First-Year Writing Course Descriptions

ENG 100: Reading and Writing Rhetorically


ENG 100 (4 credit hours) is offered primarily in the fall semester for students who are placed in the two-course sequence. Sections will be added to the spring schedule as needed. A parallel course, FLE 100, is offered by the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program for students who are non-native speakers of English.

Students who complete ENG 100 or FLE 100 with a C- or better should take ENG 101 or FLE 101 the next semester to complete the first-year requirement. ENG 100 is applied to a student's degree audit as a free elective or additional course. 

 ENG 100 Course Description & Learning Objectives 

ENG 101: Academic Writing and Research


ENG 101 (4 credit hours) fulfills NC State's first-year writing requirement as part of the General Education Program in Writing and Speaking. Students may take ENG 101 in either the fall or the spring semester of their first year. A parallel course, FLE 101, is offered by the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program, Department of Foreign Languages. This course satisfies the First-Year requirement for students who are non-native speakers of English.

 ENG 101 Course Description & Learning Objectives 

ENG 202: Disciplinary Perspectives in Writing


ENG 202 (3 credit hours) is restricted to transfer students with one 3-hour college composition course from their previous institution. Successful completion of ENG 202 requires a grade of C- or better. Together with approved transfer credit hours, this course satisfies NC State‚Äôs first-year writing requirement as part of the General Education Program in Writing and Speaking.

 ENG 202 Course Description & Learning Objectives 



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