Credit Courses

2015-2016 Catalog (Courses updated for 2016-2017)

English (ENG)

ENG* E003 Foundations of Reading

Provides students with essential reading skills such as decoding skills, phonetic and structural analysis skills, vocabulary development and reading comprehension in order to provide students with a basic reading foundation.

This course will not satisfy graduation requirements.

Prerequisite: Placement test score
  • Credits: 3

ENG* E013 Writing Foundations of English

A practical application of grammar by intensive practice in writing short passages to achieve competence in writing grammatically sound sentences and paragraphs. This course also is an introduction to the writing process by practical application of pre-writing, drafting, and revising techniques to writing short passages.

This course will not satisfy graduation requirements. ENG* E003 or ENG* E092 may be taken concurrently.

Prerequisite: Placement test score
  • Credits: 3

ENG* E043 Writing: Paragraph to Essay

A comprehensive study of the paragraph as a unit of composition, emphasizing organization of ideas, specific methods of development, and elements of style. The subject matter will include the grammar and syntax of sentence patterns, punctuation, and the mechanics of formal college writing. Frequent writing assignments both in and out of class will be conducted in a workshop manner.

This course will not satisfy graduation requirements.

Prerequisite: Placement test score or "C" in ENG* E013. Prerequisite or parallel: DS E099
  • Credits: 3

ENG* E073 Academic Reading

Provides students with advanced work in reading skills (literal meaning, inference, critical thinking, and interpretation and evaluation) along with vocabulary development (dictionary and library skills) in preparation for general college studies. Prepares students for college-level reading in a variety of subjects.

This course will not satisfy graduation requirements. ENG* E013, ENG* E043 or ENG* E101 may be taken concurrently.

Prerequisite: Placement test score or "C" in ENG* E003. Prerequisite or parallel: DS E099
  • Credits: 3

ENG* E092 Introduction to College Reading

This course prepares students for the reading demands in ENG*101 and other college-level courses by integrating reading and critical thinking. Students will focus on understanding, reporting on, reacting to, and analyzing the ideas of others. Texts will serve as models and sources for students to refine their reading skills. Students will learn and practice specific college-level skills through critical reading, class discussions, lectures, group presentations, or workshops. This course does not satisfy an English requirement or an elective in any degree program, nor do its credits count toward graduation. ENG* E094 must be taken concurrently if student places into ENG* E092 and ENG* E094.

Prerequisite: Placement test score or successful completion of transitional program in reading
Prerequisite Or Parallel: DS E099 or FS E100
  • Credits: 3

ENG* E092I Introduction to College Reading INTENSIVE

This course prepares students for the reading demands in ENG*101 and other college-level courses by integrating reading and critical thinking. Students will focus on understanding, reporting on, reacting to, and analyzing the ideas of others. Texts will serve as models and sources for students to refine their reading skills. Students will learn and practice specific college-level skills through critical reading, class discussions, lectures, group presentations, or workshops. This course does not satisfy an English requirement or an elective in any degree program, nor do its credits count toward graduation. ENG* E094 or ENG* E094i must be taken concurrently if student places into ENG* E092i and ENG* E094 or ENG* E094i.

Prerequisite: Placement test score
  • Credits: 6

ENG* E093 Introduction to College Reading and Writing

This course will provide students with advanced work in reading skills (literal meaning, inference, critical thinking, interpretation and evaluation) and writing skills (organization of ideas, specific methods of development, elements of style, and writing process) in preparation for college level reading and writing in a variety of subjects. The course focuses on reading and writing as processes and explores the natural link between careful reading and good writing. The course will prepare students for college level reading and writing in a variety of subjects. Students who pass this class with a grade of ?C? or better satisfy any requirement for ENG 043 and ENG 073. This course will not satisfy graduation requirements.

Prequisite or Parallel: Placement into course by Accuplacer scores of 78-87 on sentence skills and 83-93 on Reading Comprehension and DS 099.Parallel: DS 099
  • Credits: 3

ENG* E094 Introduction to College Writing

This course prepares students for the writing demands in ENG*101 and other college-level courses by integrating writing and critical thinking. Student writing will focus on understanding, reporting on, reacting to, and analyzing the ideas of others. Texts will serve as models and sources for students to refine their skills in exposition, interpretation, and argumentation. Students will learn and practice specific college-level skills through writing, class discussions, lectures, group presentations, or workshops. This course does not satisfy an English requirement or an elective in any degree program, nor do its credits count toward graduation. ENG* 092 must be taken concurrently if student places into ENG* E092 and ENG* E094.

Prerequisite: Placement test score or successful completion of transitional program in writing
Prerequisite or Parallel: DS 099 or FS100
  • Credits: 3

ENG* E094I Introduction to College Writing INTENSIVE

This course prepares students for the writing demands in ENG* E101 and other college-level courses by integrating writing and critical thinking. Student writing will focus on understanding, reporting on, reacting to, and analyzing the ideas of others. Texts will serve as models and sources for students to refine their skills in exposition, interpretation, and argumentation. Students will learn and practice specific college-level skills through writing, class discussions, lectures, group presentations, or workshops. This course does not satisfy an English requirement or an elective in any degree program, nor do its credits count toward graduation. ENG* E092 or ENG* E092i must be taken concurrently if student places into ENG* E094i and ENG* E092 or ENG* E092i.

Prerequisite: Placement test score
  • Credits: 6

ENG* E101 Composition

The study of skills necessary for effective written communication. The course includes analyses of outstanding non-fiction prose works. The principles of rhetoric and logic are also applied in frequent writing assignments.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on placement examination OR passing BOTH courses in one of the following course sets with a grade of C or higher: [ENG 043 and ENG 073] OR [ENG 092 and ENG 094]
  • Credits: 3

ENG* E101W English Composition Workshop

This workshop provides support for the material covered in ENG*101, and is to be taken in conjunction with the corresponding section of ENG*101. The workshop focuses on further examination of and development of strong sentence, paragraph and essay structures necessary for college level writing. The close reading of texts will model effective writing, and students will make heavy use of the writing process and peer workshopping to develop their ENG*101 assignments.
Prerequisite: Appropriate score on placement examination.
  • Credits: 3

ENG* E102 Literature & Composition

A continuation of ENG* E101, including analyses of works of fiction, poetry, and drama to introduce techniques such as irony, satire, point of view, and figurative uses of language. Assignments encourage analytical reading and writing. The course also focuses on research techniques to be applied to a documented paper.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or higher in ENG* E101
  • Credits: 3

ENG* E213 Poetry

This course examines the nature and variety of poetry to foster competence and pleasure in the reading, understanding and evaluation of poems as works of art. The course focuses on how poems work, examining elements critical to poetry, such as imagery, figurative language, symbol, diction, voice, rhythm, rhyme and structure. Elements of form, such as the employment of open, closed and traditional forms, may also be included. Close examination of poems will foster an understanding of both the historical context of some particular poems and of how understanding poetic techniques adds to the delight of reading and understanding poetry, thereby giving students the confidence and competence to approach more advanced levels of reading literature, whether formally or informally. Students will engage in the close reading and analysis of a wide range of poems written in the English language, and possibly some poems in translation from other languages. Students will be called upon to employ their skills in close reading, analysis and research in their writing assignments.

Prerequisite: ENG* E102
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: H

ENG* E214 Drama

This course is an exploration of the genre of drama as a literary form. Each dramatic piece, both tragedies and comedies, will be read and analyzed structurally, thematically, historically, and artistically. Works by classic playwrights as well as major figures from the great ages of drama are included.
Prerequisite: ENG* E102
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: H

ENG* E221 American Literature I

Close reading of selected major works of American Literature from colonial times to the close of the nineteenth century. Emphasis will be placed upon the social and cultural implications of the works as well as upon their relevance to our own time. Major concentration will be on such writers as Poe, Hawthorne, Emerson, Thoreau, Melville, Whitman, Crane, James, Twain, and Dickinson.
Prerequisite: ENG* E102
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: H

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