English Course Descriptions

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EN012: ESL Levels 1 and 2 - CREDITS: 0

Prerequisite: Placement Exam

This course develops English sentence structure and grammar through content-based reading and writing activities. Students learn to read for meaning and ideas as well as for details. Students learn to write clear and well-organized paragraphs. Students develop the ability to listen and speak through structured practice and exercises that increase their comprehension. The use of the library and its facilities is presented.


EN034: ESL Levels 3 and 4 - CREDITS: 0

Prerequisite: Placement Exam

This course emphasizes the continued development of reading and writing skills and use of more complex grammatical structures through content-based reading and writing activities. Students increase their understanding of vocabulary and idioms using a variety of written materials. Students learn to combine sentences to produce meaningful and well-organized paragraphs. The use of the library and its facilities is presented. Students improve their ability to listen and speak through guided models that reinforce comprehension.


EN051: ESL Reading and Writing Level 5 - CREDITS: 0

Prerequisite: Placement Exam

This course is designed to expand reading and writing skills through the use of content-based reading and writing activities. The emphasis is on conventions of the written language. Students practice writing in a variety of syntactical structures and rhetorical modes. The content, style, and tone of selected reading material is studied. The use of the library is presented.


EN052: ESL Listening and Speaking Workshop - CREDITS: 0

Prerequisite: Placement Exam

This workshop provides structured opportunities for students to improve their listening and speaking skills. Students practice listening comprehension through the use of audio-tapes and exercises that support their understanding. Students develop their speaking skills through practice with models of functional language and conventional style, such as role plays and presentation.


EN061: ESL Reading and Writing Level 6 - CREDITS: 0

Prerequisite: Placement Exam

This course provides extensive practice in reading comprehension, writing, and editing to prepare the student for the demands of college-level composition and reading skills. Students learn the conventions of essay writing by utilizing a variety of rhetorical forms and techniques. Students develop an understanding of the use of critical analysis in reading comprehension. The use of the library and its facilities is presented.


EN062: ESL Listening and Speaking Workshop Level 6 - CREDITS: 0

Prerequisite: Placement Exam

This workshop offers students the opportunity to cultivate and refine their listening and speaking skills through structured practice. Exercises are designed to practice and test listening comprehension. Students refine their speaking skills through analysis, explanation, and guided practice in activities such as interviews and debates.


EN010: Remedial English - CREDITS: 0

Prerequisite: Placement Exam

This course focuses on basic writing skills, the development and organization of ideas, and reading comprehension. Grammar, punctuation, spelling, vocabulary and rhetoric, according to individual needs, are presented. Students learn to compose short expository essays, which show an understanding of the essentials of effective sentence structure and organization, with few gross errors in grammar and mechanics.


EN100: English Composition I - CREDITS: 3

Prerequisite: Placement Exam

This course presents the principles of expository writing and rhetorical style through coordinated reading and writing assignments. Various expository writing techniques, such as argumentation, description, and narration are discussed. Topics include the skills and procedures for conducting research and the writing of a well-organized and well-developed report.


EN200: Writing About American Literature I - CREDITS: 3

Prerequisite: EN100

This course fosters an understanding of various literary styles of American writers in short stories and essays. Techniques for critically evaluating and interpreting literature are discussed. Effective writing skills are introduced and practiced. Students are required to demonstrate maturity in thought and style.


EN201: Writing About American Literature II - CREDITS: 3

Prerequisite: EN100

This course promotes a further understanding of literary criticism by analyzing the style, technique, and content of the works of American writers. Essays, short stories, and plays are studied and discussed. Student writing should communicate knowledge of critical analysis and effective writing techniques.


EN300: Speech - CREDITS: 3

This course focuses on the organization and presentation of the major forms of public address and persuasive speaking. The principles of clarity, interest, and audience analysis are stressed. Application of these principles to advertising, marketing, community affairs, and public relations are discussed.


EN312: Fundamentals of Speech - CREDITS: 3

This course increases basic speaking skills needed to participate in academic, vocational, and social situations. Students practice standard speech through individualized and group instruction. Emphasis is placed on improving pronunciation, articulation, intonation, and language usage.


EN334: Interpersonal Communication - CREDITS: 3

This course demonstrates the basic concepts and processes of human communication. Emphasis is on the development of interpersonal skills necessary for group interaction in a variety of settings. Course content includes the methods of securing and imparting information, the organization of ideas, and the role of perception.


EN350: Group Discussion - CREDITS: 3

This course presents methods for small groups to share information, solve problems, and negotiate. Emphasis is on the techniques of group interaction, the obstacles to communication, and the dynamics of group discussion. Course content develops the capacity for constructive interaction and leadership.


EN360: Oral Communication - CREDITS: 3

This course demonstrates effective techniques for communicating with others in the workplace. Focus is on developing skills necessary for building and maintaining productive and positive relationships. Basic oral formats useful to a participant in corporate organizations and businesses are introduced.