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Students read, discuss, and write essays that explore contemporary social issues. Students work on skills necessary to meet the challenge of writing accurately and clearly on the college level. Students write a minimum of eight essays, including three in-class essays. Emphasis is on the development of a topic, use of appropriate rhetoric and research, and a review of grammar. At the end of the semester, students must take and pass a writing competency test, which is evaluated by a panel of instructors. Students who pass the test receive the grade earned during the semester; those who do not pass must repeat the course. Prerequisite: Placement by Entering Student Assessment or completion of ISP 081 with a grade of C or better. A grade of C or better must be earned for advancement to ENG 102.
Students read and discuss literature that explores the human condition and its moral dilemmas, social problems, and values. This course continues to stress the development of writing skills, with emphasis on criticism, analysis, research methods, and documentation. A research paper is required. Prerequisite: Completion of ENG 101 with a grade of C or better. Prerequisite or corequisite: LIB 111.
This course explores the nature and development of science fiction as an independent and vital part of literature and as a comment on the nature of humanity and its relationship with both the world and the great unknown. Representative authors may include Shelley, Verne, Wells, Bradbury, Clarke, Huxley, Miller Jr., and Dick. Prerequisites: ENG 102 with a grade of C or better and LIB 111 or by permission of instructor.
An introduction to technical writing, this course considers the problems of presenting technical subject matter and provides instruction and practice in report writing and oral presentations. Prerequisite: ENG 102 with a C or better or A.A.S. program requirement or permission of the instructor. Prerequisite or corequisite: LIB 111.