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Course Catalog: English

EN 0103 3.0
College Content Rdg Skills
A developmental course designed for students who need to improve their reading skills before beginning college level courses. The course stresses the improvement of reading comprehension skills, the development of vocabulary, and the improvement of reading rates. Not intended for transfer or degree credit. Lecture 2 hours, lab 1 hour. DEV
Prerequisite: None

EN 0133 3.0
Intro to Writing
Introduction to Writing is a developmental writing course for students who need to improve their critical thinking, reading, and writing skills before attempting college composition. Students will practice applying standard edited English (basic grammar, usage, and punctuation), developing ideas, and refining paragraph structure, culminating in the production of multi-paragraph essays. Not intended for transfer or degree credit. DEV
Prerequisite: Appropriate English placement score

EN 0141 1.0
Study Skills
A course designed to help students make the most of the college experience by introducing them to some of the ideas and skills that have been proved to work for successful students. Content can be adjusted to meet the needs of any group but covers such topics as time management, note taking, reading, test taking, memorizing, critical thinking, health, finances, and college resources available. Not intended for transfer or degree credit. DEV
Prerequisite: None.

EN 0203 3.0
Reading Comprehension
A course in reading comprehension, including such skills as recalling specific facts, making an inference, drawing a conclusion, isolating details, finding the main idea, making a judgment, understanding literary terms, and recognizing tone. The course also stresses vocabulary improvement and flexible reading rates. Not intended for transfer or degree credit. Lecture 2 hours, lab 1 hour.
Prerequisite: Appropriate reading placement score.

EN 0215 5.0
Connecting Reading and Writing
A course is designed to integrate critical reading and writing skills to prepare students for success in Composition I. The focus of the course will be applying critical reading skills to organizing, analyzing, and retaining material and developing written work appropriate to the audience, purpose, situation, and length of the assignment. This class is reserved for students who have been placed into Reading Comprehension and Intro to Writing. This course is not intended for transfer or degree credit.
Prerequisite: Appropriate reading and writing placement score.

EN 0221 1.0
Vocabulary Basics
This course increases, strengthens, and enhances the student's vocabulary for improvement in reading, writing, and speaking. A book, a computer software program, and supplemental materials as needed will be used to assist the student in recognizing and understanding words in isolation and in context, with the words defined and explained as used in phrases and sentences. Word attack skills taught will include word parts, word analysis, and use of a dictionary. The course is arranged to fit the schedule of the student and instructor. A pre-test is administered to find the proper placement for the student into the appropriate level of vocabulary lessons. Not intended for transfer or degree credit. DEV
Prerequisite: None

EN 0222 2.0
Spelling
A course designed to review basic spelling rules and to practice applying these rules to selected words. For students whose spelling skills are weak or a student preparing to teach or to serve as an aide in the elementary school. Not intended for transfer or degree credit. DEV
Prerequisite: None

EN 0232 2.0
Voc Basics & Groundwork
This is an expanded and enhanced version of EN 0221: Vocabulary Basics. The course increases, strengthens, and enhances the students vocabulary for improvement in reading, writing, and speaking. A book, a computer software program, and supplemental materials as needed will be used to assist the student in recognizing and understanding words in isolation and in context, with the words defined and explained as used in phrases and sentences. Word attack skills taught will include word parts, word analysis, and use of the dictionary. The course is arranged to fit the schedule of the student and instructor. A pre-test is administered to find the proper placement for the student into the appropriate level of vocabulary lessons. Not intended for transfer or degree credit. DEV
Prerequisite: None

EN 0243 3.0
ESL Communications
A course designed to help non-native English speakers improve their academic speaking and listening skills. Instructor approval required. Not intended for transfer or degree credit.
Prerequisite: None

EN 1012 2.0
Building College Vocabulary
The purpose of this course is to assist the college student by increasing, strengthening, and enhancing the student's vocabulary, thus enabling the student to read college material as well as to write and speak well. A book, a computer software program, and supplemental materials as needed will be used to assist the student in recognizing and understanding words in isolation and in context, with the words defined and explained as used in phrases and sentences. The course is arranged to fit the schedule of the student and instructor. A pre-test is administered to find the proper placement for the student into the appropriate level of vocabulary lessons.
Prerequisite: EN 0221 or EN 0232; minimum grade C

EN 1202 2.0
Improving College Vocabulary
The purpose of this course is to assist the college student by increasing, strengthening, and enhancing the student's vocabulary, thus enabling the student to read college material as well as to write and speak well. A book, a computer software program, and supplemental materials as needed will be used to assist the student in recognizing and understanding words in isolation and in context, with the words defined and explained as used in phrases and sentences. Word attack skills taught will include word parts, word analysis, and use of a dictionary. The course is arranged to fit the schedule of the student and instructor. A pre-test is administered to find the proper placement for the student into the appropriate level of vocabulary lessons.
Prerequisite: EN 1012; minimum grade C

EN 1223 3.0
English Comp I
English Composition I is designed to improve students critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. Emphasis is on the writing process and practice of textual analysis to produce academic essays. Comp I also addresses the fundamentals of argument, research and documentation.
Prerequisite: Students must have tested into English Composition I (ACT 18 or greater OR Accuplacer score 80 or higher OR challenge writing sample score of 4 or better) OR successful completion of EN 0133 (C or better) AND students must have met the college reading readiness score of (18 or better ACT OR 80 or better on Accuplacer Reading or challenge Nelson Denny score of 6 or higher) OR successful completion of EN 0203 (C or better).

EN 1233 3.0
Honors English Comp I
This course is an intensified composition course open only to students who exhibit a high degree of proficiency in English. Honors Comp I emphasizes academic literacy skills: critical reading, textual analysis, expository and analytical writing, research, selection and incorporation of textual support, accurate documentation, organizational techniques, and incisive classroom discussion. Conferences are provided for individualized instruction. Placement is initially based upon Accuplacer score of 110 and above and accompanied by a first day, in-class writing sample administered and assessed by Honors Comp faculty. At the faculty's discretion, a student who doesn't perform satisfactorily on the in-class writing may be recommended to withdraw from Honors English Composition I and be placed into English Comp I.
Prerequisite: Appropriate placement scores into EN*1233

EN 1333 3.0
English Comp II
English Composition II is a second course in composition focused on in-depth critical thinking, reading, and writing. Students will write analytically, utilizing argumentation and research skills, while examining a wide range of literature.
Prerequisite: EN 1223 or EN 1233; minimum grade C

EN 1343 3.0
Honors English Comp II
This course builds upon the emphasis in Honors Comp I on academic literacy with a more concentrated focus on research and inquiry, analytic and argumentative writing, evaluation and synthesis of sources, and creation of formally documented research essays. Conferences for individualized instruction are provided. Open only to students who earn an A or B in EN 1233 or an A in EN 1223 with a written recommendation from the Comp I instructor.
Prerequisite: EN 1233, minimum grade B or EN 1223, minimum grade A and written recommendation from Comp I instructor

EN 1403 3.0
Technical Writing
An introduction to the practical aspects of preparing various correspondences and technical reports. The emphasis is on clear, direct communication; the techniques of collecting, storing, and sorting business and scientific data; and presenting this information in formal and informal reports. The course also addresses communicating with prospective employers and preparing application letters and resumes. Other elements of communication used in business, science, and industry, including oral presentations, documents, illustrations, and electronic transmittal of documents are covered.
Prerequisite: EN 1223 or EN 1233; minimum grade C

EN 1413 3.0
World Literature I
The first of two courses designed to strengthen students' skills in the discussing of literary classics and in writing about great literature. WRT, GLB, HFA Pre/Corequisite: EN 1223 or EN 1233.

EN 1423 3.0
World Literature II
The second of two courses designed to strengthen students' skills discussing literary classics and in their writing about great literature. WRT, GLB, HFA Pre/Corequisite: EN 1223 or EN 1233

EN 1503 3.0
Poetry
A study of literature concentrating on the forms, techniques, and themes of poetry written by authors of various countries and cultures. Emphasis is placed upon analysis and interpretation. WRT, VAL, HFA Pre/Corequisite: EN 1223 or EN 1233.

EN 1603 3.0
Fiction
A study of literature concentrating on the short story written by English and American authors as well as authors from other countries and cultures. Emphasis is placed on analysis and interpretation. WRT, VAL, HFA Pre/Corequisite: EN 1223 or EN 1233

EN 1613 3.0
World Fiction
This course will examine the history and development of the short story as a form in various parts of the world as well as the social/political/historical contexts for individual stories. Research of the cultures from which the various stories originate will add a global awareness to the objectives of the study of literature. WRT, GLB, HFA Pre/Corequisite: EN 1223 or EN 1233.

EN 1703 3.0
Drama As Literature
A study of the forms, techniques and themes of drama through reading and discussing plays destined for the theatre and through viewing both film and live performances. Works studied will include both those originally written in English and several translated from other languages. Through their study, students will learn about the values and customs of various cultures including but not limited to those of ancient Greece; medieval, Renaissance, and modern Europe; and 19th and 20th century American. This course is writing intensive. WRT, GLB, HFA Pre/Corequisite: EN 1223 or EN 1233

EN 1803 3.0
Art of the Novel
A course in which English and American novels, selected to give a fair sampling of 18th, 19th, and 20th century writers, are read with emphasis placed upon how to read the novel. The course is an introduction to the pleasure of the novel and not just a survey. WRT, VAL, HFA Pre/Corequisite: EN 1223 or EN 1233

EN 1813 3.0
Fiction Into Film
Fiction into Film will explore the complex interplay between film and literature. Selected short stories are analyzed in relation to film versions of the same works in order to gain understanding of the possibilities and problems involved in transposition to film. Students will study techniques and methods used in the creation of both art forms. HOT, WRT, HFA Pre/Corequisite: EN 1223 or EN 1233

EN 1903 3.0
Classical Mythology
A study of the ancient mythology and religion of the Greeks and others shown in literature past and present. WRT, GLB, HFA Pre/Corequisite: EN 1223 or EN 1233

EN 2012 2.0
Adv College Vocabulary
The purpose of this course is to assist the college student by increasing, strengthening, and enhancing the student's vocabulary, thus enabling the student to read college material as well as to write and speak well. A book, a computer software program, and supplemental materials as needed will be used to assist the student in recognizing and understanding words in isolation and in context, with the words defined and explained as used in phrases and sentences. Word attack skills taught will include word parts, word analysis, and use of a dictionary. The course is arranged to fit the schedule of the student and instructor. A pre-test is administered to find the proper placement for the student into the appropriate level of vocabulary lessons.
Prerequisite: EN 1202, minimum grade C

EN 2032 2.0
Advanced Word Power
The purpose of this course is to assist the college student by increasing, strengthening, and enhancing the student's vocabulary, thus enabling the student to read college material as well as to write and speak well. A book, a computer software program, and supplemental materials as needed will be used to assist the student in recognizing and understanding words in isolation and in context, with the words defined and explained as used in phrases and sentences. Word attack skills taught will include word parts, word analysis, and use of a dictionary. The course is arranged to fit the schedule of the student and instructor. A pre-test is administered to find the proper placement for the student into the appropriate level of vocabulary lessons.
Prerequisite: EN 1012, minimum grade C

EN 2033 3.0
Lit for Children
A study of literature written for children from preschool to sixth grade. The course is designed to acquaint the student with the best forms of literature for children and to develop standards of judgment in the selection of reading materials for children. Recommended for elementary education majors. HFA, GLB, WRT
Prerequisite: EN 1223 or EN 1233, minimum grade C

EN 2102 2.0
Speed Reading
A course in reading improvement that stresses speed while heeding the importance of comprehension, interpretation, critical thinking, and vocabulary improvement. Students read with pacing devices, using a computer program that emphasizes tachistoscopic exercises, vocabulary practice, timed readings, and comprehension checks. Students should be able to double their reading speeds in one semester. Level will be determined by score on the Nelson- Denny Reading Test or another diagnostic reading test.
Prerequisite: Appropriate English placement score.

EN 2103 3.0
Surv British Lit:Beg-1784
A survey of English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the Age of Reason. WRT, GLB, HFA
Prerequisite: EN 1223 or EN 1233, minimum grade C

EN 2113 3.0
Surv British Lit:Romant-Pres
A survey of English literature from the romantic period to the present. WRT, GLB, HFA
Prerequisite: EN 1223 or EN 1233, minimum grade C

EN 2123 3.0
African American Literature
African American Literature is an indroductory course designed to study literary writings produced by African Americans from colonial times to the present. The course will follow a historical approach, surveying major works of literature produced by African Americans throughout the nation's history, often involving periods and movements most significant to African American history. WRT, VAL, HFA
Prerequisite: EN 1223 or EN 1233, minimum grade C

EN 2203 3.0
Surv Am Lit: Col-1865
A survey of American literature from the colonial period to the Civil War. WRT, GLB, HFA
Prerequisite: EN 1223 or EN 1233, minimum grade C

EN 2213 3.0
Surv Am Lit: 1865-Present
A survey of American literature from the Civil War to the present. WRT, GLB, HFA
Prerequisite: EN 1223 or EN 1233, minimum grade C

EN 2223 3.0
Literature of Mystery
A study of the development of mystery literature from the 19th century to present. The course will focus on the history and conventions of detective fiction as well as how literature from other genres incorporates these conventions. In addition to detective fiction in the strict sense, this course will include the study of literature that contains elements of the mystery genre, such as literature dealing with the unconventional or unknown, the fantastic and supernatural. HOT, WRT, HFA
Prerequisite: EN 1223 or EN 1233, minimum grade C

EN 2303 3.0
Latino/Latina Lit
A study of selected readings from Latin American and Latina authors, particularly drama, prose, poetry, and essays. All readings are in English. The course does utilize some web components such as on-line discussions. WRT, GLB, HFA
Prerequisite: EN 1223 or EN 1233,minimum grade C

EN 2313 3.0
Creative Writing
A course in imaginative writing involving student production of poems, stories, and plays. WRT, HFA, VAL
Prerequisite: EN 1223 or EN 1233, minimum grade C

EN 2323 3.0
Women's Literature
This course will concentrate on the diverse tradition of writing by women over the centuries. Students will read women's literature in the conventional genres of fiction and nonfiction--stories, poems, novels, essays--as well as less conventional forms such as memoirs, letters, and journals. Readings will highlight the unique historical development, content, and style of women's literary heritage. VAL, WRT, HFA
Prerequisite: EN 1223 or EN 1233, minimum grade C

EN 2333 3.0
Creative Writing:Literary Nonfiction
This course will concentrate on students' reading of professional literary nonfiction and their own writing of literary nonfiction essays. Course will be held as a workshop with peer input acting as an integral part of the course requirements. WRT, VAL, HFA
Prerequisite: EN 1223 or EN 1233; minimum grade C

EN 2343 3.0
Literature of Autobiography
This course is a study of autobiographical texts by selected writers grappling with self definition through literature: poetry, prose memoir, novel, graphic novel, and/or other media. While primary emphasis is placed on literary explication, students will investigate ways in which race, ethnicity, gender, geography, and class shape the writers' notions of self. GLB, HFA, WRT Pre/corequisite: EN 1223 or EN 1233.

EN 2403 3.0
Lit of Fantasy
A study of the development of fantasy as a literary form, with emphasis on J.R.R. Tolkien. The course aims at defining fantasy in a basic way, and then showing, through an analysis of the works, the pleasures particular to the genre. WRT, VAL, HFA
Prerequisite: EN 1223 or EN 1233, minimum grade C

EN 2503 3.0
Lit of Sci Fiction
A study of the development of science fiction, especially in the 20th century. The emphasis is on reading the works themselves, for themselves, but an attempt is made to show the development of the form toward literary maturity. WRT, VAL, HFA
Prerequisite: EN 1223 or EN 1233, minimum grade C

EN 2603 3.0
Introduction to Shakespeare
Introduction to Shakespeare will provide students with a survey of Shakespearian texts-dramas, histories, comedies, and romances. Cultural and historical contexts of the works will be considered and students will view and analyze adaptations of Shakespearian plays (on film or on state). VAL (Effective 11/FA), WRT, HFA, (GLB prior to 11/FA)
Prerequisite: EN 1223 or EN 1233, minimum grade C

EN 2701-2705 1.0-5.0
I.S.-English
A specialized program of study directly related to the department's area of expertise. The course is arranged between a faculty member and student and takes into consideration the needs, interests and background of the student.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

EN 2711-2715 1.0-5.0
Special Topics-English
Courses are offered to accommodate special interests of students and/or faculty. Typically, the course will cover new material not currently contained in the curriculum at ECC.
Prerequisite: None

 
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