Metropolitan Community College - 
Blue River, Business & Technology, Longview, Maple Woods, Penn 
Valley

 

 

3201 Southwest Trafficway, 
Kansas City, Missouri 64111-2764
Art Dept


ENGLISH COURSES

You can also read the full Student Composition Handbook, which provides detailed information on composition courses, class policies, available resources, a statement on plagiarism, and other important information, including the grading criteria for the composition courses. The Student Composition Handbook is required reading in all composition courses, but it can also provide an excellent introduction to composition courses for new or prospective students, as well as a refresher for continuing students.

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English 104—Newswriting and Reporting.
English 104 is the first in a sequence of journalism courses. Because Penn Valley has an online-only student newspaper, Spectrum, the journalism courses at Penn Valley differ from those offered at other MCC campuses. During the first part of the semester, students will read and practice the principles of journalism through textbook reading and writing exercises and practice stories. By mid-semester, students will be contributing stories to Spectrum and beginning to explore digital photography, online production (web design) and other aspects of creating an outstanding student newspaper. There is no advertising component to journalism at PVCC. Passing English 101 with a C or better is a prerequisite for this course.

English 105, 106, 107—continuing courses in Journalism.
Returning students will occupy the various editorial positions necessary to the ongoing production of Spectrum. Students will continue to write stories, but will also work with new students, increase training and practice in production areas (web design, digital photography, copy editing), and work cooperatively to do what needs to be done to "get the paper out."

English 120—Introduction to Fiction.
In this course, students will read, discuss, analyze, and write about both short stories and novels.

English 122—Film as Literature.
In this course students will view, discuss, analyze, and write about film as a literary form.

English 127—Mythology.
In this course, students will read, discuss, analyze, and write about creation, fertility, and hero myths of cultures around the world.

English 130—Shakespeare.
In this course, students will read, discuss, analyze, and write about a variety of Shakespeare's plays.

English 142—Women in Literature.
In this course, students will read, discuss, analyze, and write about a variety of writing by and about women. The selections might include fiction, poetry, autobiography, and other literary forms.

English 144—Detective Fiction.
In this course, students will read, discuss, analyze, and write about a variety of detective fiction, with an emphasis on the main types of detective fiction, its historical development, and its social commentary.

English 142—Women in Literature.
In this course, students will read, discuss, analyze, and write about a variety of writing by and about women. The selections might include fiction, poetry, autobiography, and other literary forms.

English 155—African American Literature
In this course, students will read, discuss, analyze, and write about a variety of writing by African American authors. The selections might include fiction, poetry, autobiography, and other literary forms.

English 220—English Literature 1.
Survey of British literature from the Middle Ages to the middle of the 18th century.

English 221—English Literature 2.
Survey of British literature from the middle of the 18th century to the present. It is not necessary to take English 220 prior to this course.

English 222—American Literature 1.
Survey of American literature from the exploration and settlement of North America to the Civil War. Emphasis will be on the period from 1820-1865.

English 223—American Literature 2.
Survey of the literature of the United States from the Civil War to the present. It is not necessary to take English 222 prior to this course.

 

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Christine Howell—Coordinator and Faculty
MCC-Penn Valley
3201 SW Trafficway
Kansas City, MO, 64111

Office: ST 310-B
Phone: 816.604.4307
E-mail: christine.howell@mcckc.edu

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