Courses

ENGL 070
Basic Reading Skills
Students will increase their vocabulary by learning new words and concentrating on context clues. This course also focuses on improving comprehension skills by identifying topics, main ideas, supporting details, and the patterns of organization often used by authors. Students also practice making inferences. Those who successfully complete this course will further develop their reading by enrolling in ENGL-077. This course does not fulfill degree requirements and does not transfer. A grade of C or better is required to successfully complete this course.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

ENGL 070W
Basic Reading Skills Workshop
This workshop is designed to help students increase their vocabulary, comprehension, and inference making in order to succeed in ENGL-077 College Reading Skills. Students enrolled in the workshop will receive further application opportunities on concepts covered in ENGL-077. Students enrolled in the workshop must be concurrently enrolled in a designated section of ENGL-077 College Reading Skills. This course is not designed to count toward any degree and is not transferable. A grade of "C" or better is required to successfully complete this course. Prerequisite: COMPASS Reading score of 0-39. Co-requisite: Students enrolled in the workshop must be concurrently enrolled in a designated section of ENGL-077 College Reading Skills.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 2.00

ENGL 077
College Reading Skills
In addition to improving word recognition, comprehension, and critical thinking skills, students will learn to use active reading strategies to develop as proficient and confident readers. Students are exposed to a variety of text, including novels. ENGL-077 prepares students for the reading required of them at the college level. This course is not designed to count toward any degree and is not transferable. A grade of "C" or better is required to successfully complete this course. Prerequisites: ENGL-070 with a "C" or better or COMPASS reading score of 40-77.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

ENGL 095
Basic Writing Skills
This course is designed to help students develop the sentence and paragraph level skills necessary to succeed in ENGL-097 College Writing Skills. Students will work on sentence construction, punctuation, vocabulary, and other mechanics of writing. The course will focus on improving writing skills through practice in writing sentences, paragraphs, and short responses to assigned readings. The computing center will be utilized throughout the course. Students taking this course will be expected to continue developing their writing skills by enrolling in ENGL-097. This course does not fulfill degree requirements and does not transfer.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

ENGL 095W
Basic Writing Skills Workshop
This workshop is designed to help students develop the sentence and paragraph level skills necessary to succeed in ENGL-097 College Writing Skills. Students will work on sentence, paragraph, and essay construction; punctuation; and other mechanics of writing. Students enrolled in the workshop will receive further application opportunities on concepts covered in ENGL-097. The computer lab will be utilized as part of the workshop. This course does not fulfill degree requirements and does not transfer. Prerequisite: COMPASS Writing score of 0-29. Co-requisite: Students enrolled in the workshop must be concurrently enrolled in a designated section of ENGL-097 College Writing Skills.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 2.00

ENGL 097
College Writing Skills
This course is designed to help students develop the writing skills necessary to succeed in ENGL-101 Rhetoric and Composition. Students will learn to write unified paragraphs and essays that are supported by concrete details and organized logically. Practice in sentence construction, punctuation, grammar, and vocabulary is also emphasized. Students will read and respond to short essays. The computing center will be utilized throughout the course. Prerequisite: ENGL-095 with a “C” or better or appropriate score on ACT or Compass placement test. This course does not fulfill degree requirements and does not transfer.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

ENGL 097W
College Writing Skills Workshop
This workshop is designed to help students develop the paragraph and essay skills necessary to succeed in ENGL-101 Rhetoric and Composition. Students will work on paragraph and essay construction, grammar, and punctuation. Students enrolled in the workshop will receive further application opportunities on concepts covered in ENGL-101. The computer lab will be utilized as part of the workshop. This course does not fulfill degree requirements and does not transfer. Prerequisite: R and COMPASS Writing score of 30-68. Co-requisite: Students enrolled in the workshop must be concurrently enrolled in a designated section of ENGL-101 Rhetoric and Composition.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 2.00

ENGL 098
College Read and Writing Skills
This course is designed to help students develop the reading and writing skills necessary to succeed in ENGL-101 Rhetoric & Composition. Students will learn strategies to improve their reading comprehension, word recognition, critical thinking, and active reading skills to become more proficient readers. Students will also learn to write unified paragraphs and essays that are supported by concrete details and organized logically. Practice in sentence construction, punctuation, grammar, and vocabulary is also emphasized. The computing center will be utilized throughout the course. Prerequisites: COMPASS Writing score of 30-68 and COMPASS Reading score of 40-77. This course does not fulfill degree requirements and does not transfer. Completion of this course satisfies E and R prerequisites.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

ENGL 101
Rhetoric and Composition
This course is designed to help students develop their writing, reading, and thinking skills. Major emphasis is on writing and the writing process. Students will be assigned a variety of both formal and informal writings in expository, narrative, and persuasive modes. In addition, students will be expected to respond in writing to a variety of readings. Although instruction in grammar and mechanics is provided, students are expected to enter the course with a firm foundation in basic writing skills. Student papers will often be used to illustrate writing techniques. The writing lab will provide students with experience in using computers as a writing tool. Prerequisite: E, R.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

ENGL 101H
Rhetoric and Composition Honors
This course is designed to help students develop their writing, reading, and thinking skills. Major emphasis is on writing and the writing process. Students will be assigned a variety of both formal and informal writings in expository, narrative, and persuasive modes. In addition, students will be expected to respond in writing to a variety of readings. Although instruction in grammar and mechanics is provided, students are expected to enter the course with a firm foundation in basic writing skills. Student papers will often be used to illustrate writing techniques. The writing lab will provide students with experience in using computers as a writing tool. This is an honors course which requires additional work and academic rigor. The Honors section of En-101 adds depth in reading, rhetorical analysis, and writing. Prerequisite: E, R, and acceptance into the Honors program.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

ENGL 102
Research Writing
Research Writing provides instruction and practice in writing interesting, informative, and evaluative college research papers. Students will conduct library research, acquaint themselves thoroughly with a narrow topic of their choice, devise appropriate thesis statements, and develop their papers with material from a variety of authoritative sources using proper documentation. Prerequisite: ENGL- 101 with a “C” or better.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

ENGL 105
Reading and Critical Thinking
In addition to strategic reading and critical thinking, this course teaches flexibility and fluency. Students demonstrate mastery of these concepts by applying them directly to their college textbooks, along with a wide variety of reading material. Students also learn to utilize the connection between reading and writing by completing a series of essays to demonstrate skills and concepts taught. Prerequisite: ENGL-075 with a “C” or better or R.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 2.00

ENGL 112
Sign Language I
This course is designed to provide the student with the basic knowledge and background necessary for communicating successfully with deaf people. This course prepares the student to understand and communicate most effectively with deaf family members, friends, co-workers, customers, or other deaf people. American Sign Language structure is emphasized. This course does not transfer as a foreign language.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

ENGL 113
Sign Language II
This course is designed to add more emphasis on the development of receptive and expressive skills involving structured communication situations that require the use of American Sign Language. The student will be prepared to understand and communicate effectively with deaf people. This course does not transfer as a foreign language. Prerequisite: ENGL 112.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

ENGL 114
Sign Language III
This course further develops skills learned in Sign Language I and Sign Language II. This course does not transfer as a foreign language. Prerequisite: ENGL 113.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

ENGL 145
Technical and Report Writing
This course focuses on awareness of audience and language in the fields of technology, science and industry. This course concentrates on social and ethical responsibility while students create a variety of technical documents. In addition, students participate in activities requiring collaboration, critical thinking, and persuasion. Students will incorporate research using APA style of documentation. Prerequisite: ENGL-101 with a “C” or better.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

ENGL 150
Introduction to Literature
An introductory survey of literature for non-majors. Readings will cover short stories, poetry, drama, and the novel. Students will receive a greater enjoyment of literature by learning how to discover the deeper meaning of the text through critical reading and literary analysis. Meets humanities requirement. Prerequisites: E, R.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

ENGL 200
American Literature
A survey of the outstanding authors and poets in the tradition of American literature. Special attention will be given to the social and intellectual backgrounds which were instrumental in shaping both the content and style employed by American writers from Franklin to the present. Frequent written response to the literature is expected. Meets the humanities requirement. Prerequisite: E,R.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

ENGL 200H
American Literature Honors
A survey of the outstanding authors and poets in the tradition of American literature. Special attention will be given to the social and intellectual backgrounds which were instrumental in shaping both the content and style employed by American writers from Franklin to the present. Frequent written response to the literature is expected. This is an honors course which requires additional work and academic rigor. Meets the humanities requirement. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program, E, R.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

ENGL 203
Shakespeare
An introductory study of the dramatic principles and thorough analysis of a selection of Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedies, histories, and poems. Meets the humanities requirement. Prerequisites: E,R.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

ENGL 205
World Literature
An introductory study of international literature. Literary themes such as colonialism and post-colonialism, comparitive literature, and the development of literatures in non-Western cultures will be examined. Frequent written response to the literature is expected. Meets the Humanities requirement. Prerequisites: E and R.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

ENGL 208
Writing Poetry and Short Fiction
An examination of the creative process in writing poetry and fiction. Students will study the works of various poets and fiction writers. Student writing will be directed toward expression in those forms and toward written response to literary models. Classroom activities will include discussion of student work. Occasional conferences with the instructor are required. Meets the humanities requirement. Prerequisite: ENGL- 101 with a “C” or better
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

ENGL 209
Writing Creative Nonfiction
This course provides an introduction and immersion into the writing genre of creative nonfiction. Students will construct a writing portfolio of short works in creative nonfiction. Classroom activities will include active discussion of the various models and approaches used in creative nonfiction, analysis of the major writers in creative nonfiction, and the revision of student nonfiction writing. Meets the humanities requirement. Prerequisite: ENGL-101 with a “C” or better.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

ENGL 210
British Literature
A survey of important British poetry, prose, and drama from the Anglo Saxon to the Modern periods. Frequent written response to the literature is expected. Meets the humanities requirement. Prerequisite: E, R.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

ENGL 211
Women's Literature
In this class we will study the development of women’s consciousness as women and how the Women’s movement sought to discover those forces that affect both women’s lives and women’s literature. Also, we will look at how the change women perceive in their roles affect men and our society. Meets the Humanities requirement. Prerequisite: E, R.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

ENGL 220
Intro to Journalism
An overview of the history and problems of American Journalism, including discussion of responsibility of the news media under the First Amendment. Practice in modern methods of news gathering, writing, and disseminating for both the print and electronic media. An introduction to the world of communications, including newspapers, magazines, broadcast, television, public relations, and other information services. Useful for learning how to process news as well as for developing a critical approach to news reception.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

ENGL 263
Writer's Workshop
This course is designed for students who wish to carry out specific writing projects including poetry, fiction, non-fiction, advanced research, scriptwriting, graphic novels, or other written communications. Projects might include working on a novel or screenplay, preparing a manuscript of poetry, writing a magazine article, or working on a longer research paper. Students will meet alternatively with the instructor for individual critique and together for group workshop. Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a “C or better” and one other writing class (ENGL 102,145, 208, or 209) with a “C or better”. Offered both fall and winter semesters.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

ENGL 280
Special Topics in Literature
This Special Topics course will cover a range of gender, genre, or period studies through fiction, poetry, drama, film, and occasional nonfiction. Such topics might include Science Fiction, Children's Literature, Poetry, Literature & Film of World War II, etc. See registration schedule for specific offerings. Students may also petition Division for specific topics. Meets the Humanities requirement. Prerequisite: E, R.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

ENGL 281
Special Topics in Literature
This Special Topics course will cover a range of gender, genre, or period studies through fiction, poetry, drama, film, and occasional nonfiction. Such topics might include Science Fiction, Children's Literature, Poetry, Literature & Film of World War II, etc. See registration schedule for specific offerings. Students may also petition Division for specific topics. Meets the Humanities requirement. Prerequisite: E, R.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00