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ENG 99 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ENG 100 - Basic Occupational Communication
Develops ability to communicate in occupational situations. Involves writing, reading, speaking, and listening. Builds practical skills such as handling customer complaints, writing various types of letters, and preparing for a job interview. (Intended for certificate and diploma students.)
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ENG 111 - College Composition I
Introduces and prepares students to the critical processes and fundamentals of writing in academic and professional contexts. Teaches the use of print and digital technologies to promote inquiry. Requires the production of a variety of academic texts, totaling at least 4500 words (15 pages typed) of polished writing. This course requires proficiency in using word processing and learning management software. This is a Passport and UCGS transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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ENG 112 - College Composition II
Further develops students' ability to write for academic and professional contexts with increased emphasis on argumentation and research. Requires students to evaluate, integrate, and document print and digital sources to produce a range of academic and multimodal texts, culminating in a fully documented research paper. This course requires proficiency in using word processing and learning management software. This is a UCGS transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENG 111
3 credits
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ENG 113 - Technical-Professional Writing
Develops ability in technical writing through extensive practice in composing technical reports and technical documents. Guides students in achieving voice, tone, style, and content in formatting, editing, and graphics. Introduces students to technical discourse through selected readings. Provides instruction and practice in basic principles of oral communication/presentation. This is a UCGS transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENG 111
3 credits
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ENG 116 - Writing for Business
Develops ability in business writing through extensive practice in composing business correspondence and other documents. Guides students in achieving voice, tone, style, and content appropriate to a specific audience and purpose. Includes instruction in formatting and editing. Introduces students to business discourse through selected readings.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ENG 121 - Introduction to Journalism
Introduces students to the practice of journalism through researching, interviewing, writing, editing and revising articles for potential publication. Explores current issues in the field, media law, journalistic values, ethics and reporting. Acquaints students with Associated Press Style, copy editing, news and feature writing, and creative journalism.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENG 111 department approval.
3 credits
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ENG 122 - Introduction to Journalism II
Introduces students to all news media, especially news gathering and preparation for print. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENG 111 OR 112 or divisional approval.
3 credits
ENG 123 - Writing for the World Wide Web
Teaches students how to outline, compose, organize, and edit written materials for publication on the World Wide Web. Teaches students how to design basic web pages, compose website content, design web site layout and develop website navigation for a variety of possible audiences.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENG 111 or approval.
3 credits
ENG 135 - Applied Grammar
Develops ability to edit and proofread correspondence and other documents typically produced in business and industry. Instructs the student in applying conventions of grammar, usage, punctuation, spelling, and mechanics.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENG 134 or divisional approval.
3 credits
ENG 137 - Communication Processes I
Covers content, form, and procedures for research writings, which may include reports, articles, summaries, essays and correspondence. Stresses editing, proofreading skills, sentence structure, and paragraph development. Offers instruction and practice in oral communication skills. May use reading selections for discussions and writing assignments. Part I of II.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ENG 138 - Communication Processes II
Covers content, form, and procedures for research writings, which may include reports, articles, summaries, essays and correspondence. Stresses editing, proofreading skills, sentence structure, and paragraph development. Offers instruction and practice in oral communication skills. May use reading selections for discussions and writing assignments. Part II of II.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ENG 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ENG 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ENG 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ENG 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ENG 200 - Introduction to Linguistics
Introduces the scientific study of language. Focuses on brain and language, phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, and first and second language acquisition.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: ENG 111
3 credits
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ENG 210 - Advanced Composition
Helps students refine skills in writing non-fiction prose. Guides development of individual voice and style. Introduces procedures for publication.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENG 112 or divisional approval.
3 credits
ENG 211 - Creative Writing
Explores fundamentals of writing imaginatively in genres such as poetry, fiction, drama, and essays. Examines terminology and techniques through readings about the craft of creative writing and model texts and provides students the opportunity to apply these techniques in their own writing. Requires students to develop and revise original work through peer and instructor feedback.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENG 112 or divisional approval.
3 credits
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ENG 212 - Creative Writing II
Introduces the student to the fundamentals of writing imaginatively. Students write in forms to be selected from poetry, fiction, drama, and essays. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENG 112 or divisional approval.
3 credits
ENG 215 - Creative Writing - Fiction I
Introduces the fundamentals and techniques of writing short and long fiction. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ENG 217 - Creative Writing - Poetry I
Introduces the fundamentals and techniques of writing poetry. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ENG 221 - Advanced Journalism I
Provides instruction in news and feature writing and other aspects of journalism. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENG 122.
3 credits
ENG 225 - Reading Literature: Culture and Ideas
Examines a set of literary texts linked by a particular theme, with inquiry into the historical, cultural, and/or social contexts of the texts and the theme. Emphasizes interpretive and critical analysis skills developed through close reading and intertextual study, as well as highlights an exploration of cultural ideas. Engages works of diverse genres, authors, and time periods. Specific themes will vary by section. This is a UCGS transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: ENG 112, ENG 113, or departmental approval.
3 credits
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ENG 230 - Mystery in Literature and Film
Studies the mystery as a genre, including history, types and cultural aspects of stories, novels, plays, film adaptions. Involves critical reading, writing, and viewing.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENG 112 or divisional approval.
3 credits
ENG 233 - The Bible As Literature
Provides an introduction to the study of the Bible as literature. Examines the intent and presentation of major literary genres found in the Bible, refining skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENG 112.
3 credits
ENG 236 - Introduction to the Short Story
Examines the complexity of the human experience through short stories across a diverse range of cultures and traditions. Develops skills in close reading, writing, research, interpretation, and comparative analysis.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENG 112 or divisional approval.
3 credits
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ENG 237 - Introduction to Poetry
Examines selected poetry, emphasizing the history of the genre. Involves critical reading and writing.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENG 112 or divisional approval.
3 credits
ENG 245 - British Literature
Examines British literary traditions and texts from diverse time periods, genres, and authors. Develops critical thinking and interpretive skills through close reading, discussion, and analysis of literary texts in their historical, cultural, social, and/or literary contexts. This is a UCGS transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: ENG 112, ENG 113, or departmental approval,
3 credits
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ENG 246 - American Literature
Examines American literary traditions and texts from diverse time periods, genres, and authors. Analyzes literary works within their historical, cultural, social, and/or literary contexts. Emphasizes skills of close reading. Develops critical thinking and interpretive skills through discussion, interpretation, and analysis of these texts. This is a UCGS transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: ENG 112, ENG 113, or departmental approval.
3 credits
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ENG 247 - Survey of Popular Culture
Analyzes familiar aspects of American culture, as seen through popular literature, with additional emphasis on television, film, and popular art.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENG 112 or divisional approval.
3 credits
ENG 250 - Children's Literature
Examines the history and development of children's literature of diverse genres, time periods, and authors. Focuses on analysis of texts for literary qualities and audience. Develops critical thinking and interpretive skills through close reading, discussion, and analysis of literary texts. This is a UCGS transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: ENG 112, ENG 113, or departmental approval.
3 credits
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ENG 254 - Survey of African-American Literature II
Examines selected works by Black American writers from the colonial period to the present. Involves critical reading and writing. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENG 112 or divisional approval.
3 credits
ENG 255 - World Literature
Examines literary texts across a variety of cultures, genres, and time periods. Develops critical thinking and interpretive skills through close reading, discussion, and analysis of literary texts from around the world in their historical, cultural, social, and/or literary contexts. This is a UCGS transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENG 112, ENG 113, or departmental approval.
3 credits
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ENG 256 - Literature of Science Fiction
Examines the literary and social aspects of science fiction, emphasizing development of ideas and techniques through the history of the genre. Involves critical reading and writing.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENG 112 or divisional approval.
3 credits
ENG 257 - Mythological Literature
Studies a variety of mythological works of literature, along with an examination of the allegorical and metaphorical themes within each work, and an understanding of figurative language, symbology and mythical allusions.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: ENG 112 or divisional approval.
3 credits
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ENG 258 - African American Literature
Explores the stories African American authors tell about themselves, their communities, and the world. Examines common and diverging themes within African American literary traditions through the study of diverse authors, genres, and literary movements from a variety of time periods. Emphasizes interpretive and critical analysis skills developed through close reading and consideration of historical and cultural contexts. This is a UCGS transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: ENG 112, ENG 113, or departmental approval.
3 credits
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ENG 261 - Advanced Creative Writing I
Guides the student in imaginative writing in selected genres on an advanced level. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENG 112 or divisional approval.
3 credits
ENG 267 - The Modern Novel
Studies the modern novel. Emphasizes appreciation and interpretation of selected novels. Requires critical reading and writing.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENG 112 or divisional approval.
3 credits
ENG 268 - The Modern Drama
Studies the modern drama. Emphasizes the understanding and enjoyment of dramatic literature. Requires critical reading and writing.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENG 112 or divisional approval.
3 credits
ENG 270 - Non-Western Literature in Global Context
Covers non-western popular culture, written texts, film and mythology through the lens of comparative literature and the shifting horizons brought on by dynamic changes in global social and cultural values.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENG 112.
3 credits
ENG 271 - The Works of Shakespeare I
Examines selected works of Shakespeare. Involves critical reading and writing. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENG 112 or divisional approval.
3 credits
ENG 273 - Women in Literature I
Examines literature by and about women. Involves critical reading and writing. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENG 112 or divisional approval.
3 credits
ENG 274 - Women in Literature II
Examines literature by and about women. Involves critical reading and writing. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENG 112 or divisional approval.
3 credits
ENG 275 - Women in Literature
Examines literary texts by women writers from diverse time periods, genres, and authors. Develops skills of close reading and literary analysis through analysis of texts within their historical, cultural, social, and/or literary contexts. Explores how women's experiences have shaped their literary contributions, the cultural forces affecting their lives, and how they have used writing to shape their cultures. This is a UCGS transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENG 112, ENG 113, or departmental approval
3 credits
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ENG 276 - Southern Literature
Examines the themes and techniques of selected writers dealing with the American South as a distinctive cultural entity. Involves critical reading and writing.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENG 112 or divisional approval.
3 credits
ENG 279 - Film and Literature
Examines the translation of literature into film viewing and writing.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENG 112 or divisional approval.
3 credits
ENG 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ENG 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ENG 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits