English Composition is a 6 semester-credit General Education Core requirement. This requirement is based on the belief that the ability to read and analyze difficult texts, to write clearly and effectively, and to conduct high quality research is essential for success in college. The classes offered to satisfy the English Composition General Education Core requirement are designed to provide the basics of these skills, which will continue to develop throughout the student's undergraduate career.
To satisfy this requirement, students take the following two courses:
- ENG 101: Composition I
- ENG 102: Composition II
Students whose first language is not English may take and successfully complete:
- ENG 113: Composition I for International and Multilingual Students as an alternative to ENG 101
- ENG 114: Composition II for International and Multilingual Students as an alternative to ENG 102.
These courses are worth three credits each. They should be successfully completed during the student's first year at UNLV, and must be completed prior to the end of the second year. They are prerequisites for the Second-Year Seminar (SYS).
For information on alternate placement testing, please visit the UNLV English Composition Program's website. Please see the Admissions Section of the UNLV Undergraduate Catalog or the UNLV English Composition Program website for current ACT/SAT placement test scores that will guide your placement in the appropriate English Composition class. Students with ACT English scores of 30 or higher, or SAT Writing or Critical Reading scores of 680 or higher place out of ENG 101 and need only take and successfully complete ENG 102. Minimum CLEP scores and Advanced Placement scores that satisfy the ENG 101 requirement are listed in the Admissions section of the catalog under the heading Nontraditional Credit.
All students must take and successfully complete ENG 102 or ENG 114; there is no exemption at UNLV.
You can find descriptions for all General Education courses in the UNLV Undergraduate Catalog.