English Course Descriptions

ENGL

(english)

Courses by subject area:
ESL COURSES: ENGL 0305, 0312, 1070, 1080, 1090, 1120, 1130, 1300
READING: ENGL 0700, 0850, 0890
WRITING: ENGL 0250, 0500,1005, 1010, 1310, 1400, 1410, 1430, 2010, 2015, 2100
LITERATURE: ENGL 1020, 1030, 1040, 1200, 1210, 1220, 1230, 1240, 1250, 1260, 1270, 1280, 1290, 1360, 1370, 2020, 2030, 2040, 2050, 2200, 2210, 2230, 2250, 2270, 2310

ENGL ( English )

ENGL 0250 - Compensatory Writing Skills (3 Credits)

This writing course is for students who need to learn and/or review paragraph form and basic sentence skills: parts of speech, punctuation, capitalization and sentence formation. By writing paragraphs, students will demonstrate their ability to plan organize and express ideas effectively and in grammatically correct sentences. (Prerequisite: English Placement Exam) Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): developmental coursework (DEVC)

ENGL 0305 - Basic ESL Reading (3 Credits)

This course is for students who need to strengthen foundational reading skills in English. Interacting with various text styles, students develop fluency, vocabulary and comprehension strategies. (Prerequisite: Appropriate reading score placement.) Lecture: 3 hours Lab Fee: $20.00 Completes the following requirement(s): developmental coursework (DEVC) esl coursework (ESLC)

ENGL 0312 - English as a Second Language: Reading I (3 Credits)

ENGL 0312 - English as a Second Language: Reading I (3 In-house Credits*) This course is designed to improve the vocabulary knowledge and reading comprehension of students speaking English as a second language. The content includes such college reading skills as developing word knowledge, identifying main ideas, locating important details and applying basic study strategies. Completes the following requirement(s): developmental coursework (DEVC) esl coursework (ESLC)

ENGL 0500 - Basics of Composition (3 Credits)

This course provides a comprehensive review of skills required in college-level writing courses including grammar usage, sentence variety, paragraph development, critical reading and thinking, brief essays, and research-paper elements. Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): developmental coursework (DEVC)

ENGL 0700 - Essential Reading Skills (3 Credits)

This course is for students who need to build a foundation for college reading by mastering the skills that underlie successful reading. Instruction focuses on vocabulary development, word analysis, reading rate and accuracy, as well as literal reading comprehension. (Prerequisite: Appropriate test score or permission of instructor) Lecture: 2 hours; Lab: 1 hour Lab Fee: $20.00 Completes the following requirement(s): developmental coursework (DEVC)

ENGL 0850 - Basic College Reading (3 Credits)

This course teaches the reading skills essential for success in college and everyday life. It focuses on the strategies needed for developing vocabulary, as well as strategies for improving comprehension and retention of college textbook material. In addition, a novel is required reading. (Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 0700, appropriate test score or permission of instructor) Lecture: 2 hours; Lab: 1 hour Lab Fee: $20.00 Completes the following requirement(s): developmental coursework (DEVC)

ENGL 0890 - Critical Reading for College Success (3 Credits)

In this course the student develops critical reading and thinking skills that are essential for college and workplace success. Focus is on building an enhanced vocabulary, as well as examining author's purpose and point of view, drawing inferences and applying advanced comprehension strategies. In addition, a work of nonfiction is required reading. (Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 0850, appropriate test score or permission of instructor.) Lecture: 2 hours, Lab: 1 hour Lab Fee: $20.00 Completes the following requirement(s): developmental coursework (DEVC)

ENGL 1000 - Seminar on Student Success (1 Credits)

Students will learn information and skills critical to improving their success in college. Course format encourages active, cooperative learning. Students are provided an overview of study skills, institutional resources, communication skills, wellness issues, career planning and decision-making. Students will process and apply information to their academic and personal lives. Lecture: 1 hour Completes the following requirement(s): developmental coursework (DEVC)

ENGL 1005 - College Writing (3 Credits)

This course focuses on the writing process: planning, organizing, developing, drafting, and revising. Course activities begin with paragraphs and progress to essays and include research documentation assignments. (Prerequisite: English placement exam, or completion of ENGL 0500 with a C or higher, or permission of instructor) Lecture: 3 hours. Completes the following requirement(s): humanities requirement (HUMN) Completes the following requirement(s): humanities requirement (HUMN)

ENGL 1010 - Composition I (3 Credits)

Note: Composition I is recommended for all first-year students and required for many, depending on curriculum. The purpose of this course is to enable students to write fluent, accurate and effective essays, including research and documentation assignments. (Prerequisite: English placement exam or at least a C in ENGL 1005.) Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): humanities requirement (HUMN)

ENGL 1020 - 19th Century American Literature (3 Credits)

This survey course examines American literature of the 19th century, including consideration of its cultural and historical contexts. (Meets Literature elective and English concentration requirements.) Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): literature requirement (LITR)

ENGL 1030 - British Literature I (3 Credits)

This survey course in British literature from the early Anglo-Saxon period to the eighteenth century examines selected works in various genres in light of their historical and cultural contexts. (Meets Literature elective and English concentration requirements.) Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): literature requirement (LITR)

ENGL 1040 - World Literature to 16th Century (3 Credits)

This course examines literature in translation of the Ancient World, Middle Ages, and Renaissance as a basis for understanding literature as an art and a reflection of its times, the humanities, and the modern world. (Meets Literature elective and English concentration requirements.) Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): humanities requirement (HUMN) literature requirement (LITR)

ENGL 1070 - English as a Second Language I (6 Credits)

This course is the first in the sequence of academic English-as-a-Second Language offerings at the college. It is designed for students who are pursuing academic studies at the college level. Prior knowledge of the English language is necessary. Grammar and sentence building in English are studied with sequential emphasis placed on listening, speaking, reading and writing. Outcomes of this course include ability to form several complete sentences regarding one topic. Students who have successfully completed this course will then take ENGL 1080. (Prerequisite: Recommendation following ESL placement testing) Lecture: 6 hours Completes the following requirement(s): esl coursework (ESLC)

ENGL 1075 - ESL College Speaking and Listening (3 Credits)

This English for Academic Purposes class is designed to begin to prepare students who are not native speakers of English for academic success in U.S. college programs. It focuses specifically on speaking and listening skills for college study. Topics reflect those in typical introductory college courses. (Prerequisite: English 1070 or appropriate placement test score) Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): esl coursework (ESLC)

ENGL 1080 - English as a Second Language II (6 Credits)

This course is a continuation of ENGL 1070 and is also designed for students pursuing academic studies at the college level. Listening and speaking continue to be areas of second language practice, with more emphasis on reading and writing skills. As an outcome, students will be able to form a coherent paragraph of eight to ten sentences. Students who have successfully completed this course will then take ENGL 1090. (Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 1070 or recommendation following ESL placement testing) Lecture: 6 hours Completes the following requirement(s): esl coursework (ESLC)

ENGL 1090 - Paragraph Writing in English as a Second Language (6 Credits)

This course is designed to increase the writing performance of students of English as a Second Language. It will emphasize the writing process and advanced grammar as students progress from generating acceptable sentences to combining sentences to form paragraphs. In addition, students will be able to form a multiple-paragraph essay as an outcome of the course. Students who have successfully completed this course will then take ENGL 1300. (Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 1080 or recommendation following ESL placement testing) Lecture: 6 hours Completes the following requirement(s): esl coursework (ESLC)

ENGL 1120 - Speech and Articulation for ESL (3 Credits)

This course emphasizes correct pronunciation of the English language, particularly through practice of the International Phonetic Alphabet. In addition, course content includes syllable stress and intonation. Perhaps equally important, ESL students will refine their listening skills in rapid American English speech. Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): esl coursework (ESLC)

ENGL 1130 - ESL College Speaking and Listening (3 Credits)

This English for Academic Purposes class is designed to begin to prepare students who are not native speakers of English for academic success in U.S. college programs. It focuses specifically on speaking and listening skills for college study. Topics reflect those in typical introductory college courses. Completes the following requirement(s): esl coursework (ESLC)

ENGL 1200 - Introduction to Literature (3 Credits)

This course examines a variety of literary genres (fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama) as expressions of the human desire to communicate philosophy, experience, and attitudes. Examples found in diverse literary cultures from ancient times to the present are the basis for reading, analyzing, and evaluating these forms of verbal expression. (Meets Literature elective and English concentration requirements) Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): humanities requirement (HUMN) literature requirement (LITR)

ENGL 1210 - Introduction to Film (3 Credits)

This course provides an introduction to the tools of film analysis by examining how narrative, mise-en-scène, cinematography, editing, and sound create meaning in film. Film is also examined for its social, cultural, and ideological significance. Introduction to Film provides students with the background for further film studies. (Meets literature and English concentration requirements; Prerequisite: None is required, though a general introductory literature course, such as Introduction to Literature [ENGL 1200] or World Literature [ENGL 1040 and ENGL 2040] is recommended.) Lab Fee: $20.00 Completes the following requirement(s): humanities requirement (HUMN) literature requirement (LITR)

ENGL 1220 - Introduction to Poetry (3 Credits)

The purpose of this course is to deepen the student’s engagement with the metaphorical nature of language through understanding and enjoyment of poetry. The selection of poems focuses on what poetry means and does, what needs and desires poetry fulfills in its writers and readers, and the cultural contexts and conditioning that define poetry and place value on its existence. (Meets Literature and English Concentration requirement.) Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): literature requirement (LITR)

ENGL 1230 - Modern Literature (3 Credits)

This one-semester survey course considers significant literature of the world from the turn of the twentieth century to the present. It examines many literary movements, including Modernism and Postmodernism, with emphasis on broadness of understanding and ability to interpret and evaluate texts. (Meets Literature elective and English Concentration requirements) Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): literature requirement (LITR)

ENGL 1240 - Readings in the Novel (3 Credits)

Several novels, significant in the time of their appearance as well as in retrospect, are read to develop a student’s understanding of their place in the genre, not only as the diverse expressions of their authors and mirrors of their particular historical contexts but as social, cultural, and political forces. (Meets Literature and English Concentration requirements.) Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): literature requirement (LITR)

ENGL 1250 - Readings in the Short Story (3 Credits)

This course considers the development and themes of the short story. Significant examples from diverse cultures and historical eras are analyzed and discussed. (Meets Literature elective and English Concentration requirements.) Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): literature requirement (LITR)

ENGL 1260 - Reading in Shakespeare (3 Credits)

A number of major plays and sonnets by Shakespeare are analyzed in order to develop students' understanding of the works' dramatic, cultural and historical content, as well as various critical viewpoints. The plays are selected from the comedies, tragedies, and histories. (Meets Literature and English concentration requirement.) Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): humanities requirement (HUMN) literature requirement (LITR)

ENGL 1270 - Contemporary Drama (3 Credits)

This course includes plays from Ibsen to the present. Emphasis is on changing approaches to theater as well as the social, cultural and philosophical implications in the representative plays. (Meets Literature and English concentration requirements.) Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): humanities requirement (HUMN) literature requirement (LITR)

ENGL 1280 - Dramatic Literature (3 Credits)

This is a course in which historic and dramatic trends are viewed, including literary forms, the most important playwrights and socio-political effects on the dramatic literature of differing periods. (Meets Literature and English concentration requirements.) Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): humanities requirement (HUMN) literature requirement (LITR)

ENGL 1290 - African American Literature (3 Credits)

This course traces the development and impact of African American writers from the era of slavery to the present by examining the unique experiences and challenges presented in their works. Representative poetry, fiction, nonfiction and drama of major writers are studied for their literary, sociological and historical significance. (Meets Literature and English Concentration requirements) Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): humanities requirement (HUMN) literature requirement (LITR)

ENGL 1300 - Composition I - English as a Second Language (6 Credits)

Students perfect their academic writing skills through a sequence of essay assignments, including a research project, with emphasis on rhetorical and grammatical issues particular to ESL. Students completing this course may take ENGL 1005 or 1010 as a follow-up course for elective credit as recommended by the instructor. (Prerequisite: ENGL 1090 or recommendation following ESL placement testing.) Lecture: 6 hours Completes the following requirement(s): esl coursework (ESLC)

ENGL 1360 - Science Fiction (3 Credits)

This course involves reading and analyzing various science fiction novels, short stories and occasionally films produced since the late 19th century. Emphasis is placed on understanding the influence science and technology have had on modern life and how that influence has been shown in literature. (Meets Literature and English concentration requirements.) Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): literature requirement (LITR)

ENGL 1370 - Literature of Imagination and Fantasy (3 Credits)

This course examines fantasy as an enduring and ongoing part of humanity's literary heritage as seen through such examples as myth, fairy tale, gothic horror, and magical realism. As a literary form, fantasy not only broadens the reader's understanding of what literature is and what it does, but it explores the fundamentals of literature to suggest unusual and innovative ways of looking at the world. (Meets Literature and English concentration requirements.) Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): humanities requirement (HUMN) literature requirement (LITR)

ENGL 1400 - Business Writing for Office Professionals (3 Credits)

Note: This course is for Professional Studies program students ONLY. This one-semester course includes a concentrated review of grammar and punctuation; correspondence (letters and memos); philosophy, psychology and standards in business communication; and brief exposure to informal and formal reports. Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): humanities requirement (HUMN)

ENGL 1410 - Business Writing (3 Credits)

This one-semester course includes philosophy, psychology, and standards in business communication; written and digital correspondence (letters, memos, and e-mails); and informal and formal report writing. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word is strongly recommended. Meets general education requirements. Prerequisite: None, although ENGL 1005 and ENGL 1010 is strongly recommended.) Completes the following requirement(s): humanities requirement (HUMN)

ENGL 1430 - Creative Writing (3 Credits)

This course is an introduction to the craft of writing in its various forms including the personal essay, fiction, poetry and drama. Students produce work in these genres and develop critical objectivity through analysis of their creations as well as those of their classmates and published writers. (Meets English concentration requirement.) (Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. However, ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2015, is also recommended) Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): humanities requirement (HUMN)

ENGL 2010 - Composition II (3 Credits)

This course is an extension of Composition I (ENGL 1010). While in Composition I the emphasis is upon short expositional pieces, students of Composition II concentrate on development of the central idea in writing essays and, wherever appropriate, in descriptive and narrative prose. Course work includes writing at least one paper based on reading and research. Literature of an appropriate type is read and analyzed in terms of rhetorical statement, structure and device. (Meets English concentration requirements.) (Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 with a grade of C or better or a comparable basic level college course in rhetoric.) Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): humanities requirement (HUMN)

ENGL 2015 - Advanced Writing for the Liberal Arts (3 Credits)

Continuing Composition I (ENGL 1010) for students of liberal arts, this course is concerned with writing about ideas generated by books and articles. The aim of Composition II for Liberal Arts is to produce fully developed essays based on reading and research such as would be assigned in liberal arts courses in any college. A research paper or a series of short source papers, some on the same subject, is the major requirement of the course. (Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 with a grade of C or better or a comparable basic level college course in rhetoric.) Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): humanities requirement (HUMN)

ENGL 2020 - 20th-Century American Literature (3 Credits)

This survey course examines American literature of the twentieth century, including consideration of its cultural and historical contexts. (Meets Literature elective and English Concentration requirements.) Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): literature requirement (LITR)

ENGL 2030 - British Literature II (3 Credits)

This survey course in British literature from William Blake to the present examines selected works in various genres as representative of their historical and cultural contexts. (Meets Literature elective and English Concentration requirements.) Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): literature requirement (LITR)

ENGL 2040 - World Literature from 16th Century (3 Credits)

This course examines literature of the world in translation from the Enlightenment to the present in order to understand literature as a reflection and expression of its times, the humanities, and the modern world. (Meets Literature elective and English Concentration requirements.) Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): literature requirement (LITR)

ENGL 2050 - Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism (3 Credits)

Although open to all, this course is particularly designed for English concentration students to deepen skills in critical thinking and writing about all genres of literature. Focus is placed on close textural reading, using appropriate literary terminology and applying various methodologies to analyze literature. In addition to class discussion and collaborative activities, students will engage in literary research and MLA style documentation. (Meets Literature and English concentration requirements.) (Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and any 1000-level literature course.) Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): humanities requirement (HUMN) literature requirement (LITR)

ENGL 2100 - Technical Writing (3 Credits)

This course focuses on producing concise, clear, credible and objective reports, letters, memoranda and related workplace writing, including appropriately documented research. The course promotes writing that demonstrates and awareness of the reader. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word is strongly recommended. (Prerequisite: Placement in Composition I or completion of College Writing with a grade of C or better.) Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): humanities requirement (HUMN)

ENGL 2200 - Children's Literature (3 Credits)

This one-semester course introduces the student to the range of children's literature from early folklore to current selections. Students read widely to develop discrimination in the selection of books for children of pre-kindergarten through eighth grade school levels, as well as develop the ability to interpret criteria and evaluate the different genres of literature suited for children. (Meets Literature and English concentration requirements.) Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): humanities requirement (HUMN) literature requirement (LITR)

ENGL 2210 - Special Topics in Film (3 Credits)

This course is meant to enable students who have achieved the basic understandings of film study and interpretation in Film as Literature I to continue their examination of the medium. They will pay special attention to various film genres, to the work of particular directors and to aspects of film theory. (Prerequisite: ENGL 1210 or permission of instructor, Lecture: 2 hours) Completes the following requirement(s): humanities requirement (HUMN) literature requirement (LITR)

ENGL 2230 - Contemporary Literature (3 Credits)

This course examines significant works of the last decade chosen from a rich variety of authors, topics, and cultures. Selected genres may include, but are not limited to, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, film, and literature of the performing arts. (Meets Literature and English Concentration requirements.) Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): humanities requirement (HUMN) literature requirement (LITR)

ENGL 2250 - Adolescent Literature (3 Credits)

Students read widely from a variety of literary genres and texts that are aimed at an adolescent audience. Focus is on methods for interpreting and evaluating adolescent literature. (Meets literature and English Concentration Requirements.) Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): literature requirement (LITR)

ENGL 2270 - Multicultural American Literature (3 Credits)

This course examines issues of race, ethnicity, and cultural identity in literature by writers of diverse backgrounds, including—but not limited to—African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American. Representative pieces of multicultural poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama are studied for their literary, sociological, and historical significance. (Meets literature and English concentration requirements.) Lecture: 3 hours

ENGL 2310 - Introduction to Screenwriting (3 Credits)

This course introduces students to techniques that the screenwriter uses to develop characters, construct scenes, structure plot, and follow screenplay format. Students will analyze films and screenplays, write original scenes, and work on an original screenplay. Lecture: 3 hours Completes the following requirement(s): humanities requirement (HUMN)

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