Course Descriptions ENG
ENG 8 Reading and Writing Basics (6)
A credit course in building basic reading, writing, and study skills needed to succeed in college. Through continual practice and engagement in the reading and writing processes, students gain fluency and self- confidence in their ability to comprehend and create simple texts. Reading like a writer and writing like a reader, students expand their vocabulary, identify main points, and locate supporting details in what they read and write. They produce paragraphs and short essays based on personal experiences and assigned readings. Students study sentence structure and address common grammar and usage problems in the context of their own reading and writing. They use computers and word processing programs to produce their compositions.
ENG 18 Reading Essentials (3)
Provides practice in building essential college reading skills. Students learn techniques to understand academic reading materials and learn reading and study skill strategies to help them succeed in college. For example, students build vocabulary, identify main points, and locate supporting details. In addition, students identify transitions, recognize assumptions, and follow patterns of organization. Students improve language skills and become competent readers.
Prerequisite: Appropriate reading placement test score, or successful completion of ENG 8 with a C or better, or approval from Language Arts Division.
ENG 19 Writing Essentials (3)
Provides practice in improving essential college writing skills. Students engage in writing as a process and produce paragraphs and short essays based on personal experiences and the experiences of others. They pay attention to content, organization, and sentence structure as they complete their writing assignments. Students interact with a variety of sources to become familiar with a range of topics, purposes, and audiences. They use computers and word processing programs to produce their compositions. Students improve their language skills and learn writing strategies to help them succeed in college and the workplace.
Prerequisite: Appropriate writing placement test score; or ENG 8 with a grade of C or higher; or approval from the Language Arts Division.
ENG 21 Introduction to College Reading (3)
Teaches reading and thinking skills used by successful college students. For example, English 21 students learn techniques that will improve their comprehension of any complex material; they increase their vocabulary and learn how to decipher unfamiliar words while reading; they become familiar with common organizational thought patterns and transitions, and use them to increase understanding and find main points.
Prerequisite: Appropriate reading placement test score COMPASS 56-78, or ENG 18 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, or approval from Language Arts Division. Rec Preparation: The ability to create written documents using a computer.
ENG 22 Introduction to Composition (3)
Provides practice in writing clear, effective, well-developed compositions using various modes of development. Students follow a recursive writing process and consider topic, purpose, and audience as they write. They read from a variety of texts to generate ideas for essays and to learn effective methods of drafting, revising, editing, proofreading, and publishing their compositions. Students write essays that have clear ideas, adequate support, logical organization, and correct sentence structure. They learn the principles of expository writing and refine their language skills. Students become efficient readers, effective writers, and critical thinkers.
Appropriate writing placement test score or ENG 19 with a grade of C or higher; or approval from the Language Arts Division.
Rec Preparation: Concurrent enrollment in ENG 22 and ENG 21; experience in using computers for writing.
ENG 24 Reading, Reasoning and Writing (6)
An introduction to the reading, reasoning, and writing skills essential to succeed in ENG 100. This six-credit course, through practice in analytical reading, extended discussion, summarizing of concepts, and incorporating ideas into writing, will familiarize new and returning students with the components of college-level critical thinking and composition. (ENG 24 is an accelerated course that counts in lieu of these four courses, ENG 18, 19, 21, and 22.)
Prerequisite: ENG 18/19 COMPASS placement or completion of ENG 8 with a C or better.
ENG 100 Composition I (3)
Provides practice in producing substantial compositions at the college transfer level for courses across the curriculum. Engaging in research activities, students evaluate and integrate sources into their compositions. Following a recursive writing process, they analyze the rhetorical, conceptual, and stylistic demands of writing for various purposes and audiences. Students apply the principles of expository writing and produce compositions that have clear ideas, adequate support, logical organization, and correct sentence structure. Students become proficient language users, independent learners, and thoughtful members of an academic community. (FW)
Appropriate writing test score or ENG 22 with a grade of C or higher; and completion of ENG 21 with a grade of C or higher, or appropriate reading placement test score; or approval from the Language Arts Division.
Rec Preparation: Experience in using computers for writing.
ENG 100E Composition I (3)
For non-native speakers of English only. Practice in writing clear, effective university-level prose. Attention to all stages of the writing process—generating ideas, drafting, revising, and editing. (FW)
Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 100E; or a grade of C or better in ESL 21 and 22, or approval from the Language Arts Division.
Rec Preparation: Typing or computer experience.