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ENGLISH (ENG)

ENG029 - Basic Writing Skills Credits: 3
A basic review of grammar is coupled with intensive practice in sentence recog­nition and development (patterns). Clear communication in everyday situations is included. Grammar and communication skills are combined with the ultimate goal of writing short paragraphs. This course does not apply toward graduation.

ENG030 - Fundamentals of Writing Credits: 3
Through practice in the fundamental concepts of writing, this course emphasizes paragraph development techniques, sentence structure, mechanics and usage of language. Students prepare paragraphs leading to complete essays in terms of descriptive, narrative and expositive writing. Classwork may include conferencing, collaborative and individual writing, revising and editing of papers, reading and discussion. Students must complete the course and a mandatory writing test given at the end of the semester successfully. This course prepares the student for ENG101 Composition I, but does not apply toward graduation.

Prerequisites: Placement by exam or ENG 029 with a 'C' grade or higher.

ENG100 - Effective Writing Skills Credits: 1
This course provides the necessary skills and selected approaches to English grammar as it applies to required college writing for students who are in need of further development of using Standard English.

Along with English 101, this course provides a review of grammar, punctuation, and usage skills as well as spelling hints. To develop further writing capabilities for academics and careers seeking the demand for English skills competency.

Co requisites: ENG-101

ENG101 - English Composition Credits: 3
Principles of rhetoric, grammar and usage; the development of vocabulary and extensive use of selected reading materials are stressed as fundamentals in the writing of themes as well as extended papers. Students will be required to take a writing competency exam as part of the course.

Prerequisite: Placement by exam or ENG 030 with a 'C' or higher grade.

ENG102 - Advanced Composition: Contemporary Issues Credits: 3
Students will develop writing, research, and critical thinking skills through diverse reading assignments, writing assignments, and class discussion in this writing intensive course. The methods of the academic processes of inquiry, argument, and persuasion will be discussed and employed, culminating in an extended paper employing multiple patterns, such as cause/effect and analogy, utilizing secondary sources. Critical thinking and writing skills to be achieved by students reading and discussing cultural/contemporary issues/articles as the basis for the argumentative/persuasive process. Students will support their analyses and assert their conclusions through the use of argumentative methodology/terminology and careful and well-documented research, using Modern Language Association (MLA) citation methods.

Pre requisites: ENG-101

ENG104 - Advanced Composition: Writing About Literature Credits: 3
Students will develop writing, research, and critical thinking skills through diverse reading assignments, writing assignments, and class discussion in this writing intensive course. The methods of the academic processes of inquiry, argument, and persuasion will be discussed and employed, culminating in an extended paper employing multiple patterns, such as cause/effect and analogy, utilizing secondary sources. Critical thinking and writing skills to be achieved by students reading and discussing literary works/articles as the basis for the argumentative/persuasive process. Students will support their analyses and assert their conclusions through the use of argumentative methodology/terminology and careful and well-documented research, using Modern Language Association (MLA) citation methods.

Pre requisites: ENG-101

ENG120 - Critical Analysis of Literature Credits: 3
Through intertextuality students will read and respond to a text in writing, fo­cusing on critical and divergent thinking over increasingly difficult materials. On­going conversations with texts are stressed to aid students in forming connections within and across works and recognizing archetypal story lines generating insight­ful student writing. Texts will be defined broadly to include works of fiction and nonfiction prose and/or poetry. Analysis, synthesis, and evaluation questioning skills will aid students in developing larger ideas of cultural conversations through a variety of reading assignments.

Prerequisite: ENG 101.

ENG200 - The English Language and Its Grammar Credits: 3
This course focuses on the basic elements of standard English grammar, syntax, and sentence structure, and emphasizes the parts of speech, syntactical relationships, punctuation, coherence, and style in writing. Included are the uses of active and passive voice, as well as the fundamentals of diagramming - from the traditional Reed-Kellogg method to the contemporary use of tree diagrams, for a better understanding of the complexities of the written and spoken word. This course will help students improve their comprehension and knowledge of standard formal grammar and assist their efforts to become more effective and better writers. This course would be of interest not only to English, education, journalism, and technical writing students, but also anyone who wishes to improve his/her editing and proofreading abilities.

ENG221 - Literature of the Western World I Credits: 3
The reading, study, and discussion of masterpieces of literature from ancient Classics, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. Particular attention is paid, but not restricted, to major historical periods, important literary artists, the development of various genres, and philosophical movements. This is a writing intensive course.

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 104.

ENG222 - Literature of the Western World II Credits: 3
The reading, study, and discussion of masterpieces of literature from the Neo­classical, Romantic, Realistic, Naturalistic and Modern periods. Particular at­tention is paid, but not restricted, to major historical periods; important literary artists, the development of various genres, such as the short story and novel; and philosophical movements. This is a writing intensive course.

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 104.

ENG223 - American Literature I Credits: 3
Includes the work of major authors from the seventeenth through mid-nineteenth centuries; teaching in American literary history and supplementary reading in the American novel are also assigned; works that are read and discussed are considered for their inherent worth and for their significance to the evolving na­tional culture. This is a writing intensive course.

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 104.

ENG224 - American Literature II Credits: 3
Begins with poetry of Whitman and concludes with works of writers who were active prior to World War II; collateral readings in plays and novels, the writing of extended papers and readings in literary history are also required. This is a writing intensive course.

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 104.

ENG225 - British Literature I Credits: 3
Includes reading and discussion of representative authors and works from the Old English period to the end of the 18th century; reading in literary history may be assigned; attention is paid to the development of various literary and historical characteristics in the different periods of British literature. This is a writing intensive course.

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 104.

ENG226 - British Literature II Credits: 3
Begins with a study of the Romantic Period and continues through a consider­ation of contemporary British writers; collateral readings in plays and novels may be required; attention is focused on the development of various literary and his­torical characteristics in the different periods of British literature. This is a writing intensive course.

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 104.

ENG227 - Shakespeare Credits: 3
This class offers a reading of plays so selected as to be representative of the major phases of Shakespeare's career and to the genre in which he worked. Students will have the opportunity to examine his poetry, plays, and the performances of plays, and criticisms of Shakespeare's work in this writing intensive course.

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 104.

ENG229 - The Short Story Credits: 3
Traces the development of the short story in 19th and 20th century European and American literature. Acquaints students with bibliographical and critical sources related to the short story. Representative selections read; short critical papers written.

ENG233 - Poetry Credits: 3
This writing intensive course is a study of poetry representing a variety of forms and periods by way of in-depth analysis and interpretation. For better understanding and study, students apply literary terminology to explicate poetry. In addition, students will support their analysis and assert their conclusions through careful and well-documented research using Modern Language Association (MLA) citation methods.

Prerequisites: ENG 102 or ENG 104.

ENG242 - Modern Drama Credits: 3
This course will include discussion of contemporary theatre as well as se­lected classical plays. Attendance at amateur and professional theatre produc­tions will supplement the readings. Participation in various dramatic exercises will be encouraged.

ENG251 - Creative Writing Credits: 3
Open to students who have demonstrated their capacity and interest in writing. Students will study the different forms of creative writing, particularly poetry and short fiction for style and theme, in order to produce their own individual works. Through the class, students will create a portfolio of original works of poetry and fiction pieces. The process of publishing personal writing is discussed, and students who wish may undertake original work for possible publication in a student­sponsored project.

Prerequisites: ENG 102 or ENG 104.

ENG261 - Technical Communications Credits: 3
Technical Communications provides the student with experience in preparing and drafting documents particular to most business settings. The course examines the differences in style from prose or academic settings to the workplace. Students will experience completion of projects in both individual and collaborative formats using word processing and presentation software. These assignments provide the opportunity to practice writing and communication skills.

Prerequisite: ENG 101.