Credit Courses

(ENG) English

Note: Initial selection of an English composition course is determined by results of college skills placement testing. Applicability of credits for courses below the 100 level toward degree requirements is limited. Consult an academic advisor.

ENG 023 - Introduction to College Composition I (4 credits)
First-level developmental course designed to help students write 400- to 650-word essays on topics in various academic disciplines. Students are guided in developing a writing process that improves essay development, coherence, grammar, and punctuation. Prepares students for Introduction to College Composition II, a second-level foundation course. 4 lecture hours
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ENG 024 - Introduction to College Composition II (4 credits)
Prerequisite: ENG 023 or placement test
Second-level developmental course. Students write 400- to 750 word essays about concepts in various academic disciplines. Focus is on developing a writing process that helps student writers to form positions and analyze and evaluate their own and other writers' ideas. Students also improve their sentence and essay structure, tone, and overall coherence. 4 lecture hours
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ENG 033 - Introduction to College Reading I (4 credits)
Prerequisite: placement test
Intended to help students become better readers and thinkers who take ownership of their learning. Students read, analyze, discuss, and write on the material presented in the course. Introduction to intermediate college-level readings (both fiction and non-fiction) builds comprehension and study skills to succeed in college-level courses. 4 lecture hours
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ENG 034 - Introduction to College Reading II (4 credits)
Prerequisite: ENG 033 or placement test
Intended to help students become better readers and thinkers who take ownership of their learning. Exposed to the beginning principles of critical reading and thinking, students analyze text to identify facts, fallacies, claims, premises, and arguments. Students are expected to take notes, improve vocabulary, and independently interpret text. 4 lecture hours
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General Education course Communication
ENG 101 - English Composition I (3 credits)
Prerequisite: placement test or minimum C grade in ENG 024 and ENG 034
College-level composition course designed to assist students in writing 750- to 1500-word essays on topics in various academic disciplines. Focuses on development and support of ideas, essay structure, critical thinking, analysis of readings, and other aspects of writing. Students are introduced to research techniques and documentation. 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Communication
ENG 102 - English Composition II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a minimum C grade
Second-level composition course designed to assist students in writing 1500- to 3000-word essays, including a formally documented research paper. Readings introduce students to literature and the analysis of concepts, language, and formal elements. 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Communication
ENG 112 - English Composition II with Speech (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a minimum C grade
A variation on standard ENG 102, differing with its focus on the interpretation, analysis and creation of a broad spectrum of workplace documents rather than on literature. Construction of a lengthy, well-supported research paper and accompanying PowerPoint presentation is central. Speech component is fulfilled through multiple in-class presentations. 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Humanities
ENG 201 - Introduction to Literature: Drama (3 credits)
Prerequisite: minimum C grade in ENG 102 or divisional permission
Examines the evolution of staged presentations from religious ritual to secular theater, covering works from the classical Greek period to the present day. Focuses on Elizabethan theater, Restoration comedy, 19th century realism, and contemporary theater. [Spring offering - alternate semesters] 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Humanities
ENG 202 - Introduction to Literature: Novel (3 credits)
Prerequisite: minimum C grade in ENG 102 or divisional permission
Study of novels from various periods selected for their intrinsic value and as representative types of fiction. [Spring offering] 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Humanities / Diversity and Global Perspective
ENG 203 - World Literature I (3 credits)
Prerequisite: minimum C grade in ENG 102 or divisional permission
A survey of important literary works from cultures around the world dating from ancient times through the 17th century. [Fall offering] 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Humanities / Diversity and Global Perspective
ENG 204 - World Literature II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: minimum C grade in ENG 102 or divisional permission
A survey of important literary works from cultures around the world from the 17th century through the present day. [Spring offering] 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Humanities
ENG 205 - American Literature I (3 credits)
Prerequisite: minimum C grade in ENG 102 or divisional permission
Introduction to and selective study of authors representing the enduring traditions and styles of American literature from the Puritan period through the Civil War. [Fall offering] 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Humanities
ENG 206 - American Literature II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: minimum C grade in ENG 102 or divisional permission
Survey of American literature from 1865 to the present, including authors whose work represents the traditions and styles of American literature. Short stories, novels, poetry, and essays cover topics such as regionalism, realism, naturalism, modernism, and postmodernism. [Spring offering] 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Humanities
ENG 208 - Modern American Novel (3 credits)
Prerequisite: minimum C grade in ENG 102 or divisional permission
Traces the triumph of prose Realism over Naturalism and the recurrent forms and techniques of the contemporary novel in the American idiom. Emphasizes the novel as the dominant modern American literary art form, as a social document, and as a portrait of time and place. [Fall offering] 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Humanities
ENG 211 - Shakespeare (3 credits)
Prerequisite: minimum C grade in ENG 102 or divisional permission
A survey of Shakespeare's tragedies, comedies, and histories -- a body of work whose characters, themes, and language influence and permeate literature worldwide, and is essential to cultural literacy. [occasional offering] 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Humanities
ENG 212 - Introduction to Literature: Poetry (3 credits)
Prerequisite: minimum C grade in ENG 102 or divisional permission
Explores poetry as imagery, figurative language, allusion, tone, rhythm, meter, rhyme and stanza form. Students read major English and American poetry as well as verse from a variety of cultures to provide background for reading poems more incisively. [Fall offering - alternate semesters] 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Humanities / Diversity and Global Perspective
ENG 213 - African American Literature (3 credits)
Prerequisite: minimum C grade in ENG 102 or divisional permission
A survey of literary works by writers of the African Diaspora produced in the Americas from the 18th century to the present. Proceeds chronologically, starting with African-born producers of the literature, oral and written, continuing with the folk tradition, moving through the slave narratives, the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement and ending with contemporary works and the immigrant experiences. [Spring offering] 3 lecture hours
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ENG 215 - Creative Writing I (3 credits)
Prerequisite: minimum C grade in ENG 102 or divisional permission
Develops writing skills in various genres, such as fiction, poetry, and essay. Recognized models in literary modes are analyzed for craftsmanship. Through workshop framework, students benefit from peer and instructor criticism and are encouraged to find individual voice under instructor guidance. [Not a Literature elective.] 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Humanities
ENG 216 - Literature Into Film (3 credits)
Prerequisite: minimum C grade in ENG 102 or divisional permission
Focuses on the marriage of two art forms -- literature and film -- and pays particular attention to how the medium affects the writer and the writer the medium. Examines selected novels, short stories, plays, essays and/or memoirs as original works and as each evolves into film. [Fall and Spring offering] 3 lecture hours
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ENG 218 - Creative Writing II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: minimum C grade in ENG 102 or divisional permission
Promotes continuing development of creative writing skills; analyzes recognized models by major modern writers. Through workshop framework, peers and instructor critique student work. Students are encouraged to hone their writing voices under instructor guidance. [Not a Literature elective.] 3 lecture hours
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ENG 220 - Science Fiction Literature (3 credits)
Prerequisite: minimum C grade in ENG 102 or divisional permission
Explores science fiction through a study of genre elements and the challenges these genres present. By examining a diverse selection of speculative literature, participants better appreciate and interpret such works and how they both reflect and change our culture. [Spring offering] 3 lecture hours

General Education course Humanities / Diversity and Global Perspective
ENG 221 - Women in Literature (3 credits)
Prerequisite: minimum C grade in ENG 102 or divisional permission
A discussion-based course that explores literature by women writers. Texts cover a variety of authors and genres as well as themes, issues and theories concerning the production of gender in literary works. Further develops the literary analysis and academic writing skills acquired in ENG 102. [Fall offering] 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Diversity and Global Perspective
ENG 222 - Children's Literature (3 credits)
Prerequisite: minimum C grade in ENG 102 or divisional permission
Critical evaluation of the various genres of literature written for children. Examines ancient folk tales like Aesop's Fables, modern picture books such as those by Maurice Sendak, and classic fiction such as the masterpieces of Lewis Carroll and Mark Twain. [Fall and Spring offering] 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Humanities
ENG 227 - English Literature I (3 credits)
Prerequisite: minimum C grade in ENG 102 or divisional permission
Survey of representative English literature from the Middle English period through the Neoclassical period. Particular attention to the works of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Donne, Dryden and Pope. [Fall offering - alternate semesters] 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Humanities
ENG 228 - English Literature II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: minimum C grade in ENG 102 or divisional permission
Survey of representative English literature from the Romantic and Victorian periods up to the present. [Spring offering - alternate semesters] 3 lecture hours
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ENG 231 - The Literature of AIDS: Confronting Catastrophe (3 credits)
Prerequisite: minimum C grade in ENG 102 or divisional permission
Close readings of the stories and poems emerging from AIDS-affected writers, with widely representative writing emphasizing the work of gay authors. Examines divergent responses to the widespread societal denial of AIDS. [occasional offering] 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Diversity and Global Perspective
ENG 232 - Post-Colonial Women Writers (3 credits)
Prerequisite: minimum C grade in ENG 102 or divisional permission
Examines works written in English by women of color in Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Australia. Explores contributions of the writer to the body of modern world literature -- poetry, fiction, drama -- along with aspects of the writers' politics and the social milieus that form their work. [occasional offering] 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Humanities
ENG 238 - American History and Literature (3 credits)
Prerequisite: minimum C grade in ENG 102 or divisional permission
[also offered as HIS 238] An interdisciplinary examination of American literature and society with special emphasis on contemporary perspectives and the historical context in which texts were written. Focuses on American history and literature since 1865, covering such topics as gender, race, ethnicity and immigration, social class, the West, war, and popular culture. [occasional offering] 3 lecture hours
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ENG 239 - Literature of War and Conflict (3 credits)
Prerequisite: minimum C grade in ENG 102 or divisional permission
Surveys literary responses to war and conflict with particular focus on the psychological effects of warfare. Examines multiple genres, cultures, eras, and viewpoints, but primary focus may rest on a particular era or conflict. May include texts by Homer, Sun Tzu, Stephen Ambrose, Oppenheimer, Hemingway, Tim O'Brien, and Elie Wiesel. [occasional offering] 3 lecture hours
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ENG 256 - Fantasy Literature (3 credits)
Prerequisite: minimum C grade in ENG 102 or divisional permission
Explores fantasy literature through a study of genre elements and the challenge this genre presents to readers of mainstream literature. By examining works written in and translated to English, participants better appreciate and interpret such works and how they represent an increasingly important sub-section of literary expression. [Fall offering] 3 lecture hours
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