Provides extended practice with academic writing based on college-level texts. The course stresses the interaction between critical reading, writing, and thinking. The course offers structured practice and support with writing academic essays, improving reading comprehension, and increasing critical reading skills to succeed in future college academic tasks. Students are guided to become flexible, confident, and independent readers and writers.
Promotes the integrated approach to the development of active reading and writing strategies for the tasks and texts students encounter in college. The course stresses the interaction among the reader, the text, and the context and one's ability to critically respond to a variety of writing situations. The course addresses whole discourse and sentence-level matters. Students are guided to become independent readers and writers.
Provides supplemental reading and writing support for students co-enrolled in English Composition (ENGL 101). The course targets critical reading strategies necessary for success in ENGL 101 and other college-level courses that require intensive reading. Students are guided to become independent readers capable of engaging in rigorous academic conversations.
Develops students' ability to use writing, reading, research, and thinking processes to create documented essays that demonstrate the conventions of academic writing.
Reinforces, through an examination of literature, the reading, writing, critical thinking, and information literacy skills introduced in English Composition. By exploring literary texts from fiction, poetry, and drama, students learn to clarify their own values and identities as well as develop a better understanding of ideas and cultures beyond their own experience.
Surveys the literature of Great Britain from the Anglo-Saxon period to the eighteenth century. The growth of a nation, social classes, the rise and questioning of the monarchy, the role of women, and early colonialism are explored through poetry, prose fiction and nonfiction, and drama.
Surveys the literature of Great Britain from the eighteenth century through the present. The rise of industry, changing views of gender and citizen, the rise and fall of an empire, world wars, and artistic experimentation are explored through the literary genres of poetry, fiction, and drama.
Surveys American literature from its pre-contact beginnings. Culture clash, settlement, rebellion, and the rise of a democratic republic are explored through histories, diaries, sermons, pamphlets, poetry, essays, and fiction.
Surveys American literature from the late 19th Century to today. The rise of industrialism, world wars, the fragmenting of society, and artistic experimentation are explored through the literary genres of poetry, fiction, and drama.
Surveys selected works of western and non-western literature from their beginnings through 1650 C.E. Cultural and historical contexts are explored through a wide range of literary forms.
Surveys selected works of western and non-western literature from 1650 C.E. through the present. Cultural and historical contexts are explored through a wide range of literary forms.
Introduces skills of writing fiction and/or poetry and/or creative nonfiction. The complexities of creative writing as a craft and an art are explored through analysis of representative works, study of techniques, and extensive practice.
Provides instruction and practice in news reporting and in the fundamentals of newswriting. Professional news stories in newspapers, magazines, and the Web will be analyzed and evaluated. The course concentrates on key rhetorical elements, organization, and structure of common news, features, and opinion articles, both in print and digital news mediums.
Surveys a variety of English language poetry, including contemporary poets. Students will discover the playfulness, pleasure, and wisdom of poetry; explore poetry through explication, literary criticism, and poetic practice; analyze elements of poetry with emphasis on figurative, formalistic, structural, lyrical, and thematic development; and appreciate poetry as an expression of diverse human experiences, identities, and cultures.
Introduces skills for writing and analyzing children’s literature. Students will survey the different formats and genres of books created for children from birth through young adult; explore current topics related to writing, publishing, and accessing children’s literature; and analyze and practice the skills of crafting a strong story concept, creating multidimensional characters, constructing the plot of a novel, setting the scene, and identifying their unique approach(es) to writing. While students will select, read, and critique a variety of recently published works written for children aged zero to seventeen, the creative writing practice will focus on narrative fiction for children aged eight through seventeen.
Surveys a wide variety of short stories that explore themes relevant to life experiences. Analyzes the elements of the short story with emphasis on thematic development and relevance of the stories to life experiences in a variety of cultures and nations.
Develops the skills necessary for effective professional communication and workplace writing. Students compose a variety of texts, including professional e-mails and letters, microblogs (social media content), web page content, informal and formal reports, graphics, and presentations.
Provides opportunities for students to work on the College's magazine of the creative arts for credit by evaluating submissions of essays, short stories, poetry, drama and two-dimensional art; by copy editing the material; and by laying out the magazine. May be taken three times for a maximum of nine credits.
Surveys selected films and their counterparts in literature. Emphasizes narrative abilities of film.
Examines the diverse views of humankind and the human condition through the reading of selected works from a variety of historically underrepresented groups.
Surveys a wide variety of African American literature: fiction, drama and poetry. Analyzes the elements of each of the genres with emphasis on the literature as a response to people and events affecting African American life, culture and rights.
Introduces English language studies through a linguistics perspective, promoting a systematic approach to the study of language. Focuses on prescriptive versus descriptive approaches to grammar and syntax; sub-disciplines of linguistics: phonology, morphology, semantics, stylistics, discourse analysis, and sociolinguistics; English language variation, change, and development; and the role of English language in a multicultural society.
Provides instruction and laboratory experience in writing, editing, designing, and publishing print and digital content for The Commuter. Students receive practical experience in journalistic and social media content, curation, editing, design, photography, and digital production using industry standard software. Students will create and produce three journalistic publications per semester.
Introduces students to key elements of writing for Web communities. Students will learn techniques to create written content for promotional e-mails, website pages, social media, and blogs. Students will use multiple writing strategies, and draw from expository, creative, and journalistic modes of expression. Students will work with a client to develop a digital content strategy for promoting an idea, product, event, or service and complete several pieces of original content to start building a professional portfolio.