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English Courses

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ENG 081: Reading for Speakers of Other Languages

(0.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This ESL (English for Speakers of other Languages) course is offered through the continuing education and workforce development division. It prepares non-native speakers of English for the reading tasks they will encounter in college credit classes. Areas of instruction include spelling, vocabulary, reading comprehension, structural analysis, skimming and scanning, and note-taking and test-taking strategies. Students are placed in this course as a result of their computerized reading skills assessment and must register with an advisor in student development. Students who need ENG 081 must complete this course and any other required ESL course with a grade of "C" or better before taking the placement tests, which determine placement in college credit courses. Hours: 26 lecture. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
ENG 082: Grammar and Writing Skills for Speakers of Other Languages

(0.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This ESL (English for Speakers of other Languages) course is offered through the continuing education and workforce development division. It prepares non-native speakers of English for the writing tasks they will encounter in college credit classes. Areas of instruction include common sentence patterns, spelling, punctuation, grammar and effective paragraph construction. Students are placed in this course as a result of their computerized writing skills assessment and must register with an advisor in student development. Students who need ENG 082 must complete this course and any other required ESL course with a grade of "C" or better before taking the placement tests, which determine placement in college credit courses. Hours: 52 lecture. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
ENG 083: Listening and Speaking Skills for Speakers of Other Languages

(0.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This ESL (English for Speakers of other Languages) course is offered through the continuing education and workforce development division. It prepares non-native speakers of English for the listening and speaking tasks they will encounter in college credit classes. Areas of instruction include phonetics, pronunciation, listening comprehension, idioms, cultural rules, differentiation of informal and formal speech, and conversational skills. Emphasis is placed on the areas of spoken English where non-native English speakers have the greatest difficulty. Students are placed in this course as a result of their computerized listening skills assessment and must register with an advisor in student development. Students who need ENG 083 must complete this course and any other required ESL course with a grade of "C" or better before taking the placement tests, which determine placement in college credit courses. Hours: 26 lecture. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
ENG 095: College Reading

(4.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course is designed to prepare students for college-level courses. Areas of instruction include vocabulary and reading comprehension. Group and individual instruction are provided. Students are placed in this course as a result of their reading placement test score or they can enroll on their own. Students who receive an "R" grade in this course must repeat it the following fall or spring term or the "R" grade automatically becomes an "F." Hours: 52 lecture. Prerequisite: An acceptable reading placement test score. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer.
ENG 096: Basic Writing

(4.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course is designed to prepare students for ENG 101 and other college writing experiences. Areas of instruction include punctuation, grammar and sentence structure, as well as paragraph and essay writing. Group and individual instruction are provided. Students are placed in this course as a result of their writing placement test score or they can enroll on their own. Hours: 52 lecture. Prerequisite: An acceptable writing placement test score. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer.
ENG 096A: Basic Writing, Accelerated

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course is designed to accelerate the writing sequence for students who need ENG 096. Students enroll in ENG 096A and the related ENG 101A section concurrently. Students gain college-level writing skills through a scaffold of instruction and practice in a small group setting. The emphasis varies depending on class needs, but is typically placed on the writing process, organization of ideas, grammatical concerns and ethical research skills. This course is open to students who need ENG 096, but not ENG 095. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: ENG 095 with a grade of "C" or better or an acceptable reading placement test score and an acceptable writing placement test score. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
ENG 097: College Literacy: Reading and Writing

(7.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course is designed to prepare students for ENG 101 and other college reading and writing experiences. Areas of instruction include vocabulary, reading comprehension, punctuation, grammar and sentence structure, as well as paragraph and essay writing. It is specifically designed for students who need both ENG 095 and ENG 096, and it fulfills the requirements of both of these courses. Group and individual instruction are provided. Students are placed in this course as a result of their reading and writing placement test scores or they can enroll on their own. Hours: 91 lecture. Prerequisites: Acceptable reading and writing placement test scores. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
ENG 101: Fundamentals of English I

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course is designed to help students develop their college-level writing skills with an emphasis on the writing process. This course includes an introduction to research skills. Students write summary assignments and a series of essays in various modes, culminating in an argumentative research paper. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in this course in order to enroll in ENG 151. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisites: ENG 095 and ENG 096, or ENG 097, with grades of "C" or better, or acceptable reading and writing placement test scores. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer.
ENG 101A: Fundamentals of English I, Accelerated

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course is designed to help students develop their college-level writing skills with an emphasis on the writing process. This course includes an introduction to research skills. Students write summary assignments and a series of essays in various modes, culminating in an argumentative research paper. Students in ENG 101A are concurrently enrolled in ENG 096A. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisites: ENG 095 with a grade of "C" or better or an acceptable reading placement test score and an acceptable writing placement test score. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
ENG 151: Fundamentals of English II

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course continues to help students develop their college-level writing skills. Students are introduced to the study of literature (prose, poetry, fiction and drama). Students integrate outside sources with their own ideas in written arguments. They also refine their research and documentation skills. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or better. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer.
ENG 151H: Fundamentals of English II, Honors

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course continues to help students develop their college-level writing skills. Students are introduced to the study of literature (prose, poetry, fiction and drama). Students integrate outside sources with their own ideas in written arguments. They also refine their research and documentation skills. This course takes an interdisciplinary, thematic approach to individual works of fiction, and emphasizes genre as well as the historical/cultural environment in which the work first appeared. A final honors presentation incorporates the student's integration of critical reading, research skills and creativity. This course meets the requirements of ENG 151. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisites: Honors program eligibility and ENG 101 with a grade of "B" or better or permission of the instructor. Usually offered in the spring.
ENG 200H: Critical Thinking and Writing, Honors

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course is designed to help students develop critical thinking and writing skills by focusing on the creation, analysis and evaluation of arguments. Students study the content and structure of arguments, the Toulmin model of argument and motivational appeals, and critically analyze the arguments of classical and modern writers. Students holistically apply these rhetorical principles to the creation of their own argumentative essays and to classroom debates and discussions. Independent research is required. This course is one of two core courses in the honors program and is required for honors program graduates. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisites: Honors program eligibility and ENG 101 with a grade of "B" or better or permission of the instructor. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
ENG 202D: Studies in Literature I

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
The study of a different genre (drama or novel) is offered each term. The drama concentration offers an introduction to drama from Greek tragedy and comedy through modern/contemporary periods in the continental, British and American traditions. The novel concentration focuses on the study of novels, the form of the novel and its variations. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: ENG 151 with a grade of "C" or better. Drama usually offered in the fall and summer. Novel usually offered in the spring.
ENG 202N: Studies in Literature I

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
The study of a different genre (drama or novel) is offered each term. The drama concentration offers an introduction to drama from Greek tragedy and comedy through modern/contemporary periods in the continental, British and American traditions. The novel concentration focuses on the study of novels, the form of the novel and its variations. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: ENG 151 with a grade of "C" or better. Drama usually offered in the fall and summer. Novel usually offered in the spring.
ENG 203P: Studies in Literature II

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
The study of a different genre (short story or poetry) is offered each term. The short story concentration offers an introduction to the short story with a general emphasis on its forms and characteristics. Critical analysis of short stories is included. The poetry concentration focuses on reading and interpreting a wide variety of poems, examining the structure and content of poetry, and writing poems in traditional and open forms. Critical analysis of poems is included. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: ENG 151 with a grade of "C" or better. Short story usually offered in the fall and summer. Poetry usually offered in the spring.
ENG 203S: Studies in Literature II

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
The study of a different genre (short story or poetry) is offered each term. The short story concentration offers an introduction to the short story with a general emphasis on its forms and characteristics. Critical analysis of short stories is included. The poetry concentration focuses on reading and interpreting a wide variety of poems, examining the structure and content of poetry, and writing poems in traditional and open forms. Critical analysis of poems is included. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: ENG 151 with a grade of "C" or better. Short story usually offered in the fall and summer. Poetry usually offered in the spring.
ENG 204: African-American Literature

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
In this course, students read, analyze and discuss literary works in various forms and media written by African-Americans. Beginning with works written by enslaved African-Americans, this course provides a survey of writings representative of Reconstruction, the rise of the "New Negro," the Harlem Renaissance, black realism, modernism and postmodernism. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: ENG 151 with a grade of "C" or better. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
ENG 205: Children's Literature

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course focuses on the study of classic and contemporary literature for children, with an emphasis on selecting and incorporating a wide variety of literature into the curricula for young children. This course satisfies the general education arts and humanities requirement only for students enrolled in the early childhood education associate of arts in teaching degree program. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: ENG 151 with a grade of "C" or better. Usually offered in the fall.
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