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ENGL 080: PREPARATION FOR COLLEGE READING AND WRITING 080

6 hrs. (BEC)

Prerequisite:

ENGL 080 is a reading and writing course which introduces students to basic reading comprehension and writing strategies. Students will read a variety of texts and learn to write complete sentences and organized paragraphs. This course is repeatable three times.

ENGL 085: PREPARATION FOR COLLEGE READING AND WRITING 085

6 hrs. (BEC)

Prerequisite: ENGL 080 with a grade of "C" or better, appropriate score on placement test, or department approval.

ENGL 085 is a reading and writing course which helps students develop basic reading comprehension and writing strategies. Students will read a variety of texts and learn to write short, organized essays. This course is repeatable three times.

ENGL 086: SPECIAL TOPICS - CAREER READINESS AND WRITING 086

6 hrs. (BEC)

Prerequisite: Appropriate score on placement test or department approval.

This course is designed to help students acquire and develop the foundational skills necessary to read and write effectively. Students will develop and expand reading comprehension and vocabulary skills as well as write effective sentences and paragraphs. This course is repeatable three times.

ENGL 090: PREPARATION FOR COLLEGE READING AND WRITING 090

6 hrs. (BEC)

Prerequisite: ENGL 085 with a grade of "C" or better, appropriate score on placement test, or department approval.

ENGL 090 is a reading and writing course which introduces students to the academic challenges of the college classroom. Students will read critically and write developed essays. This course is repeatable three times.

ENGL 095: PREPARATION FOR COLLEGE READING AND WRITING 095

6 hrs. (BEC)

Prerequisite: ENGL 090 with a grade of "C" or better, appropriate score on placement test, or departmental approval.

ENGL 095 is a reading and writing course which prepares students for the academic challenges of the college classroom. Students will read critically and write developed essays of various lengths. This course is repeatable three times.

ENGL 096: SPECIAL TOPICS: ACADEMIC STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS IN CTE

3 hrs. (BEC)

Prerequisite: Department approval and appropriate score on placement exam

This course provides individuals with the attitudes and foundational study skills needed for introductory college coursework. This course is repeatable three times.

ENGL 099: PREPARATION FOR COLLEGE READING AND WRITING 099

3 hrs. (BEC)

Prerequisite: Appropriate score on placement exam or departmental approval.

ENGL 099 is a reading and writing course which offers students an opportunity to review the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in the college classroom. Students will read critically and write developed essays. This course is repeatable up to three times.

ENGL 105: BASIC COMPOSITION

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Appropriate score on English placement test

This course progresses the student from writing expressive compositions (expressing the ideas of the writer) to writing referential compositions (explaining the subject matter for the reader), through active reading, discussion, exercises, conferences, and revision. The majority of the writing is expressive.

ENGL 110: COMPOSITION I

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS Reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval or ENGL 095 or 099 or an equivalent course with a grade of "C" or better

This course progresses the student from writing expressive compositions (expressing the ideas of the writer) to writing referential compositions (explaining or analyzing the subject matter for the reader) to writing persuasive compositions (persuading an audience), through critical reading, discussion, exercises, conferences, and revision. The majority of the writing is referential. [IAI: C1 900]

ENGL 111: COMPOSITION II

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval or ENGL 110 or equivalent course with a grade of "C" or better

This course progresses the student from writing analysis of and inquiring about issues to writing argumentative and persuasive compositions using research, through critical reading, discussion, exercises, conferences, and revision. The majority of the writing is argumentative. [IAI: C1 901R]

ENGL 113: CREATIVE WRITING: NARRATIVE FICTION

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: ENGL 111 or department approval

This course offers students opportunities to understand the structures, elements, and processes of creating fictional narratives; to apply their understanding of the critical terminology of creative writing by producing fully developed works of fiction; and to understand the elements and critical terminology of freelance and commercial writing and publication.

ENGL 114: CREATIVE WRITING: DRAMA

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: ENGL 111 or department approval.

This course offers students opportunities to understand the structures, elements, and processes of creating dramatic scripts; to apply their understanding of the critical terminology of creative writing by producing fully developed dramatic works; and to understand the elements and critical terminology of freelance and commercial script writing, production, and publication.

ENGL 115: CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: ENGL 111 or department approval

In this course students will understand the structure and elements of poetry and the writing process, produce fully developed works of poetry, and demonstrate an understanding of the critical terminology of the creative writer. A minimum of 200-250 finished lines of original work is recommended. Journals, a midterm, and a final exam may also be required.

ENGL 116: AGRICULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: Appropriate score on placement test

This course deals with writing reports, forms, memos, letters, job-application letters, and resumes. Group projects and presentations of varying lengths and complexity are also completed.

ENGL 117: CREATIVE WRITING: NON-FICTION PROSE

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: ENGL 111 with a grade of "C" or better

In this course students will understand the structure and elements of literary non-fiction and the writing process, produce fully developed works of non-fiction, and demonstrate an understanding of the critical terminology of the creative writer. A minimum of 25-30 finished pages of original work is recommended. Journals, a midterm, and a final exam may also be required.

ENGL 125: BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: Either appropriate score on the English placement test or ENGL 105 or an equivalent course with a grade of "C" or better

This course introduces the student to a series of related activities, such as interviewing skills, job application techniques, business writing skills, effective speaking skills, listening skills, and other business communication tasks.

ENGL 130: GRANT WRITING BASICS

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: Appropriate score on placement test

This course examines and outlines basic principles of organizing and writing grants. An overview of identifying government, private, and corporate grants is also included.

ENGL 140: INTRODUCTION TO WRITING CENTER THEORY AND PRACTICE

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: ENGL 111 and department approval

This course investigates, applies, and reflects on the theories and strategies pertinent to writing centers with respect to tutoring and writing processes. Students will acquire skills in assessing and prioritizing clients' needs in an individual way and, recognizing the importance of both verbal and nonverbal cues, communicate those needs to the writer. Additionally, they will achieve awareness in learning styles and cultural differences as they impact writing. They will also develop techniques to collaborate effectively, respond constructively, and observe critically. Further, the course will introduce students to stages of process-based writing, including intervention, drafting, revising, and editing. Students will gain insight into an array of rhetorical strategies and demonstrate an awareness of audience. The course integrates students into the Studio culture, not as tutors but as observers and writers mentored by the staff.

ENGL 200: INTRODUCTION TO THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: Appropriate score on college placement exam

This course offers an introductory study of linguistics which includes grammar, semantics, language development, and regional and social varieties of English.

ENGL 201: TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: Appropriate score on placement test or "C" or better in ENGL 095 or "C" or better in ENGL 099 or department approval

This course involves the development of clear, concise, technical style of writing, logical organization of material, and the use of drawings, illustrations, and tables in supporting and clarifying report content. Types and forms of reports and the correct format of business letters are studied. Written projects include reports and letters of varying lengths and degree of complexity.

ENGL 210: ADVANCED COMPOSITION

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: ENGL 111 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent

This course builds upon the skills learned in ENGL 111 and accentuates the importance of critical analysis, rhetorical theory, and stylistic self-awareness in written discourse. The course encourages students to develop a public voice that demonstrates a sophisticated awareness of audience. Students will acquire skills in reader-based expository prose, argumentative strategy, and generative rhetoric.

ENGL 240: ACADEMIC COMPOSITION FOR WRITING CENTER CONSULTANTS

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: ENGL 140 and department approval.

This course explores progressively more intricate argumentative assignments and calls for increasingly complex written peer critiques. Students will focus on building competency within representative academic genres and gaining comfort in delivering written feedback. Students will hone their analytical and collaborative skills in order to provide substantive responses to clients in the Studio and in the Writing Fellows program. Further, students will refine their composition ability and learn a metalanguage for discussing writing processes and genres.

ENGL 250: WRITING FELLOWS PRACTICUM

1 hr. (TC)

Prerequisite: ENGL 140 with a grade of "C" or better and department approval.

This course trains students to assist writers enrolled in writing-intensive courses across the curriculum. Student consultants will gain a theoretical background in how writing fellows programs compliment the services of a writing center and practical knowledge of how to respond orally and in writing to drafts. Student consultants will also receive training in how to manage individual conferences, guide the revision process, and work closely with faculty in the disciplines.