COLLEGE COMPOSITION I (WRI 120 – CCI)

WRI 120 College Composition I 4cr

Writing forms the means of liberal inquiry in any discipline. Students in this course develop their thinking through a variety of expository prose. They work toward improved clarity and organization by writing multiple drafts of their essays and by participating in peer reviews. Students practice locating, integrating, and citing primary or secondary source material into their writing, and they learn to edit their own writing, checking for correct usage, mechanics, spelling, and punctuation. Although sections of College Composition I are organized thematically, improved writing remains the goal of every course as students become familiar with the process needed to produce clear and organized expository prose.
Triad: College Composition I


First-year students immediately engage the Academic requirements of the Triad by enrolling in WRI 120: College Composition I (CCI), a course which sets the foundations for the written expression and argument that will continue through their college careers. Each CCI course is organized around a theme; the essays of each course develop around this theme.

Students must enroll in WRI 120/CCI in their first year. Half of first year students take this course in the fall, and half take it in the spring.

Below you will find a list of WRI 120: CCI courses offered this semester along with a description of each course. Use this information, along with meeting time, to select courses that interest you and fit your schedule.

CCI Courses & Descriptions: FALL 2014
Section Title Day/Time Instructor
F01 When Trees Speak: Exploring the Rhetorical Roots of Environmental Writing MWF1 9:30-10:50 am
A.J. Price
F02 Beyond the Pocket Protector: Nerds and Culture in America TTHF2 9:30-10:50 am
Margee Husemann
FO3 When Trees Speak: Exploring the Rhetorical Roots of Environmental Writing MWF1 11:00 am-12:20 pm A.J. Price
F04 The Art of the Essay TTHF2 11:00am-12:20 pm Michael Matin
F05 Terror in Translation: International Perspectives on Fear MWF1 1:00-2:20 pm J. Alexandra McGhee
F06 Let the Right One In: Examining Rites of Passage, Apprenticeship, and Mono-Myth TTHF2 1:00-2:20 pm Nathan Poole
F07 Terror in Translation: International Perspectives on Fear MWF1 2:30-3:50 pm J. Alexandra McGhee

Last updated: 10.25.2010

Note: Every attempt is made to offer an up-to-date account of current course themes in advance of registration. However, instructors and themes may change, in which case you will be notified.

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Transfer Credit:
Transfer students may, upon approval of the Registrar and the Director of Undergraduate Writing, fulfill the College Composition I requirement through appropriate performance in an acceptable composition course taken at the previously attended institution. Students seeking such credit should make a transfer credit request at the Office of the Registrar, 2nd Floor, Laursen Hall (registrar@warren-wilson.edu, CPO 6354, 828.771.2086).

AP Credit:
An AP score will not automatically exempt you from the CCI requirement. Follow the process below to see if you are eligible for a Portfolio Review.

AP Credit Eligibility:

1. Did you take the Advanced Placement Test in English Language and Composition (that's AP Lang/Comp not the AP Lit/Comp)? Or did you take the Higher-Level IB exam in English?If yes, continue...

2. Did you score a 4 or a 5 of the AP Lang & Comp? Or did you score a 5 or higher on the Higher Level English IB exam? If yes, continue...

3. You are eligible to submit a portfolio to apply for CCI credit with AP or IB.