College Composition

Composition | Writing and Communication in the World

Housed in the English Department and working alongside the Reading-Writing Center and Digital Studios, the College Composition Program (CCP) promotes writing as a critical and recursive process that uses combinations of words, images, and design elements to make meaning and communicate with others. 

ENC 1101 | Freshman Composition and Rhetoric 

ENC 1101 fulfills the first of two required composition courses at Florida State University. Adhering to the college composition course objectives, this course stresses the importance of critical reading, writing, and thinking skills.

The course also focuses on the importance of using writing as a recursive process involving invention, drafting, collaboration, revision, rereading, and editing to clearly and effectively communicate ideas for specific purposes, occasions, and audiences.

In addition to these objectives, this course emphasizes advocacy in order to help students understand the importance of identifying effective rhetorical strategies when crafting a text. 

ENC 2135 | Research, Genre, and Context 

The second required college composition course, ENC 2135, builds upon the facets of writing introduced in ENC 1101 and also includes research skills that allow students to effectively incorporate outside sources in their writing and to compose in a variety of genres for specific contexts. 

The course focuses on discourse communities as a guiding concept, which foregrounds writing as a communicative activity that requires adaptation across academic disciplines and other  communities. 

Students take stock of the differences in writing situations, genres, and conventions by exploring the writing that gets done in their declared—or prospective—field of study. 


Please contact the CCP Director, Dr. Elias Dominguez Barajas (, or CCP Specialist, Dr. Christie Daniels ( Any questions related to transferring course credit or adding, dropping, or withdrawing from ENC 1101 and ENC 2135 should be directed to the Office of Undergraduate Studies (