English 100: Language & Composition

Instructor: Dr. Orion Ussner Kiddercolumbia-college

Email: okidder@columbiacollege.ca
Room 314 Wed/Saturday 8-955, Thur 8-855

Office Hours: Wed and Thur, 930-1025am

Required Text:

Hacker, Diana and Nancy Sommers, A Canadian Writer’s Reference. 6th Ed. Bedford/St. Martins. 2016.


English 100 teaches the fundamentals of college reading and writing. Students will analyze college-level prose and then write persuasive, academic papers in a variety of rhetorical modes (argument, illustration, comparison, research). We will study the process of writing and organizational strategies as well as problems in paragraph development, grammar, mechanics, and style. You will learn about research techniques and forms of documentation. The single most important skill you will learn in this course is deduction: determining what must be true based on the available evidence.

English 100 is not appropriate for EAL students who want an English credit.
The course assumes students are fluent speakers and readers of college-level English and have some experience with writing persuasive essays.