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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.


 

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