Program Descriptions

English 105

* Course Goals: English 105, a four-credit-hour course, introduces students to critical reading and writing in the academic environment. Throughout the semester students practice the following academic skills:

  1. Critical reading skills through close attention to text content & skills needed to interpret the text effectively 
  2. Analytical writing skills through attention to the writing process and to rhetorical techniques
  3. Critical reading and analytical writing skills through an extended writing project 
  4. Technological literacy skills to rhetorically analyze online resources based on the audience addressed, the purpose explored, and the language used

English 107

*ENG 107 is an individualized course providing instruction for improving proficiency in writing. This course is taken concurrently with ENG 105 in order to provide supplemental instruction. Special emphasis is placed on aspects of the composing process indicated by individual needs. By the end of the semester, students should be able to demonstrate competency in writing in the university context.
Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be able to:
     * Effectively use fundamental writing principles
     * Organize ideas in paragraphs and essays
     * Connect paragraphs through transition techniques 
     * Gain competency in grammatical construction and sentence variety
     * Complete 105-level English coursework 

English 205

* Course Goals: English 205 is a two-credit-hour course that focuses on writing principles necessary for systematic inquiry into the forms and techniques of academic writing standards. Students practice the following:

  1. Advanced analytical thinking, reading, and writing skills 
  2. Advanced critical writing and argumentation skills 
  3. Advanced research skills

Writing Center

* Walk-in tutoring
* English 100 

Computer Lab

* to increase technological literacy skills of English 105 students 
* to provide open hours for all 105 students


The University Writing Program Office
phone: (928) 523-6842 
fax: (928) 523-7074
Liberal Arts (Building 18) Room 303
Open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please see the academic catalog for the most recent information regarding courses and academic plans.