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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.
Students study authors and works ranging from the Classical era to early Medieval times. Extensive writing, with emphasis on analysis and other rhetorical forms, is a major component of the course. The course fulfills the ENG 101 College English I requirement. Open to all qualified students by advisement.
Students are provided with a historical survey of American literature from the early colonial period through the mid-19th century. Representative authors include Winthrop, Bradstreet, Poe, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and Melville. Prerequisites: ENG 102 with a grade of C or better and LIB 111 or by permission of instructor.
Students read and discuss plays, poems, novels, short stories, and/or creative essays on a theme selected by the instructor. The course may be taken twice for credit. The College's repeat course policy as outlined in this Catalog does not apply. Prerequisites: ENG 102 with a grade of C or better and LIB 111 or by permission of instructor.
Students study and discuss important contemporary literary works from the non-Western world, including Africa, South America, Asia, and the Middle East. Representative authors typically include Athol Fugard (South Africa), Neguib Mahfouz (Egypt), V. S. Naipaul (Trinidad), Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Colombia), Edgar Keret (Israel), Marjane Satrapi (Iran), and Tu Pen Cheng (China). Prerequisites: ENG 102 with a grade of C or better and LIB 111 or by permission of instructor.
This course gives the student an historical survey of literature for children with special attention to the evaluation, selection, and teaching of literature for the pre-school and elementary years. Genres studied include picture books, fiction, traditional literature, nonfiction, and poetry. Students successfully completing ENG 217 will identify major works, authors, and illustrators of children's literature, recognize various forms, themes, and issues of children's literature from different ethnic and cultural sources, and describe the basic elements of the history and criticism of children's literature. (This course is primarily intended for those enrolled in the Early&Childhood Ed B-6 program). 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.