ENGL 105: Composition and Rhetoric

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English 105 is a writing-across-the-disciplines course. In this course you will analyze the rhetorical and stylistic conventions that govern professional and academic writing in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Studying and practicing the conventions of writing in different disciplines will help you become a more versatile writer, which in turn should help you in other college courses. You also will become more aware of how audience expectations and context influence your work and give it shape and direction. Students enrolled in English 105 will learn to:

  • use conventions, genres, and rhetoric practiced in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities
  • conduct research using a variety of academic databases and sources
  • understand how to use research as evidence in discipline-specific compositions
  • compose using written, oral, and multi-media modes
  • review and revise your own work and assist others in revising their work.

Required Text:

  • Ruskiewicz, John. How to Write Anything, UNC Custom Edition, Revised, 2013. ISBN 978-1457666018

View a sample course syllabus.

Contact the Friday Center at StuServ@unc.edu with any questions or for more information.

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