English Composition

ENG-013 - BASIC WRITING IN ENGLISH

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course provides group instruction in basic writing skills: practice in all stages of the writing process; developing the skills to write a variety of focused, developed, and organized sentences, paragraphs, and short essays; writing to communicate with the reader; proofreading for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors. Students in this course should not have previous or concurrent enrollment in Communication Skills, Composition I and/or II, Technical Writing, Business English, or Writing for the Workplace.

ENG-067 - COMPOSITION I LAB

Lecture: 0

Lab: 2

Credit: 1

A basic writing skills laboratory to assist selected students while they are enrolled in English Composition I. Graded on a Pass (P)/No Pass (Q) basis. Prerequisites: Meet minimum placement test score requirement or ENG-061 with a grade of C- or better.

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.

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.

ENG-110 - WRITING FOR THE WORKPLACE

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Writing for the Workplace prepares students for the various types of written communication required by professional employers. In this class, students learn how to write informal and formal documents and reports in the design and style of career-related communication with a focus on audience, purpose, subject, and genre and how they affect our writing choices. This course also includes a review of grammar and usage skills, as well as emphasizes effective language use in real-world applications.

ENG-111 - TECHNICAL WRITING (ONLINE)

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Studies the rhetorical techniques specifically oriented to industrial requirements. Applies expository patterns as incorporated within the report apparatus, including such specialized formats as process analysis, progress/ lab reports, feasibility study, and the proposal. Also includes correspondence and application of basic library research skills. Course designed to satisfy specified career program requirements. Prerequisites: Meet minimum placement test score requirement.

ENG-131 - BUSINESS ENGLISH

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course teaches the fundamentals of written communication with focus on the elements of effectively written business documents. The emphasis is on the development of writing skills through a) exercises in grammar, mechanics, usage, and spelling and b) application of these skills in a variety of written business documents. Prerequisites: Meet minimum placement test score requirement. No waivers.

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.

ENG-929 - INDIVIDUALIZED PROJECTS

Lecture: 1-3

Credit: 1-3

Extensive writing based on the interest and experience of the student. May receive 1 - 3 credits, based upon consultation with instructor. May be repeated for up to 4 credit hours.

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