Liberal Arts > English

General Information

  • Name: Intro to Language & Literary Expression
  • Division: Liberal Arts
  • Discipline: English
  • Units (Credits): 3.00

I. Catalog Course Description

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


II: Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course the students should be able to:

  • Subject matter mastery: gaining factual knowledge (the history of the English language; terminology; changing language issues); learning fundamental principles, generalizations, and theories (language as a unique achievement of the human mind; language and the writing process; language and culture).
  • Development of general skills: developing skill in expressing oneself orally or in writing (through writing essays, engaging in class discussions, and presenting oral reports); learning how to find and use resources (by selecting and obtaining a book for the oral presentation, and using other materials in preparation for the oral report); learning to analyze and critically evaluate ideas, arguments and points of view both from the textbook and in the classroom.
  • Personal Development: gaining a broader understanding and appreciation for the English language in a world-wide context; acquiring an interest in learning more by asking questions and seeking answers to support life-long learning.

III: Course Linkage

This course addresses the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Mission by ensuring that successful students:

  • Are able to demonstrate college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
  • Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Can engage in meaningful self assessments and work effectively with others.
  • Utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
  • Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
  • Develop and improve their creative abilities.
  • Appreciate the need for continuing education and lifelong learning.
  • Will succeed at transfer institutions.

Scheduled ENG-282 classes:

Fall 2019

There are currently no ENG-282 classes scheduled for this term.