All students intending to earn a degree from UNLV must satisfy the composition requirement of ENG 101 and ENG 102. ENG 101 and ENG 102 (or ENG 113 and ENG 114 for international students) are prerequisites for all English courses except creative writing courses.
English Composition should be completed during the freshman year, but no later than the end of the sophomore year. This requirement is based on the belief that the ability to read difficult texts, to analyze those texts, and to respond in well-written essays is essential for success in college. The principles of good research also contribute to this success. English 101 and 102 are designed to provide the basics of these skills, which will continue to develop throughout the student's undergraduate career.