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ENGL 090                       5 credits
Basic English Structure

Designed to improve writing skills. Course topics emphasize grammar and sentence structure. Students must earn a minimum grade of "C" (2.0) or better to progress to English 097. Prerequisites: appropriate assessment scores or completion of ABE Writing Level 4.

ENGL 092                       5 credits
Reading Concepts

Designed to improve reading skills. Emphasizes vocabulary development, reading comprehension and retention, and critical thinking skills. Students will begin to appreciate cultural diversity through assigned readings and classroom interactions. Prerequisites: ABE Level 4, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.

ENGL 097                       5 credits
Composition: Paragraph

Development of written composition skills using correct and appropriate mechanical and organizational skills to produce effective paragraphs appropriate for diverse adult audiences. Prerequisites: ASSET/COMPASS placement into ENGL 097 or a minimum grade of "C" (2.0) in ENGL 090 and/or ENGL 092 as determined by placement testing. Keyboarding skills recommended.

ENGL 100                       5 credits
Writing in the Workplace

Introduces writing skills needed in the workplace with emphasis in technical writing. Practice specific skills as a single effort and a collaborative effort both in and out of class. Prerequisites: ASSET/COMPASS placement in ENGL 097 or a minimum grade of "C" (2.0) in ENGL 090 and/or ENGL 092 as determined by placement testing. Keyboarding skills recommended.

ENGL& 101                    5 credits
English Compostition I (Composition: General)

Development of written composition skills: emphasis on both rhetorical and mechanical skills. Practice in the process of writing-prewriting, drafting, revision/rewriting, editing-through a variety of organizational formats. Students must earn a minimum grade of "C" (2.0) or better in this course to progress to a 200-level composition course. Prerequisites: appropriate placement scores in language usage and reading or a grade of "P" in English 097. Keyboard/word-processing skills recommended.

ENGL& 111                    5 credits
Introduction to Literature

Study of the principal literary forms of fiction, poetry and drama/cinema. Readings, discussions, and lectures focusing on established authors to develop awareness and understanding of literature.

ENGL& 112                    5 credits
Introduction to Fiction (Contemporary Fiction)

Study of traditional and contemporary themes and styles in fiction. Through class discussion and writing assignments, students analyze, interpret and evaluate works.

ENGL& 113                    5 credits
Introduction to Poetry

The basic elements of poetry. Through class discussion and writing assignments, students analyze, interpret and evaluate poems which are broadly representative of a variety of historical periods and poetic techniques.

ENGL 135                       5 credits
Creative Writing

Writing and revising stories and poems. Reading and responding to published models. Reading and evaluating other students' works. May be repeated for a total of fifteen credits.

ENGL 201                       5 credits
Composition: Advanced Essay

Refines writing process skills begun in ENGL& 101. Writing expository/argumentative essays for a variety of applications. Learning research methods and appropriate documentation. Students must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better to apply this course to the Writing Skills requirement for AAS or AST degree. Prerequisites: ENGL& 101 with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better.

ENGL 202                       5 credits
Composition: Critical Analysis

Refines process of planning, revising and editing essays begun in ENGL& 101. Writing expository/ argumentative responses to professional publications. Learning research methods and appropriate documentation. Students must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better to apply this course to the Writing Skills requirements for an AAS or AST degree. Prerequisites: ENGL& 101 with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better.

ENGL 203                       5 credits
Composition: Research

Refines process of planning, revising and editing essays from ENGL& 101. Writing research papers. Emphasizes topic selection, use of print and electronic sources, note taking, credibility, fact and opinion, logic, avoidance of plagiarism, and documentation. Students must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better to apply this course to the Writing Skills requirement for AAS or AST degree. Prerequisites: ENGL& 101 with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better.

ENGL 215                       5 credits
Fantasy Fiction

Study of fantasy, magical realism and speculative fiction as literary forms with emphasis on the analysis of theme, symbolism, structure and character.

ENGL& 226                    5 credits
British Literature

Study of selected British authors and works of literature from Old English, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Neo-Classical, Romantic, Victorian and Modern periods.

ENGL& 235                    5 credits
Technical Writing

Refines the writing process from ENGL& 101 through technical and professional writing. Emphasizes print and electronic sources, logic, avoiding plagiarism, documentation, addressing multiple audiences, oral presentation. Students must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better to apply this course to the Writing Skills requirement for AAS, AST or DTA. Prerequisites: ENGL& 101 with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better.

ENGL 240                       5 credits
World Literature

Study of major works of literature, both ancient and modern, from various languages and diverse cultures--western and non-western.

ENGL 250                       5 credits
American Literature

Study of American Literature from the sixteenth century through the current century. Emphasizes the historical, political and cultural basis for the American myth, the American hero and the diversity of American literary genres, stressing the relation between societies/cultures and the works of American writers.

ENGL 275                       5 credits
Fiction Writing

A workshop that introduces the techniques for writing fiction. Emphasizes reading published models and the development and application of criteria for evaluating and revising stories. May be repeated for a total of fifteen credits.

ENGL 276                       5 credits
Poetry Writing

A workshop that introduces the techniques for writing poetry. Emphasizes reading published models and the development and application of criteria for evaluating and revising poems. May be repeated for a total of fifteen credits.


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