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Course Descriptions


English

 
Class Number
Description
English N50
Introduction to Written Communication

Unit(s): 3

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.
Prerequisite: Qualifying profile from English placement process.Qualifying profile from English placement process.

Introduction to written communication including autobiographical, journal and summary writing, and responding to essays. Basic grammar and punctuation. Not applicable to associate degree. Students may be referred to the Learning Center.

English N60
Basics of Effective writing​

Unit(s): 3
Class Hours: 64 Lecture. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in English N50 or qualifying profile from English placement process.

Sentence structure and paragraph writing including reading-based modeling and integrated study skills. Not applicable to associate degree.  Students may be referred to the Learning Center.

​English 061
Introduction to Composition

Unit(s): 3
Class Hours: 64 Lecture. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in English N60 or qualifying profile from English placement process.

Expository paragraph writing emphasizing various methods including argumentation. Practice in refining sentence skills and grammar.  Students may be referred to the Learning Center. 

English 101
Freshman Composition

Unit(s): 4
Class Hours: 64 Lecture total.
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in English 061 or EMLS 112 or ACE 116 or qualifying profile from English placement process.

Expository and argumentative essays and the research paper. Special interest sections described in schedule of classes.  Students may be referred to the Learning Center.

​English 101H
Honors Freshman Composition

Unit(s): 4
Class Hours: 64 Lecture total.
Prerequisite: A high school or college GPA of 3.0 or above and a grade of C or better in English 061/EMLS 112 or ACE 116 or qualifying profile from English placement process.

An enriched exposure to expository and argumentative essays and the research paper, requiring in-depth analysis of issues and substantive treatment of student selected topics.

​English 102
Literature and Composition

Unit(s): 4
Class Hours: 64 Lecture total.
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in English 101 or English 101H.

A second semester course in composition and literature that uses literature to develop critical thinking skills with extensive readings selected from the four major genres.

​English 102H
Honors Literature and Composition

Unit(s): 4
Class Hours: 64 Lecture total.
Prerequisite: A high school or college GPA of 3.0 or above and a grade of C or better in English 101 or 101H.

An enriched approach designed for honors students. A second semester course in composition and literature that uses literature to develop critical thinking skills with extensive readings selected from the four major genres.

​English 103
Critical Thinking and Writing

Unit(s): 4
Class Hours: 64 Lecture total. Prerequisite: English 101 or 101H with a grade of C or better.

This course focuses on developing critical thinking, reading, and writing skills by studying established argumentative methods and models and applying them to contemporary issues. Emphasis will be on logical reasoning and analytical and argumentative skills necessary for critical writing.

​English 103H
Honors Critical Thinking and Writing

Unit(s): 4
Class Hours: 64 Lecture total.
Prerequisite: A high school or college GPA of 3.0 or above and a grade of C or better in English 101 or 101H.

Enriched and intensive exploration of historical and contemporary issues. Application of critical thinking, writing and reading skills to established argumentative methods and models through student initiated discussion and problem solving in a seminar setting.

For a summary of the English Degree requirements, go here.


 


 

English for Multilingual Students  (EMLS)
 
​Class Number
Description
EMLS 055
Writing, Grammar, and Reading I​

Unit(s): 4
Class Hours: 96 Lecture, 4 Learning Center hours. Prerequisite: Qualifying profile from EMLS placement process.

Sentence-level writing for multilingual students who can speak English but often make grammar mistakes when writing. Narrative paragraphs and journal writing. Revision and editing. Basic grammar including verb tenses and modals. Critical reading.  4 Learning Center hours are required.

​EMLS 107
Writing, Grammar, and Reading II

Unit(s): 4
Class Hours: 96 Lecture, 4 Learning Center hours. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EMLS 055 or qualifying profile from EMLS placement process.

Sentence and paragraph level writing for multilingual students who can speak English but often make grammar mistakes when writing. Narrative and descriptive paragraphs. Revision and editing. Review of basic grammar. Practice with sentence variety. Critical reading. 4 Learning Center hours are required.

​EMLS 109
Writing, Grammar, and Reading III

Unit(s): 4
Class Hours: 96 Lecture, 4 Learning Center hours. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EMLS 107 or qualifying profile from EMLS placement process.

Paragraph-level writing for multilingual students who speak English but often make grammar mistakes when they write. Narrative, descriptive and expository paragraph practice. Revision and editing. Complex grammar structures. Critical reading.  4 Learning Center hours are required.

​EMLS 110
Introduction to the Essay

Unit(s): 3
Class Hours: 64 Lecture, 4 Learning Center hours. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EMLS 109 or qualifying profile from EMLS placement process.

Introductory writing course for multilingual students who speak English fluently but make multiple grammar errors when writing. Composition course progresses from paragraph to essay, emphasizing basic expository modes, grammar review, critical reading, and revision and editing techniques. 4 Learning Center hours are required.

​EMLS 112
Advanced Composition

Unit(s): 3
Class Hours: 64 Lecture, 4 Learning Center hours. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EMLS 110 or qualifying profile from EMLS placement process.

Advanced level writing course for multilingual students who are fluent in conversational English but make multiple grammar errors when writing. Emphasis is on complex expository modes, grammatical accuracy in writing, grammar review, research methods, critical reading skills, and revision and editing techniques. 4 Learning Center hours are required. 

  For a summary of the EMLS program and requirements, go here.
 


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