Liberal Studies

Division I - Foundations of Communication

Students take two courses in this area for a minimum of six credits. The two required courses are:

EN 111 College Composition (4 credits)

And, one of the following:

Note: Students must have a “C” or better in EN 111 or equivalent course in order to take the second course in foundations of communication. Students must earn a “C” or better in the second course in foundations in communication.

Students participating in the honors program will complete the foundations of communication requirement in two steps: first, they must pass EN 111 or receive advanced placement credit; second, EN 211 will be considered complete through completion of the HON 101 and HON 111 or HON 112 sequence. 

Course Placement and Requirements

All students, except transfers who have satisfactorily completed the equivalent of EN 111, will have their ACT scores and high school grades reviewed for appropriate placement in EN 111 and/or learning skills courses. Some students may be required to write a placement examination.

Those students who demonstrate exceptional ability in writing may complete the foundations of communication requirement in either of two ways:

1. Students receive course credit for EN 111 by passing the appropriate AP-CEEB examinations or CLEP general test for English Composition with Essay or the appropriate international baccalaureate test, then take EN 211.

2. Students receive a waiver for EN 111 without credit, begin the foundations of communication sequence with EN 211 and complete the sequence with another approved foundations of communication elective at the 200 level or above. A list of approved alternate foundations of communication courses is available to qualified students from the English Department, the Academic and Career Advisement Center and the Registrar’s Office.

Note: Those students judged to have a deficiency in writing must achieve a grade of “C” in EN 090 Basic Composition before taking EN 111.