"My English degree is the foundation of my career. If you can write, you can do anything."
~ Jimmy Daly
"My professors taught me how to think creatively, read analytically and write persuasively. "
~ Michael A. Iannucci
"My studies provided a solid background in literature and honed my critical skills for my own writing."
~ Catherine Carter
"I made lifelong friends and I got my butt kicked intellectually. I’m eternally grateful for both."
~ Alexander Long
"The friendship and support of my mentors helped me to grow tremendously as a writer."
~ Erinn Batykefer
"I became an Assistant Editor in less than two years with my English degree."
~ Rachel A. Gearhart
"I use my English degree to advocate for my clients. The program helped me become a better writer & thinker."
~ Mary Akhimien
"I honed my writing & research on diverse issues of the human condition, focusing on ethics and civic justice."
~ Brian Byrd
"An education in the humanities helps to render the world into a language that is profound, mysterious & complex."
~ Rachel Eliza Griffiths
"My internships & editorial work at UD prepared me for a challenging but ever-rewarding career as a reporter."
~ Wallace McKelvey
"My job demands perfection when it comes to grammar, accuracy and objectivity, and it needs to happen fast."
~ Matt O'Donnell
"I found my passion for counseling students and helping them stay on track to attend college."
~ Sara Linton
"I got a great job teaching 9th grade English and film studies and will soon pursue my master's degree."
~ Kelly Emery
"Taking a variety of English courses allowed me to master and teach the modes of discourse to my own students."
~ Danielle Allen
"I secured my job prior to graduation at a UD teacher job fair. "
~ Melissa Paparozzi
will help you:
Write clearly about complex
texts and ideas.
Academic essays are almost always composed in
response to and conversation with other texts. You will learn to engage with
the work of others clearly, accurately, and with attention to nuance and detail.
Consider issues of audience
and context in your writing.
No matter what you write, you always write to a
particular group of readers in a particular situation. You
will learn how to shape and support your ideas to address the needs of
particular readers and contexts.
Respond thoughtfully and constructively to the work of other writers.
As part of a
classroom community, you will read and offer advice on your classmates' work in
progress. Doing so will help you
hone, clarify, and communicate your own ideas in writing.
Research the various perspectives on a question or topic and
to the scholarly conversation about it.
Good academic writing exhibits not only your
own perspective on a topic, but also a thorough understanding of what others
have said about it. You will learn to find credible sources and use them to
position yourself within a community of writers that extends beyond English
Compose both print and digital texts.
composition process is more than just putting words on the page or screen. In
addition to writing print-based texts, you will also practice composing online,
often making use of visual and audio forms.
As a student
in English 110, you will:
Write frequently, write for
different audiences, and write pieces of varying length and complexity.
You will compose both print and digital texts
for various purposes and readers. In addition to a formal research paper, you
will develop your skills in regular, shorter writing assignments, composed both
in and out of class.
Participate as a member of a
community of writers.
English 110 is designed as a seminar—a course
in which the writing of students is regularly brought to the table for
discussion. You will often be asked to participate in a writer's workshop,
sharing your work in progress with several of your classmates and reading and
responding to theirs.
Read as a writer, and write
as a reader.
You will read texts not simply for what they
say but for how they say it. That is, you will consider texts not only as
sources of ideas but also as models of rhetorical and compositional strategies
you can use in your own writing.
Take several pieces through a
process of drafting, workshopping with peers, revising in response to feedback,
Good writing doesn't usually happen all at
once. Instead it usually involves an ongoing process of composing, sharing, and
reworking a piece over several drafts. You will use feedback from your
classmates and teacher to develop and refine the pieces you write for this
Reflect on your aims and
strategies as a writer.
You will reflect on both your processes of
writing and the actual texts you compose. In doing so, you will cultivate habits of mind and work that will help you develop as a
writer beyond English 110.
The Department of
English offers over 100 sections of ENGL110 each semester and several sections
during the winter and summer sessions. So
that instructors may provide individual attention to all students, no sections
of ENGL110 will be over-enrolled for any reason.
Be sure to sign up for
the section that is right for you:
Sections 080-099 are
Honors sections. Non-Honors students may
contact the Honors program if they would like to take an Honors section of
Sections 110-119 are writing
sections for first-year students who struggle with their writing and qualify
for these low-enrollment sections. These sections are offered in fall term
Sections 120-129 are
Non-Native Speaker sections: Students may contact their college's Student
Service & Assistant Dean's office or the English Department (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance with registration.
Sections 150 – 159,
175 – 177 & 190 - 195 are on-line sections only. Freshmen*
(or students with freshman standing) are not permitted to enroll in on-line
sections of ENGL110. Sophomores, juniors
and seniors should direct questions about enrollment to the Professional &
Continuing Studies ACCESS Center (302-831-8843).
Sections 310+, 510+
& 710+ meet in Dover, Georgetown and Wilmington, respectively, and are specifically
for students in UD's location-specific AA Degree Program.
*A student's year
(freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior) is based on the number of earned
credit hours. Students with 27 or few
credits earned toward a degree will be classified as freshmen. Those with 28 –
59 credits will be classified as sophomores.
Those with 60 – 89 credits will be classified as juniors, and those with
90 or more credits will be classified as seniors.
requirements must be completed by all students pursuing a University of
Delaware undergraduate degree regardless of their college.
ENGL110, Seminar in Composition
A 3-credit course, requires a
minimum grade "C-". If a student earns a lower grade, the course must
be repeated for no additional degree credit. Engl110 should be taken during the freshman year. Credit for ENGL110 cannot be gained from AP exams in English.
Transfer credit (for similar courses with titles like Composition, Rhetoric,
etc.) from other institutions that has been posted to a student's UD record as
"ENGL166T - Transfer Elective" might be reevaluated as equivalent to
ENGL 110. Transfer students with such credit should follow the English Department's
instructions to request re-evaluation of the credit. Transfer students seeking to receive ENGL110 credit for courses taken at another college or university should
consult our transfer of credit page.
Transfer students seeking to receive ENGL110 credit for courses taken at another college or university should consult our transfer of credit page.
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