This English Composition I course, structured around the writing process, develops students’ critical reading, writing, and research skills at the college level. Course materials build students’ understanding and capability with essential parts of the academic writing process. Key topics include reading strategies; rhetorical modes, multiple stages of the writing process; how to conduct research and cite relevant sources; grammar and mechanics; and success strategies. Engaging, curated OER content includes text, video, interactive self-check activities, and more. Content works well for standard instruction or diagnostically to reinforce areas that need attention. This course may be used alone or as the final part of a three-level sequence that prepares students for college-level work.

This Introduction to Business course develops students’ understanding of business fundamentals with learning design structured around timely, real-world case studies and examples. Key topics include the role of business, the global economic and legal environment, ethics, marketing, accounting and finance, and managing processes and operations. Enriched OER content (text, video, simulations, etc.) orients students to the shifting business landscape and prepares them for success in business program curriculum and the workplace.

This course will focus on the theory and practice of written, oral, and interpersonal communication used in the workplace.  Emphasis will be placed on composing clear, concise, and effective business correspondence. Students will discuss various types of communication media and the importance of succinct written and oral expression to modern business interactions. This course is writing intensive so students will have extensive practice writing a wide spectrum of documents, including professional email and reports. Additionally, the course will discuss effective planning and delivery strategies for professional oral presentations.

This course focuses on applying the principles of grammar and mechanics to the writing of varied and correctly constructed sentences.  Emphasis will also be placed on vocabulary development, diction, and improving basic sentence skills which will be reflected in single and multi-paragraph writing assignments.


English Composition II is a second-level undergraduate writing-intensive course that emphasizes critical thinking, information literacy, and academic integrity. This course emphasizes development of `effective academic skills through assignments that require sustained reading, analysis, and writing. Readings introduce students to a variety of sources used in academic work including popular as well as scholarly non-fiction and literature. Students not only read an extended whole narrative but also write several sustained research supported essays culminating in the course's lengthy college-level research-supported final writing project.