English 1101 is the first course of the two-course composition sequence offered at College of DuPage. In this course, we will work on strengthening your analytical reading and writing through a variety of assignments focused on a central topic: the production and consumption of food as a cultural practice. Our main text, Fast Food Nation, portrays the contemporary United States through a careful look at the fast food industry. For, as author Eric Schlosser claims, ďa nationís diet can be more revealing than its art or literature.Ē Through this class we will hopefully come to understand that the study of our most fundamental activity ---feeding ourselves --- reveals important aspects of our current lives and culture.
Prior to enrollment, student must have a satisfactory score on the English Composition and Reading Competency placement tests. For more information view Placement Testing at the Testing Center website.
Basic computer and word-processing skills and access to the Internet and e-mail are necessary. In addition, you will need to listen to a radio program available on-line.
There are five units in this class. Each unit contains both reading (or listening) and writing components.
You will complete the following writing assignments:
Students meeting the requirements can enroll by calling the College of DuPage at 630.942.2377 or register online at myACCESS Click "How to use myACCESS" and follow the instructions. It is suggested that students access each area in COD Online, prior to registration, to see if online learning is for them.