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ENGL 94: Writing Skills Review I
Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on English placement exam or consent of the department. Concurrent enrollment in READ 090 is strongly recommended. A reading/writing course that uses an error analysis approach to review English fundamentals, including grammar and sentence structure, punctuation, usage and mechanics. The course introduces students to audience, invention, arrangement and purpose in composing. Course grades will be determined by portfolio assessment. 3 HRS

ENGL 95: Writing Skills Review II
Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on English placement exam or successful completion of ENGL 094 with a grade of C or better. Concurrent enrollment in READ 091 is strongly recommended. A reading/writing course that offers a rhetoric based review of composing for developing writers. The course offers students extensive practice in reading and writing for various public audiences. Students learn to shape rough preliminary texts into more complex and mature ones. ENGL 095 provides a foundation for college level writing. Course grades will be determined by portfolio assessment. 3 HRS

ENGL 99: Composition I Companion: Writing, Reading, and Reasoning
Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on English placement exam or successful completion of ENGL 094 with a grade of C or better. Concurrent enrollment in READ 091 is strongly recommended. ENGL 099 is a companion course with ENGL 101. Students register for ENGL 099 simultaneously with ENGL 101. ENGL 099 offers writing and learning support for students in a related section of ENGL 101. Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101 is required. Course grades will be determined in part by portfolio assessment and language convention skills assessments. 3 HRS

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ENGL 101: Composition I
Prerequisite: ENGL 095 with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on English placement exam. Placement in ENGL 101 presupposes competence in English grammar, mechanics, punctuation, and spelling. ENGL 101 is an introduction to college-level writing, with training in the skills needed at each phase of the writing process, including generating ideas about a topic, determining a purpose, forming a controlling idea, analyzing the needs of your audience, organizing and planning your writing, and composing effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays. ENGL 101 is intended to prepare students to write effectively for a variety of audiences and purposes. A final portfolio that includes research papers is required. This portfolio constitutes the majority of the grade for this course. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - C1 900R

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ENGL 102: Composition II
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better. ENGL 102 is a course that focuses on the rhetorical strategies used in argumentative writing, including logical analysis, critical thinking, the interpretation and evaluation of primary and secondary sources, and the conventions of academic and professional discourse. A final portfolio that includes a research paper (or papers) is required. This paper (or papers) constitutes the majority of the grade for this course. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - C1 901R

ENGL 107: Technical Writing
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of ENGL 101 or consent of the department. A study of the characteristics, concepts, and procedures involved in the preparation of scientific, technical, and industrial communications, providing models for and practice in writing descriptive, instructional, and analytical material, professional correspondence, and informal and formal reports. This course also includes attention to elements used to augment reports (illustrations, abstracts, summaries) and organizational patterns for oral and written presentations whose purpose and audience are clearly demarcated. Emphasis is upon current practice in professions and trades. 3 HRS

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ENGL 111: Introduction to Literature
Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 101 is strongly recommended. Reading and discussion of representative works from the major genres, with the aim of providing competence in critical reading and analysis, knowledge of formal characteristics, and appreciation of literary excellence. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - H3 900

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ENGL 112: Understanding Fiction
Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 101 is strongly recommended. Reading and discussion of works of fiction, chiefly short stories, from a variety of authors and periods, with the aim of providing competence in critical judgment and analysis, knowledge of formal characteristics, and appreciation of literary excellence. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - H3 901

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ENGL 113: Understanding Drama
Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 101 is strongly recommended. Reading and discussion of selected dramatic works, with the aim of providing competence in critical judgment and analysis, knowledge of formal characteristics, and appreciation of literary excellence. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - H3 902

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ENGL 114: Understanding Poetry
Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 101 is strongly recommended. Reading and discussion of selected poems, with the aim of providing competence in critical reading and analysis, knowledge of formal characteristics, and appreciation of literary excellence. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - H3 903

ENGL 118: Children’s Literature
Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better. An introduction to a wide variety of children’s literature, which may include such genres as fantasy, fairy tales, folklore, myths and legends, poetry, nonsense rhymes, historical fiction, picture books, and so forth. The course defines the parameters of children’s literature as literature for, about, or by children from infancy to the pre-teen years. The course encourages critical thinking and development of analytical and evaluative strategies that are used in the understanding of children’s literature. 3 HRS

ENGL 119: Adolescent Literature
Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 101 with a C or better. An introduction to a wide variety of adolescent literature, which might include such genres as fantasy, drama, classic texts, realistic fiction, the problem novel, series, and texts dealing with a variety of themes including marginalization, sexuality, technology, diversity, disability, the supernatural, and so forth. Although the course focuses on literature written for an adolescent audience, the course will also analyze cultural and literary assumptions about adolescents and the ideologies that result from such assumptions. The course encourages critical thinking and the development of analytical and evaluative strategies that are used in the understanding of adolescent literature. 3 HRS

ENGL 121: Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature
Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better. A review of major works in the science fiction and fantasy genres, including short stories, novels, and film. The course will examine themes to these genres, including alien encounters, time travel, magic, technology, and literary elements such as character, theme, plot, and symbol. 3 HRS

ENGL 150: Introduction to Non-Western Literature
Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better, or concurrent enrollment, is required. This course will involve discussing, analyzing and writing about literature/texts by non-western authors with an emphasis on non-western cultures, including Asian, South Asian, African, Caribbean, and Middle Eastern. The course will look at texts from a number of different genres and historical periods. 3 HRS

ENGL 206: Creative Writing
An introductory course in writing in the principal belletristic genres, providing extensive practice in writing and in-class analysis and discussion of student work, with particular attention to the creative process and the development of technique. 3 HRS

ENGL 207: Beginning Narrative Fiction Writing
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better. ENGL 206 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor. This course provides a continuation of skills learned in ENGL 206 with an emphasis on the creation of narrative fiction. Requirements include analysis and practical application of writing strategies, peer workshops, and a creative portfolio with a critical introduction that demonstrates an understanding of the structure, elements, and critical terminology of writing narrative fiction. Topics to be covered include historical trends and practices, theoretical and cultural influences, contemporary practices, and analysis of current publication opportunities. 3 HRS

ENGL 209: Intro to Creative Writing-Poetry
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better. ENGL 206 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor. This course provides a continuation of skills learned in ENGL 206 with an emphasis on the creation of poetic writing and publication. Requirements include analysis and practical application of past and current trends in writing and publishing poetry, peer workshops, and a creative portfolio with a critical introduction that demonstrates an understanding of the structure, elements, and critical terminology of poetics. Topics to be covered include historical trends and practices, theoretical and cultural influences, contemporary poetic practices, requirements for interaction in poetry workshops, and current publication opportunities and analysis. 3 HRS

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ENGL 231: American Literature I
Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 101. A survey of major writers from the colonial period to the Civil War. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - H3 914

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ENGL 232: American Literature II
Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 101 is strongly recommended. A survey of major writers from the Civil War to the present. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - H3 915

ENGL 233: Burned and Banned Literature
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better. What causes texts to be challenged, banned and burned? In the “anything goes” age of YouTube and Facebook, are “forbidden” texts still a possibility? ENGL 233 will examine the history of when and why various texts have become “forbidden content” for the public. We’ll also look at the cultural impact of censorship on intellectual freedom and privacy issues by reading/watching/listening to literature, music, film and other texts from the classics, popular culture, and even from the “innocent” realms of children’s literature. This course will explore issues concerning copyright, intellectual freedom, information access and more—issues that affect your personal privacy, civil rights and your ability to participate in today’s information-rich society. 3 HRS

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ENGL 241: Survey of English Literature I
Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 101 is strongly recommended. Development of English literature from its beginnings to roughly 1790. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - H3 912

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ENGL 242: Survey of English Literature II
Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 101 is strongly recommended. Development of English literature from roughly 1790 to the present, including works by native writers in the decolonized parts of the former British Empire. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - H3 913

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ENGL 254: African-American Literature
Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 101 is strongly recommended. The study of poetry, drama, fiction, and essays by African-Americans. The selections highlight the contribution that these authors make to American Literature historically and currently. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - H3 910D

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ENGL 255: Women in Literature
Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 101 is strongly recommended. Discussion and analysis of literature by and about women. The course will look at both canonical and non-canonical authors. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - H3 911D

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ENGL 270: African Literature
Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 101 is strongly recommended. Discussion and analysis of African Literature from the ancient Egyptian to the present. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - H3 908N

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ENGL 271: Asian Literature
Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 101 is strongly recommended. Reading and analysis of representative masterpieces from Asia. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - H3 908N

ENGL 296: Special Topics in English Studies
Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better. This is a course in English Studies that is appropriate for students in the second year of college. The course advances strategies of research, writing, and interpretation. The particular topic of the course introduces or advances study of written, oral, visual, or multimedia texts pertinent to any field within English studies, including literature, creative writing, rhetoric, linguistics, English Education, advanced writing, composition, critical theory, cultural studies, and textual production. The study might include formal qualities, historical frameworks, theoretical groundings, secondary literature, cultural dimensions, linguistic features, rhetorical characteristics, symbolic implications, literary elements, or aesthetic applications pertinent to a defined group of texts. Because topics and research studied change each semester, ENGL 296 may be repeated for a total of six credits. 1-3 HRS