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The composition program at Southern Connecticut State University provides training in college-level writing for all first-year students. First-year courses include ENG 110: Fundamentals of Academic Writing and ENG 112: Writing Arguments. Placement is based on SAT Verbal scores for first-time college students, and SAT Verbal scores/college coursework for transfer students. We also offer more advanced courses in writing and rhetoric at the 200- and 300-level.

For all questions about first-year writing and composition at SCSU, including transfer credits and course waivers, or overenrollment requests for 110/112, please contact:

Brian Johnson, M.F.A.
Professor of English
Coordinator of Composition
Engleman D248

For inquiries about first-year student support and requirements at SCSU, including INQ courses, please contact Nicole Henderson, Director of the First-Year Experience Program (FYE), at

For inquiries about part-time teaching opportunities in the Composition Program, please visit the Contact Us page here.