ENGL 1B Argument and Analysis

English 1B is a writing course that explores argumentation and analysis through the study of literary, rhetorical, and professional texts. You will develop the habits of mind required to analyze texts and write persuasively from and about them. You will practice prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing, and you will practice reading closely in a variety of forms, styles, structures, and modes.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to 

  1. recognize how significant works illuminate enduring human concerns.
  2. respond to such works by writing both research-based critical analyses and personal responses.
  3. write clearly and effectively.

ENGL 1B is open to (1) students majoring in Biochemistry, Marine Biology, Geology and Engineering (Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, General, Industrial and Systems, Materials, Mechanical, Software); and (2) transfer students who have completed GE Area A3 (Critical Thinking) requirement and still need to take a second semester of English composition for GE Area C2. For further guidance, refer to What to Take After English 1A.

ENGL 1B is not open to students who successfully completed ENGL 2. Based on AP, CLEP, and IB scores, students may be exempt from taking ENGL 1B. Please consult the Credit by Exam chart to see if you are eligible for exemption.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1A (with a grade of C- or better)

Satisfies GE Area C2: Letters