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Updated for 2013-2014

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. In addition they also build vocabulary, identify main points, and locate supporting details. 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 equivalent, 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)

Prerequisite: 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.

ENG 102 College Reading (3)

Provides practice in advancing critical thinking skills. Students apply techniques that promote active reading, clear thinking, and careful reasoning. For example, students analyze main points, evaluate support, and make appropriate inferences. In addition, students distinguish between fact and opinion, determine a writer’s purpose and tone, and follow extended analogies. Students become proficient language users, independent learners, and thoughtful members of an academic community.

Prerequisite: Appropriate reading placement test score, or ENG 21 and ENG 22 with a grade of C or better, or approval from Language Arts Division.

ENG 200 Composition II (3)

Students learn how to plan, develop, organize, and edit various writing projects with clarity and precision. Students write various kinds of papers, including a research project, using general practices within specific areas of concentration.

Prerequisite: ENG 100 or equivalent with a grade of C or higher; or approval from the Language Arts Division.

Rec Preparation: Experience in using computers for writing.

ENG 204 Introduction to Creative Writing (3)

Students will practice writing poems, scenes, and short stories. The course includes creative writing assignments, discussion of professional works, and discussion of each student’s writing. May be repeated for additional credit.

Prerequisite: ENG 100 or equivalent with a grade of C or higher; or approval from the Language Arts Division.

Rec Preparation: Experience in using computers for writing.

ENG 205 Magazine Editing and Production (4)

This course is designed to enable students to produce a magazine containing student writing and art. Students enrolled in this course will practice the skills of evaluating and editing written work, of evaluating drawings and photographs, and of designing the magazine.

Prerequisite: ENG 100 or equivalent with a grade of C or higher; or approval from the Language Arts Division.

ENG 207 Fiction Workshop (3)

ENG 207 is a writing workshop designed for students with some knowledge of fiction writing. Through the creation of original short stories and the analysis of published work and student drafts, students will gain knowledge and experience as well as develop creativity within the fiction genre.

Prerequisite: ENG 100 or equivalent with a grade of C or higher; or approval from the Language Arts Division. This course may be repeated once for credit.

Recommended Preparation: ENG 204; experience using computers for writing.

ENG 208 Poetry Workshop (3)

English 208 is a poetry writing course designed for students with knowledge of the writing process and some experience in the writing of poetry. Through the creation of original poems and the analysis of published work and student drafts, students will gain knowledge and experience as well as develop creativity within the genre.

Prerequisite: ENG 100 or equivalent with a grade of C or higher; or approval from the Language Arts Division. This course may be repeated once for credit.

Recommended Preparation: ENG 204; experience in using computers for writing.

ENG 209 Business Writing (3)

This course is designed for students interested in a career in business. It will teach how to organize and evaluate effective communication in writing—how to compose the various forms of letters and reports found in the business field; how to evaluate job resumes. Most course work must be typed.

Prerequisite: ENG 100 with a C grade or higher, or approval from the Language Arts Division.

Recommended Preparation: Experience in using computers for writing.

ENG 211 Autobiographical Writing (3)

Writing clear, effective prose based on the writer’s own experience and ideas.

Prerequisite: ENG 100 or equivalent with a C grade or higher, or approval from the Language Arts Division.

Recommended Preparation: Ability to use computer for word processing and research.

ENG 212 Screenwriting Workshop (3)

ENG 212 introduces students to the narrative and technical aspects of screenwriting. Through the creation of adapted and original screenplays as well as the analysis of screenplays, films, student drafts and other supporting material, students will gain knowledge and experience as well as develop creativity within the screenwriting genre. (This course may be repeated once for credit.) Prerequisite: ENG 100 or equivalent with a grade of C or higher; or approval from the Language Arts Division. Rec Preparation: ENG 204 with a C or higher; experience using computers for writing. ENG 217 Writing about O‘ahu (3)

Second year course in writing research essays. Focus on O‘ahu places and related organizations and/or people. Emphasis on utilizing archives and other special collections as well as primary rather than secondary source materials.

Prerequisite: ENG 100 or ENG 100E with a C or better or equivalent.

Rec Preparation: Computer experience.

ENG 225 Technical Writing (3)

Provides practice in creating, designing, and transmitting technical information so that specialists and laypersons can understand it easily.

Prerequisite: ENG 100 with a C grade or higher, or approval from the Language Arts Division.

Rec Preparation: Experience in using computers for writing.

ENG 250 American Literature (3)

An examination of American literature since its inception to the present day, giving emphasis to major authors, themes, and genres. (DL)

Prerequisite: ENG 100 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

ENG 251 British Literature I (Middle Ages-1789) (3)

An examination of British Literature from the Middle Ages to 1789, with emphasis on major authors, themes, and genres. (DL)

Prerequisite: ENG 100 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

ENG 252 British Literature II (1789–Present Day) (3)

An examination of British Literature from 1789 to the present day, with emphasis on major authors, themes, and genres. (DL)

Prerequisite: ENG 100 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

ENG 253 World Literature I (Beginnings–1650) (3)

An examination of World Literature from its inception to 1650, giving emphasis to major authors, themes, and genres of both eastern and western cultures. (DL)

Prerequisite: ENG 100 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

ENG 254 World Literature II (1650 to Present) (3)

An examination of World Literature from 1650 to the present day, giving emphasis to major authors, themes, and genres of both eastern and western cultures. (DL)

Prerequisite: ENG 100 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

ENG 255 Types of Literature I (Short Story and Novel) (3)

An examination of the short story and the novel as literary genres. (DL)

Prerequisite: ENG 100 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

ENG 256 Types of Literature II (Drama and Poetry) (3)

An examination of drama and poetry as literary genres. (DL)

Prerequisite: ENG 100 or equivalent, with a grade of C or better.

ENG 257N Themes In Literature: Literature and Film (3)

An exploration of the art of literature and film through the study of film, poetry, short stories, novels, and drama from Western and non-Western cultures. (DL)

Prerequisite: ENG 100 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

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