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ENG 090 Fundamentals of English (3)

This course is designed to prepare the student for basic competency in written communication skills. It can also serve as preparation for academic success in College English I. Four areas are examined: sentence structure, usage, punctuation, and composition skills. Paragraph and short essay writing will be introduced.

ENG 091 Grammatical Development (1)

This course is designed to give students a review of basic English grammar and sentence structure which will enable them to identify and write coherent and complete sentences.

ENG 091B Grammatical Development (3)

This course is designed to give students a review of basic English grammar and sentence structure which will enable them to identify and write coherent and complete sentences.

ENG 092 Power Spelling and Phonics (1)

This course is designed to review basic English spelling conventions and to establish the correlation between reading, spelling, vocabulary, and pronunciation as they relate to writing.

ENG 093 Research Writing (1)

This course is designed to introduce students to basic documentation principles, correct use of quotations, practice in paraphrasing, and avoidance of plagiarism in written assignments

ENG 101 College English I (3)

Prerequisite: ENG090 or Assessment

This course provides instruction and practice in the principles of written composition.  The major emphasis is on improving the ability to organize and express thoughts clearly and effectively.  Students will be expected to write coherent essays that declare and support a thesis, as well as use and document research material.  A reading text is used for criticism and discussion.  This course is required for all degree programs.

ENG 102 College English II (3)

Prerequisite: ENG101

This is the second of a two-course sequence in college English composition.  The course will continue to emphasize improving the ability to organize and express thoughts in clear, effective writing.  The course will use literature study as a basis for improving and extending research, critical analysis, and writing skills.  The forms, elements, and techniques of literature will be examined in terms of how literature affects readers.

ENG 201 Advanced Composition (3)

This course provides additional training in writing for those who have completed College English I and II. The course will focus on advanced rhetorical techniques, sentence structure, idea development, writing style, diction, and critical thinking skills. A research paper with appropriate documentation of sources will be required.

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ENG 202 American Literature I (3)

The purpose of this course is to provide a survey study of significant writers, works, and developments in American literature from around 1620 to 1885.

ENG 203 English Grammar (3)

Prerequisite: ENG101

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive examination of English grammar and to serve as a foundation for further linguistic study.  The course will provide an intensive study of grammar and the application of grammatical principles to composition, emphasizing a functional approach to both sentence structure and punctuation. This course is especially recommended for students majoring in the areas of language instruction or public communication, including English, ESL, foreign language, journalism, speech, theatre, radio, television, education, business, and pre-law.

ENG 205 Old Testament Literature (3)

This course provides a survey of the Old Testament as a literary work.  The course will emphasize literary characteristics and the cultural and historical contexts of various books of the Old Testament and Apocrypha.

ENG 207 Narrative Film (3)

Prerequisite: ENG102

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the history and conventions of narrative film.  The focus of the course will be on narrative form and film’s story-telling techniques and capabilities.

ENG 208 Introduction to the Short Story (3)

The purpose of this course is to provide a study of the literary genre of the short story, with emphasis on critical analysis and appreciation.  The basic elements of short fiction, such as point of view, plot, character, and theme will be discussed and analyzed in terms of how they are applied in individual stories by major writers from various periods and countries.  The purpose of such analysis will be to help students understand, appreciate, and enjoy more fully the reading of short fiction.

ENG 209 American Literature II (3)

This course provides a survey of the significant writers, works, and developments in American literature from roughly 1865 to the present.

ENG 210 World Literature I (3)

This course focuses on the scope of world literature with selections generally regarded as masterpieces.  The time range represented by the selections is wide, roughly from 2000 BCE to 1650 CE.

ENG 211 World Literature II (3)

This course focuses on the scope of world literature with selections generally regarded as masterpieces.  The time range represented by the selections is wide, roughly from 1650 CE to the present.

ENG 212 English Literature I (3)

This course provides a survey of the significant writers, works, and developments in English literature from the Middle Ages through the Eighteenth Century.

ENG 213 English Literature II (3)

This course provides a survey of the significant writers, works, and developments in English literature from the Nineteenth Century Romantic writers through the Twentieth Century.

ENG 223 Creative Writing (3)

This course is designed to give students an opportunity to write and develop skills in various genres of creative writing, such as fiction, poetry, and drama.  Students may do some work in each area but will be able to focus on the genre of their choice.  Basic elements of creative writing will be discussed, and students will work on several creative projects in a workshop format.  In addition to the instructor providing evaluation and guidance, students themselves will be an audience for the writing done in the class and will give feedback, interaction, and critiques of other students’ work.

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