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2017-2018 Academic Catalog: Course Descriptions - English

ENGL 0700 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE I (COMPOSITION)
This course takes students from paragraph writing and revising through an introduction to rhetorical models. The focus is on sentence writing, including topic sentences, grammar review, idiomatic expression, and usage. (4 credits) fall, spring
Prerequisite: 0700 placement

ENGL 0800 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE II (LITERATURE & COMPOSITION)
This course is a continuation of ENGL0700. Students will read literature as the basis of continuing development of English comprehension skills and write expository essays. The course will also introduce students to the research process and implementing MLA style documentation.  (4 credits) fall, spring
Prerequisite: 0700 placement and ENGL0700; OR 0800 placement

ENGL 0850 ESL LEARNING CIRCLE
This English language skills course is designed to provide additional support to non-native speakers based on their final grade in ENGL080. It will continue building on learned rhetorical modes while focusing on sentence and paragraph structure. Students will analyze content and grammar errors to improve fluency. (1 credit) fall, spring, summer
Prerequisite: ENGL0800; Required for ENGL0800 grade of C- or lower.

ENGL 0900 ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS
This course promotes foundational English language skills and writing practice, through which students may upgrade their readiness for college-level study through intensive reading, writing, speaking and listening practice.  (4 credits) fall
Prerequisite: 0900 placement

ENGL 1050 ENGLISH COMPOSITION (CPCE)
A short review of English basics is provided. Emphasis is on writing coherent paragraphs and short essays, basic rhetorical strategies and techniques of rewriting and editing. (3 credits)
Prerequisite: 4 units of high school English.

ENGL 1100 ENGLISH I
An introduction to college-level academic writing and research. Instruction focuses on critical reading and analysis, composing and revising strategies, writing for varied rhetorical purposes, critical thinking, information literacy, and writing from sources. (4 credits) fall, spring, summer
Prerequisite: 1100 placement; OR 0900 placement and ENGL0900; OR 0800 placement and ENGL0800; OR 0700 placement and ENGL0700 and ENGL0800 with a grade of C or higher; OR 0700 placement and ENGL0700 and ENGL0800 with a grade of C- or lower and ENGL0850

ENGL 2050 LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION
This course introduces students to the study of literature and literary themes in the genres of short story, poetry, drama, and novel. While the emphasis is on critical reading and thinking, the course also encourages the continued development of effective writing skills through frequent writing assignments. (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENGL1050

ENGL 2200 ENGLISH II
A sequel to English I (ENGL1100) in which students will continue to develop their writing and research skills and will study for Western cultural movements the Enlightenment, Romanticism, Modernism, and Postmodernism which will provide them with the cultural and historical framework necessary for beginning their humanities and social science electives. Students will explore these movements through the critical reading of a range of texts, including fiction, poetry, drama, philosophy, political theory, cultural history and theory, aesthetic criticism and theory, and the personal essay. (4 credits) fall, spring, summer
Prerequisite: ENGL1100; OR 0900 placement and ENGL0900 and ENGL1100; OR 0800 placement and ENGL0800 and ENGL1100