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 four
ENGL 092 5 credits
Designed to improve reading skills. Emphasize vocabulary development, reading comprehension and retention, and critical thinking skills. Students will 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 level IV, appropriate assessment score, or permission of instructor.
ENGL 097 5 credits
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 the student to writing skills needed in the workplace with emphasis in technical writing. Students will practice specific skills as a single effort and a collaborative effort both in and out of class. 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& 101 5 credits
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 principle 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
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 degree. Prerequisite: a grade of “C” or better is required to progress from ENGL 101 to ENGL 201.
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 (2.0) or better to apply this course to the Writing Skills requirements for an AAS or AST degree. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or better.
ENGL 203 5 credits
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 (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 2.0 or better.
ENGL 215 5 credits
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
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
Composition: 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 (2.0) or better to apply this course to the Writing Skills requirement for AAS, AST, or DTA. Prerequisites: ENGL& 101 with 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
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
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.