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Course Descriptions

ENG 101 is a 3-credit-hour course and ESL 101 is a 4-credit-hour course; both emphasize developing critical and analytical thinking skills, introduce academic argumentative essay writing to students, and expect students to be able to critically analyze texts of different genres (such as advertisements, websites, movies). Students develop audience awareness, evaluate the needs of different audiences, and learn to choose rhetorical strategies and develop arguments in a logical, coherent, and meaningful manner to meet rhetorical purposes.  

ESL 101 is a specially designed course for students whose first language is not English. This course is taught by faculty experienced in working with non-native English speakers, and students will receive instruction that meets their particular learning needs.

Blended ENG 101 is a 4-credit hour course where one-third of the students are ENG 099 students and two-thirds are ENG 101 students. Only ENG 099 students meet with the course instructor an additional hour each week for specialized support. Students with appropriate placement testing scores and have an 099 reading placement are eligible to take this course. Only 16 seats are available for ENG 099 students, and students are enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Jump Start ENG 101 is a 4-credit-hour course where almost all students have taken ENG 099 already, but they are not completely ready for ENG 101. This course gives extra support to students who understand academic essay writing but are struggling with a few areas, usually grammar and mechanics.

Special Topics ENG 101 is a regular ENG 101 class but is taught with special focus on the students’ majors. Health Professions or Automotive Program students are offered this course.


ENG 102 is a 3-credit-hour course and ESL 102 is a 4-credit-hour course; both emphasize research writing and teach students techniques to locate, evaluate, integrate, and document sources in a conventional format.

ESL 102 is a specially designed course for students whose first language is not English. This course is taught by faculty experienced in working with non-native English speakers, and students will receive instruction that meets their particular learning needs.

In career-oriented sections of ENG 102 (sections with odd section numbers), students practice the kinds of writing used in the workplace such as memoranda, business letters, proposals, and formal reports. Students research topics through a variety of methods and sources to develop the skills required for the final extended research paper.

In liberal arts sections of ENG 102 (sections with even section numbers), students practice the skills required in academic research-based writing, including analysis, synthesis, interpretation, and evaluation of information and points of view from a variety of print and electronic sources. In several shorter research-based essays during the first part of the course, students develop the skills required for the longer research paper completed later in the course.

 

ENG 106, a combination of ENG 101 and ENG 102, prepares students to write academic essays and develop skills to evaluate, interpret, and document sources.


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