2018 - 2019 Undergraduate Bulletin

General Education

Written English Competency University Requirement (COMP)

To satisfy Northern Michigan University’s Written English Competency Requirement, students must complete two separate, but related, tasks:

A. First-Year Composition

Students should satisfy this requirement during their first or second semester in college. Students can satisfy this requirement in one of three ways:

  1. Earning a B (3.0) in EN 109 Intensive College Composition, and its co-requisite, EN 109W Intensive College Composition Workshop (counts toward Effective Communication component); or
     
  2. Earning a C (2.0) or better in EN 111 College Composition I (counts toward Effective Communication component); or
     
  3. Successfully completing one of the following:

    a.) CLEP – CLEP English Composition General Examination with Essay with a score of 50 or higher (counts toward Effective Communication component as EN 111 College Composition I);

    b.) AP – English Literature and Composition or English Language and Composition with a score of 3 or higher (counts toward Effective Communication component as EN 111 College Composition I);

    c.) IB – International Baccalaureate English Language Examination in English with a score of 5 or higher (counts toward Effective Communication component as EN 111 College Composition I);

    d.) Accuplacer WritePlacer Exam score of 7 (Serves as a placement exam; students still need two courses from Effective Communication component);

    e.) An equivalent or higher level composition course from another accredited college or university with a grade of C (2.0) or higher.

Note: If a student already has the equivalent of EN 211, this also serves to meet the First Year Composition requirement.

B. Intermediate Composition

Students should satisfy this requirement soon after completing the First-Year Composition requirement. To fulfill the Intermediate Composition Requirement, students have two options:

  1. Students may complete EN 211 College Composition II; this requirement is met by earning a grade of "C" (2.0) or better;  or
     
  2. Students may complete a) HON 101 and HON 111; or b) another course approved by the English Department. This requirement is met by earning grades of "C" (2.0) or better.  

 

Below is the approved list of courses that will meet the Written English Competency University Requirement:


 

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