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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 052.

ENGL 092    5 credits
Reading Concepts

Designed to improve reading skills. Emphasize vocabulary development, reading comprehension and retention, and critical thinking skills. Begin to appreciate cultural diversity through assigned readings and classroom interactions. Students must earn a minimum grade of "C" (2.0) or better to progress to English 097. Prerequisites: ABE 032, appropriate assessment score, or instructor permission.

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
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 assessment scores in language usage and reading or a grade of "C" in ENGL 097. Keyboard/word processing skills recommended.

ENGL& 111   5 credits
Introduction to Literature

Introduction to the principal literary forms of fiction, poetry and drama. Readings, discussions and lectures focusing on established authors to help develop awareness and understanding of literature. Terminology and techniques for this course can be applied to other literary works.

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

An introduction to the analysis of traditional and contemporary themes and styles in fiction, emphasizing a variety of literary approaches.

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 evaluating other students' works. May be repeated for a total of fifteen credits.

ENGL 201    5 credits
Composition: Advanced Essay

Composition: Advanced Essay Extended skills development in expository, essay and nonfiction writing for a variety of applications. Emphasis on analytical and critical thinking, purpose-driven organization and development, syntax and word choice. Students must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better to apply this course to the writing skills requirement for an AAS or AST degree. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better.

ENGL 202    5 credits
Composition: Critical Analysis

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

ENGL 203    5 credits
Composition: Research

Continues process of planning, revising and editing essays begun in 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 documenting sources. Students must earn "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

A survey course 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

Expands the writing process begun in ENGL& 101 through technical and professional writing. Emphasizes using print and electronic sources, note taking, logic, avoiding plagiarism, documenting sources, and addressing multiple audiences. Students must earn a "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
Survey of World Literature

A survey course which examines major works of literature, both ancient and modern, from various languages and diverse cultures-- western and non-western.

ENGL 245    5 credits
20th Century World Literature

20th century literary selections from a wide variety of the world's cultures. Covers literary genre, critical methodologies, research and critical thinking. See WAOL official course outline.

ENGL 250    5 credits
Survey of American Literature

Survey of American literature from the sixteenth century through the twentieth 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 varieties of literary fiction being written today, the techniques and strategies for writing fiction. Emphasizes reading professional models and the development and application of criteria for evaluating and revising stories.

ENGL 276    5 credits
Poetry Writing

A workshop that introduces the varieties of forms, styles, voices and strategies for writing poetry. Emphasizes reading professional models and the development and application of criteria for evaluating and revising poems.


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