ENGLISH COURSES (ENGL)

ENGL 085 - PREPARATION FOR COLLEGE READING AND WRITING 085

Prerequisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent. ENGL 085 is a reading and writing course which helps students develop basic reading comprehension and writing strategies. Students will read a variety of texts and learn to write short, organized essays. This course is repeatable three times.

6 Credit Hours (BEC) - Lecture Hours: 6 Laboratory Hours: 0

ENGL 095 - PREPARATION FOR COLLEGE READING AND WRITING 095

Prerequisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent. ENGL 095 is a reading and writing course which prepares students for the academic challenges of the college classroom. Students will read critically and write developed essays of various lengths. This course is repeatable three times.

6 Credit Hours (BEC) - Lecture Hours: 6 Laboratory Hours: 0

ENGL 099 - ALP: PREPARATION FOR COLLEGE READING AND WRITING

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 110 and approved reading placement score, or equivalent. This course reviews the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in the college classroom while supporting success in ENGL 110. Students will read critically and write developed essays.

3 Credit Hours (BEC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

ENGL 110 - COMPOSITION I (C1 900)

Prerequisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent, or ENGL 095 or 099 or an equivalent course with a grade of "C" or better. This course progresses the student from writing expressive compositions (expressing the ideas of the writer) to writing referential compositions (explaining or analyzing the subject matter for the reader) to writing persuasive compositions (persuading an audience), through critical reading, discussion, exercises, conferences, and revision. The majority of the writing is referential. A grade of C or higher fulfills IAI General Education Core Curriculum requirements for transfer programs.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

ENGL 111 - COMPOSITION II (C1 901R)

Prerequisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent, and ENGL 110 or equivalent course with a grade of "C" or better. This course progresses the student from writing analysis of and inquiring about issues to writing argumentative and persuasive compositions using research, through critical reading, discussion, exercises, conferences, and revision. The majority of the writing is argumentative. A grade of C or higher fulfills IAI General Education Core Curriculum requirements for transfer programs.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

ENGL 113 - CREATIVE WRITING: NARRATIVE FICTION

This course offers students opportunities to understand the structures, elements, and processes of creating fictional narratives; to apply their understanding of the critical terminology of creative writing by producing fully developed works of fiction; and to understand the elements and critical terminology of freelance and commercial writing and publication.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

ENGL 115 - CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY

Prerequisite: ENGL 111 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval. In this course students will understand the structure and elements of poetry and the writing process, produce fully developed works of poetry, and demonstrate an understanding of the critical terminology of the creative writer. A minimum of 200-250 finished lines of original work is recommended. Journals, a midterm, and a final exam may also be required.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

ENGL 116 - AGRICULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS

Prerequisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent, or ENGL 095, ENGL 099, ENGL 105, or ENGL 110, any with a grade of "C" or better, or department approval. This course deals with writing reports, forms, memos, letters, job-application letters, and resumes. Group projects and presentations of varying lengths and complexity are also completed. Students will produce a minimum of 2500 words of revised writing.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

ENGL 117 - CREATIVE WRITING: NON-FICTION PROSE

Prerequisite: Approved reading placement score or equivalent. In this course students will understand the structure and elements of literary non-fiction and the writing process, produce fully developed works of non-fiction, and demonstrate an understanding of the critical terminology of the creative writer.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

ENGL 125 - BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS

Prerequisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent, or ENGL 095, ENGL 099, ENGL 105, or ENGL 110, any with a grade of "C" or better, or department approval. This course introduces the student to a series of related activities, such as interviewing skills, job application techniques, business writing skills, effective speaking skills, listening skills, and other business communication tasks. Students will produce a minimum of 2500 words of revised writing.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

ENGL 130 - GRANT WRITING BASICS

Prerequisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent. This course examines and outlines basic principles of organizing and writing grants. An overview of identifying government, private, and corporate grants is also included.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

ENGL 140 - INTRODUCTION TO WRITING CENTER THEORY AND PRACTICE

Prerequisite: ENGL 111 with a grade of "C" or better and department approval. This course investigates, applies, and reflects on the theories and strategies pertinent to writing centers with respect to tutoring and writing processes. Students will acquire skills in assessing and prioritizing clients' needs in an individual way and, recognizing the importance of both verbal and nonverbal cues, communicate those needs to the writer. Additionally, they will achieve awareness in learning styles and cultural differences as they impact writing. They will also develop techniques to collaborate effectively, respond constructively, and observe critically. Further, the course will introduce students to stages of process-based writing, including intervention, drafting, revising, and editing. Students will gain insight into an array of rhetorical strategies and demonstrate an awareness of audience. The course integrates students into the Studio culture, not as tutors but as observers and writers mentored by the staff.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

ENGL 201 - TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS

Prerequisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent, or ENGL 095, ENGL 099, ENGL 105, or ENGL 110, any with a grade of "C" or better, or department approval. This course involves the development of clear, concise, technical style of writing, logical organization of material, and the use of drawings, illustrations, and tables in supporting and clarifying report content. Types and forms of reports and the correct format of business letters are studied. Written projects include reports and letters of varying lengths and degree of complexity. Students will produce a minimum of 2500 words of revised writing.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

ENGL 210 - ADVANCED COMPOSITION

Prerequisite: ENGL 111 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent. This course builds upon the skills learned in ENGL 111 and accentuates the importance of critical analysis, rhetorical theory, and stylistic self-awareness in written discourse. The course encourages students to develop a public voice that demonstrates a sophisticated awareness of audience. Students will acquire skills in reader-based expository prose, argumentative strategy, and generative rhetoric.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

ENGL 240 - ACADEMIC COMPOSITION FOR WRITING CENTER CONSULTANTS

Prerequisite: ENGL 140 with a grade of "C" or better and department approval. This course explores progressively more intricate argumentative assignments and calls for increasingly complex written peer critiques. Students will focus on building competency within representative academic genres and gaining comfort in delivering written feedback. Students will hone their analytical and collaborative skills in order to provide substantive responses to clients in the Studio and in the Writing Fellows program. Further, students will refine their composition ability and learn a metalanguage for discussing writing processes and genres.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

ENGL 250 - WRITING FELLOWS PRACTICUM

Prerequisite: ENGL 140 with a grade of "C" or better and department approval. This course trains students to assist writers enrolled in writing-intensive courses across the curriculum. Student consultants will gain a theoretical background in how writing fellows programs compliment the services of a writing center and practical knowledge of how to respond orally and in writing to drafts. Student consultants will also receive training in how to manage individual conferences, guide the revision process, and work closely with faculty in the disciplines.

1 Credit Hour (TC) - Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 0