Credit Courses

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

Humanities




COM* E101 Introduction to Mass Communications

Introduction to the main aspects of communications and how the mass media - newspapers, films, television, magazines, radio, and advertising - operate in our society. Material covered includes basic theories of mass communications, psychology of communications, development of mass media, and the interrelationships between the mass media and society, business, and government in defining issues and molding public opinion and attitudes.

Prerequisite or Parallel: ENG* E101
  • Credits: 3

COM* E116 Publications Workshop I

Practical experience in all aspects of writing, editing, managing, and designing through assignments on a variety of student-sponsored publications. Included will be work on the school newspaper, yearbook and literary magazine. This course uses computer word processing programs for the completion of assignments and production of publications.

Prerequisite or Parallel: ENG* E101
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: C

COM* E173 Public Speaking

Methods to improve effective speaking through study of pronunciation, diction, voice usage, and vocabulary. Through extemporaneous and other speeches, efforts will be made to improve confidence, organization of ideas, and effective deliver. Topics might include listening skills, control of nervousness, and the speaker's self-consciousness.

Prerequisite: ENG* E101
  • Credits: 3

COM* E201 Introduction to Public Relations

An overview of writing for public relations. Students will gain experience producing public relations materials such as news releases for print and broadcast media, newsletters, brochures, and materials for special events. The role of public relations planning and strategy will be discussed.
Prerequisite: ENG* E101
  • Credits: 3

COM* E216 Publications Workshop II

Designed to provide the student with broader publication experience and responsibility. These publications may include a school newspaper, a literary magazine, a yearbook, or other needed school publications. Students will learn such publication skills as feature writing, editorial writing, composition, layout, and sales. This course uses computer word processing programs for the completion of assignments and production of publications.

Prerequisite: COM* E116 or permission of the instructor
  • Credits: 3

COM* E222 Basic News Writing

Instruction and practice in developing news articles, including defining news, gathering information from credible sources, recognizing and writing in basic news story structure and styles, and making ethical choices as a reporter. Assignments are completed using computers. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement of the College, but it may not be used to satisfy the English requirement.
Prerequisite: ENG* E101
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: C

COM* E223 Feature and Magazine Writing

Review of basic information gathering, interviewing, and news writing techniques. Instruction and practice in feature reporting and writing, including in-depth and investigative features, opinion pieces, reviews, creative non-fiction, and writings for the online media. Assignments are completed using computers. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement of the College, but it may not be used to satisfy the English requirement.
Prerequisite: COM* E222 or permission of the instructor
  • 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* 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

ENG* E222 American Literature II

A study of the major works of American Literature from the close of the nineteenth century to the present. Particular attention is given to the social and cultural implications of the works of such writers as Frost, Fitzgerald, Eliot, Hemingway, Faulkner, O'Neill, Steinbeck, Williams, and Ellison.
Prerequisite: ENG* E102
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: H

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