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English Course Descriptions
ENGL013 - COLLEGE WRITING: INTERNATIONAL (3-2-4)
This course takes students from paragraph writing and revising through an introduction to rhetorical models. The focus is on sentence writing, including topic sentences, grammar review, idiomatic expression, and usage. Prerequisite: English Placement Test. Day Course.
ENGL017 - COMPOSITION AND LITERATURE: INTERNATIONAL (2-2-3)
This course is a continuation of ENGL013 College Writing: International. Examples of English prose, poetry and drama will be used as the basis of continuing development of English comprehension skills. Extra writing assignments will be required. Prerequisite: ENGL013. Day Course.
ENGL020 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS (3-2-4)
A course in basic English language skills and writing practice in which less than adequately prepared students may upgrade their readiness for college-level study through improved reading, writing, speaking and listening. Prerequisite: 4 units of high school English, or a TOEFL of 525. Day Course.
ENGL025 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION SKILLS (2-2-3)
This course is designed for those students who need practice in basic English language and composition skills. This course will help students prepare for college-level composition through reading, writing, and speaking assignments. Students who successfully complete ENGL025 may proceed to ENGL105 English Composition. Prerequisite: English Placement Test. The Arioch Center Course.
ENGL100 - ENGLISH I (COMPOSITION) (4-0-4)
Through a study of the major problems which students encounter in writing - unity, coherence, effective development - the groundwork will be laid for the principal aim of the course: to write well-organized paragraphs and compositions. To serve as models of effective writing, various essays will be read for form and content. Weekly research and/or writing assignments will be expected in this course. Prerequisite: English Placement Test. Day Course.
ENGL105 - ENGLISH COMPOSITION (3-0-3)
A short review of English basics is provided. Emphasis is on writing coherent paragraphs and short essays, basic rhetorical strategies and techniques of rewriting and editing. Prerequisite: 4 units of high school English. The Arioch Center Course.
ENGL115 - ENGLISH II (LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION) (3-0-3)
While emphasizing the development of effective writing skills through frequent practice, this course introduces the student to the study of literature and literary themes in representative fictional, dramatic and poetic forms. A term paper will be required. Weekly research and/or writing assignments will be expected in this course. Prerequisite: ENGL100 English I (Composition) or equivalent. Day Course.
ENGL116 - LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION (3-0-3)
This course introduces students to the study of literature and literary themes in the genres of short story, poetry, drama, and novel. While the emphasis is on critical reading and thinking, the course also encourages the continued development of effective writing skills through frequent writing assignments. Prerequisite: ENGL105 English Composition. The Arioch Center Course.
ENGL125 - ENGLISH I HONORS (4-0-4)
This course is the first part of a sequence for students who would benefit from an enriched program. The subject of this year-long course is the identity of Western man. The first semester explores representative writers in the areas of religion and philosophy from the Greeks to the scientific revolution. Prerequisite: Recommendation of the Department. Day Course.
ENGL135 - ENGLISH II HONORS (3-0-3)
The second course of the advanced sequence continues to trace the evolution of Western man's consciousness as he reflects and defines himself through his literature. The period from the Enlightenment to the present will be examined. Critical discussion and the writing of substantive essays highlight the course. Prerequisite: ENGL125 English I Honors or recommendation of the Department. Day Course.
ENGL350 - WRITING COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT (0)
At the end of the sophomore year spring semester, Day students must take and successfully complete the Writing Competency Assessment to receive a baccalaureate degree. Refer to General Requirements for Graduation. Prerequisite: ENGL115 or ENGL135; or ENGL017 and ENGL100. Day Course.