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Fall 2012

English Courses:

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ENG100 - Introduction to Composition
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Improves basic writing skills: grammar, mechanics, style and organization. Students who pass with a C or higher understand the basic nature of informative and persuasive writing and library research. Prerequisite: ENG 091 with a grade of 'C' or higher or by placement.

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ENG101 - College Composition
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Concentrates on the rhetorical principles and strategies essential for clear, effective academic writing. Emphasizes the stages of the writing process and the critical thinking skills necessary to create appropriately researched and documented college level prose. Draws readings and models for analysis from a variety of college level sources. Requires students to produce a minimum of 20 pages of writing, excluding exercises and quizzes. Prerequisite: ENG 100 or ESL 100 with a grade of 'C' or higher or by placement.

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ENG102 - Composition in the Natural and Social Sciences
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Continues the study of composition strategies introduced in ENG 101 by focusing on writing within the social and natural sciences. Emphasizes critical thinking skills and rhetorical principles commonly employed in disciplines that investigate human behavior and/or the natural world. Students produce 20 to 25 pages of text. Prerequisite: ENG101.

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ENG105 - Composition in the Humanities
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Continues the study of composition strategies introduced in ENG 101 by focusing on writing within the humanities. Emphasizes critical thinking skills and rhetorical principles commonly employed in writing about expressions of the human experience. Examines literature, film, visual arts, and performing arts in some combination. Students produce 20 to 25 pages of text. Prerequisite: ENG101.

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ENG106 - Technical Writing
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines the special rhetoric of technical communication. Focuses on the fusion of process and product in the organizing of usable information. Considers audience and user needs, information design, visual forms, engaging in description and definition, creating process explanations, developing proposals, organizing reports, and writing instructions. Develops critical thinking skills through analysis of conventions applied in document design. Use of computers required. Prerequisite: ENG101

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ENG111 - Scriptwriting for Radio and TV
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces the basic elements of scriptwriting for radio and television, including audio and visual signals and time controls. Students write scripts for radio and television commercials, news, and documentaries. Requires computer knowledge for online sections. Fall only. Prerequisites: ENG101 and JOU101.

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ENG192 - Technical Writing 2
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Builds on the technical communication knowledge and experience gained in ENG 106. Focuses on the research, organization and presentation of usable information in the specialized fields of students taking the class. Considers audience/user needs, information design, visual forms, process explanations, proposals, projects, reports and Web document design for computer systems and network technology, drafting, engineering. Develops critical thinking skills through analysis of conventions specific to the fields mentioned above applied in document design. Use of computers required. Prerequisite: ENG 106

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ENG214 - Introduction to Creative Writing
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Fosters skills in techniques of reading, writing, and analyzing contemporary literature. Students generate creative texts through workshops and engage in both peer and instructor review sessions. Portfolio exam. Online courses require computer knowledge. Prerequisite: ENG102 or ENG105 or permission of the instructor.

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