English Transfer Major

Curriculum Sequence

Fall Semester I Course Title Credit
SDV-108 THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE 1
ENG-105 COMPOSITION I 3
LIT-101 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE 3
PSY-111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
BIO-105 INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY 4
DRA-101 INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE 3
TOTAL 17
Spring Semester I Course Title Credit
ENG-106 COMPOSITION II 3
LIT-150 WORLD LITERATURE I 3
MAT-156 STATISTICS 3
SOC-110 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3
LIT-121 AMERICAN SHORT STORY 3
TOTAL 15
Fall Semester II Course Title Credit
SPC-112 PUBLIC SPEAKING 3
LIT-151 WORLD LITERATURE II 3
ENG-221 CREATIVE WRITING 3
ART-203 ART HISTORY I 3
HIS-152 US HISTORY SINCE 1877 3
TOTAL 15
Spring Semester II Course Title Credit
LIT-209 FORMS OF LITERATURE: FILM ADAPTATION 3
ENV-111 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 4
HUM-145 LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY 3
HIS-211 MODERN ASIAN HISTORY 3
TOTAL 13

SDV-108 - THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

Lecture: 1

Credit: 1

This course is designed to empower new students to successfully transition to college. Students will learn academic success skills, strategies for personal development and exploration, college culture and expectations, and how to access college resources and services.

ENG-105 - COMPOSITION I

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A study of the principles of writing. Emphasis on rhetoric, mechanics, and development of expository patterns: narration, description illustration, comparison/contrast, classification, process, and cause/effect. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisites: Meet minimum placement test score requirement.

LIT-101 - INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Designed to promote an appreciation of excellence in literature through illustrative types of short fiction, poetry, and drama. Emphasis is placed on the reader's interpretive skills in examining an author's craft, intent, and format.

PSY-111 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A basic course in the understanding of behavior, designed to give the student a scientific background in the fundamental problems and techniques covered in the field of psychology.

BIO-105 - INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Lab: 2

Credit: 4

Introductory Biology is a lecture and lab course designed for non-science majors or as a refresher course of those wishing to take higher-level biology courses. Topics include chemistry of life, molecular and cellular biology, genetics, evolution, plant, animal, and fungi classification, and ecology.

DRA-101 - INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Orientation to the theatre, including a study of dramatic structure through selected play readings and through research in the basic theories of theatre.

ENG-106 - COMPOSITION II

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A continuation of study of the principles of writing begun in ENG-105. Emphasis is placed on persuasive writing, critical analysis, and the MLA research paper. Time will also be spent exploring print and electronic research sources and learning effective research strategies. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisite: ENG-105 with a grade of C- or better.

LIT-150 - WORLD LITERATURE I

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A survey of important works of literature from the ancient world through the Renaissance. This will include selections of prose, poetry, and drama that represent the spirit of the times in which they were written.

MAT-156 - STATISTICS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is an applied course in statistics, designed to introduce students to some of the concepts, symbols, procedures, and vocabulary used in the field of statistics. Topics covered in this course include: organizing and graphing data, descriptive statistics, probability, various distributions, the sampling distribution of the mean, estimating a population mean, confidence intervals, inferential statistics (hypothesis testing), comparing two population parameters, analysis of variance, correlation, simple linear and multiple regression, contingency tables, and nonparametric statistics, (time permitting). Prerequisites: MAT-092 or MAT-099 with a minimum grade of C- or meets minimum placement testing requirements.

SOC-110 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An analysis of social organization (or the social order). This course deals with the nature of sociology as a science, the original nature of man, the socialization of the individual, the development of groups and group behavior, the nature of culture and culture patterns, the organization of institutions, the nature of social order, the organization of human stratification and examination of major social processes. Special emphasis is placed upon the American cultural patterns.

LIT-121 - AMERICAN SHORT STORY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A survey of the American short story from Edgar Allen Poe to the present.

SPC-112 - PUBLIC SPEAKING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course examines both the theoretical and practical basis of speech communication, particularly public speaking. Emphasis is on speech preparation, organization, support, delivery, and audience analysis.

LIT-151 - WORLD LITERATURE II

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A survey of important works of literature from the Renaissance to the present. This wiII include selections of prose, poetry, and drama that represent the spirit of the times in which they were written.

ENG-221 - CREATIVE WRITING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Instruction and practice in multiple genres of creative writing. Students study the art, craft, and discipline of creative writing by reading, discussing, and critiquing the work of prominent writers; by experimenting with various writing methods and techniques; and by reading, discussing, and critiquing student work. Instruction, practice, and workshops will address elements of creative writing such as content, structure, form, and style in particular and multiple genres. This course may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours. Prerequisite: ENG-105 with a grade of C- or better.

ART-203 - ART HISTORY I

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A survey of art history from prehistory to the Renaissance. Both period style and personal styles will be compared to the lifestyles of the period. Emphasis will be on artists and artforms of Western cultures. Class work will consist of discussion of art using slides, prints and field trips.

HIS-152 - US HISTORY SINCE 1877

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A survey of American social, political, economic and intellectual developments since 1877.

LIT-209 - FORMS OF LITERATURE: FILM ADAPTATION

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Focuses on the relationship between literary works (fiction, drama, nonfiction, poetry or graphic literature) and their adaptations to film. Students explore the adaptation of literature to film; how the elements of plot, character, setting, point of view, symbol, and theme are adapted or altered from literature to film; and how film adaptations influence our understanding of both literature and film. Prerequisite: C- or above in ENG-105.

ENV-111 - ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Lecture: 3

Lab: 2

Credit: 4

An interdisciplinary approach to the problems of the environment. An examination and evaluation will be made of man’s impact on the environment. Specific topics that may be covered include, but are not limited to: population issues, atmospheric issues, water issues, energy issues, resource issues, wildlife issues, and food issues. 

HUM-145 - LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is an introduction to sociolinguistics exploring the relationship between social and linguistic behavior. Analyzes factors influencing the choice of sounds, grammatical elements, and vocabulary; it codes the social function of a language. Focuses on the history of the language, various dialects, jargon, slang and differences between male and female language.

HIS-211 - MODERN ASIAN HISTORY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An introduction to the three dominant societies of modern Asia: China, Japan and India. Emphasis will be given to the transformation of cultural, economic, intellectual and social patterns brought about by the military power and economic demands of contemporary Western societies.

Charles Burm - Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5230

Email: cburm@scciowa.edu
AS, Monroe Community College
BS, State University of New York at Brockport
MFA, New York University

Chad Menke - Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5164

Email: cmenke@scciowa.edu
AA, Southeastern Community College
BA, Iowa Wesleyan College
MA, Western Illinois University

Jodi Cook - Professor, (319) 524-3221 ext. 1950

Email: jcook@scciowa.edu
AA, Southeastern Community College
BA, Western Illinois University
MA, Western Illinois University

Susan Reid - Instructor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5221

Email: sreid@scciowa.edu
BA, Iowa Wesleyan College
MA, Western Illinois University

Sara Beth Tyler - Instructor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 1949

Email: sbtyler@scciowa.edu
AS, Jackson State Community College
BA, University of Memphis
MA, University of Memphis

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