Requires students to write between five and six thousand words, applying rhetorical principles of literate discourse—principles as demonstrated in samples of effective writing by writers of diverse backgrounds. Includes grammar, levels of usage, the purposes of language, writing for different purposes, and audiences. Does not satisfy hours for the major or minor. Prerequisite: Placement or completion of ENGL 110. ENGL 121 is a prerequisite for all ENGL courses except 110.