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The Level of a Course

The 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.