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Course Descriptions

Basic English

ENL001

Individualized instruction on writing skills: structure, content, style, grammar and mechanics. Characterized by instructor supervision of the writing process and limited class size. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): Placement by Examination.

Communications

ENL010

Skills and competencies in basic writing for the workplace and oral communication to meet the needs of the applied arts certificate student. 3 Credits (3 Lecture)

English Composition I

ENL111

Fundamental writing and research skills with an emphasis on expository writing. Emphasis on analysis, discussion, and practice of writing that explores, explains, and argues. Course work includes a significant research component. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): Placement by Examination or ENL001.

English Composition II

ENL121

Continued development of the writing principles developed in ENL 111. Emphasis on writing about literature and its themes and applications of the skills learned in ENL111 to examine the purposes and styles of literary writing. Topics include the study of poetry, prose, and drama as well as the social and cultural significance of language and literature. Course work focuses on critical analysis and interpretation of literature through discussions and written assignments. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): ENL111.

Technical and Professional Communication

ENL201

Intensive survey of technical writing with practice in preparing reports, instructions, memos, and other communications for business and industry. Students develop skills in analyzing audiences and writing for readers both with and without technical expertise. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): ENL111.

The Craft of Research

ENL211

Introduction to the nature, uses, and objectives of academic research intended to solve a significant problem within a technical discipline. Intended for students in research-intensive fields and/or those preparing a baccalaureate capstone proposal. 1 Credit (1 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): ENL121 or ENL201. Fall Only.

Detective Fiction

ENL221

Serious treatment of crime and detection by such sleuths as Dupin, Sherlock Holmes, Perry Mason, Mike Hammer, and Philip Marlow. Examination includes the development of the traditional mystery story and the hard-boiled detective story in terms of how each reflects the values of the culture that produced it. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): ENL111. Fall Only.

World Literature

ENL231

Exploration of the variations and developments in eastern and western world views through the literature of the ages. Course work offers a sampling of essays, poetry, fiction, and drama from the ancients through the moderns. An analysis of the literature of the world traces the shifting perspectives of our world, the powers that reign, and the condition of humankind. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): ENL111. Fall Only.

Creative Writing

ENL235

Development of the insights, sensibilities, and skills necessary for the creation and refinement of expressive and imaginative writing. Early emphasis is upon the principles and techniques common to all genres of writing that seek to define, challenge, and celebrate the individual. After cultivating observation, memory, and consistency, students focus upon crafting fresh and significant works that add to the traditions of poetry, fiction, and/or dramatic scripts. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): ENL111. (ART) Spring Only.

Early American Literature

ENL240

Overview of literary trends in American literature from the colonial period to the Civil War with focus on individual stories, essays, and poems of representative authors. Discussion includes concepts of theme, image, symbol, and irony as well as critical analysis of literature in light of these contexts. Class discussions of reading assignments assist students in understanding the contexts out of which the literature grows, how the literature reflects the times, and how it reveals the nature of the characters who make the times. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): ENL111. Fall Only.

Early British Literature and American Democratic Values

ENL243

Overview of British literature from Anglo-Saxon times until the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, with an emphasis on the literary representation of values and institutions that support the development of American democracy. Themes discussed include leadership, models of governance, freedom, justice, and equality. Featured texts include poetry, prose, and foundational documents of British and American democracy. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): ENL111.

Literature of the American Indian

ENL250

Readings in the oral and written literature of Native Americans, with emphasis on literature produced in North America. The works are approached through literary criticism, philosophy, religion, psychology, history, and social criticism. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) (Cultural Diversity) Fall Only.

Women in Literature

ENL252

Overview of literature written by women of different eras and cultures, using literature from classical times to the present to examine the various ways women see themselves and the ways their cultures view them. Includes responses to and critical analysis of literature from all genres. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): ENL111. Spring Only.

The Graphic Novel

ENL257

Exploration of a recent and still emerging genre of narrative literature. Course work ties together various cross-disciplinary approaches in an investigation of several significant modern novels that use both words and images to tell their complex tales. Course topics include words and images; perception and interpretation; visual thinking; literary roots of sequential art; underground comix as satire and critique; Krazy Kat and surrealism; time, space, and planes; women and sequential art; culture, power, and pleasure. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): ENL111. As needed.

Masters of Science Fiction

ENL260

Historical survey of science fiction literature, from its modern beginnings to its current status as the literature of change. Focus is on hard science fiction and social speculation, rather than fantasy and horror. Discussion includes classic short stories, novels, and films that use contemporary science and technology to develop literary themes with scientific rigor. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): ENL121 or ENL201. Spring Only.

Sport Literature

ENL265

Serious study of selected literature with a sport theme or background. Examination of the nature of sport and its function in American culture, using references from fiction, poetry, drama, and film. Texts represent a variety of sports, with an emphasis on their humanist rather than mechanical elements. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): ENL111. Spring Only.

American Comedy

ENL270

Survey of the social and cultural uses of comedy in America, beginning in the Colonial Era and ending with current Web-transmitted comedy. Examination of a wide variety of comedy in many media, including a printed collection of comic writing, a comic novel, sound and video clips, and longer format video. Course work includes daily class discussions, student presentations, essays, and a final exam. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): ENL111.

Advanced Technical Communication

ENL301

Advanced concepts of document organization and design, the processes of information exchange, and document specifications. Each student completes two documentation projects in a specific technical discipline, resulting in two of the major types of technical documents: manual, proposal, or report. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): ENL201. Spring Only.

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