First-Year Writing Program Implications of the New Requirement for Students Who Enrolled Prior to Fall 2003

  • Students enrolled in the College of Engineering should consult with a COE adviser for information about special modifications to these requirements.
  • Students who enrolled prior to Fall 2003 and who have not yet completed their First-Year Writing Requirement will take ENG 101, as explained below.
  • Students who have completed ENG 111 but not ENG 112 should take ENG 101. These students will earn a total of 7 hours of First-Year Writing. Because the GERs in place when they enrolled required 6 hours of First-Year Writing, the extra hour will count toward free elective/additional courses.
    • Note for advisers: For the purposes of the ADA, ENG 101 has been designated as an equivalent course to ENG 112 and will appear on the ADA in the ENG 112 position.
  • Students who have not completed either ENG 111 or ENG 112 should take ENG 101. These students will earn a total of 4 hours toward the 6-hour First-Year Writing requirement that was in place when they enrolled. They will need to take two additional hours of free elective/additional courses, unless otherwise designated by the student’s college.
    • Note for advisers: ENG 101 will appear on the ADA under Non Degree and will need to be manually moved to the ENG 111 position. The remaining two hours will be satisfied with free elective/additional courses.
  • Students who entered during the 2002-2003 year and who did not complete ENG 111Z should take ENG 101. These students will earn a total of 4 hours toward the 6-hour requirement that was in place when they enrolled (3 hours for ENG 111Z and 3 free elective hours; see Interim Requirement). The remaining two hours will be satisfied with free elective/additional courses, unless otherwise designated by the student’s college.
    • Note for advisers: ENG 101 will appear on the ADA under Non-Degree and will need to be manually moved to the ENG 111 position. The remaining two hours will be satisfied with free elective/additional courses.
  • Students who need to repeat ENG 111, 112, or 113 may use ENG 101 as the substitute course.

Students who are transferring to other institutions may find the following information of use:

  • Prior to Fall 2002, NCSU students were required to complete two 3-hour courses, ENG 111 and ENG 112, to fulfill their first-year writing requirement. See course descriptions below.
  • An accelerated course, ENG 113, was available to students with high SAT-Verbal scores as an alternative to the 111-112 requirement. ENG 113 awarded 6 hours credit upon completion, fulfilling the first-year writing requirement. See course description below.
    • ENG 111 Composition and Rhetoric (3 hours)
      • Introduction to elements and strategies of argumentative writing for civic and academic audiences. Strategies for generating, organizing, and revising texts. Includes instruction in library research methods, use of evidence, and essay exams. Attention to grammar and conventions of standard written English.
    • ENG 112 Composition and Reading (3 hours)
      • Continued study of elements and strategies of argumentative writing for academic audiences. Interpretation, analysis, and evaluation of literary and non-literary texts, with attention to the connections between critical reading and writing. Introduction to reading and analysis of discourse of different disciplines. Continued instruction in research and use of evidence, and continued attention to grammar and conventions of standard written English.
    • ENG 113 Introduction to Academic Writing (6 hours)
      • Accelerated composition course for students with high SAT-Verbal or AP scores. Elements and strategies of argument; critical reading of and writing about civic arguments, academic arguments from two or more fields, and a substantial number of literary works; library research; grammatical and stylistic conventions of standard written English.

For questions about these requirements, contact Susan Miller-Cochran , Director of First-Year Writing, 515-4160.

For questions about ADA configurations, contact Stacy Fair, Assistant Registrar, 919-515-1429.