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ENG 094 ESL Orientation (1)
Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
An English Second Language course which focuses on orientation into the American culture, academic success, and foundation of basic writing skills which includes introducing the writing process, strengthening vocabulary skills, basic reading skills, and speaking skills. This is a pass/fail graded course.
ENG 095 Fundamentals of Reading (2)
This course is constructed to develop student proficiency in college reading. In this course students will apply analytical and critical reading skills to a variety of texts. Students should also improve critical thinking, enlarge working vocabulary, improve reading skills, and increase reading speed.
ENG 096 Fundamentals of Reading and Writing-Advanced (3)
This course is designed to develop student proficiency in college reading and writing. In this course students will apply critical thinking skills, critical reading skills and writing skills to narrative and expository texts. In addition, students will develop skills in document design, researching, and documentation. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate effective skills in reading comprehension, analysis, and evaluation of college texts, as well as effective writing skills necessary to succeed in ENG 101 College English I and in the workforce.
ENG 097 Fundamentals of English-Accelerated Learning (3)
This course is designed as intensive instruction and practice in Personal Development Skills, Analytical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, and Technological Skills through the writing of coherent paragraphs and essays for specific audiences that demonstrate grammatical, organizational, and analytical competence for enrollment in English Composition I. This course includes the drafting, revision, and editing processes, as well as the application of critical thinking skills, critical reading skills, and writing skills. In addition, students will develop skills in document design, researching, and documentation. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate effective skills in reading comprehension, analysis, and evaluation of college level texts and scholarly sources, as well as effective writing skills.
ENG 098 English Language Learner Success
Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
An English Second Language course which focuses on the foundation of grammar structures, sentence patterns, further development of vocabulary, basic reading and writing skills, and notetaking. This is a pass/fail graded course.
ENG 101 Composition I (3)
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 Composition II: Literature and Research (3)
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 202 American Literature: Pre-Colonial to Civil War (3)
The purpose of this course is to provide a survey study of significant writers, works, and developments in American literature from its beginnings to 1865.
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 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: Reconstruction to Present (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: Beginnings to Renaissance (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: Enlightenment to Present (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 British Literature: Middle Ages to 1800 (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 British Literature: 1800 to Present (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 215 Diverse Voices in Literature (3)
This course explores significant topics, themes, and genres over a range of historical periods through the various lenses of literary criticism. Particular emphasis will be placed on literature created by and/or about traditionally marginalized populations who have encountered discrimination and exclusion in social, cultural, political, and economic spheres.
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.