First Year Writing Course Description

English (ENGL) 111G Rhetoric and Composition – 4 credit hours

Rhetoric and Composition is a required general education course that uses rhetorical concepts to help students study and practice writing. The course emphasizes revision and multiple drafting as students develop an understanding of how critical reflection, analysis, and research can aid them in responding to writing situations. The concepts and ideas introduced in this course will prepare students to ask questions about writing, strategize responses, and use writing processes to make their writing persuasive and polished. ENGL 111G requires students to participate in 3-face-to-face hours and 1-web hour per week.

Special sections of ENGL 111 are offered for students in Engineering, Animal Sciences, and in the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP).

English (ENGL) 111GH Rhetoric and Composition Honors – 4 credit hours

Students who received an ACT standard English score of 25 or higher may choose to enroll in an honors section of English 111. ENGL 111H fulfills the same requirement as ENGL 111G.

English (ENGL) 111M Rhetoric and Composition for Multilingual Writers – 4 credit hours

(formerly SPCD 111G Advanced ESL Composition)

For international and multilingual students. Rhetoric and Composition for Multilingual Writers is a required general education course that uses rhetorical concepts to help students study and practice writing. The course emphasizes revision and multiple drafting as students develop an understanding of how critical reflection, analysis, and research can aid them in responding to writing situations. The concepts and ideas introduced in this course will prepare students to ask questions about writing, strategize responses, and use writing processes to make their writing persuasive and polished. Prerequisites: placement into ENGL 111M determined by English Language Placement Test (ELPT), or SPCD 110, or approval by Writing Program Administrator. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

What Happens After English 111?

After successfully completing ENGL 111 or its equivalent, NMSU students are required to take a 200-level writing course. Credit for ENGL 111 is a prerequisite for every English course numbered 200 or above. See General Education Course Descriptions.