The Level of a Course
level of a course (100, 200, 300 . . .) helps to determine the
amount and the kind of writing assigned. In many departments,
low-level courses are designed to teach you the key facts and
concepts for the analysis required in upper-level courses, especially
if you are progressing through a major.
RLC 110 and RLC 111 may seem to be more time-consuming courses
than some other 100-level offerings that are introductory, lecture-style
courses. Yet RLC 110-111 are designed to prepare students for
all levels of college writing. Thus, you are beginning to learn
the complex analysis that will be required when you are a senior
taking 400-level courses in your major.