Academics

Composition Courses

ENC 1101 Written Communication I (3)(A.A.)

Three hours per week. Prerequisite of ENC 0025C and REA 0017 or appropriate score on English and Reading placement tests. This course meets Area I requirement for the A.A., A.S. and A.A.S. general education requirements. This course encompasses grammar and diction review, composition, expository writing, work with both primary and multiple source themes, instruction in the use of the library and writing the research paper and practice in oral communication.

ENC 1102 Written Communication II (3)(A.A.)

Three hours per week. Prerequisite ENC 1101 with a grade of "C" or better: This course meets Area I requirement for the A.A. general education requirements. While this course is an introduction to literature, with a focus on fiction, poetry and drama, emphasis is on composition and grammar. A research paper is required.

ENC 2210 Technical Communication (3)(A.A.)

Three hours lecture per week. Prerequisite: ENC 1101 with a grade of "C" or better. This is a basic course in communication, both written and oral, for anyone who must convey specific information accurately and clearly. Representative aspects of technical communication encountered in industry and business are covered. 

CRW 2001 Creative Writing (3)(A.A.)

Three hours per week. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and concurrent registration in or completion of ENC 1102 with a grade of "C" or better. This course is a beginning workshop in the writing of poetry and/or fiction; projects in drama are optional. Assignments (some formal, some thematic) in either poetry and/or fiction are designed to stimulate beginning writers and to familiarize them with literary techniques and forms. Students are expected to share their poetry and/or fiction with the class to participate in class discussion. This course may be repeated for credit. 

CRW 2002 Creative Writing (3) (A.A.)

Three hours per week. Prerequisites: ENC 1101, CRW 2001, and concurrent registration in completion of ENC 1102 or its equivalent with a grade of C or better. This course meets the Gordon Rule requirements. This course is the second level course in the writing or poetry and/or short fiction; projects in drama are optional. Assigments (some formal, some thematic) are designed to stimulate second level writers and to familiarize them with literary techniques and forms. Students are expected to share their work with the class and to participate in class discussion. 
 

EAP COURSES

EAP 0100 Speech/Listening I: (3) (CP). Placement by Accuplacer and writing sample. Three hours per week. This is an introductory level listening and speaking course in which EAP students develop their ability to understand and participate in brief conversations on familiar topics and begin to develop their pronunciation. A grade of C or better is necessary to move to EAP 0200 Speech/Listening II.

EAP 0120 Reading I: (3) (CP). Placement by Accuplacer and writing sample. Three hours per week. This is an introductory level reading course in which EAP students develop their ability to comprehend limited written materials and to build basic vocabulary. A grade of C or better is necessary to move to EAP 0220 Reading II.

EAP 0140 Writing I: (3) (CP). Placement by Accuplacer and writing sample. Three hours per week. Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in EAP 0120 and EAP 0160 and/or successful completion of EAP 0120 and EAP 0160. This is an introductory level writing course in which EAP students develop their ability to write grammatically correct sentences and learn basic organizational skills for paragraph writing. A grade of C or better is necessary to move to EAP 0240 Writing II.

EAP 0160 Grammar I: (3) (CP). Placement by Accuplacer and writing sample. Three hours per week. This is an introductory level grammar course in which EAP students develop their ability to understand and use basic verb tenses and sentence patterns appropriately. A grade of C or better is necessary to move to EAP 0260 Grammar II.

EAP 0200 Speech/Listening II: (3) (CP). Placement by Accuplacer and writing sample or successful completion of EAP 0100. Three hours per week. This is a high-introductory level listening and speaking course in which EAP students continue to develop their ability to understand and participate in brief conversations on familiar topics and to develop their pronunciation skills. A grade of C or better is necessary to move to EAP 0300 Speech/Listening III.

EAP 0220 Reading II: (3) (CP). Placement by Accuplacer and writing sample or successful completion of EAP 0120. Three hours per week. This is a high introductory level reading course in which EAP students continue to develop their ability to comprehend text with emphasis on developing reading skills and vocabulary. A grade of C or better is necessary to move to EAP 0320 Reading III.

EAP 0240 Writing II: (3) (CP). Placement by Accuplacer and writing sample or successful completion of EAP 0140. Three hours per week. Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in EAP 0220 and EAP 0260 and/or successful completion of EAP 0220 and EAP 0260. This is a high-introductory level writing course in which EAP students continue to develop their writing skills in the context of guided discourse on personal topics with an emphasis on logical thought and mechanics. A grade of C or better is necessary to move to EAP 0340 Writing III.

EAP 0260 Grammar II: (3) (CP). Placement by Accuplacer and writing sample or successful completion of EAP 0160. Three hours per week. This is a high-introductory level grammar course in which EAP students continue to develop their control of basic grammatical structures and statement/questions patterns. A grade of C or better is necessary to move to EAP 0360 Grammar III.

EAP 0300 Speech/Listening III: (3) (CP). Placement by Accuplacer and writing sample or successful completion of EAP 0200. Three hours per week. This is an intermediate level course in which EAP students develop the speaking and listening skills necessary for participation in classroom discussions with an introduction to oral presentations and critical listening skills. Further improvement of pronunciation is also emphasized. A grade of C or better is necessary to move to EAP 0400 Speech/Listening IV.

EAP 0320 Reading III: (3) (CP) Placement by Accuplacer. Intermediate level reading course for ESOL students designed to develop the ability to read text on familiar and basic academic topics. Emphasis will be placed on vocabulary expansion and application of critical reading skills.

EAP 0340 Writing III: (3) (CP). Placement by Accuplacer and writing sample or successful completion of EAP 0240. Three hours per week. Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in EAP 0320 and EAP 0360 and/or successful completion of EAP 0320 and EAP 0360. This is an intermediate level writing course in which EAP students develop their ability to write basic structured academic paragraphs on familiar topics and execute other academic writing tasks. A grade of “C” or better is necessary to move to EAP 0440 Writing IV.

EAP 0360 Grammar III: (3) (CP). Placement by Accuplacer and writing sample or successful completion of EAP 0260. Three hours per week. This is an intermediate level grammar course in which EAP students increase their accuracy of grammatical structures appropriate to classroom discussion and the writing of academic paragraphs. A grade of C or better is necessary to move to EAP 0460 Grammar IV.

EAP 0400 Speech/Listening IV: (3) (CP). Placement by Accuplacer and writing sample or successful completion of EAP 0300. Three hours per week. This is a high-intermediate level course in which EAP students continue to develop the skills necessary for participating in classroom discussions, giving oral presentations, and listening critically. A grade of C or better is necessary to pass the course.

EAP 0440 Writing IV: (3) (CP). Placement by Accuplacer and writing sample or successful completion of EAP 0340. Three hours per week. Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in EAP 0420 and EAP 0460 and/or successful completion of EAP 0420 and EAP 0460. This is a high-intermediate level course in which EAP students develop their ability to write more sophisticated structured academic paragraphs in various rhetorical modes and execute other academic writing tasks. A grade of C or better is necessary to pass the course. Upon successful completion, students will take the Sentence Skills portion of the College Placement Test to determine their next course level of English composition.

EAP 0460 Grammar IV: (3) (CP). Placement by Accuplacer and writing sample or successful completion of EAP 0360. Three hours per week. This is a high-intermediate level course in which EAP students develop their ability to use grammatical structures appropriate to classroom discussion, oral presentations, and writing of more sophisticated academic paragraphs with an emphasis on increased accuracy. A grade of C or better is necessary to pass the course.

 

COLLEGE PREPARATORY COURSES

ENC 0015C College Preparatory Writing I (5)(CP)

Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week. This course is required for students whose past performance and/or test scores indicate a need for training in the basic skills of written communication. After successful completion with a grade of "C" or better, the student may enroll in ENC 0025C.

ENC 0025C College Preparatory Writing II (3)(CP) Three hours lecture per week.

Prerequisite: ENC 0015C or appropriate test scores. This course is required for students whose past performance and/or test scores indicate a need for training in the basic skills of written communication with emphasis on writing multiparagraph essays. After successful completion with a grade of "C" or better and receiving passing scores on both sections of the state exit exam, the student may enroll in ENC 1101. 

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