College English I (ENGL 1201) is a first-year course which develops the processes of expository and persuasive prose. ENGL 1201 is a three-credit course, the first of two required first-year English courses. It focuses primarily on essays as models for the rhetorical patterns that students will use in developing their own expository and argumentative essays. Activities include: reading, writing, discussing, researching, presenting, testing, and thinking critically. The course is designed to enhance learning in these areas, particularly reading, analyzing, and writing essays in an organized, objective manner, incorporating the principles of writing for academic purposes in MLA style.