERMEDIATE COMPOSITION Course Guidelines
University of Wisconsin Colleges
COURSE CATALOG DESCRIPTION
A course devoted to the theory and practice of writing prose on a more advanced level than ENG
102: prose that is intended to inform and/or persuade. Emphasis will be placed on coherent
organization, clear and forceful phrasing, logical thinking and other aspects of effective
NUMBER OF CREDITS, CONTACT HOURS, DEGREE DESIGNATION(S), TYPE OF
Credits_____3___ Contact Hours___3/wk___
Degree Designation(s) ___AP______________________________________
(AP) Application and Performance, (EL) Elective, (ES) Ethnic Studies, (FA) Fine Arts, (HU)
Humanities, (IS) Interdisciplinary Studies, (LS) Laboratory Sciences, (MS) Mathematical
Sciences, (NS) Natural Sciences, (SS) Social Sciences,
Type of Course Delivery _X____lecture ___X__discussion _____lab _____other (please
PREREQUISITES (IF ANY)
ENG 102 or exemption based on placement test score or cons. instr. AP
UW COLLEGES GENERAL EDUCATION PROFICIENCIES FOR THIS COURSE
Please identify from the list below the proficiencies that are most closely associated with student
success in this course. Please check all that apply. Individual instructors may incorporate
additional proficiencies if they choose.
__ Analytical Skills
___ Quantitative Skills
__ Communication Skills
___ Aesthetic Skills
DEPARTMENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR THIS COURSE
List the objectives addressed in all sections of the course across all campuses of the institution;
use as many numbers as appropriate for this particular course. (Individual instructors may
incorporate additional objectives if they choose.)
1. To improve the students’ ability to write prose that effectively presents information
and ideas on a relatively advanced level.
REPRESENTATIVE TEXTS USED BY UW COLLEGES FACULTY IN THIS COURSE
List the texts that are representative of those currently being used by faculty in the department
Gage, John. The Shape of Reason, MacMillian.
Brooks and Warren. Modern Rhetoric. Harcourt Brace, Jovanovich.
MAJOR TOPICS COVERED BY UW COLLEGES FACULTY IN THIS COURSE
Please provide an inclusive list as this is important for transfer institutions as they make
accurate evaluations of our UW Colleges courses; use as many numbers as appropriate for this
1. Expository development, argumentation and persuasion, and elements of prose
2.Read professional and student writing.
Please list the activities required of all students in all sections of the course across the UW
Colleges (e.g., field trip, research paper, service learning); use as many numbers as appropriate
for this particular course. Do not include requirements that vary from instructor to instructor.
1. Practice writing.
2. Study various methods of expository development, of argumentation and persuasion,
and of the elements of prose style.
3. consider principles of effective writing as they are exemplified in writing by
professional writers and by students.
Indicate the department, course name and course number of equivalent courses at as many
UW System institutions as appropriate for this course. Please base your decisions on the
catalog descriptions of similar courses at other UW institutions (available on the web sites for
UW-Eau Claire ____ENGL 201 Adv College Wrtg____
UW-Green Bay ____ENG COMP EL English Composition Elective____
UW-La Crosse ______ENG 303 College Writing II______
UW-Madison ______ENGLISH 201 Intermediate Composition__
UW-Milwaukee _____ENGLISH 201 Strategies-Academic Writing___
UW-Oshkosh _______ENGLISH 202 Clg English II (En)____
UW-Parkside _________ENGL 201 Advanced Composition____
UW- Platteville________ENGLISH EL English Elective__
UW-River Falls_______ENGL 251 Advanced Composition________
UW-Stevens Point____ENGL 250 Intermed Composition___________
UW-Stout___________ENGL 246 Informal Writing_______________
UW-Superior________ENGL 201 Advance Expository Writing______
UW-Whitewater ______ENGLISH EL English Elective_________________
DEPARTMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
Department chair______Professor Kenneth B. Grant __________________
Chair’s e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ____________________
Chair’s phone number___(608) 355-5226 ___________________________
Chair’s fax number_______(608) 355-5290 __________________________