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English (ENGL)

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ENGL 1099 is no longer available.  If you were planning to take the ENGL 1100/1099 combination, this option is now available as a single course, ENGL 1101.

Note: Courses taught online through distance learning (DL) may have a higher lab fee than traditionally taught courses.

ENGL 0190 Introduction to Composition (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
ENGL 0190 is a writing-intensive course that focuses on development and improvement of reading and writing skills in preparation for English 1100. Using a process writing method, students develop compositions for multiple purposes and with a multi-modal focus.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: DEV 0155; minimum grade of “C” or COMPASS writing score of 31-68         Lab fee: $5.00

ENGL 1099 Composition Workshop (A, SP, SU)

1 credit
ENGL 1099 Composition Workshop is a one-credit course offered in conjunction with ENGL 1100 for students who can benefit from additional independent small-group, or tutor-/teacher-directed work. This course enhances the development and improvement of reading and writing skills necessary for successful completion of ENGL 1100. Students must take this course concurrently with ENGL 1100.
Seminar: 1 hour
Prerequisite: COMPASS writing score of 55-68
Corequisite: ENGL 1100         Lab fee: $2.00

ENGL 1100 Composition I (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
English 1100 is a beginning composition course which develops processes for critically reading, writing, and responding to a variety of texts in order to compose clear, concise, expository essays. The course facilitates an awareness of purpose, audience, content, structure and style, while also introducing research and documentation methods. Course reading and writing assignments may be thematically organized.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 0190, minimum grade of “C” or COMPASS writing score of 69-99         Lab fee: $5.00

ENGL 2201 British Literature I (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course is a survey of canonical British literary works written before 1789. Course activities include readings, class discussions and writing assignments.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 2367; minimum grade of “C”        Lab fee: $5.00

ENGL 2202 British Literature II (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
Students will study selected master works of 19th and 20th century British Literature. Course activities include readings, discussion, and writing assignments.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 2367; minimum grade of “C”        Lab fee: $5.00

ENGL 2210 Creative Writing (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
Students are introduced to the fundamental techniques of creative writing. Using peer group analysis and workshop techniques, students will develop short pieces in fiction, nonfiction and poetry.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1100; minimum grade of “C”       Lab fee: $5.00

ENGL 2215 Magazine Publication I (A)

2 credits
Through hands-on practice with Spring Street, students learn the processes and techniques involved in the production of a literary magazine.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1100; minimum grade of “C”        Lab fee: $5.00

ENGL 2216 Magazine Publication II (SP)

2 credits
Students who have satisfactorily completed ENGL 2215, or who have comparable training and experience from another context, learn magazine production techniques using Spring Street or another college publication as a production laboratory. This practicum may be repeated once and is normally taken immediately after completing ENGL 2215.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 2215, minimum grade of “C” or instructor permission        Lab fee: $5.00

ENGL 2217 Writing to Publish (SP, SU)

3 credits
This course introduces students to procedures for preparing a manuscript for marketing and publication. Students select works for publication from a particular genre, submit to a series of peer reviews, revise and edit their work, and prepare the ancillary materials that go with a manuscript.
Prerequisites: ENGL 2265, ENGL 2266, ENGL 2268, or THEA 2283; minimum grade of “C”
Lecture: 3 hours         Lab fee: $5.00

ENGL 2220 Introduction to Shakespeare (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course will examine representative works of Shakespeare, concentrating on a critical/analytical approach to the plays. Emphasis will also be placed upon Renaissance/Elizabethan dramaturgy and conventions; language and style; and the human experience represented in Shakespeare’s histories, comedies, romances, and tragedies.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 2367; minimum grade of “C”        Lab fee: $5.00

ENGL 2240 Introduction to Science Fiction (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
The historical roots and literary forms of science fiction are introduced. From their readings and viewing of films, students will write critiques, reports and research papers about science fiction as a literary genre.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 2367; minimum grade of “C”        Lab fee: $5.00

ENGL 2260 Introduction to Poetry (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course will introduce students to the critical process of reading and responding to poetry from historical, cultural and gender-based perspectives. Emphasis will be upon traditional and nontraditional forms, as well as mainstream and marginalized writers. Students will become familiar with appropriate terminology; however, they also will learn to encounter the poem as a whole piece of written discourse between poet and reader. Students will, therefore, conduct an ongoing oral and written dialogue with the poet (Who is the speaker? Who is the audience? What is the purpose?) and the poem (What is the message?). Students will articulate, orally and in writing, their own ideas of interpretation based upon a close reading of the text and an informed perspective concerning the historical and cultural circumstances of its origin.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1100; minimum grade of “C”        Lab fee: $5.00

ENGL 2261 Introduction to Fiction (SP, SU)

3 credits
The course is an intensive study of selected short stories and a novel. Through critical reading, discussion and writing, students will become familiar with important themes and methodologies of fiction. Students will learn to identify and analyze authors’ particular uses of the traditional elements of fiction (structure, setting, point of view, etc.) to develop plot and character.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 2367; minimum grade of “C”        Lab fee: $5.00

ENGL 2265 Writing Fiction (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course introduces students to the art and craft of writing fiction. Emphasis is on the student’s own work; however, students will also be required to study the works and writing processes of established writers, male and female, traditional and nontraditional, ancient and modern, and from diverse cultures. Students will keep a writer’s journal, respond critically to the works of other students, create and revise a final long work (or combination of shorter works) of at least 4,000 words by the end of the term. In addition, students will be required to participate in a public reading of their work at least once during the term. Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1100; minimum grade of “C”   
Lab fee: $5.00

ENGL 2266 Writing Poetry (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course introduces students to the art and craft of writing poetry. Emphasis is on the student’s own work; however, students will also be required to study the works, writing processes, critical commentary on, and oral delivery of established poets, male and female, traditional and nontraditional, ancient and modern, and from diverse cultures. Students will keep a writer’s journal, respond critically to the works of other students, and create and revise a chapbook of 8-10 finished poems (12-20) pages by the end of the semester. Students will present selected poems from the chapbook at a public reading. Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 2210; minimum grade of “C” or ENGL 2260; minimum grade of “C”         Lab fee: $5.00

ENGL 2268 Writing Creative Nonfiction (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course introduces students to the art and craft of writing creative nonfiction (feature writing, travel writing, memoirs, personal profiles, biographies, public relations, etc.). Emphasis is on the student’s own work; however, students will also be required to study the works, writing processes, critical commentary on, and oral delivery of established nonfiction writers, male and female, traditional and nontraditional, ancient and modern, and from diverse cultures. Students will keep a writer’s journal, respond critically to the works of other students, create and revise a complete longer work (or a combination of shorter pieces) of at least 3,000-4,000 words by the end of the semester. Students will present a public reading of their work during the semester.
Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1100; minimum grade of “C”        Lab fee: $5.00

ENGL 2270 Introduction to Folklore (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course looks at 1) oral folklore, e.g., folk music, proverbs, myths, legends, folktales; 2) customary folklore, e.g., superstitions, folk religion, folk festivals, folk customs; and 3) material and folk traditions, e.g., carving, quilting, architecture food ways, and costumes. Activities include fieldwork, reading and writing assignments, group work and a special project.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 2367; minimum grade of “C”        Lab fee: $5.00

ENGL 2274 Introduction to Non-Western Literature (SP, SU)

3 credits
This course introduces students to selected classic and modern literature of the non-Western world, including Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. Through several literary approaches, students will gain an understanding of the authors, the periods, and the cultures they represent and the various ways they have handled literary themes.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 2367; minimum grade of “C”        Lab fee: $5.00

ENGL 2276 Women in Literature (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course will explore the history and literature by and about women. The course uses a comparative approach to see how women have worked within the genres of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. Discussions will consider the literature from the perspectives of gender, history, politics, and culture. Writing assignments will include response journals, documented critical papers, and essay exams.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 2367; minimum grade of “C”        Lab fee: $5.00

ENGL 2280 The English Bible As Literature (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course offers a literary approach to the Bible in English. Students read, in a modern English translation, much of the Old Testament and the New Testament, as well as parts of the Apocrypha. This is not a course in religion. The approach is literary, historical and cultural. The Bible is read as an anthology of writings composed, compiled, translated and edited over several centuries, by many individuals, and as a book that has had an enormous effect on our culture, art and civilization.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 2367; minimum grade of “C”        Lab fee: $5.00

ENGL 2281 African-American Literature (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course is a survey of African-American Literature from 18th century beginnings to the present. It includes a study of slave narratives, folklore, drama, poetry and short fiction. Activities may include reading and writing assignments, oral presentations, special performances, guest speakers and field trips.
Lecture: 3 hours.
Prerequisite: ENGL 2367; minimum grade of “C”        Lab fee: $5.00

ENGL 2290 U.S. Literature I (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course will examine the works of major writers in U.S. literature from the pre-colonial period to 1865 with attention to revision of the canon. Genres include essays, short fiction, drama, poetry and the novel. This course will consider works from literary, social, historical, and philosophical perspectives. Course activities include reading, class discussion and writing assignments.
Lecture: 3 hours.
Prerequisite: ENGL 2367; minimum grade of “C”        Lab fee: $5.00

ENGL 2291 U.S. Literature II (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course examines the works of major writers in U.S. literature from 1865, the end of the Civil War, to the present with attention to revision of the canon. Genres include essays, fiction, drama, poetry, and the novel. This course will consider works from literary, social, historical, and philosophical perspectives. Course activities include reading, class discussion and writing assignments.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 2367; minimum grade of “C”        Lab fee: $5.00

ENGL 2367 Composition II (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
ENGL 2367 is an intermediate composition course that extends and refines skills in expository and argumentative writing, critical reading, and critical thinking. This course also refines skills in researching a topic, documenting sources, and working collaboratively. Course reading and writing assignments are organized around the diversity of those who comprise the identities.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1100; minimum grade of “C”        Lab fee: $5.00

ENGL 2567 Composition II: Writing about Gender and Identity (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
ENGL 2567 is an intermediate composition course that extends and refines skills in expository and argumentative writing, critical reading, and critical thinking. This course also refines skills in researching a topic, documenting sources, and working collaboratively.  Course reading and writing assignments may be thematically organized. This course focuses on issues of gender and identity.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1100; minimum grade of “C”        Lab fee: $5.00

ENGL 2667 Composition II: American Working Class Identity (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
ENGL 2667 is an intermediate composition course that extends and refines skills in expository and argumentative writing, critical reading, and critical thinking.  This course also refines skills in researching a topic, documenting sources, and working collaboratively.  Course reading and writing assignments may be thematically organized. This course focuses on the American working-class identity.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1100; minimum grade of “C”        Lab fee: $5.00

ENGL 2767 Composition II: Writing about Science and Technology (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
ENGL 2767, Writing about Science and Technology, is an intermediate composition course that extends and refines skills in expository and argumentative writing, critical reading, and critical thinking. This course also refines skills in researching a topic, documenting sources, and working collaboratively. Course reading and writing assignments will be thematically organized to focus on science and technology in American culture. Students learn the conventions of the professional and academic discourse in the science through the use of formatting and documentation guidelines from the Council of Science Editors (CSE). Through reading and writing, this course covers issues of race, class, and ethics in American society that influence and shape science and technology. Students will enhance their communication skills and content mastery with writing assignments and oral presentation that engage course material within the STEM disciplines.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1100; minimum grade of “C”        Lab fee: $5.00

ENGL 2994 SPT: English (On Demand)

3 credits
This course offers special topics in English language or literature designed to meet specific needs.