ENG 2100 Writing I
4 hours; 3 credits

This is an intensive course introducing students to writing as a means of discovery.In Writing I students practice and share their written articulation of ideas as a community of writers. Students read a variety of intellectually challenging and thematically coherent texts in a range of genres. Throughout,the emphasis is on writing and communication skills as processes involving multiple steps, including drafting, discussion, revision, and re-thinking. The work of the class is conducted in classroom, small-group, and one-on-one sessions. This course is required for all undergraduate degrees granted by Baruch College. First and foremost, ENG 2100 will be a course in written composition. The primary purpose of this course will be to enhance students’ writing skills and rhetorical sophistication, particularly with regard to argumentative prose. The goal is to prepare students not only for success in academic writing but also for effective participation in and critical understanding of the public and professional discourses of the "real" world beyond school.

Baruch Common Core (for students who entered Baruch prior to Fall 2013): This course is required.

CUNY Pathways at Baruch (for students who entered Baruch Fall 2013 or later, or who “opt-in” to CUNY Pathways): This course satisfies half of the “English Composition” requirement of the Required Core.

Prerequisite: Passing the CUNY ACT or verbal SAT score of 480, or 75 percent or higher on NYS Regents English examination.