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English as Second Language

ENG 098

Designed for ESOL students with advanced-level English language skills, this course focuses primarily on advanced grammar and sentence structure. Students learn not only to analyze their specific sentence-level weaknesses but also to develop strategies for improving their writing. Students study the development and organization of the short essay. Students are asked to read a variety of short essays and respond to them in writing. The course may be repeated once for credit, but does not satisfy English or Humanities requirements of the College. Prerequisite: Entering Student Assessment.

College English I

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 ISP 081 with a grade of C or better. A grade of C or better must be earned for advancement to ENG 102.

College English II

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.

Honors English II

ENG 172

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 completion of ENG 101 and recommendation of the ENG 101 instructor. Prerequisite or corequisite: LIB 111. Open to all qualified students by advisement.

Literature:Major Themes

ENG 206

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.

Practical Grammar

ENG 209

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.


ENG 215

Students study and discuss a selection of Shakespeare's major works, principally the great comedies, tragedies, and histories. Prerequisites: ENG 102 with a grade of C or better and LIB 111 or by permission of instructor.

Creative Writing

ENG 225

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.

Technical Writing

ENG 227

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 Modern Novel

ENG 240

Students study and interpret representative novels of the 20th century and the present era. Prerequisites: ENG 102 with a grade of C or better and LIB 111 or by permission of instructor.