Course Descriptions

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ENGL-099

Fundamentals for Writing

Credit(s): 3

This course provides writing instruction that focuses on fluency, development, organization, revision, and editing/proofreading. As a part of this course, students will practice reading actively and critically, engaging in dialogues with texts, drafting essays in a format appropriate to purpose and audience, and utilizing a process approach to writing.
Prerequisites: COMPASS E-Write 4, COMPASS Writing 18-58 ; ACT Writing 12-15; or SAT Writing 320-380

ENGL-099A

Fundamentals for Writing

Credit(s): 1

This course provides writing instruction that focuses on fluency, development, organization, revision, and editing/proofreading. As a part of this course, students will practice reading actively and critically, engaging in dialogues with texts, drafting essays in a format appropriate to purpose and audience, and utilizing a process approach to writing. ENGL-099A is the first credit of the three-credit course. Students who demonstrate high achievement will have the opportunity to complete English department assessments and a standardized placement test that could qualify them to move on early to ENGL-101. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: By permission of the English department chair or a minimum grade of C- in ENGL-045 or appropriate test scores: COMPASS E-Write <6, COMPASS Writing <68, ACT <18, or SAT Verbal <450

ENGL-099B

Fundamentals for Writing

Credit(s): 2

This course provides writing instruction that focuses on fluency, development, organization, revision, and editing/proofreading. As a part of this course, students will practice reading actively and critically, engaging in dialogues with texts, drafting essays in a format appropriate to purpose and audience, and utilizing a process approach to writing. ENGL-099B is a two credit continuation of ENGL-099A. A grade of C- or above for all three credits of ENGL-099A and 099B allows the students to enroll in ENGL-101. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: By permission of the English department chair or a minimum grade of C- in ENGL-045 or appropriate test scores: COMPASS E-Write <6, COMPASS Writing <68, ACT <18, or SAT Verbal <450

ENGL-099C

Fund for Writing III Lab

Credit(s): 1

English 099 provides writing instruction that focuses on fluency, development, organization, revision, and editing/proofreading. As a part of this course, students will practice reading actively and critically, engaging in dialogues with texts, drafting essays in a format appropriate to purpose and audience, and utilizing a process approach to writing. These A, B, and C courses work toward the same outcomes as English 099 but are scheduled as three one-credit units. Students will have the opportunity to complete English department assessments at the conclusion of each one-credit unit that could qualify them to move on early to English 101. A grade of C- or above for all three credits allows the student to enroll in ENGL-101. Lecture: 1 hour per week
Prerequisites: Complete ENGL-045 with a minimum grade of C- or have an appropriate test score: COMPASS E-Write <6, COMPASS Writing <68, ACT < 18, or SAT Verbal < 450 and permission of the English department chair.

ENGL-101

English Composition

Credit(s): 3

This course prepares students for the demands of writing for a range of audiences, purposes, and contexts. Students will learn processes and strategies for writing and revising clear, precise, and accurate prose and will demonstrate their abilities in a series of academic essays, mainly expository. Students will also learn to read, analyze, synthesize, and respond to a wide range of written works.
Prerequisites: ENGL-099, ENGL-099A and B, or ESL-101 or writing test score: COMPASS E-Write 6-8, COMPASS Writing 68-94; ACT Writing 18-24; SAT Writing 450-560

ENGL-101P

English Composition

Credit(s): 3

This course is equivalent to English 101 with the requirement of a corequisite lab course: English 114C. These two courses prepare students for the demands of writing for a range of audiences, purposes, and contexts. Students will learn processes and strategies for writing and revising clear, precise, and accurate prose and will demonstrate their abilities in a series of academic essays, mainly expository. Students will also learn to read, analyze, synthesize, and respond to a wide range of written works.
Prerequisites: ENGL-099, ENGL-099A and B, or ESL-101; or have the appropriate writing test score: COMPASS E-Write = 5; COMPASS Writing 59-67; ACT Writing 16-17; SAT Writing 390-420; or permission of Division Chair
Corequisites: ENGL-114C

ENGL-102

English Composition

Credit(s): 3

This course provides instruction in the research and writing skills and processes. Students will learn methods for gathering, evaluating, synthesizing, and documenting a range of sources in support of expository and argumentative essays. Emphasis is on critical thinking and writing clear, concise, and effective prose. The course is required for all transfer degree programs Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: ENGL-101 or have the appropriate test scores: COMPASS Writing >94, ACT English >25, SAT Verbal >570

ENGL-114A

Writing Across the Curriculum: APA Research and Documentation

Credit(s): 1

This course provides focused instruction and practice in the writing process. Based on writing across the curriculum principles, sections are offered on specific topics that supplement courses, subject areas, or writing tasks, with some sections emphasizing research and documentation. This course is a hybrid, involving traditional classroom instruction, flexible-learning modules, Internet resources, and individual instruction in the Writing Center. This section involves further practice in research skills. Focusing on the American Psychological Association's style for documenting sources, the course will review the research process, from determining an appropriate research question to typing a final essay. Activities and assignments will occur in class, online, and in the Writing Center. Lecture: 1 hour per week

ENGL-114C

Writing Across the Curriculum: Writing And Reading

Credit(s): 1

This course provides focused instruction and practice in the writing process. Based on writing across the curriculum principles, sections are offered on specific topics that supplement courses, subject areas, or writing tasks, with some sections emphasizing research and documentation. This course is a hybrid, involving traditional classroom instruction, flexible-learning modules, Internet resources, and individual instruction in the Writing Center. This section involves practice in the writing process, focusing on reading comprehension skills, including summarizing and responding to a variety of texts. Activities and assignments will occur in class, online, and in the Writing Center. Lecture: 1 hour per week
Corequisites: Take ENGL-101P

ENGL-114D

Writing Across the Curriculum: the Writing Process

Credit(s): 1

This course involves practice in the writing process, focusing on developing fluency through a series of prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing activities. Activities and assignments will occur in class, online, and in the Writing Center.

ENGL-175

Introduction to Literature

Credit(s): 3

This course is a survey of literature's many forms including essay, short story, poetry, and drama. This course focuses on literature as a primary vehicle for ideas and values and helps students to recognize and appreciate the humanistic and artistic elements of literature. It satisfies an arts and humanities course requirement for the A.S., A.A., and most transfer degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: ENGL-101 or have the appropriate test scores: COMPASS Writing >94, ACT English >25, SAT Verbal >570

ENGL-202

Technical Writing

Credit(s): 3

Technical Writing offers instruction in the writing skills applicable to business and industry. This class emphasizes factual information in the form of writing instructions and describing mechanisms and processes. It includes the fundamentals of composing memos, letters, and reports. Technical Writing is designed for those interested in practical applications of technical writing principles. This class is required for some occupational programs and is a useful general elective for all programs in science and technology. Prior completion of ENGL 099 and sophomore standing or permission of Division Chair are required. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: ENGL-099 or appropriate test score: COMPASS E-Write 6-8, COMPASS Writing 68-94 and Reading > 80; ACT Writing 18-24 and Reading >19; SAT Writing 450-560 and Reading >470

ENGL-205

Interdisciplinary Writing

Credit(s): 3

This course builds on writing skills gained from ENGL 101 and ENGL 102. In addition, the course enables students to make connections among many disciplines and instructs students to write effective papers in the sciences, social sciences, history, business fields, as well as in the humanities. Emphasis is placed on the student's own writing of essays and explications. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102

ENGL-207

Trestle Creek Review

Credit(s): 2

This course introduces students to small-press publishing. Students solicit and read manuscripts from NIC and the community and collaboratively determine the contents of Trestle Creek Review, an annual literary magazine. Through the publication of the magazine, students become conversant with contemporary literature written by budding and established writers and gain skills in literary design, editing, and criticism. Additionally, students learn about the North American literary industry, and they gain practical tools to advance their own writing and editing careers through involvement with national and international small magazines and presses. Students receive acknowledgment on the masthead of Trestle Creek Review as members of the editorial staff. This course may be taken twice for credit. Lecture: 2 hours per week
Prerequisites: ENGL-101

ENGL-210

Literary Analysis

Credit(s): 3

This course introduces the basic methods and theories of literary analysis, research, and writing. The course provides the critical vocabulary, skills, and methodologies with which to understand not only what a literary (or visual) text means, but also how it means. The course emphasizes the development of the skills necessary for analytical writing about literature and the importance of composing clear, compelling, and valid arguments in the interpretation of a text. Lecture: 3 hours per week

ENGL-216

Mythology

Credit(s): 3

This course surveys both Greek myths and themes common to all Western mythologies, particularly those of the hero quest. This course includes the study of a variety of stories, poems, plays, and films, and focuses on learning to identify the mythological elements at work within them. Mythology creates an awareness and appreciation of mythological stories and themes as a base for much of our literature and art; therefore, it enhances literary and artistic experiences. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: ENGL-101 or have the appropriate test scores: COMPASS Writing >94, ACT English >25, SAT Verbal >570

ENGL-257

Literature of Western Civilization

Credit(s): 3

This course examines significant literary works of Western Civilization from about 800 B.C. through Shakespeare. This course focuses on the values, traditions, themes, and ideas that have shaped Western culture and have influenced other disciplines such as art, psychology, and philosophy. This course helps link the basic concepts of early literature to the contemporary world. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: ENGL-101 or have the appropriate test scores: COMPASS Writing >94, ACT English >25, SAT Verbal >570

ENGL-258

Literature of Western Civilization

Credit(s): 3

This course is the study of Western (European and North American) classics from the mid 1600s to the present. This course includes internationally acclaimed writers who are representative of the major literary movements (Enlightenment, Romantic, Realist, and Modernist traditions) and who are significant in shaping Western Civilization. ENGL 258 serves as a foundation to the humanities through an exploration of writers and works that comprise the core of our literary and philosophical tradition. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: ENGL-101 or have the appropriate test scores: COMPASS Writing >94, ACT English >25, SAT Verbal >570

ENGL-267

Survey of English Literature

Credit(s): 3

This course is a study of historical documents, poetry, fiction, drama, and essays illustrating the development of English literature from the Anglo Saxon period through the Eighteenth Century. This course enhances cultural literacy and awareness of pertinent issues in the humanities. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: ENGL-101 or have the appropriate test scores: COMPASS Writing >94, ACT English >25, SAT Verbal >570

ENGL-268

Survey of English Literature

Credit(s): 3

This course is a study of historical documents, poetry, fiction, drama, and essays illustrating the development of English literature from the Romantic period to the present. This course enhances cultural literacy and awareness of pertinent issues in the humanities. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: ENGL-101 or have the appropriate test scores: COMPASS Writing >94, ACT English >25, SAT Verbal >570

ENGL-271

Introduction to Shakespeare

Credit(s): 3

This course surveys major works of Shakespeare. Students will apply critical approaches to analysis of representative works among Shakespeare's poetry, tragedies, comedies, romances, and histories. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: ENGL-101 or have the appropriate test scores: COMPASS Writing >94, ACT English >25, SAT Verbal >570

ENGL-272

Business Writing

Credit(s): 3

This course offers instruction in the practical application of business writing principles. It includes business writing strategies for memos, letters, and reports, and emphasizes audience analysis, content planning, language effectiveness, and message layout. ENGL-272 helps develop writing skills necessary for effective business communication. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: ENGL-099 or have the appropriate test scores: COMPASS E-Write = 5; COMPASS Writing 59-67 and Reading 64-79; ACT Writing 16-17 and Reading 16-18; SAT Writing 390-420 and Reading 410-440; SAT Verbal > 410

ENGL-277

Survey of American Literature

Credit(s): 3

This course is a study of selected historical documents, journals, essays, poetry, and fiction illustrating the development of American literary ideas, values, and philosophy from the Colonial Period (1620) to the end of the Civil War (1865). Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: ENGL-101 or have the appropriate test scores: COMPASS Writing >94, ACT English >25, SAT Verbal >570

ENGL-278

Survey of American Literature

Credit(s): 3

This course is a study of selected historical documents, journals, essays, poetry, fiction, and drama illustrating the development of American literary ideas, values, and philosophy from the Civil War (1865) to the present. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: ENGL-101 or have the appropriate test scores: COMPASS Writing >94, ACT English >25, SAT Verbal >570

ENGL-285

American Indian Literature

Credit(s): 3

This course explores traditional American Indian world views and belief systems as reflected in myths and legends, as well as contemporary poetry, short stories, and novels by Native Americans. The difference between American Indian and Eurocentric world views and the implications of these differences will be considered, as illustrated in literature. The course will also explore political, sociological, and psychological effects on American Indians of U.S. governmental policies and actions taken in regard to various tribes. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: ENGL-101 or have the appropriate test scores: COMPASS Writing >94, ACT English >25, SAT Verbal >570

ENGL-291

Creative Writing: Poetry

Credit(s): 3

This course introduces the principles and techniques of poetry writing, examined through exercises and discussions of student and professional writing. This course helps develop a personal, advanced writing style and an appreciation of literary forms. An above average writing ability and some familiarity with literature are necessary. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: ENGL-101

ENGL-292

Creative Writing: Fiction

Credit(s): 3

This course introduces the principles and techniques of fiction writing,examined through exercises and discussions of student and professional writing. This course helps develop a personal, advanced writing style and an appreciation of literary forms. Above average writing ability and some familiarity with literature are necessary. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: ENGL-101 or have the appropriate test scores: COMPASS Writing >94, ACT English >25, SAT Verbal >570

ENGL-293

Creative Writing: Literary Nonfiction

Credit(s): 3

This course introduces the principles and techniques of literary nonfiction writing, examined through exercises and discussions of student and professional writing. This course helps develop a personal, advanced writing style and an appreciation of literary forms. Above average writing ability and some familiarity with literature are necessary. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: ENGL-101 or have the appropriate test scores: COMPASS Writing >94, ACT English >25, SAT Verbal >570

ENGL-295

Contemporary US Multicultural Literature

Credit(s): 3

This course provides a study of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and film across a diverse range of cultures in the United States. Selections each semester will include works from the 1960s to the present, including the perspective of women and men who may represent diverse races, ethnicities, social classes, religions, sexual orientations, ages and abilities. Since the Civil Rights movement, writers once marginalized are now published in the mainstream, expressing diverse themes in challenging, experimental styles. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: ENGL-101 or have the appropriate test scores: COMPASS Writing >94, ACT English >25, SAT Verbal >570