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.
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
ENGL 072 - Intermediate Listening and Speaking for Non-Native Speakers of English
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.
"Pass" grade in ENGL 071 or placement.
ENGL 073 - Advanced Listening and Speaking for Non-Native Speakers of English
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.
ENGL 081 - High Beginning Reading for Non-Native Speakers of English
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.
ENGL 082 - Intermediate Reading for Non-Native Speakers of English
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.
ENGL 083 - High Intermediate Reading for Non-Native Speakers of English
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.
ENGL 091 - High Beginning Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English
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.
ENGL 092 - Intermediate Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English
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.
ENGL 093 - High Intermediate Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English
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.
ENGL 098 - ESL Fundamentals of Writing: Advanced Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English
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.
ENGL 098 - Fundamentals of Writing
This course will provide instruction and intensive practice in the development of academic writing. Students will analyze a variety of texts and receive extensive practice in the writing process, leading to the multi-paragraph essay. The course includes the study of grammar. Some sections will be linked to other English courses.
Credit will not be applied toward graduation.
ENGL 093 or ENGL 097 placement.
ENGL 099 - Reading Improvement
This course will provide instruction and practice in developing strategies for college reading in a variety of academic disciplines. Credit will not be applied toward graduation.
ENGL 083 Placement
ENGL 101 - English Composition
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)
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
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.
ENGL 102H - English Composition II (Honors)
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.
ENGL 106 - Grammar
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
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.
ENGL 108 - Academic Reading Across the Disciplines
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
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.
ENGL 114 - Introduction to Communication
This course provides a general introduction to the field of Communication Studies, with emphasis on communication theory and skills development in nonverbal communication, listening, interviewing, small group communication, and public presentations.
ENGL 115 - Public Speaking
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.
ENGL 116 - Interpersonal Communication
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.
ENGL 117 - Group and Team Communication
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.
ENGL 118 - Intercultural Communication
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.
ENGL 120 - Voice and Articulation
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
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.
ENGL 124 - Intro to Mass Media Design
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.
Additional course fee: $85.
ENGL 131 - Acting I
In this beginning course, students learn the vocabulary of the field, collaborate and create characters through scene, monologue and improvisational performance. They learn to use the body, voice, and imagination as acting tools during the rehearsal and performance process.
ENGL 132 - Acting II
Continuing the work begun in ENGL 131, this course will emphasize increased depth of performance and further work in characterization.
ENGL 131 or permission of the department head.
ENGL 135 - Movement and Dance for Actors
ENGL 136 - Movement and Dance II
Study of more advanced dance techniques, development of skills in dance composition and performance experience.
ENGL 135 or permission of the department head.
ENGL 137 - Introduction to Theater
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.
ENGL 141 - Introduction to Technical Theater
This introductory course explores the stage and its equipment. Students will learn to use basic tools and materials, as well as study different styles of theater architecture, the construction of two and three dimensional scenery, scene painting, the basic process of stage design, and the safety protocols of a scene shop.
Additional course fee: $85.
ENGL 142 - Rehearsal and Performance
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.
Additional course fee: $85.
ENGL 146 - Advanced Technical Theater
In this course, students will learn advanced techniques for lighting and sound designs for a theater production and will study and apply design principles and techniques for basic costume and stage properties. Students will create specific designs and models, make design presentations, and implement designs for a theater production.
Additional course fee: $85.
ENGL 190 - Introduction to Literature
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.
ENGL 101, may be taken concurrently.
ENGL 195H - Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences I (Honors)
ENGL 196H - Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences II (Honors)
Advanced academic writing with a focus on the interpretation of primary texts and intellectual debates, and special attention to revision strategies and rhetorical analysis.
ENGL 205 - Creative Writing
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.
ENGL 211 - Survey of British Literature: From Beginnings to 1750
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.
ENGL 212 - Survey of British Literature: From 1750 to the Modern Era
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.
ENGL 214 - Communication Theory
Provides a strong foundation in the dominant theories and approaches to research in the field of communication studies, with a focus on specific areas including interpersonal communication, group communication, public communication, and mass media. Emphasis is placed on major communication theories from across the various branches of the field and the associated quantitative and qualitative research methods used to study them.
ENGL 221 - Survey of American Literature: From the Beginnings to the Civil War
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.
ENGL 222 - Survey of American Literature: From the Civil War to the Present
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.
ENGL 230 - Asian Literature
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.
ENGL 231/ ED 231 - Children's Literature
English 231/Education 231 is a critical study of literature for children, covering a wide range of texts from picture books through novels, from early sources to contemporary and diverse authors. Students learn to apply strategies of literary criticism to evaluate these works. This is a writing intensive course, so students also write academically in the discipline of literary studies.
ENGL 232 - Introduction to Drama
Analysis of significant American and foreign plays with emphasis on an understanding and appreciation of both theatrical and literary techniques.
ENGL 245 - World Literature: From Antiquity to 1500
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.
ENGL 246 - World Literature: From 1500 to the Present
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.
ENGL 250 - African-American Literature I
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.
ENGL 251 - African-American Literature II
An introduction to African-American literature from the Harlem Renaissance to the present. Close study of major African-American authors and literary movements.
ENGL 256 - African Literature
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.
ENGL 260 - Women in Literature
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.
ENGL 265 - Science Fiction
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.
ENGL 271 - The Language of Film
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.
ENGL 272 - Topics in Film Study
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.
ENGL 280 - Poetry Writing
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.
ENGL 281 - Fiction Writing
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.
ENGL 282 - Scriptwriting
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.
ENGL 283 - Nonfiction Writing: Memoir and Literary Journalism
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.
ENGL 285 - Portfolio Development
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.
ENGL 297H - Literature in the Context of Intellectual History: Ancient and Medieval (Honors)
ENGL 298H - Literature in the Context of Intellectual History: Modern (Honors)
ENGL 299 - Special Topics in Literature
Special Topics in Literature will examine a body of literature that addresses a common topic, represents a particular subgenre, or represents a cultural identity. Readings will include a range of time periods, authors and perspectives on the topic and will be examined in their cultural contexts as well as through close reading. The course will be cross-cultural in scope and, whenever possible, pay attention to works by women and non-Anglo/American writers.