English

Classes

ENGL 011R : Reading Strategies

This is a preparatory course designed to develop the comprehension skills, critical thinking skills and vocabulary skills necessary for reading college level materials and textbooks. Credits do not apply toward degree requirements.

Credits

3

ENGL 098R : Introduction to College Composition

Students taking Introduction to College Composition learn to utilize the steps of the writing process including pre-writing, drafting, revising, and proofreading. To stimulate an interest in writing and the writing process, students are encouraged to write on topics that are personally meaningful. Using both short and full-length writing assignments, students concentrate on finding unity, logical order, and clarity in their writing. Parts of speech, grammar, mechanics, and proper sentence construction will be covered. Students taking Introduction to College Composition must receive a grade of C or better to advance to College Composition.

Credits

3

ENGL 102R : College Composition

In this course, student learn to write clearly and effectively for defined audiences through a variety of writing strategies, behaviors, habits and attitudes.  Emphasis is on the writing process from prewriting through drafting, revising and editing.  Students gain confidence through learning basic writing principles of effective expository composition and the application of these principles in writing essays and documented papers.  Resources for this class may include texts, Library and electronic resources, and personal experiences.  

Course Corequisite Description
In the corequisite workshop, student will receive individualized, assignment-based support, and targeted, review-based instruction. The co-requisite is designed to serve as a reinforcement of the College Composition curriculum.

Please note that workshop attendance is mandatory for all students who are registered for the co-requisite. These students must attend at least 80% of the co-requisite workshops in order to successfully complete ENGL 102R.


 

Credits

3 - 4

Prerequisites

Prerequisite or Corequisite: 
1.) SAT evidence-based reading/writing score ≥ 500, OR
2.) Completion of ENGL098R with a C or better, OR
3.) High School GPA ≥ 3.0, OR
4.) SAT evidence-based reading/writing score ≥ 400 WITH required corequisite writing workshop, OR 
5.)  2.0< High School GPA< 3.0 WITH required corequisite writing workshop, OR
6.) Permission of Department Chair.

ENGL 113R : Public Speaking

This course will provide a forum for students to practice and develop effective communication skills for the purpose of addressing diverse audiences with confidence and competence. Using a variety of instructional strategies students will learn to research, outline and deliver speeches appropriate for the setting and population. Students will study speech fundamentals and delivery strategies and learn to adapt purpose and message based on audience analysis. Special attention will be given to critical listening skills and ethical considerations.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ENGL 102R College Composition

ENGL 122R : Professional Writing & Communications

Applying principles used in business and industry, this course prepares students to use a variety of written and oral communication styles within the professional community. Students will create and analyze workplace documents, including resumes, memos, instructions, feasibility reports, and proposals, will build on an understanding of issues of audience and purpose, and will learn to utilize visual devices, including a focus on document design and layout to make documents more effective. Attention will also be placed on critical reflection and revision both as initiated by the individual student and as completed in response to the feedback of peers.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

1.) SAT evidence-based reading/writing score ≥ 500, OR

2.) completion of ENGL098R or ENGL102R with a C or better, OR

3.) SAT evidence-based reading/writing score <500 WITH required corequisite writing workshop, OR

4.) permission of Department Chair.

ENGL 201R : The Research Essay

The Research Essay builds directly on the skills and attitudes developed in College Composition, especially pertaining to the research process. Students will reach beyond personal knowledge toward expertise through research. Writing a variety of academic papers with strong emphasis on a research essay, students become active investigators, synthesizing traditional sources and personal expertise in order to combine insight and evidence.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ENGL 203R : American Literature

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to American Literature through reading and responding to texts concurrent with the chronology of American history, from its beginnings to contemporary times. Each of the reading will be examined within the context of the character and history of United States literature and its movements. The course covers the evolution of literature as a contributing factor to the continuing development of a nation. Students will demonstrate deeper understanding of how literature allows for a perspective on history and its humanity.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ENGL 206R : Creative Writing

Building on writing principles and critiquing abilities learned in College Composition, students will explore the art of creative writing by writing both fiction and poetry. Through writing exercises completed both in and out of class, participating in workshop discussion, and reading a variety of established voices in poetry and fiction, students will develop a sense of the basic tools of creative writing. With an emphasis on sharing work and giving constructive criticism, this class will enable students to make choices about drafting and revising their literary pieces and to work to develop their own individual style. A final portfolio of revised and polished pieces of writing representative of the semester’s work will be completed.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ENGL 232R : Reading Short Fiction

In this course, students will read, analyze, interpret, discuss, and write about short fiction. Readings will include various forms of the story, as well as stories from different culture, countries and centuries. Emphasis will be on the close, careful reading of text, and students will be introduced to the concepts and terminology of prose literature, including plot, conflict, characterization, theme, point of view, and imagery. This course meets the requirement for the second 3 credits of English.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ENGL 235R : Poetry Workshop

Building on writing principles and critiquing abilities learned in College Composition, students will begin to investigate the differences between prose and poetry. Through exercises and revision, and especially by reading and discussing some contemporary poems, students will learn to recognize and employ some of the basic tools of free verse. Working together on their own and one another’s poems with the emphasis on sharing work and offering constructive criticism, students will learn what does, and what does not work in their own poems. This course meets the requirements for the second course in English.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ENGL 102R or Permission of Instructor

ENGL 236R : Fiction Writing Workshop

Building on writing principles and critiquing abilities learned in College Composition, students will begin to explore the art of creating a successful short story. Through reading a variety of established voices in contemporary fiction, completing writing exercises both in and out of class, and participation in workshop discussion, students will develop a sense of the basic tools of fiction. With an emphasis on sharing work and giving constructive criticism, this class will enable students to make choices about drafting and revising their stories and to develop their own individual style. A final portfolio of revised and polished stories representative of the semester’s work will be completed.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ENGL 244R : World Literature

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to World Literature through reading and responding to texts sampled from a global history, examining how literature grows and influences culture in various places during various time periods. Each of the readings will be examined within the context of global literature and its movements, exploring the deeper connections between all of the world’s inhabitants. The course covers the evolution of literature as a contributing factor to the continuing development of global relationships, shared knowledge, evolving languages, and the exploration of ideas that precipitate change. By focusing on literature, students will demonstrate deeper understanding of how literature allows for perspective on history and its humanity.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ENGL 286R : Children’s Literature

This course presents children’s literature from infancy to adolescence. The course utilizes a transactional view of reading and a variety of writing assignments. Students will examine a wide range of genres in order to develop their abilities to appreciate, critique, and select high quality children’s literature. Students will also become familiar with resources available on children’s literature and will discuss current issues and trends in the field.

Credits

3

Prerequisites