to the TCU Composition Program
The Composition Program at
TCU is shaped by the following beliefs:
- Writing is a knowledge-making activity
- Writing serves the interests of both
writers and readers
- Writing is typically produced in response
to a rhetorical situation
- Expectations for writing vary from situation
to situation, community to community, discipline to discipline
Writing and the TCU
Core requires all TCU students to meet the
ENGL 10703 Introduction to Critical Writing
ENGL 10703, when followed by a designated section of ENGL 10803,
gives students the opportunity to engage in a year-long study of
academic writing. Includes attention to invention, drafting, revision,
and editing of various genres of academic writing. Designed for
students who do not have extensive experience writing research-based
academic essays. Not available to students who have credit for ENGL
10803 or ENGL 10833.
ENGL 10803 Introduction to Composition
Prerequisite to all advanced
writing courses at TCU. Strategies
for reading, evaluating, and responding to written texts in academically
productive ways, and for revising and editing students' own work.
The course also teaches students how to present their own ideas
and how to incorporate the ideas of others into their own writing.
Course activities include writing summaries, analyses, syntheses,
ENGL 10833 Freshman Seminar in English
A topic-focused composition course that meets the TCU Core Writing
Communication 1 requirement. Topics may vary each time it is offered.
ENGL 20803 Intermediate Composition
Prerequisite: English 10803 or ENGL
10833 and sophomore standing, 24 hours. Strategies for adjusting
one's writing to a variety of tasks, genres, contexts, and audiences.
The course also teaches research techniques, with an emphasis on
identifying sources that are valuable to a given community and building
an argument from them. Course activities include critical reading,
collaborative writing and editing, and revising for style.
ENGL 20833 Sophomore Seminar in English
Prerequisite: English 10803 or 10833 and sophmore
standing, 24 hours. A topic-focused sophomore-level composition
course that meets the TCU Core
Written Communication 2 requirement. Topics may vary each time it