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English Course Descriptions

Initial student placement in developmental courses is based on individual college placement testing policies and procedures.  Students should begin developmental course work at the appropriate level indicated by the college’s placement test.

ENG 070  Basic Language Skills
This course introduces the fundamentals of standard written English. Emphasis is on effective word choice, recognition of sentences and sentence parts, and basic usage. Upon completion, students should be able to generate sentences that clearly express ideas. Students compose sentences in standard written English using all verb tenses and correct punctuation. english 111 student
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
ENG 070 Course Outline

ENG 080  Writing Foundations

This course introduces the writing process and stresses effective sentences. Emphasis is on applying the conventions of written English as well as reflecting standard usage and mechanics in structuring a variety of sentences. Upon completion, students should be able to write correct sentences and a unified, coherent paragraph. Students are introduced to the standard essay form. This course does not satisfy the developmental reading and writing prerequisite for ENG 111.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisite: ENG 070

Corequisite: None

ENG 080 Course Outline

ENG 085  Reading and Writing Foundations

This course uses whole language to develop proficiency in reading and writing for college.  Emphasis is placed on applying analytical and critical reading skills to a variety of texts and on introducing the writing process.  Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and use various patterns of text organization and compose effective paragraphs.  This course integrates ENG 080 and RED 080.  This course does not satisfy the developmental reading and writing prerequisites for ENG 111 or ENG 111A.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 5; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 5

Prerequisite: RED 070 and ENG 070, or ENG 075

Corequisite: None

ENG 085 Course Outline

ENG 085A  Reading and Writing Foundations

This laboratory provides the opportunity to practice the skills introduced in ENG 085.  Emphasis is placed on practical skills for applying analytical and critical reading skills to a variety of texts and on the writing process.  Upon completion, students should be able to apply those skills in the production of effective paragraphs.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 1

Prerequisite: RED 070 and ENG 070, or ENG 075

Corequisite: ENG 085

ENG 085A Course Outline

ENG 090  Composition Strategies

This course provides practice in the writing process and stresses effective paragraphs. Emphasis is on learning and applying the conventions of standard written English in developing paragraphs within the essay. Upon completion, students should be able to compose a variety of paragraphs and a unified, coherent essay. Students write essays responding to assigned readings and using different rhetorical modes. This course satisfies the developmental writing prerequisite for ENG 111.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: RED 070, ENG 080, or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: ENG 090A

ENG 090 Course Outline

ENG 090A  Composition Strategies Lab

This writing lab is designed for practicing the skills introduced in ENG 090. Emphasis is on learning and applying the conventions of standard written English in developing paragraphs within the essay. Upon completion, students should be able to compose a variety of paragraphs and a unified, coherent essay.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 1

Prerequisite: ENG 080

Corequisite: ENG 090

ENG 090A Course Outline

ENG 095  Reading and Composition Strategies

This course uses whole language to strengthen proficiency in reading and writing for college. Emphasis is on applying critical reading skills to narrative and expository texts and on using the writing process. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend, analyze, and evaluate college texts and to compose essays in preparation for college writing. Some sections may be discipline specific. This course integrates ENG 090 and RED 090. This course satisfies the developmental reading and writing prerequisites for ENG 111.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 5; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 5

Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080

Corequisite: ENG 095A

ENG 095 Course Outline

ENG 095A Reading and Composition Strategies Lab

This laboratory provides the opportunity to practice the skills introduced in ENG 095. Emphasis is on applying critical reading skills to narrative and expository texts and on the writing process. Upon completion, students should be able to apply those skills in producing effective essays as preparation for college writing.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 1

Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080

Corequisite: ENG 095

ENG 095A Course Outline

ENG 111  Expository Writing

This is the required first course in a series of two designed to develop the ability to produce clear expository prose. Emphasis is on the writing process, including audience analysis, topic selection, thesis support and development, editing, and revision. Upon completion, students should be able to produce unified, coherent, well-developed essays using standard written English. Students should also be able to respond critically to readings and demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of research and documentation. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in English composition.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or DRE 098; or ENG 095 or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: None

ENG 111 Course Outline

ENG 112  Argument-Based Research

This is the second required English composition course for technical/vocational programs. This course introduces research techniques, documentation styles, and argumentative strategies. Emphasis is on analyzing data and incorporating research findings into documented argumentative essays and research projects. Upon completion, students should be able to summarize, paraphrase, interpret, and synthesize information from primary and secondary sources using standard research format and style. Students should also be able to present material orally in a clear and logical format. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in English composition.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: ENG 111

Corequisite: None

ENG 112 Course Outline

ENG 113  Literature-Based Research

This is the second required English composition course for university transfer programs. This course expands the concepts developed in ENG 111 by focusing on writing that involves literature-based research and documentation. Emphasis is on critical reading and thinking as well as the analysis and interpretation of prose, poetry, and drama, including plot, characterization, theme, and cultural context. Upon completion, students should be able to construct mechanically-sound, documented essays and research papers that analyze and respond to literary works. Students should also be able to present material orally in a clear and logical format. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in English composition.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: ENG 111

Corequisite: None

ENG 113 Course Outline

ENG 231  American Literature I

This course covers selected works in American literature from its beginnings to 1865. Emphasis is on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to literary works in their historical and cultural contexts. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113

Corequisite: None

ENG 231 Course Outline

ENG 232  American Literature II

This course covers selected works in American literature from 1865 to the present. Emphasis is on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to literary works in their historical and cultural contexts. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113

Corequisite: None

ENG 232 Course Outline

ENG 233  Major American Writers

This course provides an intensive study of the works of several major American authors. Emphasis is on American history, culture,and the literary merits. Upon completion,students should be able to interpret, analyze, and evaluate the works studied. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113

Corequisite: None

ENG 233 Course Outline

ENG 241  British Literature I

This course covers selected works in British literature from its beginnings to the Romantic Period. Emphasis is on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to literary works in their historical and cultural contexts. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113

Corequisite: None

ENG 241 Course Outline

ENG 242  British Literature II

This course covers selected works in British literature from the Romantic Period to the present. Emphasis is on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to literary works in their historical and cultural contexts. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113

Corequisite: None

ENG 242 Course Outline

ENG 243  Major British Writers

This course provides an intensive study of the works of several major British authors. Emphasis is on British history, culture, and the literary merits. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and evaluate the works studied. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113

Corequisite: None

ENG 243 Course Outline

ENG 251  Western World Literature I

This course provides a survey of selected European works from the Classical period through the Renaissance. Emphasis is on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to selected works. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113

Corequisite: None

ENG 251 Course Outline

ENG 252  Western World Literature II

This course provides a survey of selected European works from the Neoclassical period to the present. Emphasis is on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to selected works. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113

Corequisite: None

ENG 252 Course Outline

ENG 261  World Literature I

This course introduces selected works from the Pacific, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas from their literary beginnings through the seventeenth century. Emphasis is on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to selected works. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113

Corequisite: None

ENG 261 Course Outline

ENG 262  World Literature II

This course introduces selected works from the Pacific, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas from the eighteenth century to the present. Emphasis is on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to selected works. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113

Corequisite: None

ENG 262 Course Outline

ENG 272  Southern Literature

This course provides an analytical study of the works of several Southern authors. Emphasis is on the historical and cultural contexts, themes, aesthetic features of individual works, and biographical backgrounds of the authors. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and discuss selected works. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113

Corequisite: None

ENG 272 Course Outline

ENG 273  African-American Literature

This course provides a survey of the development of African-American literature from its beginnings to the present. Emphasis is on historical and cultural context, themes, literary traditions, and backgrounds of the authors. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to selected texts. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113

Corequisite: None

ENG 273 Course Outline

ENG 274  Literature by Women

This course provides an analytical study of the works of several women authors. Emphasis is on the historical and cultural contexts, themes and aesthetic features of individual works, and biographical backgrounds of the authors. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and discuss selected works. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113

Corequisite: None

ENG 274 Course Outline
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