In general, English 101 and 102 are central to the core curriculum of the University and are designed to help students to build on their core skills of written communication. English 101 and 102 fulfill this learning outcome for the KU Core, which reads as follows:

Upon reaching this goal, students will be able to generate, explore, organize, and convey ideas in writing, using language, presentation skills and other media (for example, digital texts, images, and graphs) to present those ideas clearly, confidently, and in a manner appropriate to specific communication situations.

FSE also staffs and oversees other 200-level writing courses that further develop the reading, writing, and critical language skills from 101 and 102.

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