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ENGL 80
Critical Thinking In College and Life (10)

Students improve their critical and creative thinking skills to become successful in college. Students learn strategies for reading, writing, problem-solving, self-assessment, and navigating college systems in the context of their educational goals and life interests.

ENGL 89
Learning Studio (1-3)

Students work on level-appropriate assignments to develop vocabulary, study strategies, and/or reading comprehension using The Writing & Learning Studio resources. Possible topics: memory, note-taking, learning from textbooks, English word study, critical reading skills. For students in all disciplines. 20 hours attendance for each credit. Prerequisite: Non-native English speakers must be above ESL Level 4.

ENGL 90
Reading and Writing In The Academic Subjects (5)

Students develop abilities for successful reading, writing and learning in college. They learn how knowledge and information are organized in college and how to improve achievement across disciplines. Students explore academic/career goals. Usually offered in conjunction with Study Skills 100 for a total of 10 credits. Student option grading.

ENGL 98
Writing Studio (1-3)

Students work on level-appropriate writing activities for academic professional, or personal enhancement using The Writing & Learning Studio resources. Possible activities: essays, research papers, resumes, personal statements, grammar, spelling, punctuation. Useful for students in all disciplines. Each credit requires 20 hours attendance. Prerequisite: Non-native English speakers must be above ESL Level 4.

ENGL 99
Analytical Reading and Writing (5)

Students develop analytical reading, writing, and thinking skills necessary for writing college-level essays. Student option grading.

ENGL& 101
English Composition I (5)

Students write essays that display focus, organization, appropriate style, and technical control. They develop skills in critical thinking and close reading of texts and respond in writing and discussion to assigned topics.

ENGL& 102
Composition II: Reasoning/Research/Writing (5)

Students write research essays on various topics. Using both traditional and new information technologies, they develop skills as researchers, critical thinkers and writers of documented analysis and argumentation. Student option grading.

ENGL 110
Reading and Writing Strategies (2)

To support success in ENGL&101, students participate in practice sessions focused on reading and writing process, reflection, and information literacy. Students engage with ENGL&101 assignments in a supportive and collaborative environment. Student option grading.

ENGL& 111
Introduction to Literature (5)

Students explore poetry, fiction, non-fiction and drama representing multiple perspectives of the human experience. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 099 or EAP 099 with 2.0 or higher, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGL& 112
Introduction to Fiction (5)

Students explore techniques of fiction and analyze fictional genres, including short stories and novels from various cultures and time periods, representing multiple perspectives of the human experience. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 099 or EAP 099 with 2.0 or higher, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGL& 113
Introduction to Poetry (5)

Students explore the mystery, magic and music of poetry. Readings focus on poets in English but may include works in translation from other times and cultures. Students examine the forms, styles and themes of poetry, keeping in mind that a poem is always greater than the sum of its parts. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 099 or EAP 099, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGL 154
Great Works of Asian Literature (5)

Students explore classic literature of Asian countries such as China, Japan, India, Vietnam & Korea. They will examine how the literature and sense of beauty in each country are influenced by Asian thought: Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism and Hinduism. Texts may include fiction, plays, film and poetry. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 099 or EAP 099, or placement into ENGL& 101.

ENGL 200
Survey of World Literature (5)

Students read a sample of fiction, poetry, drama and other genres from around the world. Students explore the features of these different forms, the role of culture and history in shaping the literature of various nations and various cultures' distinct conceptions of literature. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 099 or EAP 099 with 2.0 or higher, or placement into ENGL& 101.

ENGL 207
Introduction to Irish Literature (5)

Students explore Irish culture through myth, fiction, poetry, and plays. Includes works written in English and translated from Gaelic. Periods may include Celtic, medieval, colonial, Irish Renaissance, and contemporary. Authors range from Nobel winners like Yeats, Joyce, and Heaney to regional authors such as Morrisey and Kavanagh. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 099 or EAP 099 or placement into ENGL& 101.

ENGL& 220
Introduction to Shakespeare (5)

Students explore Shakespeare's plays and sonnets for their unforgettable characters, brilliant language and timeless themes. Readings and film viewings may include Hamlet, Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Henry V, and The Tempest. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 099 or EAP 099 or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGL& 226
British Literature I (5)

Students explore English literature from the Middle Ages to the 17th century and how it reflects and shapes literary, political, historical, and cultural developments. Students will examine a variety of texts, genres, and perspectives. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 099 or EAP 099 or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGL& 227
British Literature II (5)

Students explore English literature from the 17th century to the late 18th century and how it reflects and shapes literary, political, historical, and cultural developments. Students will examine a variety of texts, genres, and perspectives. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 099 or EAP 099, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGL& 228
British Literature III (5)

Students explore English literature from the 19th to the 20th century and how it reflects and shapes literary, political, historical, and cultural developments. Students will examine a variety of texts, genres and perspectives. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 099 or EAP 099, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGL 229
Gothic Literature (5)

Students explore how Gothic literature challenges conventional views through horror, the irrational, & the supernatural & examines how this literature expresses political, social, and cultural fears. They also trace the genre's transformations through three centuries of British & American literature and film. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 099 or EAP 099, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGL& 230
Technical Report Writing (3)

Students learn the fundamental principles and practices of effective technical writing in business, non-profit and/or government environments. Writing includes reports, letters, resumes, progress reports, brochures, technical reports, newsletters, executive summaries, surveys, and project documentation. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 or equivalent with instructor permission. Student option grading.

ENGL& 244
American Literature I (5)

Students explore American literature thematically and examine how it reflects and shapes literary, political, historical, and cultural developments. Each course will focus on a particular theme. Possible themes are: protest, war, the Harlem Renaissance, immigration, or American Dreams. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 099 or EAP 099, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGL& 245
American Literature II (5)

Students explore how literature in a particular time period reflects and shapes literary movements and political, historical, and cultural developments. Each course may focus on a different time period. Possible timelines are: Colonial to 19th-century; 19th-century; 20th-century and 21st-century. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 099 or EAP 099, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGL& 246
American Literature III (5)

Students explore American literature through a particular genre or literary movement and examine how it reflects and shapes cultural, political, and historical developments. Genres and movements might include one of the following: Modernism, science fiction, protest literature, Beat poets, or LGBT literature. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 099 or EAP 099, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGL 247
African American Literature (5)

Students study African-American literature in its social, political, historical and cultural context. We will explore how the literature reflects experiences unique to African-Americans while presenting characters, settings, themes and experiences shared by all: heartbreak, joy, fear, loss, love and death. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 099 or EAP 099, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGL 248
Modern American Women Writers (5)

This course examines how modern women writers explore, express, & construct identity and experience through literature. Read literature from multiple perspectives and cultures in the U.S. Authors may include Hurston, Erdrich, Lahiri, Lorde, Morrison, Ozick, Tan, Viramontes, Wharton and Yamamoto. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 099 or EAP 099, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGL 257
Literature of Latin America (5)

Students explore the literature of several Latin American countries through various genres and time periods, with emphasis upon this literature's immense and enduring global popularity since the latter 20th Century. Authors may include Marquez, Borges, Neruda, Cortazar, Fuentes, and Allende. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 099 or EAP 099, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGL 265
Experiential Learning Portfolio Design (3)

Students design portfolios containing essays, resumes, letters of request, and documentation for Credit for Prior Experiential Learning requests. Students gain knowledge of adult learning strategies and skills. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL& 101, BTWRT 215, or ENGL& 101 challenge test.

ENGL 271
Beginning Poetry Writing I (5)

ENGL 271 introduces students to the pleasure craft of writing poetry. Students read poems in a variety of styles and voices, as well as texts on poetic theory. In addition, students write their own poems, bearing in mind Robert Frost's remark that 'a poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.' Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL& 101 or equivalent with instructor permission. Student option grading.

ENGL 272
Beginning Poetry Writing II (5)

Students expand their verse-writing skills by further exploring such poetic techniques as traditional or 'closed' form, free verse, syllabics and the prose poem. Students learn how to read their poems aloud, how to get the most out of workshop and how to format and submit manuscripts for publication. Prerequisite: ENGL 271 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

ENGL 276
Advanced Expository Writing (5)

Students build on skills from earlier writing courses and expand their strategies for composing effective non-fiction prose. Writing forms may include argumentation, genre, research, discipline specific, and interdisciplinary. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101, or equivalent with instructor permission. Student option grading.

ENGL 279
Writing for New Media (5)

Students write for various purposes in electronic media such as websites, social networking forums, video games, blogs, wikis, webisodes, and others. Students explore organization, style, differences among media, audience analysis, writing for a multimedia environment, and collaborative writing. Specific content varies. Basic familiarity with computers, the Internet, and word-processing software. Prerequisite: ENGL 099 or EAP 099 or placement into ENGL& 101, or writing portfolio with instructor permission. Student option grading.

ENGL 281
Beginning Short Story Writing I (5)

Students will explore and write short fiction using plot, character, atmosphere, point of view, symbolism, metaphor, and theme. Using various narrative strategies, they will write and workshop various fictional pieces. They will identify the strengths and limitations of various storytelling media. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGL 282
Beginning Short Story Writing II (5)

Continues the work of ENGL 281: Students explore and write short fiction using plot, character, atmosphere, point of view, symbolism, metaphor, and theme. Using various narrative strategies, they write and workshop various fictional pieces. They identify the strengths and limitations of various storytelling media. Prerequisite: ENGL 281. Student option grading.

ENGL 287
European Lit: Masterpieces of Greece and Rome (5)

Exploring how these works shaped their own cultures and exert a powerful influence upon later cultures, students read the myths, poems, comedies and tragedies of ancient Greece and Rome. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 099 or EAP 099 with 2.0 or higher, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGL 288
European Lit: Medieval Through Enlightment (5)

Students read works from The Medieval Era through The Age of Enlightenment, considering various genres and countries. Artists may include Dante, Boccaccio, Cervantes, Machiavelli, Goethe, and Voltaire. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 099 or EAP 099, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGL 289
European Lit: Modern to Contemporary (5)

Students read works from 19th-Century through present-day European literature, considering various genres and countries. Authors may include Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Kafka, Camus, Ibsen, Collette, Checkov, and Calvino. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 099 or EAP 099, or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

ENGL 292
Special Topics In English (2)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in English.

ENGL 293
Special Topics In English (3)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in English.

ENGL 294
Special Topics In English (4)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in English.

ENGL 295
Special Topics In English (5)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in English.

ENGL 297
Individual Project In English (1)

Individual project in a specific area of English. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience.

ENGL 298
Individual Project In English (2)

Individual project in a specific area of English. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience.

ENGL 299
Individual Project In English (3)

Individual project in a specific area of English. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience.