English 101 is a writing-intensive course designed to facilitate the transition of L2/ESL students into the regular academic stream at Augustana. Students in this course will develop written and oral communication skills by engaging with literary texts from a variety of genres. Fundamental, universally-applicable writing skills (grammar, diction, rhetorical strategies) will be taught in collaborative workshop settings. Through a series of reflective and interpretive writing assignments, the course will also train students in the practices of analytical reading and critical thinking. The ultimate aim of this course is to provide students with the necessary building blocks for university-level writing. Prerequisite: AUEAP 145 or EAP 145 or equivalent (i.e., other L2/ESL students who were not required to take the Bridging Program).