ENGLISH 1005 College Writing and Research

Recommended for students who have ACT English and Reading scores of 18-26; students who have ACT English scores of 17 or less are advised to take ENGLISH 1002 (620:002) first. Emphasis on critical reading and the writing of a variety of texts with attention to audience, purpose, and rhetorical strategies. Attention to integrating research materials with students' critical and personal insights. Satisfies the Liberal Arts Core writing and reading requirement. No credit if prior credit in ENGLISH 2015 (620:015) or ENGLISH 2120 (620:034). Prerequisite(s): UNI's high school English admissions requirement.

Course details

Course syllabus: 
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Course notes: 

No credit if prior credit in ENGLISH 2015 or ENGLISH 2120.

UNI students: UNI's high school English admissions requirement.
Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) distribution area: 

Students working toward their Bachelor of Liberal Studies may apply credit earned in this course to their degree. This Guided Independent Study course is applicable to the Communications and Arts distribution area. Learn more about the BLS degree program.

Liberal Arts Core: 

Students who plan to graduate from UNI must complete the Liberal Arts Core (LAC). This Guided Independent Study course is applicable to Category 1. Core Competencies - A. Reading and Writing. For details about your LAC, please discuss with your advisor and/or visit www.uni.edu/lac.


Koch, Bill. Writing and Research for College: The Structures of an Imaginative Literacy. 2014/2nd edition. Dubuque: Kendall-Hunt.

UNI Bookstore carries most books used in GIS courses. Search for textbooks by course choosing “UNIV.NORTHERNIOWA” and the term you are enrolled in and GSW (web) or GSP (print) for the section.

Visit UBS at 1009 West 23rd Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Phone: 319-273-2665
Email: bookstore@uni.edu

Texts may also be available from www.bookfinder.com.

Course delivery

This course is available in an online format, utilizing web pages and eLearning, a learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. Students may need access to someone who can assist with computer set-up.


William Koch

Enrollment information

Tuition: $253/unit, plus non-refundable enrollment fee of $10 and technology fee of $38 for online courses

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Guided Independent Study
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