Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

Course Descriptions

English (ENG)

Liberal Arts Division

ENG 080: Diagnostic/Prescriptive Reading

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Focuses on reading improvement through individual diagnostic procedures, identifies reading problems, prescribes and implements remediation procedures.

ENG 090: Basic Writing I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Provides instruction in basic English skills including grammar, parts of speech, agreement, syntax, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure. Focuses on a variety of sentence patterns and types. Provides extensive practice in grammar and usage. Grading: pass/fail.

ENG 095: Basic Writing II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Provides instruction in basic writing skills including sentence patterns and basic paragraph development. Provides review of grammar, mechanics, punctuation, spelling, and word usage. Some sections of the course may be offered through computer-assisted instruction. Grading: Pass/Fail.

ENG 098: Basic Writing III

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: appropriate score on WNC placement examination or equivalent examination

Helps students improve their writing for school or on the job. Offers practice in sentence, paragraph and short essay writing with attention to grammar, sentence structure and punctuation. The student will learn how to combine sentences and paragraphs to communicate clearly and effectively. Grading: pass/fail.

ENG 099: Basic Writing Strategies

Prerequisites: none

Provides instruction in basic English skills including sentence patterns and basic paragraph development. Provides review of grammar, mechanics, punctuation, spelling, and work usage. Offers practice in sentence, paragraph, and short essay writing with attention to grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation.

ENG 100: Composition - Enhanced

Units (Credits): 5; Prerequisites: ENG 095 or appropriate score on WNC placement exam or equivalent examination

Offers an intensive reading and writing course focusing on writing the expository and argumentative essay. Emphasizes revising and editing essays for development, coherence, style, and correctness as well as on investigative, reasoning, and organizational skills necessary to create successful research papers. Provides extra assistance in English writing skills, grammar, sentence structure, usage, and punctuation.

ENG 101: Composition I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites or Corequisites: ENG 098, ENG 099 - ENG 098 with a grade of C- or better, or ENG 099 with a grade of C- or better, or appropriate score on WNC placement examination or equivalent examination

Studies expository writing with special attention to the modes, arrangement and style. Students learn to write essays that are unified, thorough, clear and convincing. Students read essays to augment critical reading skills. They learn the research, reasoning and organizational skills necessary for effective academic and research writing.

ENG 102: Composition II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 100, ENG 101

Continues the study of expository writing. Students read and analyze writing and discursive techniques of interpretation, argument, and research.

ENG 107: Technical Communications I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG99 with a grade of C- or higher or appropriate score on WNC placement examination or equivalent examinations.

Introductes expository methods with concentration on specific vocational writing forms, including memorandums, formal reports, manuals and proposals. Students will learn how adapt correct paragraph construction to suit the expectations of an occupational audience, in order to communicate clearly and effectively.

ENG 190: Science Fiction/Fantasy Literature

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the student to a variety of science fiction or fantasy literature with a focus on historical context and literary interpretation.

ENG 200: Novels Into Film

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Studies film and novels to examine the transformation in genre when novels are made into films. Students read novels and view films based on those novels to examine the impact of each form upon the audience as well as to understand the differences between literary and film genre. Emphasizes critical reasoning and writing skills.

ENG 205: Introduction to Creative Writing

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Offers a beginning writers workshop in poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.

ENG 220: Writing Poetry

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102

Teaches poetry writing in a workshop setting. Lectures focus on different styles and forms of poetry. Discussion focuses on student writing with emphasis on providing positive, constructive criticism to motivate the student to develop new and better approaches to writing poetry.

ENG 221: Writing Fiction

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Teaches fiction writing in a workshop setting. Includes lectures and discussion of plot, character, style, and elements of fiction. Students are required to produce several works of short fiction.

ENG 222: Intermediate Fiction Writing

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 221 or consent of instructor

Continues the study and application of the elements of fiction in a constructive workshop setting.

ENG 223: Themes of Literature

Units (Credits): 3–6; Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Offers readings of short stories, poems, plays and novels on a theme selected by the instructor. Course could examine such a topic as the American myth of the frontier or study perceived differences between various multicultural perceptions and attitudes in Europe and the United States.

ENG 226: Memoir and Autobiography

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Offers a writing-intensive class which explores various approaches to writing memoirs, autobiography, family history, autobiography-based fiction, or other "life stories," incorporating the classic elements of the personal essay.

ENG 227: Advanced Memoir and Autobiography

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 226 or consent of instructor

Continues English 226. Students explore approaches to writing memoir, autobiography, family history, other "life stories," or "creative nonfiction," and are encouraged to choose the approach the best fits their individual needs. They also read selected works written by "masters" in the field, studying strategies employed. Combines lecture/discussion/writers' workshop format.

ENG 243: Introduction To The Short Story

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102

Read and analyze short story masterpieces. The short story is also considered as a form of literature.

ENG 250: Children's Literature

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Includes reading and discussing selected children's literature. Students examine the role of literature in various themes and genres.

ENG 252: Introduction to Drama

Units (Credits): 2–3; Prerequisites: ENG 102

ENG 261: Introduction to Poetry

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: ENG 102

Offers the elements of poetry, its basic types and forms, and the study of representative poets.

ENG 266: Popular Literature

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Studies various forms of popular writing, e.g., best-sellers, the western, science fiction, fantasy, the detective story.

ENG 267: Introduction to Women & Literature

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Studies women writers and their work and the ways in which women are portrayed in literature.

ENG 271: Introduction to Shakespeare

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Examines Shakespeare's principal plays read for their social interest and their literary excellence.

ENG 275: Contemporary Literature

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Studies selected contemporary writers for understanding and appreciation. Emphasizes British and American figures.

ENG 282: Introduction to Language & Literary Expression

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: ENG 102

Explores the forms and function of language with special application to literary study.

ENG 295: Directed Study in English

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: ENG 102

Allows students to pursue individual writing or research projects under the close supervision and guidance of the instructor.

ENG 297: Reading and Interpreting

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: ENG 101, ENG 102

Examines the methods for creating personal, critical responses to literature representing a range of time periods and genres. Within the framework of traditional and current critical approaches to literature, students will read works from a thematic and critical perspective.

ENG 299: Special Topics in English

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Includes short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. May be repeated for up to three units.



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