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ENGL 94: Writing Skills Review I

Prerequisite(s):
-Satisfactory score on college level placement exam

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 credit hours

Developmental Course: This course is not college level and will not transfer or count towards a degree or certificate program.

ENGL 98: Transition to Academic Reading and Writing

Prerequisite(s):
Satisfactory score on the college literacy placement exam.

This course provides an introduction to academic reading, writing, and thinking. Students will approach reading and writing as integrated skills, and will complete in-depth explorations of topics by reading, responding to, and producing various types of texts in various common forms and genres. 6 credit hours

Developmental Course: This course is not college level and will not transfer or count towards a degree or certificate program.

ENGL 99: Composition I Companion: Writing, Reading, and Reasoning

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at ENGL 099 OR
-Completion of ENGL 098 with a grade of C or higher

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. 3 credit hours

Developmental Course: This course is not college level and will not transfer or count towards a degree or certificate program.

IAI Communications ENGL 101: Critical Reading & Writing

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099 OR
-Completion of ENGL 98 with a B or higher

In English 101, students will improve their writing by learning about the integrated relationship between critical reading and writing skills. Students will explore how genres of communication shape the acts of reading and writing, and in the process, will learn how to become responsible and ethical readers, writers, and designers of various kinds of texts. Students gain exposure to a wide range of tools and skills available and necessary to 21st century readers and writers, including collaboration techniques, visual design principles, and how to effectively control surface features of their writing. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - C1 900R

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Communications ENGL 102: Multimodal Composition

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better

In English 102, students will put rhetorical principles into useful cultural practice via researching, designing, creating, and sharing multimodal composition projects that contribute to real academic or career purposes and audiences. Conceptual knowledge of genre, textual control, document design, writer responsibility, and collaboration will be applied as students research academic or career interests. Students will learn and apply both primary and secondary research skills, and will compose projects that successfully employ genre-appropriate reasoning, formats, and structures. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - C1 901R

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

ENGL 107: Technical Writing

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ENGL 101 with a C or higher OR
-Permission of division dean

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 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

ENGL 206: Creative Writing

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

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 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

ENGL 207: Beginning Narrative Fiction Writing

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ENGL 101 and ENGL 206 with a grade of C or better OR
-Permission of division dean

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 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

ENGL 209: Intro to Creative Writing-Poetry

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ENGL 101 and ENGL 206 with a grade of C or better OR
-Permission of division dean

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 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.