2016-2017 Catalog

ENGL - ENGLISH

ENGL 0950 BASIC ENGLISH I

This beginning writing course helps students create complete and interesting paragraphs with topic sentences, supporting details, correct grammar, punctuation, and usage. Students will also study grammar and sentence skills.

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Prerequisites

English Placement Exam score of 38 or lower

ENGL 0955 BASIC ENGLISH II

This course prepares students for writing in college-level courses. The course emphasizes the writing of clearly organized, well-developed five-paragraph essays with as few grammar, spelling, and/or puncuation errors as possible.

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Prerequisites

English Placement Exam score of 39-74 or ENGL 0950

ENGL 1008 INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC WRITING

This course prepares students for writing in college-level courses. The course helps students create complete and interesting paragraphs with topic sentences, supporting details, correct grammar, punctuation, and usage. The course will emphasize the writing of clearly organized, well-developed essays made up of those paragraphs some of which will be traditional five-paragraph essays.

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Prerequisites

McCann Write score of 37-50 or ACT English 16 or higher to place into course

ENGL 1010 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

This freshman English course is designed to develop writing skills. The course has two objectives: for students to understand the various stages of the writing process, such as pre-writing, revising, and proofreading and for students to write clear, well-ordered essays.

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Prerequisites

English Placement Exam, 75 or better, ACT Score of 18 or higher, or ENGL 0955 (C or better). COMPASS English scores of 60-74 may enroll in ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1011 concurrently.

Corequisites

Students with a COMPASS English score of 60-74 may enroll in ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1011 concurrently

ENGL 1011 ENGLISH WRITING WORKSHOP

This course is designed to help those students whose placement scores warrant extra practice in grammar, punctuation, and mechanics and must be taken in conjunction with ENGL 1010—English Composition I. Students will use the workshop to work on specific areas of concern tailored to their unique writing issues and thus prepare them for their assignments for the non-workshop portions of the class. A central objective of the course is to prepare students to successfully complete various writing assignments frequently required of college students. The course emphasizes clear well-ordered expository and argumentative writing, with variety in sentence structure, carefully developed paragraphs, smooth transitions and appropriate use of the language.

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Prerequisites

COMPASS English score of 60-74

Corequisites

Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1010 required.

ENGL 1020 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

A continuation of English I, this course emphasizes writing, research, and analytical reading.

3

Prerequisites

ENGL 1010

ENGL 1111 ADVANCED COMPOSITION

A course intended to increase the students' skill in expository writing through practice in writing and analysis of examples of successful writing. Particular emphasis is placed on organization and on clarity and persuasiveness.

3

Prerequisites

ENGL 1010

ENGL 2005 TECHNICAL WRITING

This course emphasizes professional writing and research that students can expect to use in science, business, industry and/or government.  Examples include memos, letters, instructions, proposals, résumés, and reports.  Students will learn how to write clearly and concisely, how to shape a message for a particular audience, how to design a document, and how to create visuals.

3

Prerequisites

ENGL 1010

ENGL 2040 CREATIVE WRITING:

This course is intended for writers who want to learn to write and improve their journaling, performance poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction genres of creative writing, and other genres of creative writing. The specific topic will vary each semester. The course has two main objectives: 1) To assist writers in drafting work of artistic intention and merit, and 2) To further develop each author's abilities as a reader, audience member, and critic of serious contemporary creative work.

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ENGL 2050 CREATIVE WRITING: PROSE I

An introductory course in creative prose writing. An analysis of the forms of fiction and the practice of creative writing at the introductory level.

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ENGL 2060 CREATIVE WRITING: PROSE II

Further study in introductory prose fiction, including round table discussion of the elements of the genre, the sharing of students' works and submission of finished works.

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ENGL 2064 CREATIVE WRITING: JOURNALING

This English course is designed to develop journal writing skills. The course has two overall objectives: (1) for students to understand and write various styles of journals, and (2) for students to submit a portfolio with a reflective paper and completed individual journals consisting of one or more styles of journals.

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ENGL 2065 CREATIVE WRITING: MEMOIR WRITING

Participants will write stories based on their own experiences and observations. We will practice the process of writing, from idea-gathering exercises designed to give participants strategies to begin writing their own stories, to drafting and presenting these rough drafts to the other class members for feedback and revision.

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ENGL 2080 CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY I

An introductory course in creative poetry writing. An analysis of the forms of poetry and the practice of creative writing at an introductory level.

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ENGL 2090 CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY II

Further study in introductory poetry writing, including round table discussion of the elements of the genre, the sharing of students' works and submission of finished works.

3

Prerequisites

ENGL 2080

ENGL 2091 CREATIVE WRITING: PUBLISHING YOUR WORK

This course will provide students with tools and techniques for pursuing publication of their creative work. Students will learn how to conduct market research using online resources, prepare manuscripts for publication, write query letters and cover letters, establish a record-keeping system, and submit their work for publication to journals and magazines (both online and print) and to book publishers.

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ENGL 2230 INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE

This course focuses on the works of William Shakespeare. The works chosen for study offer a variety of themes as well as plot structures. The course considers his life, plays, and poetry along with the literary devices he employed.

3

Prerequisites

ENGL 1010 or Instructor Permission

ENGL 2250 WOMEN IN LITERATURE

This literature course will explore texts by and about women. These texts will come from various eras; they will primarily be fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry, but other genres may be included as well.

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ENGL 2251 MEDIEVAL WORLD LITERATURE

This course will focus on the reading and study of major works that are representative of this significant period or of literary forms in the history of literature during this time.

3

Prerequisites

ENGL 1010 or Instructor Approval

ENGL 2310 AMERICAN LITERATURE I

A study of the literature of the early American settlers, of wilderness trials, of the Indian wars, and secret diaries. The course also covers the American Age of Reason and the Revolutionary War including Thomas Paine, Benjamine Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson. It concludes with the American Romantic Era with Thoreau's "Walden Pond", the philosophical essays of Emerson, the stories of Hawthorne, Melville and Poe and the poetry of Whitman and Dickinson.

3

ENGL 2320 AMERICAN LITERATURE II

Beginning with the works of Mark Twain, the literature of this course covers the influence of Darwinism, America's shifting from a nation of farmers to a nation of factory works, the disillusionment after WWI, the frantic values of the Roaring Twenties, the intellectual struggles of the Great Depression, and the efforts to define a modern literature.

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ENGL 2340 NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE

A study of the literatures of American Indian peoples, including legends from the oral traditions, songs, poetry, stories, and novels. A selection of literature from various times will be read, ranging from early legends to modern novels written by such Native American writers as Momaday, Silko, Welch and Erdrich.

3

ENGL 2370 WESTERN AMERICAN LITERATURE

This course introduces the best of Western literature. The works chosen for study depict the western experiences from a variety of perspectives. Students will consider each work's literary merit, historical reliability and Western themes. Students will discuss the role Western literature has played in creating stereotypes about the West and how those stereotypes have affected the development of American literature and culture.

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ENGL 2420 LITERARY GENRES:

This course offers a study of recognized texts of specific literary genres in order to acquaint students with salient authors, themes and historical characteristics of the genre. This course includes reading and discussion of texts, as well as the writing of analytical, critical, research-based and/or modeled essays.

3

Prerequisites

ENGL 1010 (May be taken concurrently)

ENGL 2470 FILM APPRECIATION

A study of the literature of film, its narrative, visual and technical components, with particular attention to selected feature length films of recognized directors.

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