English

Classes

ENG 23 : Introduction to College Reading and Writing

This course prepares students for college-level reading and writing with practice in the writing process, instruction in grammar and mechanics, emphasis on effective paragraphs and essays, introduction to research techniques, and practice in vocabulary development and reading comprehension.

Credits:

4

Prerequisites:

Placement in ENG 23, grade of “C” or better in ENG 18 or ENG 20, or approval of designated Language Arts representative.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Effectively use a multi-step writing process that includes drafting, revising, and editing; respond constructively to written and oral feedback.
  • Write compositions that have a main point and supporting ideas developed with specific, logically organized details.
  • Integrate source material according to academic conventions.
  • Proofread for effective grammar, word choice, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Effectively use entry-level college vocabulary.
  • Comprehend various types of entry-level written and visual college materials.
  • Demonstrate application of varied reading strategies to entry-level college texts.

ENG 100 : Composition I

This college-level composition course promotes critical reading, the writing process, rhetorical principles, research strategies, and the documentation of sources.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Grade of “C” or better in ENG 22, OR placement into ENG 100, OR grade of “C” or better in ENG 23 and corequisite enrollment in ENG 100W, OR placement and enrollment in co-requisite ENG 100W OR grade of “C” or better in ENG 100W OR approval of designated Language Arts representative.

Corequisites:

ENG 100W

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Write complex and well-reasoned compositions in language, style, and structure appropriate to particular purposes and audiences.
  • Engage in a writing process that includes exploring ideas, considering multiple points of view, developing and supporting a thesis, revising with the help of peer and instructor feedback, editing, and proofreading.
  • Find, evaluate, integrate, and properly document information from libraries, the internet, and other sources, with an eye for reliability, bias, and relevance.
  • Read for main points, perspective, and purpose, and analyze the effectiveness of a variety of rhetorical strategies in order to integrate that knowledge into their writing.

ENG 100W : Composition I Writing Workshop

This course offers increased student-teacher collaboration on English 100 course content: college-level composition, critical reading, the writing process, rhetorical principles, research strategies, and the documentation of sources. (140 min studio)

Credits:

1

Prerequisites:

Grade of "C" or better in ENG 23, or placement into ENG 100W, or approval of designated Language Arts representative.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Write complex and well-reasoned compositions in language, style, and structure appropriate to particular purposes and audiences.
  • Engage in a writing process that includes exploring ideas, considering multiple points of view, developing and supporting a thesis, revising with the help of peer and instructor feedback, editing, and proofreading.
  • Find, evaluate, integrate, and properly document information from libraries, the internet, and other sources, with an eye for reliability, bias, and relevance.
  • Read for main points, perspective, and purpose, and analyze the effectiveness of a variety of rhetorical strategies in order to integrate that knowledge into their writing.

ENG 200 : Composition II

A writing intensive composition course that furthers the study of rhetorical, conceptual, and stylistic demands of writing. through a variety of assignments, each essay students write will build on the next one, culminating in a final argumentative research paper into which students will incorporate the knowledge they have gained through the writing and research performed during the semester.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Grade of “C” or better in ENG 100, or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Summarize and organize appropriate primary and secondary sources.
  • Analyze written arguments and resolutions using Aristotle’s rhetorical triangle.
  • Evaluate the validity and relevance in a given argument.
  • Employ MLA and APA documentation styles in a written research project.

ENG 204A : Introduction to Creative Writing (Fiction)

English 204A Introduction to Creative Writing (fiction) introduces students to the basic practices and principles involved in the writing and publication of short stories and novels.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Grade of “C” or better in ENG 100, or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • View the world as a writer, with an eye for detail and an ear for dialogue.
  • Exercise the imagination as a tool for creation.
  • Write short stories or novels.
  • Submit writing for publication.
  • Gain and deliver useful writing feedback.

ENG 204B : Introduction to Creative Writing (Poetry)

English 204B Introduction to Creative Writing (Poetry) introduces students to the basic practices and principles involved in the writing and publication of poems.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Grade of “C” or better in ENG 100, or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Create original poems that reflect a skillful use of literary devices, forms, and conventions.
  • Analyze poems written by peers and published authors.
  • Propose and employ feedback in the writing workshop model.
  • Evaluate and submit poems for publication.

ENG 204C : Introduction to Creative Writing (Screenwriting)

English 204C Introduction to Creative Writing (Screenwriting) introduces students to the basic practices and principles of screenwriting. (Cross-listed as CM 204C)

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Grade of “C” or better in ENG 100, or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Create original short screenplays that include screenwriting format, devices, and conventions.
  • Propose and employ feedback in the writing workshop model.
  • Enter screenplays for local and/or national contests and/or productions.

ENG 204D : Introduction to Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction

English 204D Introduction to Creative Writing (Creative Nonfiction) introduces students to the basic practices and principles involved in the writing and publication of creative nonfiction, which includes autobiography, biography, nature and travel writing, cultural criticism, and historical and scientific writing.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Grade of C or better in ENG 100, or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Create original works of creative nonfiction that reflect a skillful use of literary devices, forms, and conventions.
  • Analyze creative nonfiction written by peers and published authors.
  • Propose and employ feedback in the writing workshop model.
  • Evaluate and submit work for publication.

ENG 209 : Business Writing

A study of business and managerial writing; practice in writing letters, memos, and reports, including a report requiring research and documentation.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Grade of “C” or better in ENG 100.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Compose and edit business messages and reports for specific contexts, audiences, and purposes.
  • Conduct business research by gathering and analyzing information, drawing conclusions, documenting sources, and presenting results both in writing and orally.
  • Develop collaborative communication and writing skills.
  • Proofread and edit business writing for grammatical, spelling, punctuation and mechanical errors.

ENG 271 : Introduction to Literature: Genre

This course introduces students to the study of significant works of literature in selected genres. Emphasis is on discussion of and writing about characteristics and themes of the works. A student may enroll in this course more than one time (for different genres); however, only three credits will be applied toward degree.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

A grade of “C” or better in ENG 100.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Use concepts and terminology particular to literary study to analyze and interpret imaginative literary works orally and in writing.
  • Respond to a work of literature as an expression of a culture’s values and compare those with the student’s own.
  • Enjoy a more creative, enlightened, and fulfilled life through an appreciation of literature’s social, cultural, political, and philosophical themes and techniques.
  • Exhibit knowledge about selected writers and their characteristic themes and techniques.

ENG 272 : Introduction to Literature: Culture and Literature

This course introduces students to the study of significant works of literature in selected cultures and cultural formations. Emphasis is on discussion of and writing about characteristics and themes of the works. A student may enroll in this course more than one time (for different cultures); however, only three credits will be applied toward degree.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

A grade of “C” or better in ENG 100.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Use concepts and terminology particular to literary study to analyze and interpret imaginative literary works orally and in writing.
  • Respond to a work of literature as an expression of a culture’s values and compare those with the student’s own.
  • Enjoy a more creative, enlightened, and fulfilled life through an appreciation of literature’s social, cultural, political, and philosophical themes and techniques.
  • Exhibit knowledge about selected writers and their characteristic themes and techniques.

ENG 280 : Book Production: Pueo Literary and Art Journal

This course is intended to acquaint students with the theory, practice, and skills required to publish a book (Pueo Literary and Art Journal), and, by extension, enable students to participate in the production of any small publication such as magazines, handbooks, manuals, brochures, flyers, newsletters, etc. To varying degrees over two semesters, the course covers planning, publicity, selection, editing, proofreading, layout, production, distribution, and celebration. Six credits may be applied to the AA degree. (Cross-listed as CM 280.)

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Grade of “C” or better in ENG 100 or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Evaluate how audience, purpose, and mode of publication affect publication design.
  • Employ skills such as editing, proofreading, design, and layout.
  • Participate in imaginative and creative collaboration in the production of a journal that maintains high standards.