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English Courses

On the basis of placement tests in reading and writing, students are assigned to English courses at an appropriate level. There are courses at the pre-college level, including a sequence of courses for students learning English as a Second Language, as well as a variety of transferable college courses. All courses numbered below 100 are pre-college courses.

Instructors in English department courses may in some cases expect students to meet with them individually or in small groups, in the classroom or at another appropriate location, either as a supplement or as an alternative to some regularly scheduled class meetings. The purpose of such conferences shall be to give individual instruction based upon student needs.

NOTE: English 071, 072, 073, 081, 082, 083, 091, 092, 093, 098 ESL and 099 ESL are all in the English as a Second Language program.

In all courses up through 099, students must receive a "pass" grade in order to take the next higher course in that skill. A "making progress" or "MP" grade indicates the need for an additional semester, but does not affect the grade point average.

Registration in some courses may be linked to registration in another course. Reading and writing courses in English as a Second Language and courses in several developmental English programs are linked courses. Please consult your academic advisor to register for linked courses.

ENGL 071 Listening and Speaking for Non-Native Speakers of English

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

The first in a three-part series of academic speaking/listening courses. Speaking and listening practice with basic vocabulary and sentence structure. The course parallels the study of grammar in English 081 and English 091, and provides the competence in basic listening and speaking in preparation for college work. Credit will not be applied toward graduation.
Prerequisite:
placement.

ENGL 072 Intermediate Listening and Speaking for Non-Native Speakers of English

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Second in a three-part series of academic speaking/listening courses. Speaking, listening and writing practice with intermediate grammar and vocabulary. Increased emphasis on sociolinguistic and pronunciation rules. Introduction to formal speech making, class discussion techniques and college note-taking skills. Credit will not be applied toward graduation.
Prerequisite: "Pass" grade in ENGL 071 or placement.

ENGL 073 Advanced Listening and Speaking for Non-Native Speakers of English

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Last course in a three-part series of academic speaking and listening courses, it provides practice in complex communication tasks, including oral presentations, with emphasis on sentence intonation and word stress. It continues the study of grammar begun in English 071 and 072, and prepares the student for note-taking, discussion and advanced reading skills necessary for college work.
Prerequisite: ENGL 072 or placement; ENGL 082/092 or ENGL 083/093 placement.

ENGL 081 High Beginning Reading for Non-Native Speakers of English

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

The reading component of the first in a series of integrated courses that develop reading and writing skills in English. Development of vocabulary, study, life and cultural skills; critical thinking; reading comprehension; basic grammar; and sentence structure. Writing of narrative, descriptive and simple expository paragraphs and short essays, letters and simple response to reading. Course is paired and integrated with ENGL 091.
Prerequisite: Placement.
Corequisite: ENGL 091.

ENGL 082 Intermediate Reading for Non-Native Speakers of English

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

The reading component of the second of four pairs of integrated courses that develop reading and writing skills in English. Teaches reading and writing as processes, vocabulary development, study skills, critical thinking, and reading comprehension. Introduces expository essays, summaries and reading responses, compound verb forms and compound and complex sentence structures. Credit will not be applied toward graduation. Course is paired and integrated with ENGL 092.
Prerequisite: "Pass" grade in ENGL 081 and ENGL 091 or placement.
Corequisite: ENGL 092.

ENGL 083 High Intermediate Reading for Non-Native Speakers of English

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Reading component in the third of four integrated pairs of courses that develop reading and writing skills in English. Emphasizes reading and writing processes with continued vocabulary development, reading in the content areas, and the analysis of fiction and non-fiction. Development of a social, cultural, and historical context for reading. Sentence variety and advanced grammar, with writing in a variety of expository essay modes in response to reading. Credits will not be applied toward graduation.
Prerequisite: ENGL 082/092 or placement.
Corequisite: ENGL 093.

ENGL 091 High Beginning Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

The writing component of the first in a series of integrated courses that develop reading and writing skills in English. Development of vocabulary, study, life and cultural skills; critical thinking; reading comprehension; basic grammar; and sentence structure. Writing of narrative, descriptive and simple expository paragraphs and short essays, letters and simple response to reading. Course is paired and integrated with English 081.
Prerequisite: Placement.
Corequisite: ENGL 081.

ENGL 092 Intermediate Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

The writing component of the second of four pairs of integrated courses that develop reading and writing skills in English. Teaches reading and writing as processes. Vocabulary development, study skills, critical thinking and reading comprehension. Introduces expository essays, summaries and reading responses. Compound verb forms and compound and complex sentence structures. Credit will not be applied toward graduation. Course is paired and integrated with ENGL 082.
Prerequisite: "Pass" grade in ENGL 081 and ENGL 091 or placement.
Corequisite: ENGL 082.

ENGL 093 High Intermediate Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

The writing component in the third of four integrated pairs of courses that develop reading and writing skills in English. Emphasizes reading and writing processes with continued vocabulary development, reading in the content areas, and the analysis of fiction and non-fiction. Development of a social, cultural and historical context for reading. Sentence variety and advanced grammar, with writing in a variety of expository essay modes in response to reading. Credits will not be applied toward graduation.
Prerequisite: ENGL 082/092 or placement.
Corequisite: ENGL 083.

ENGL 098 Fundamentals of Writing

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Instruction and intensive practice in the development of academic reading and writing skills. Analysis of literary and non-fiction materials. Extensive practice in the writing process leading to the five-paragraph essay. Study of advanced grammar. Some sections will be linked to other English courses. Some linked sections are designated "ESL" for non-native speakers of English. Credit will not be applied toward graduation.
Prerequisite: "Pass" grade in ENGL 093 or ENGL 097 or placement.

ENGL 098 ESL Fundamentals of Writing: Advanced Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

The writing component of an integrated pair of courses which is the last in a series of four pairs of integrated ESL reading and writing courses. Instruction and intensive practice in the development of academic reading and writing skills. Analysis of literary and non-fiction materials. Extensive practice in the writing process leading to the five-paragraph essay. Study of advanced grammar. Course is paired and integrated with ENGL 099 ESL.
Prerequisite: "Pass" grade in ENGL 083 and ENGL 093 or placement.
Corequisite: ENGL 099 ESL.

ENGL 099 Reading Improvement

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Instruction and practice in developing strategies for college reading in fiction and non-fiction. Writing required. Some sections are designated for non-native speakers of English. Credit will not be applied toward graduation. ENGL 098 ESL and ENGL 099 ESL are linked courses.
Prerequisite: "Pass" grade in ENGL 083or appropriate score on placement test.

ENGL 099 ESL Reading Improvement: Advanced Reading for Non-Native Speakers of English

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

The reading component of an integrated pair of courses which is the last in a series of four pairs of integrated ESL reading and writing courses. Instruction and intensive practice in the development of academic reading and writing skills. Analysis of literary and non-fiction materials. Extensive practice in the writing process leading to the five-paragraph essay. Study of advanced grammar. Course is paired and integrated with English 098 ESL.
Prerequisite: "Pass" grade in ENGL 083 and 093 or placement.
Corequisite: ENGL 098 ESL.

ENGL 101 English Composition I

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course is the first of a two-part sequence in English composition, in which students learn to read critically, synthesize ideas from a variety of texts, and write essays that develop significant ideas in support of a thesis. Students will write academic essays in various rhetorical modes, while improving their basic writing skills in preparation for English 102 and other higher-level courses.

ENGL 101H English Composition I (Honors)

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

The first in a two-part sequence in English composition. The course requires the writing of academic essays of about 500 words focused on the interpretation of primary texts in conjunction with seminars and writing groups.

ENGL 102 The Research Paper

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

English 102 is the second half of the two-course sequence in English composition. Students continue to improve their academic reading and writing skills and critically examine issues raised by course texts. Course materials and the topics of study may vary in subject matter from one instructor to another. Course activities facilitate independent library and Web-based research. Students' work culminates in a final research paper.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a "C" grade or higher.

ENGL 102H English Composition II (Honors)

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

The course is designed to increase students' understanding of academic writing and to develop students' ability to write research essays. It focuses on the effective use of language and on responding to primary sources, incorporating information and ideas of others with their own thinking.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H with a "C" grade or higher.

ENGL 106 Grammar

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the basic elements of standard English grammar, syntax and sentence structure, and emphasizes the parts of speech, syntactical relationships and coherence in writing. The course includes diagrammatic analysis of practice exercises and the student's own written work.

ENGL 107 Society and Mass Communications

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an analysis of mass media. Students will examine the media's impact on the individual and society, with emphasis on how changes in technology and culture have altered the role and forms of mass media. Through readings and examples, students study the history, theories and terms relevant to the major mass media forms, as well as ethical and legal issues pertaining to them.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101, which may be taken concurrently.
Fulfills Writing Intensive requirement.

ENGL 108 Academic Reading Across the Disciplines

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

English 108 is a college-level, critical thinking course that develops academic literacy through investigating the ways that texts are written and read, and how knowledge is constructed in a variety of academic disciplines. This course is designed to prepare students to independently comprehend and interpret the wide variety of readings in their general education courses as well as classes in their chosen field of study.

ENGL 112 Report and Technical Writing

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces students to many typical modes of workplace communication. Topics include audience analysis, technical research and report writing, and Internet use. Report and Technical Writing provides preparation for writing assignments at the 200 level, while allowing students to continue to develop skills learned in ENGL 101.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101.

ENGL 114 Introduction to Speech Communication

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Provides a general background in speech communication with emphasis on communication theory, nonverbal communication, listening, interviewing, small group behavior and informative briefings.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101, which may be taken concurrently.

ENGL 115 Public Speaking

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Emphasizes the preparation and delivery of a public speech. The focus of the course is speaking to inform, persuade and entertain. Some sections will further stress argumentation and debate.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101, which may be taken concurrently.

ENGL 116 Interpersonal Communication

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Provides theory and skills needed to increase communication competence in family life, social situations and professional careers. Study of human perception, nonverbal behavior, language, effective listening, relationships and conflict management.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or ENGL 114

ENGL 117 Group and Team Communication

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course provides students with theory and skills specific to working in groups and teams. In this highly interactive and project-based course, students will explore ways that people think and behave in groups, the way groups make decisions, how to lead effective and efficient groups, and how to influence positive interaction and productivity. The skills and knowledge developed in this class will directly relate to group projects in other courses as well as in the workplace.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101, which may be taken concurrently.

ENGL 118 Intercultural Communication

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course explores how culture broadly defines, influences, and challenges communication, introducing theory as well as developing student competence in communicating in groups comprised of people various in race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, age, social and economic status, sexual orientation, disability and religion.
Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

ENGL 120 Voice and Articulation

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

A course on speech production with an emphasis on the pronunciation and articulation of sounds. Satisfactory completion of this course will enable students to communicate articulately in both interpersonal and public situations.

ENGL 122 Writing for Mass Media

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

English 122 teaches students to write for various forms of mass media including newspapers, magazines, websites, radio and television. It also instructs students on writing techniques used in public relations and advertising. Students will also learn about the laws, ethics and professional standards associated with writing for mass media.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101.
Fulfills Writing Intensive requirement.

ENGL 124 Introduction to Mass Media Design

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course instructs students how to create their own basic print and online publications, as well as assist in the design of more complex publications. Students will learn to design newspapers, magazines and newsletters and be shown how to use the web to deliver articles, photographic images, audio and video.
Prerequisite: ENGl 107, must be taken prior, PHOT 151, may be taken concurrently.
Additional course fee: $75.

ENGL 131 Acting I

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

A beginning acting course. Scene work, improvisation, the development of the body as an instrument and the dynamics of the person as character and actor.

ENGL 132 Acting II

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Continuing the work begun in ENGL 131, this course will emphasize increased depth of performance and further work in characterization.
Prerequisite: ENGL 131 or permission of the department head.

ENGL 135 Movement and Dance for Actors

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Basic principles, techniques and styles of body movement and dance. The focus is on body movement as a fundamental instrument of the actor.

ENGL 136 Movement and Dance II

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Study of more advanced dance techniques, development of skills in dance composition and performance experience.
Prerequisite: ENGL 135 or permission of the department head.

ENGL 137 Introduction to Theater

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

The theater experience from a spectator's point of view. All elements of making and performing a play are studied. Theater attendance at several plays is required. Students are required to pay their own admission to these plays.
Fulfills Interpretive Studies requirement.

ENGL 141 Introduction to Technical Theater

2-3-4
Credit Hours: 3

Beginning course which covers designing, building and painting scenery, as well as lighting a stage set. It should be of interest to the director, the actor and the general student of theater.
Additional course fee: $75.

ENGL 142 Rehearsal and Performance

3-2-4
Credit Hours: 4

This course provides students with an opportunity to participate in every aspect of the rehearsal process and presentation of a play. Each student will play a distinctive part in the rehearsal process.
Prerequisite: ENGL 132.
Additional course fee: $75.

ENGL 190 Introduction to Literature

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces students to the study of fiction, poetry and drama, with an emphasis on close reading and interpretation of literary structures and basic forms.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101, may be taken concurrently. 
Fulfills Interpretive Studies, Writing Intensive requirements.

ENGL 195H Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences I (Honors)

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Academic writing with a focus on the interpretation of primary texts and intellectual debates, and special attention to revision strategies.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H.
Fulfills Writing Intensive requirement.

ENGL 196H Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences II (Honors)

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Advanced academic writing with a focus on the interpretation of primary texts and intellectual debates, and special attention to revision strategies and rhetorical analysis.
Prerequisite:
ENGL 195H.
Fulfills Writing Intensive requirement.

ENGL 205 Creative Writing

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Focus on student production of original work which may include fiction, poetry, memoir and dramatic writing. Students will do extensive reading, as well as writing and developing the critical vocabulary needed to discuss these genres from a writer's point of view. They will develop these skills through a number of activities including different forms of writing inside and outside of the classroom and peer evaluation in the form of writing workshops.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101.
Fulfills Writing Intensive requirement.

ENGL 211 Survey of British Literature: From Beginnings to 1750

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Survey of British literature from its beginnings in the ninth century to 1750. Study of the major literary works and authors in British history. Emphasis on themes, styles and structures of British literature in their historical context. Highly recommended for future English majors.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101.
Fulfills Interpretive Studies, American/Global Diversity and Writing Intensive requirements.

ENGL 212 Survey of British Literature: From 1750 to the Modern Era

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Survey of British literature from 1750 to the present. Study of the major literary works and authors in British history. Emphasis on themes, styles and structures of British literature in their historical context. Highly recommended for future English majors.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101.
Fulfills Interpretive Studies, American/Global Diversity requirements and Writing Intensive requirements.

ENGL 221 Survey of American Literature: From the Beginnings to the Civil War

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Survey of American literature from its beginnings to the Civil War. Employing cultural criticism, close reading and other approaches to literary analysis, the course is multicultural in focus.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101.
Fulfills Interpretive Studies, American/Global Diversity and Writing Intensive requirements.

ENGL 222 Survey of American Literature: From the Civil War to the Present

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Survey of American literature from the Civil War to the present. Employing cultural criticism, close reading and other approaches to literary analysis, the course is multicultural in focus.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101.
Fulfills Interpretive Studies, American/Global Diversity and Writing Intensive requirements.

ENGL 230 Asian Literature

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This is an introductory course in Asian literature written in English or in translation. Students read, discuss and write about major works from a variety of periods and social contexts. The emphasis is on literary interpretation and analysis of poetry, drama and fiction.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101.
Fulfills Interpretive Studies, American/Global Diversity and Writing Intensive requirements.

ENGL 232 Introduction to Drama

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Analysis of significant American and foreign plays with emphasis on an understanding and appreciation of both theatrical and literary techniques.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101.
Fulfills Writing Intensive requirement.

ENGL 241 Introduction to Shakespeare

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course will introduce students to some of the major works by William Shakespeare. Students will read, view, discuss and analyze plays in a variety of genres including comedies, histories and tragedies.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101.
Fulfills Interpretive Studies, American/Global Diversity and Writing Intensive requirements.

ENGL 245 World Literature: From Antiquity to 1500

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Selections from world literature representing the cultural heritage of various peoples of the world. Works of various literary genres from antiquity to the 1500s will be studied in a cross-cultural context.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101.
Fulfills Interpretive Studies, American/Global Diversity and Writing Intensive requirements.

ENGL 246 World Literature: From 1500 to the Present

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Selections from world literature representing the cultural heritage of various peoples of the world. Works of various literary genres from after 1500 to the present will be studied in a cross-cultural context.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101.
Fulfills Interpretive Studies, American/Global Diversity and Writing Intensive requirements.

ENGL 250 African-American Literature I

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to African-American literature from its vernacular tradition to the Harlem Renaissance. Close study of major African-American authors and literary movements.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101.
Fulfills Interpretive Studies, American/Global Diversity and Writing Intensive requirements.

ENGL 251 African-American Literature II

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to African-American literature from the Harlem Renaissance to the present. Close study of major African-American authors and literary movements.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101.
Fulfills Interpretive Studies, American/Global Diversity and Writing Intensive requirements.

ENGL 256 African Literature

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

English 256 is a survey of literature by African authors. In addition to the conventional literary genres of fiction, drama and poetry, the course includes study of oral traditions of the continent. Readings include texts originally written in English as well as works in translation.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101.
Fulfills Interpretive Studies, American/Global Diversity and Writing Intensive requirements.

ENGL 260 Women in Literature

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course examines literature written by women in various genres, which may include short stories, novels, essays, poetry and drama. Through discussion and writing activities, students analyze literature by women from different cultures and periods to illuminate how contrasting societies define women's roles. The course explores how writing from a woman's perspective values women's lives and raises questions about women's role in nature, family and society.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101.
Fulfills Interpretive Studies, American/Global Diversity and Writing Intensive requirements.

ENGL 265 Science Fiction

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the history of science fiction from its origins in the nineteenth century to the present. Students read works of science fiction, study the history and development of the genre, and examine its major themes, as well as its social and historical context.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101.
Fulfills Interpretive Studies and Writing Intensive requirements.

ENGL 271 The Language of Film

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Outstanding examples of many different kinds of films. The class dissects, analyzes and discusses the expressive components of visual communications. Basic knowledge of techniques of cinema to enhance perceptions and insights and to develop a knowledgeable critical judgment.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101.
Fulfills Interpretive Studies, Writing Intensive requirements.

ENGL 272 Topics in Film Study

3-0-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course conducts a thorough examination of either work by a single director or a particular film genre. It includes the study of technique (uses of light, sound, color and editing), as well as images, themes, motifs, plot, character, dramatic situations or conflicts, and the application of acting talent.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101.
Fulfills Interpretive Studies requirement.

ENGL 280 Poetry Writing

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course will focus on poetry, enabling students to create new works and continue projects begun in English 205 or elsewhere. Students will further develop a critical vocabulary and study contemporary poetry from the perspectives of writers rather than readers. They will participate in specialized, intensive workshops and learn skills needed by serious poets, including editing, revising and manuscript placement.
Prerequisite: ENGL 205.

ENGL 281 Fiction Writing

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course will allow students to continue longer fiction projects begun in English 205 or elsewhere. Students will further develop a critical vocabulary for the genre and study contemporary literature from the perspectives of fiction writers rather than readers. They will participate in specialized, intensive workshops and learn skills needed by the professional fiction writer, especially editing and revising. Manuscript placement will also be discussed.
Prerequisite:ENGL 205.

ENGL 282 Scriptwriting

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course will focus on scriptwriting and enable students to continue longer projects begun in English 205 or elsewhere. Students will develop a critical vocabulary for scriptwriting and study contemporary dramatic literature from the perspectives of writers rather than readers. They will participate in specialized, intensive workshops and learn skills needed by the professional script writer, especially editing, revising and manuscript placement.
Prerequisite:ENGL 205.

ENGL 283 Nonfiction Writing: Memoir and Literary Journalism

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course will allow students who have already been introduced to expository writing to concentrate on nonfiction writing projects, research, and workshops with a community of writers. Students will complete a variety of non-fiction writing projects, including memoir and literary journalism, and will engage in research, editing, revision, and textual analysis. Students will develop a critical vocabulary relevant to nonfiction and study models in nonfiction from the perspectives of writers rather than readers.
Prerequisites:
ENGL 102 or ENGL 205.
Fulfills Writing Intensive requirement.

ENGL 285 Portfolio Development

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed for students enrolled in the certificate program in Creative Writing and is one of the last requirements for completion of the program. Students complete a portfolio of creative works and practice advanced editing and revision skills as well as textual analysis. The class consists of brief lectures, writing workshops and seminars on practical matters of interest to working writers. Individual conferences between students and the instructor may be used to complement group activities; special projects and activities may take place outside the classroom in an effort to connect the students to resources and writing communities beyond the College.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in the certificate program in Creative Writing and ENGL 280, ENGL 281, ENGL 282 or ENGL 283.
Corequisite: One additional advanced creative writing course, ENGL 280, ENGL 281, ENGL 282 or ENGL 283.
Fulfills Writing Intensive requirement.

ENGL 297H Literature in the Context of Intellectual History: Ancient and Medieval (Honors)

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Ancient and Medieval literature with special attention to intellectual history and literary theory.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H.

ENGL 298H Literature in the Context of Intellectual History: Modern (Honors)

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Modern literature, chiefly European, from the 17th century to the present, with special attention to intellectual history and literary theory.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H.
Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Unless otherwise noted, all college level courses require English 101 placement.