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Students study the fundamentals of writing and work in paragraph development leading to the short essay. A minimum of 10 essays, including three short in-class essays, will be written. 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 test or completion of OTP 080 (ENG 080) with a grade of C or better. A grade of C or better must be earned for advancement to ENG 101.
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 ENG 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 from the Medieval era through the 17th century. Extensive writing, with emphasis on the use of secondary materials and a research paper, is required. The course fulfills the ENG 102 College English II requirement. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG 171 or the permission of the Honors Program Director.Prerequisite or corequisite: LIB 111.
Students study the masterpieces of English literature from the Middle Ages through the 18th century. Representative authors include Chaucer, Milton, Shakespeare, and Swift. Prerequisites: ENG 102 with a grade of C or better and LIB 111 or by permission of instructor.
Designed to provide a working knowledge of standard English grammar for future teachers and all others interested in the structure of the English language, this course not only covers basic grammatical principles, but also models student-centered methods of instruction. Topics covered include parts of speech, sentence patterns, phrases and clauses, diagramming sentences, and practical applications. This class does not fulfill a humanities elective. Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of C or better or permission of the 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.
Students explore the skills needed for successful creative writing. Students practice writing essays, short stories, poetry, and drama. This course is for students who have acquired a better than average facility in writing. 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.
The student will have the opportunity to do independent research and study in the area of English. The work will be done with the guidance of an instructor from the Department of English and Philosophy with written approval of the Department Chairperson. Open only for sophomores for not more than two semesters.