The English department offers several composition courses. English 1539 and 1540 are developmental; they are intended to help prepare students for the college-level writing courses (1550 and 1551). Students who complete either 1539 or 1540 with a C or better go straight to 1550. English 1550 and 1551 are considered two parts of a year-long sequence; 1550 must be taken before 1551. 1550H and 1551H are Honors sections; most students in those sections are members of the Scholars & Honors programs.
Course Descriptions and General Syllabi for the courses are available on this site. Your instructor will provide more detailed information about textbooks, assignments, and calendar.
Information about English as a Second Language is available here, too. This information is aimed at instructors; it intends to help them with assessing and supporting students for whom English is not their native language. For more information, contact Steve Brown, the ESL Coordinator.