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English Courses

Numbers in parenthesis are credit hours/semester and actual hours/week in class.

Where special course fees are required in addition to tuition, they are noted at the end of the individual course description. These fees are subject to change without prior notice.


ENG 097 - Writers Workshop I (3, 3)

Prerequisite: Qualifying score on Compass/ASSET

Offers intensive instruction on articulating thought clearly and succinctly in a basic sentence, with particular emphasis on sentence boundaries, common verb tense errors, subject/verb agreement, word choice, word order, and spelling. Students will develop and organize paragraphs, often in response to class readings and discussions. The writing process and critical thinking skills are emphasized.

ENG 098 - Writers Workshop II (3, 3)

Prerequisite: Qualifying score on Compass/ASSET or ENG 097 with a grade of C or above

Utilizing a process-oriented approach, students develop and organize paragraphs and multi-paragraph writings, often in response to class readings. Particular attention is paid to basic punctuation, verb tenses, subject/verb agreement, and sentence clarity and complexity. Students are also introduced to basic structural and rhetorical elements of academic essay writing.

ENG 099 - Writers Workshop III (3, 3)

Prerequisite: Qualifying score on Compass/ASSET or ENG 098 with a grade of C or above

Utilizing a process-oriented approach, students work on writing clear, well-developed academic essays, often in response to readings. Students are encouraged to develop a thoughtful, personal voice using Standard English sentences, with special attention to word choice and sentence variety. This class also addresses lingering punctuation and grammar errors.

ENG 101 - Composition and Rhetoric  (IAI: C1900) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: Qualifying score on the Placement test or ENG 099 with a grade of "C" or above

Theory, practice of narrative, descriptive, expository and argumentative writing. Thematic/rhetorical method. Sentence development, paragraphs, compositions, diction, mechanics, analysis, interpretation of prose models. Also offered as Honors.  Fee.

ENG 102 - Composition and Research  (IAI: C1901R) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or above

Continuation of ENG 101. Research; writing of complex materials using conventions of standard academic English and documentation format(s); critical reading and analysis of varied texts. Also offered as Honors.

ENG 103 - Introduction to American Literature I, Colonial Period - 1890  (IAI: H3914) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or above

Historical survey of American cultural and literary movements through study of major writers from the Exploration and Colonial period through the Civil War. Also offered as Honors.

ENG 104 - Introduction to American Literature II, 1890 to Present  (IAI: H3915) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or above

Historical survey of American cultural and literary movements through study of writers from 1860 to the present. Also offered as Honors.

ENG 105 - Creative Writing: Fiction (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of C or above

The structure and elements of fiction and the writing process will be studied with students producing fully developed works of fiction.

ENG 108 - Creative Writing: Poetry (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of C or above

The structure and elements of poetry and the writing process will be studied with students producing fully developed works of poetry.

ENG 111 - Introduction to Literature I  (IAI: H3900) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or above

Analytical approach to literature. Literature may include the novel, short story, poetry and drama. Also offered as Honors.

ENG 113 - Introduction to Children's Literature (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or above

Historical and genre approach to children's literature. Evaluating and selecting literature for children. Involving children in fiction and non-fiction literature.

ENG 121 - Technical and Business Writing (3, 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or above; basic keyboarding recommended

Technical report writing, business communications, special reports, proposals. Attention given to integration of charts, drawings, and tables into expository prose. Taught on the computer.  Fee.

ENG 123 - Ethnic Studies in African American Literature  (IAI: H910D) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or above

Examination of literary works by African American authors. A survey of genres, including narratives, drama, essays and poetry.

ENG 124 - Introduction to Linguistics, Structure and Function of American English (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or above

Methods of linguistic analysis integrated with study of languages in general and American English in particular. Language levels as well as dialects are studied. Also offered as Honors.

ENG 202 - Introduction to British Literature I  (IAI: H3912) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or above

Survey of literature movements from the Old English Period to the Enlightenment period of the 18th century, including Beowulf, Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Swift and Milton. Also offered as Honors.

ENG 203 - Introduction to British Literature II  (IAI: H3913) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or above

Continuation of English 202. Survey of literature movements from the Romantic Period of the 18th century through the 20th century, including the major Romantic and Victorian writers as well as the modern short story writers. Also offered as Honors.

ENG 204 - Shakespeare  (IAI: H3905) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or above

Study of Shakespeare's plays, including selections from the following: Henry V, Hamlet, Midsummer Nights Dream, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Alls Well That Ends Well, King Lear, Merchant of Venice, Anthony and Cleopatra, Othello and The Tempest. Emphasizes Shakespeare as a practical man of the theater.

ENG 206 - World Literature I  (IAI: H3906) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or above

Survey of Western and non-Western literature from the earliest texts up to Cervantes. Also offered as Honors.

ENG 207 - World Literature II (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or above

Survey of major Western and non-Western literature from 1500s to the present.

ENG 208 - Introduction to Women's Literature  (IAI: H3911D) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or above

This course examines various types of literary works by women authors reflecting women's experiences, attitudes, and the many roles women create for themselves. Also offered as Honors.

To assure correct placement in the proper introductory English course, new students are required to take the Placement test prior to registration. Note: All English 101 and English 102 and some English 98 and 99 classes use computers as a tool to facilitate writing.

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