English

  • ENG 0190 Essential Reading Skills

    Students will obtain the basic reading skills needed to begin working toward their educational objectives. Topics include word recognition skill work, vocabulary development, and the mastery of basic comprehension patterns in reading. Grading is credit/fail. Successful completion of ENG 0190 is equivalent to earning a 70 on the reading portion of the Accuplacer placement test. Prerequisite: admission by placement score. Master Course Syllabus

  • ENG 0410 Develop Reading Versatility

    Students will develop more versatile reading and study skills such as greater speed and comprehension of varied reading materials, improved retention of subject matter, skimming, and scanning of textbooks and magazine articles, improved vocabulary and word recognition, and greater enjoyment and understanding of literature. Prerequisite: admission by placement score: Accuplacer 57-79. Master Course Syllabus

  • ENG 0430 Essential Writing Skills

    Students will develop the skills to write effective, organized standard written English. Emphasis will be on clarity and correctness, particularly in accomplishing the sort of short in-class writing tasks required of college students. Prerequisite: admission by placement score: Accuplacer Writeplacer 0-3 or Writeplacer score of 4 and reading score below 70. Master Course Syllabus

  • ENG 0500 Composition I Workshop

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  • ENG 0701 College Reading and Writing

    Students will engage in integrated reading and writing activities and will think explicitly about how to approach texts in a college setting. Students will employ strategies to improve reading comprehension, analytical abilities, and facility with academic and non-academic writing. Finally, students will learn to see both reading and writing as recursive processes that they control. This course integrates Essential Reading Skills (ENG 0190) and Essential Writing Skills (ENG 0430). No requisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • ENG 1510 English Composition I

    Students will develop skills in critical reading, rhetorical analysis, and argument. Students will read rhetorically and critically, and will analyze a variety of texts on current, inter-disciplinary topics. The course focuses on writing for specific audiences and purposes with an emphasis on academic composing. As such, students will develop skills that prepare them for academic and professional writing as they practice recursive writing processes and learn to enter conversations through informed and effective academic expression. Prerequisite: admission by successful completion of ENG 0430 or placement score: Accuplacer Writeplacer 4-6; Accuplacer reading 70+. Students who have not met the minimum College Level Reading score (Accuplacer 80+) must be coregistered for ENG 0410. Master Course Syllabus

  • ENG 1530 English Composition II

    Students will learn to write precise, clear, substantial, and logical essays. They will develop critical thinking and writing skills required in higher education, employment, and life. Students will also learn to conduct research and write a research paper. Prerequisite: admission by successful completion of ENG 1510 or placement score: Accuplacer Writeplacer 7 or 8. Students must meet the minimum College Level Reading score (Accuplacer 80+). Master Course Syllabus

  • ENG 1540 Writing About Literature

    Students will explore multicultural literatures (novels, short stories, poems, and plays) that speak to issues of identity with regard to race, class, gender, sexual identity, ability, language, and so on. In doing this, students will further develop research skills while being introduced to critical reading approaches such as feminist, reader response, postmodern, and psychoanalytic criticism. This "Writing in the Discipline" course serves as both an introduction to literature as well as an opportunity to refine reading and writing skills developed in this composition sequence. Prerequisite: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • ENG 2010 English Internship

    Students receive on-the-job experience consisting of 135 hours of supervised activity in a local business or industry. Students work in conjunction with a faculty mentor and a supervisor at the job site. All guidelines in the original college internship policy will be followed. Prerequisite: at least a 2.0 GPA and either sophomore standing or one semester completion in an appropriate certificate program. Master Course Syllabus

  • ENG 2510 World Lit - Enlightenment

    Students will read, discuss, and analyze some of the most enduring and important works of literature up to the 17th century. Prerequisites: ENG 1530. J occasionally; C occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

  • ENG 2520 World Lit since Enlightenment

    Students will read, discuss, and analyze some of the most enduring and important works of literature from the 17th century to modern times. Prerequisites: ENG 1530. J occasionally; C occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

  • ENG 2540 Creative Writing

    Students will develop and practice creative written expression. Emphasis on poetry or prose may vary with instructors, but primary attention is placed on the development of a student's writing style. Prerequisites: ENG 1530. J fall, spring; C occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

  • ENG 2550 American Lit before Civil War

    Students will study key works of early American literature (pre-1865) in their literary, cultural, and historical contexts. Students will be asked to explore what "American" means and what major ideas were at work to create a cultural definition for that term. In addition to studying the traditional texts of authors such as Hawthorne, Whitman, Fuller, Emerson, Bradstreet, Franklin, Bradford, etc., students will be exposed to literature outside of the New England canon including Native Americans, French and Spanish colonizers, and African slaves. Prerequisites: ENG 1530. J occasionally; C occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

  • ENG 2560 American Lit since Civil War

    Students will study key works of American literature from 1865 to the present as well major literary movements such as regionalism, naturalism, realism, modernism and beyond. American writing will be approached in both historical and artistic context. In addition to studying texts of major authors such as Twain, James, Chopin, Chestnutt, London, Cather, Faulkner, Frost, Sandburg, Ginsberg and O'Connor, as well as contemporary authors including Morrison, Silko, Erdrich, Kingston, and Updike, students will study other works that focus on the rich diversity of voices and styles of American literature. Prerequisites: ENG 1530. J occasionally; C occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

  • ENG 2580 The Modern Novel

    Students will discuss and analyze some of the great novels in the period from 1900 to the present day. Students will learn to understand the novel as a separate genre and recognize the characteristics distinguishing the modern novel from earlier fiction. Prerequisites: ENG 1530. J occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

  • ENG 2590 Science Fiction

    Students will read and discuss a variety of important and typical works by major authors in the historical development of science fiction from its remotest beginnings to the present. Students will gain the understanding of relationships with other literature, with science, with society, and from the viewpoints of both reader and writer. Prerequisites: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • ENG 2610 Brit Lit through Shakespeare

    Students will read, discuss, and write about ideas prompted by the British literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Prerequisites: ENG 1530. J occasionally; C occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

  • ENG 2620 Brit Lit since Shakespeare

    Students will read, discuss, and write about ideas prompted by the British literature post Shakespeare up through the 20th century. Prerequisite: ENG 1530. J occasionally; C occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

  • ENG 2650 Award Winning Young Adult Lit

    Students will discuss and prepare to teach a wide variety of young adult literature in various cultural settings as they examine the defining components of the adolescent experience. This course will be of particular interest to students majoring in secondary education as well as those students who enjoy reading young adult literature as the class is a study of the variety of texts written for and about adolescents. Students will read and discuss a range of assigned and self selected award-winning books. Prerequisite: ENG 1530. J spring. Master Course Syllabus

  • ENG 2660 Literature Goes to Hell

    Students will examine various works of literature, art, and music which include the Underworld, Hades, Hell, and the devil. These motifs are examined in a way that refers to the cultures and time periods from which they sprang. These are discussed as literary themes, not necessarily as religious ones. Prerequisite: ENG 1530. J occasionally, C occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

  • ENG 2730 World Mythology

    Students will gain a background in the classical mythology of various cultures. Students will study creation myths and the stories of the major heroes, gods, and goddesses. Students may learn about applications of myth in modern works of literature, arts, and music. Prerequisite: ENG 1530. J occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

  • ENG 2740 Newswriting and Editing

    Students will practice most forms of journalism found in newspapers, magazines, and broadcasting studios. Emphasis is on the individual student's writing. Prerequisite: ENG 1530. J fall; Online occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

  • ENG 2830 Shakespeare

    Students will be introduced to the work and times of Shakespeare. The play's the thing and will be the main focus of the course, yet films, recordings, and class readings may be used as aids in appreciating and visualizing the plays. Selected comedies, tragedies, romances, and sonnets are read and discussed. Prerequisite: ENG 1530. J occasionally; C occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

  • ENG 2840 Film Study and Appreciation

    Students will learn the film as a world art form and social document, focusing attention on major areas of film, such as history, criticism, and visual literacy. Students explore a range of film productions from silent films to current releases and examine various approaches to film criticism. Prerequisite ENG 1530. J spring. Master Course Syllabus

  • ENG 2850 Literature of the Bible

    Students will read Old and New Testament selections and will discuss their various interpretations. Some historical background is provided, but emphasis will be on the archetypal figures and themes which have greatly influenced much of our imaginative literature. Prerequisite: ENG 1530. J occasionally; C occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

  • ENG 2870 The Romance of Arthur

    Students will trace the historical and literary roots of the legend of King Arthur. Readings, films, and discussions center on the evolution of Arthur and notable features of his world: Avalon, Camelot, Merlin, Morgan Le Fay, Guinevere, Lancelot, Gawaine, and Mordred. In poems, chronicles, tales, and romances, major Arthurian images and themes will be examined, such as courtly love, chivalry, the sword of power, the Round Table, the Fisher King, and the Holy Grail. Among several works, the course examines the bardic traditions of the Brythonic Celt as well as the romance cycles of Chretien de Troyes and Sir Thomas Malory. Prerequisites: ENG 1530. C occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

  • ENG 2890 Advanced Prose Writing

    Communications program students and others who have satisfied the prerequisites will experience a more advanced program of reading and writing. Students will read, discuss, and write about issues of culture raised by contemporary authors of nonfiction, and they will develop their stylistic options for a variety of rhetorical contexts. Prerequisites: ENG 1530. J spring; C occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

  • ENG 7002 Reading Refresher I

    Students will learn reading and study skills in this five week refresher course. At its conclusion, students may be better prepared for college level reading requirements. At the completion, students will be re-tested using Accuplacer to determine their reading qualifications. Master Course Syllabus

  • ENG 7003 Reading Refresher II

    Students will learn in this ten week course a continuation of versatile reading and study skills started in coursework from Reading Refresher I. Master Course Syllabus

  • ENG 8507 The Gothic Novel

    This course will trace the history of gothic literature starting with Horace Walpole's 1764 novel, The Castle of Otranto through today's horror literature, including works by Anne Rice and Stephen King. Significant attention will be focused on the influence of the gothic novel in literature of the Romantic Age, Victorian Age, and Modern periods of literature. Besides literature, this course will also explore the gothic influences on architecture, art, film, and popular culture. Prerequisite: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • ENG 8512 Comic Books&The Graphic Novel

    Students will explore the evolution, subject matters, forms, and conventions of stories told using images and text. Emphasis will be placed on their literary form. Specific genre arcs and time periods will be explored in relation to the contemporary culture that helped shape them. Prerequisite: ENG 1530. J fall. Master Course Syllabus