Academic Catalog 2015-2016 
    
    Aug 18, 2022  
Academic Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Composition and Adult Studies


English Composition Sequence

Colorado Christian University seeks to equip students with the skills necessary to think analytically and express those thoughts clearly. The English Composition sequence is designed to provide the foundation of effective written communication skills that enable students to be successful in further study at CCU and in professional endeavors.

CCU requires new undergraduate students to complete the following English Composition sequence:

  • ENG 100A  Basic Composition I - may be used to fulfill general elective requirements
  • ENG 101A  Basic Composition II - may be used to fulfill general elective requirements
    • Prerequisite - ENG 100A Basic Composition I OR
    • Placement in ENG 101A achieved by appropriate skill level through English composition placement test
  • ENG 102A  English Composition - fulfills general education written communication requirement
    • Prerequisite - ENG 101A Basic Composition II OR
    • Placement in ENG 102A achieved by appropriate skill level through English Composition placement test

The English Composition placement test is designed to assess the level of written communication ability of entering undergraduate students, and place students in the appropriate course for their skill level. Students who decline to complete the English Composition placement test will be placed in ENG 100A Basic Composition I.

Students with transferable English Composition coursework (grade of C- or higher) may be exempt from the English Composition sequence, and satisfy general education written communication requirements, by:

  • Submitting transferable English Composition coursework earned within ten years prior to admission
  • Submitting transferable English Composition coursework earned more than 10 years prior to admission, and demonstrating English Composition proficiency comparable to ENG 102A

Students who do not meet these standards are required to follow the English Composition sequence (above). Transferable English Composition coursework that is not used to satisfy CCU general education written communication requirements may be used to fulfill general electives.

Students with ENG 102A credit (either at CCU, by course transfer, or test transfer), applied to the general education English Composition requirement, are not eligible to go backward in progression and earn credit for ENG 100A or ENG 101A. These courses are foundational to college-level composition and would duplicate competencies the student has already demonstrated in ENG 102A.

Adult Studies Seminar

Students who have not attended a college or university for academic credit within ten years prior to admission are required to take INT 200A  Adult Studies Seminar. This course focuses on the strategies and tools necessary to be successful in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies degree programs.