UNDERGRADUATE ENGLISH PROGRAM



 


 

 

WRT Requirements for Undergraduate Students
 

English Composition (2 courses): WRT101, WRT102

 

The ability to communicate effectively in written English is essential to success both in the University and in society. Students satisfy this requirement 1) by passing WRT 101 Introductory Writing Workshop, and 2) by passing WRT 102 Intermediate Writing Workshop.

 

SUNY Korea students must complete, or place out of, WRT 101 prior to attending Stony Brook University.

NOTES

 

1. A score of 3 or higher on the AP English/Comp or English/Lit examinations, or a score of 1050 or higher on the combined verbal and writing portions of the SAT I, or a 24 or higher on the combined English/Writing portions of the ACT, or a grade of C or higher in a college writing course judged to be equivalent to WRT 101 satisfies the first course of the two-course requirement.

 

2. Students must begin satisfaction of the University writing requirement in their first year at Stony Brook and must take writing courses in continuous sequence: ESL 192/ESL 193/WRT 101/WRT 102 , until completion of the writing requirement. For a student with a score of less than 1050 on the combined verbal and writing portions of the SAT, or less than 24 on the combined English/Writing portions of the ACT, a writing sample will be evaluated, and the student will be placed into the appropriate writing course.

 

3. All transfer students who have passed, with a grade of C or higher, a composition course judged to be equivalent to WRT 102 will have satisfied this requirement.

 

4. College courses taken while the student was in high school may only be considered for equivalency to WRT 102 if taken on the college campus.

 

5. Once matriculated, students must complete Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) at Stony Brook; transfer credits will not be accepted to satisfy this requirement after matriculation except with prior approval by the Director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric.

 


ESL COURSES at SUNY KOREA

 

ESL 192: Intermediate Composition

  • A course for students who have attained a degree of fluency in speaking English but need additional training in reading and writing skills.
  • Beginning with basic sentence patterns and working toward paragraph development and eventually essays, each student has the opportunity to practice many different varieties of writing.
  • May be repeated but counts only once toward graduation.
  • Writing placement score determines placement in the course.
  • A through C/Unsatisfactory grading only. The Pass/No Credit option may not be used.

 

  • Prerequisite: A score of 1 on the writing assessment
  • 3 credits, ABC/U grading

 

ESL 193: Advanced Composition

  • Advanced training in writing for ESL students who need to concentrate on paragraph and essay development.
  • The course deals with the development of a variety of essay genres, including the personal narrative, summary/response and argumentation/persuasion. Key grammar points are reviewed and are expected to be mastered.
  • May be repeated but counts only once toward graduation.
  • Writing placement score or successful completion of ESL 192 determines placement in the course.
  • A through C/Unsatisfactory grading only. The Pass/No Credit option may not be used.

 

  • Prerequisite: A score of 2 on the writing assessment or successful completion of ESL 192
  • 3 credits, ABC/U grading

 

WRT: Writing Courses

 

WRT 101: Introductory Writing Workshop

  • Students in this class are asked to produce frequent short papers to develop fluency and correctness.
  • Students will also be introduced to the basic requirements of academic writing.
  • A through C/U grading only. Students may not use the Pass/No credit option.
  • Not for credit in addition to the discontinued EGC 100.

 

  • Prerequisite: A score of 3 on the writing assessment or successful completion of ESL 193
  • 3 credits, ABC/U grading

 

WRT 102: Intermediate Writing Workshop
(Students will take this course at Stony Brook)

  • This class emphasizes writing for academic purposes.
  • Students learn strategies for extended writing assignments at the university. Short papers and at least two major essays in a variety of academic genres are required. Students will do extensive revision on multiple drafts in a variety of genres, including a researched argument and will be required to submit a final portfolio that must be judged acceptable by their teacher and an outsider reader.
  • A through C/U grading only. The Pass/No credit option may not be used.
  • Not for credit in addition to the discontinued EGC 101. Placement essay or transfer evaluation. Three credits.

 

  • Prerequisite: successful completion of WRT101; or a score of 1050 or higher on the combined SAT verbal and written exams; or a 24 or higher on the combined English and writing portions of the ACT; a score of 3 or higher on the AP English/Comp or English/Lit examination; or a grade of C or higher in a college writing course
  • 3 credits, ABC/U grading