Academic Catalog

English Classes

Basic Reading & Writing

Item Number
ENG 091
Credits
5

(Formerly ENG 082) Introduces and develops basic reading and writing skills. Focus is on writing proper sentences and sound paragraphs that express a main idea clearly and fully with a minimum of errors in sentence structure, punctuation and spelling. Coursework emphasizes writing from observation as well as writing in response to reading. Helps refine reading comprehension and increase vocabulary for college-level reading requirements. 

 

Prerequisites

Appropriate Accuplacer reading/writing combined score of 228 or equivalent.

Speaking and Listening for ESL Students in Prof-Tech Programs

Item Number
ENG 092
Credits
5

This course works with non-native speakers to improve their speaking. Idioms, pronunciation and clarity of spoken English will be demonstrated and practiced. Vocabulary for different situations will be discussed and used. Students will practice many levels of both personal and professional conversation. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ENG 094 and instructor’s approval.

Advanced Reading & Writing

Item Number
ENG 094
Credits
5

Enhances writing ability with emphasis on organization, unity, coherence and adequate development of short essays. Introduction to various types of paragraphs and essays and review of the rules and conventions of standard written English. Both paper and electronic communication tools will be used. 

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Prerequisites

Appropriate Accuplacer reading/writing combined score of 245 or equivalent or successful completion of ENG 091.

Composition: Argumentation & Research

Item Number
ENG 102
Credits
5

Continues to develop student writing skills practiced in ENGL& 101 with an emphasis on writing research papers and writing argumentative/persuasive essays. Through lecture, discussion, research, collaboration, reading and writing, students will become familiar with the types of reasoning and other classical elements of argument.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ENGL& 101.

Business Writing

Item Number
ENG 104
Credits
5

Review structure, content and usage as applied to business correspondence. Emphasis will be placed on writing clear, effective written communication, including memoranda, email, letters, resumes and feasibility reports. Students will compile a portfolio. Course requires researching and documenting data using electronic databases and the Internet. 

Prerequisites

Appropriate Accuplacer reading/writing combined score of 277 or equivalent or successful completion of ENG 094.

English Composition I

Item Number
ENGL& 101
Credits
5

Utilize the writing process to write clearly with consideration of audience, purpose, and tone, using standard grammar and punctuation conventions along with common discourse modes and patterns of organization. Read and process sources using independent and critical thinking skills, following established conventions for incorporating and documenting sources in writing.

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Prerequisites

Accuplacer reading/writing combined score of 277 or equivalent or successful completion of ENG 094.

Technical Writing

Item Number
ENGL& 235
Credits
5

Focuses on technical writing skills and projects for industry and professions. Strong emphasis will be placed on principles of good writing and research techniques. Students will use appropriate technology and research to prepare letters, resumes, reports, proposals, newsletters, specifications, and other writing tasks typically required in a technical work setting. Discovery and knowledge of workplace ethics and guidelines as they pertain to writing will be researched, discussed, and used to enhance research. Requires use of technology including, but not limited to, computers, printers, and scanners. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ENGL& 101.

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