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Course Descriptions

MCC Campus(s): Blue River, Longview, Maple Woods, Penn Valley
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BR-Rich Higgason, 604.6530
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Course Descriptions

English Courses

ENGL 101 - Composition & Reading I - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 90 or appropriate placement test score. Focus on instruction in the composing process that includes exploration of ideas through reading, methods of writing development, and use of writing conventions. Instruction takes students from reflective expression to critical analysis through writing.

ENGL 101R - Composition and Reading I-Review - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 30 with a minimum grade of a C, ENGL 90 with a minimum grade of an S, or appropriate placement test score. A review of topics in English 30/English 90, combined with English 101. Focus on instruction in composing process that includes exploration of ideas through reading, methods of writing development, and use of writing conventions. Instruction takes students from reflective expression to critical analysis through writing.

ENGL 102 - Composition & Reading II - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 101. Students are asked to analyze and evaluate persuasive essays for the writer's use of logical thinking. Students will develop research skills for the purpose of creating documented essays that reflect critical thinking and logical argument.

ENGL 104 - News Writing and Reporting I - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 101. This course offers instruction and practice in writing and editing copy for college news publications. Students will contribute work for publication. The course also includes analysis and discussion of professional and college newspapers.

ENGL 105 - News Writing and Reporting II - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 104. Continued instruction and practice in writing and editing copy for college news publications. Students will contribute work for publication. Introduction to production skills.

ENGL 111A - Vocabulary - 1.00 credits

Improvement of general college vocabulary and specific subject-related vocabulary through the use of word analysis and context clues.

ENGL 111B - Vocabulary - 2.00 credits

Improvement of general college vocabulary and specific subject-related vocabulary through the use of word analysis and context clues.

ENGL 111C - Vocabulary - 3.00 credits

Improvement of general college vocabulary and specific subject-related vocabulary through the use of word analysis and context clues.

ENGL 129A - Directed Reading - 1.00 credits

Directed reading in a field chosen by the student with the advice and direction of the instructor. In-depth investigation of a particular author, genre, or area of literature.

ENGL 129B - Directed Reading - 2.00 credits

Directed reading in a field chosen by the student with the advice and direction of the instructor. In-depth investigation of a particular author, genre, or area of literature.

ENGL 129C - Directed Reading - 3.00 credits

Directed reading in a field chosen by the student with the advice and direction of the instructor. In-depth investigation of a particular author, genre, or area of literature.

ENGL 198A - Service-learning in English - 1.00 credits

This is an experiential learning opportunity that links concepts and principles of English to real-world application through community service. Includes 40-hours of on-task service to a community organization, agency, or public service provider per credit hour. The community service placement agency and service assignment will vary, dependent on the speech or drama course topic and learning objectives.

ENGL 198B - Service-learning in English - 2.00 credits

This is an experiential learning opportunity that links concepts and principles of English to real-world application through community service. Includes 40-hours of on-task service to a community organization, agency, or public service provider per credit hour. The community service placement agency and service assignment will vary, dependent on the speech or drama course topic and learning objectives.

ENGL 198C - Service-learning in English - 3.00 credits

This is an experiential learning opportunity that links concepts and principles of English to real-world application through community service. Includes 40-hours of on-task service to a community organization, agency, or public service provider per credit hour. The community service placement agency and service assignment will vary, dependent on the speech or drama course topic and learning objectives.

ENGL 201 - Creative Writing I - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 101. Various types of imaginative writing such as fiction, poetry, play and/or scripts, creative non-fiction.

ENGL 202 - Creative Writing II - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 201. Continuation and advanced study of the primary themes found in Creative Writing I, including various types of imaginative writing such as fiction, poetry, play and/or scripts, creative non-fiction. More in-depth analysis of the processes of manuscript preparation and submission.

ENGL 203 - Creative Writing III - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 202. Continuation and advanced study of the primary themes found in Creative Writing II, including various types of imaginative writing such as fiction, poetry, play and/or scripts, creative non-fiction. More in-depth analysis of the processes of manuscript preparation and submission, including the preparation of longer fiction, collections of poetry and specialized scripts.

ENGL 204 - Creative Writing IV - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 203. Continuation and advanced study of the primary themes found in Creative Writing III, including various types of imaginative writing such as fiction, poetry, play and/or scripts, and creative non-fiction. Practice in submitting works for publication, including fiction/longer fiction, poems and/or collections of poetry and specialized scripts.

ENGL 205 - Principles of American Journalism - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 101. This course explores the underlying principles of journalism, changing practices in journalism, relations among journalism and other social institutions, and current issues and problems facing journalists in the digital age. The course places U. S. journalism in a global context.

ENGL 206 - News Writing and Reporting III - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 105. Instruction in advanced news writing and reporting; introduction to news editing. The focus of the course is on editing skills and newsroom leadership.

ENGL 207 - News Writing and Reporting IV - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 206. Instruction in advanced news writing and reporting; introduction to news editing. The focus of the course is on editing skills and newsroom leadership.

ENGL 209 - Creative Writing:Screenwriting - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 101. Instruction and practice of the elements, format, professional development, and marketing of a complete 90-120 page feature length screenplay based on an original idea.

ENGL 210 - Creative Writing: Writing Children's Literature - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 101. Writing various types of literature for children from preschool to junior high.

ENGL 214 - Introduction to Fiction - 3.00 credits

Reading, discussion, and analysis of short stories and novels. Interpretation, evaluation, and enjoyment of works within the two literary forms.

ENGL 215 - Technical Writing - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 101. Prepares students to compose written products appropriate to contexts requiring technical communication and documentation.

ENGL 216 - Introduction to Drama and Poetry - 3.00 credits

Reading, discussion, and analysis of poetry and drama; interpretation, evaluation, and enjoyment of works within the two literary forms.

ENGL 217 - Scientific Writing - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 101. Course focuses on developing skills in scientific writing for students interested in or majoring in the sciences. Prepares students to compose written products appropriate to contexts requiring scientific communication and documentation.

ENGL 218 - Introduction to Literature - 3.00 credits

Reading, discussion, and analysis of short stories, plays, and poems. Interpretation, evaluation, and enjoyment of these forms.

ENGL 219 - Advanced Screenwriting - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 209. Review of professional screenwriting standards; revision and marketing of a completed full-length screenplay.

ENGL 220 - British Literature to 1750 - 3.00 credits

Survey of British literature from the early Middle Ages to the middle of the 18th century.

ENGL 221 - British Literature 1750-Present - 3.00 credits

Survey of British literature from the end of the 18th century to the present.

ENGL 222 - American Literature to 1860 - 3.00 credits

Survey of American literary works to the Civil War.

ENGL 223 - American Literature 1860-Present - 3.00 credits

Survey of American literary works from the Civil War to the present.

ENGL 230 - Science Fiction - 3.00 credits

Introduction to science fiction. Its current position as an independent genre making a unique contribution to the social comment of the 21st century.

ENGL 232 - Detective Fiction - 3.00 credits

Representative works of detective fiction from Poe to the present.

ENGL 234 - Film as Literature - 3.00 credits

Viewing, discussion, and analysis of films. Interpretation, evaluation, and enjoyment of works within this literary form.

ENGL 240 - Mythology - 3.00 credits

The origins, purposes, and meanings of myth in past and present human experiences as seen through mythological stories and characters.

ENGL 242 - The Bible as Literature - 3.00 credits

Selected passages from Old and New Testaments as illustrations of different types of literature (stories, drama, poetry). Analysis of the literary qualities of the Bible.

ENGL 250 - Masterpieces of American Literature - 3.00 credits

Masterpieces of American literature that represent American culture and themes.

ENGL 254 - World Literature I - 3.00 credits

Representative works of world literature up to 1600 AD and their significance to the 21st century reader.

ENGL 255 - World Literature II - 3.00 credits

May be taken without ENGL 254. Representative works of the later Renaissance, the Neoclassical period, the Romantic period, Realism, Naturalism, and the contemporary period and their significance to the 21st century reader.

ENGL 256 - World Masterpieces - 3.00 credits

World masterpieces of prose, drama, and poetry as embodiments of views of the human condition.

ENGL 260 - African-American Literature - 3.00 credits

Survey of African-American literature from various genres and historical periods. Students will examine the artistic responses of male and female writers to the social, political, and cultural forces that help shape the African-American experience.

ENGL 262 - Women's Lives and Autobiography - 3.00 credits

This course focuses on the literature of women's lives and will explore the historical, political, social and religious contexts in which women live and through which they perceive their worlds.

ENGL 264 - U.S. Latino and Latina Literature - 3.00 credits

This course is a survey of U.S. Latino and Latina literature from various genres and historical periods. The literary contributions from Chicanos and Chicanas, Cuban-Americans and Puerto Rican writers will be included. Students will read and discuss essays, drama, novels, poetry, short stories and ideological discourse while also exploring historical motivators of the literature that have made cultural impacts on the Latina and Latina communities and the American mainstream.

ENGL 265 - African Literature - 3.00 credits

This course is a survey of African literature from various genres and historical periods. Students will read and discuss oral stories, poems, short stories, plays, and novels and examine social, political, and cultural forces that have shaped the African experience.

ENGL 267 - North American Indian Literature - 3.00 credits

This course will examine North American Indian literature and cultures. Attention will be paid to both traditional and contemporary native writings. The course will cover themes of traditional beliefs, identity, and other relevant topics. Genres include poetry, fiction, film, and/or non-fiction prose.

ENGL 268 - Women's Literature - 3.00 credits

Women's Literature focuses on the ideas, experiences, and imagination of women through discussion and analysis of various literary genres written by women. The course will explore the historical, political, and social contexts in which women live and write.

ENGL 270A - Special Topics - 1.00 credits

Selected topics of current interest. Available to individual students or to small groups through arrangement with an instructor.

ENGL 270B - Special Topics - 2.00 credits

Selected topics of current interest. Available to individual students or to small groups through arrangement with an instructor.

ENGL 270C - Special Topics - 3.00 credits

Selected topics of current interest. Through arrangement with an instructor, students or small groups of students can develop and conduct an independent research study of a special topic.

ENGL 28 - Basic Writing Skills I - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on placement test. Students will work toward writing clear, correct, and effective sentences and paragraphs; incorporating their use in extended pieces of writing.

ENGL 299 - Shakespeare - 3.00 credits

Study of Shakespeare's life and major works. Consideration of the significance of the playwright and his plays for both Elizabethan and 21st century audiences.

ENGL 30 - Basic Writing Skills II - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 28 or ENGL 80 or satisfactory score on placement test. Students will work toward understanding and utilizing the conventions of Standard American English, sentence structure, and writing focused, adequately supported and mechanically sound paragraphs and essays.

ENGL 80 - Foundations of College Writing I - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score. Students will practice writing clear paragraph and multi-paragraph documents that utilize the conventions of written standard English and develop critical thinking skills by writing about reading. The course culminates in a required satisfactory-unsatisfactory exit portfolio.

ENGL 90 - Foundations of College Writing II - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 80 with a minimum grade of S or satisfactory score on placement test. Students will practice writing thesis-support multi-paragraph documents that utilize the conventions of written standard English and develop critical thinking skills by writing about reading. The course culminates in a required satisfactory-unsatisfactory exit portfolio.

 

Last Modified: 9/15/17