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ENGL 100: Introduction to College Writing

Credits: 5.0

Emphasizes integrating critical reading, thinking, and writing in the development of college-level expository essays. Focuses on basic composition methods, rhetorical principles, and college-level writing style and conventions. Introduces basics of using and citing sources. Prerequisite(s): ACCUPLACER, essay placement, or permit from Bridge or EAP.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Integrate critical thinking, reading, and writing to engage college-level texts and to develop college-level expository essays.  [REASON] 
  2. Adapt writing to audience, context, and purpose by using rhetorical principles at an introductory level.  [REASON] 
  3. Apply the basics of composition principles at an introductory level in order to connect ideas coherently, explain them thoroughly, and arrange them logically.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Demonstrate writing processes by exploring and applying various strategies for idea generating, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Use academic sentence-level conventions and style; apply MLA style documentation at an introductory level for college writing.  [COMMUNICATE] 

ENGL& 101: English Composition I

Credits: 5.0

Emphasizes integrating critical reading, thinking, and writing in the development of analytic/argumentative essays. Covers composition methods, rhetorical principles, academic writing style and conventions; textual analysis; and source integration and citation. Prerequisite(s): ACCUPLACER, essay placement, or completion of EdCC's ENGL 100, with a grade of 2.0 or higher or Edmonds CC-certified equivalent.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Integrate critical thinking, reading, and writing to analyze college-level texts and to develop college-level analytic/argumentative essays.  [REASON] 
  2. Adapt writing to audience, context, and purpose by using rhetorical principles at an intermediate level.  [REASON] 
  3. Apply the basics of composition principles at an intermediate level in order to connect ideas coherently, explain them thoroughly, and arrange them logically.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Demonstrate writing processes by applying various strategies for idea generating, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Use academic sentence-level conventions and style; apply MLA style documentation at an intermediate level for college writing.  [COMMUNICATE] 

ENGL& 102: Composition II

Credits: 5.0

Emphasizes integrating critical reading, thinking, and writing in the development of analytic/argumentative research essays. Covers composition methods; rhetorical principles; academic writing style and conventions; textual analysis; evaluation, integration and citation of sources; and academic research. Prerequisite(s): Grade of 2.0 or higher in EdCC's ENGL& 101 or EdCC-certified equivalent.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Integrate critical thinking, reading, and writing independently to research and analyze college-level texts and to develop college-level analytic/argumentative research essays.  [REASON] 
  2. Adapt writing to audience, context, and purpose by independently using rhetorical principles in varied, complex ways.  [REASON] 
  3. Apply composition principles independently by connecting ideas coherently, explaining them thoroughly, and arranging them logically.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Demonstrate writing processes by independently choosing and applying suitable strategies to different stages, such as idea generating, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Use academic sentence-level conventions and style; apply MLA style documentation independently to manage multiple sources of various kinds.  [COMMUNICATE] 

ENGL 110: Vocabulary and Word Origins

Credits: 5.0

Explores diverse influences on English language evolution, including word origins, cross-cultural borrowings, historical patterns, and current trends.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Outline the general history of the English language.  [REASON] 
  2. Describe how new words are borrowed or developed for varied purposes, including informal conversation, civic discourse, scientific naming, etc.  [REASON] 
  3. Describe the functions of prefixes, roots, and suffixes, and apply them to create meaning.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Describe the basic principles of etymology, cross-cultural borrowing, and other means of language assimilation and development.  [EXPLORE] 

ENGL& 111: Introduction to Literature

Credits: 5.0

This class explores ways that writers portray human experience in their short stories, poems and plays. Through class discussions, lectures and creative responses, students will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of literary works. Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL 100 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of literary concepts by identifying and describing the formal elements, techniques, genres, and cultural/historical context of literary works.  [REASON] 
  2. Reason clearly by applying critical reading methods/theories to analysis of texts in order to understand, interpret and draw conclusions.  [REASON] 
  3. Describe and explain ways texts shape and are shaped by cultural/historical contexts and trends.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Support analysis and interpretation of literary texts by locating, using and citing relevant textual and contextual evidence.  [REASON] 

ENGL 112: College Reading Strategies

Credits: Maximum of 5.0

Explores multiple strategies for reading college texts and for understanding the various ways ideas are organized and presented in specific disciplines. Prerequisite(s): Placement in Bridge 115 and an ACCUPLACER writing score of 80 or higher or a permit from Bridge or EAP departments. Crosslisted as: BRDGE 112.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify and analyze common ways ideas are organized and presented in specific disciplines.  [REASON] 
  2. Identify and analyze various academic strategies for reasoning, communicating and problem-solving.  [REASON] 
  3. Explain and apply reading strategies and analytic techniques for engaging various texts, including printed, electronic, and mediated sources.  [REASON] 

ENGL 120: Autobiography/Biography: Life Stories

Credits: 5.0

Exploration of themes common to human experience across time and cultures.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify what impression each author wanted to create and explain what means s/he employed.  [REASON] 
  2. Identify values, beliefs and attitudes, infer their sources if not explicit, and offer evidence re: whether they persisted or changed.  [REASON] 
  3. Identify point of conflict, crisis and resolution.  [REASON] 
  4. Identify and describe commonalities among autobiographies from a diverse range of cultures.  [EXPLORE] 
  5. Analyze and explain how personal perspectives affect views of national and international events or trends.  [EXPLORE] 
  6. Analyze how context (people, places, events, and culture) shape personal experience and perception.  [EXPLORE] 

ENGL 125: Introduction to Current Authors

Credits: 5.0

Exploration and interpretation through discussion of works written during the past 30 years. Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL 100 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of literary concepts by identifying and describing the formal elements, techniques, genres, and cultural/historical context of contemporary literary works.  [REASON] 
  2. Reason clearly by applying critical reading methods/theories to analysis of contemporary literary texts in order to understand, interpret and draw conclusions.  [REASON] 
  3. Describe and explain ways contemporary literary texts shape and are shaped by cultural/historical contexts and trends.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Support analysis and interpretation of contemporary literary texts by locating, using and citing relevant textual and contextual evidence.  [REASON] 

ENGL 131: Introduction to Creative Writing

Credits: 5.0

An introduction to literary creative writing with an emphasis on the short story, poem, and creative nonfiction. Students will read contemporary examples of each genre and write their own original works. Seminar format. Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL& 101 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify, analyze, and evaluate the key elements of short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction via the works of contemporary writers.  [REASON] 
  2. Describe the creative writing experience from the point of view of the writer.  [REASON] 
  3. Assess their own writing and the writing of others.  [REASON] 
  4. Explore idea-generating techniques and genre conventions to develop stories, poems, and essays.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Demonstrate effective writing process and productive, sustainable writing habits.  [ACT] 
  6. Describe the processes for manuscript preparation, submission, and publication.  [COMMUNICATE] 

ENGL 140: Introduction to the Ancient World

Credits: 5.0

An overview of the ancient world of Greece and Rome through its literature. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 100 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement in ENGL& 101.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of literary concepts by identifying and describing the formal elements, techniques, genres, and cultural/historical context of ancient Greek and Roman literary texts.  [REASON] 
  2. Outline the general historical, cultural, intellectual, and literary contexts of ancient Greece and Rome.  [REASON] 
  3. Identify and explain the significance of representative artistic monuments of ancient Greece and Rome.  [REASON] 
  4. Describe and explain the significance of selected major figures in the history and literature of ancient Greece and Rome.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Reason clearly by applying critical reading methods/theories to an analysis of ancient Greek and Roman texts in order to understand, interpret and draw conclusions.  [REASON] 
  6. Support a general analysis and interpretation of the ancient Greek/Roman heroic epic by locating, using and citing relevant textual and contextual evidence.  [REASON] 

ENGL 141: Telling True Stories I

Credits: 5.0

Exploration of several forms of creative nonfiction, including memoir and literary journalism. Students will read contemporary writers in the field and explore the genre through their own writing projects. Workshop format. Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL& 101.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify, analyze, and evaluate the genre's conventions and styles via the works of contemporary writers.  [REASON] 
  2. Apply the genre's conventions and techniques to develop, revise, and edit their own writing projects.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Assess their own writing and the writing of others.  [REASON] 
  4. Communicate and interact effectively while giving and receiving feedback in writing groups.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Demonstrate effective writing process and productive, sustainable writing habits.  [ACT] 
  6. Describe and implement the process of submitting their work for publication.  [ACT] 

ENGL 142: Telling True Stories II

Credits: 5.0

Continues ENGL 141's exploration of creative nonfiction and encourages students to expand their skills and productivity. Students will continue to read contemporary writers and explore the genre through their own writing. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 141 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify, analyze, and evaluate the genre's conventions and styles via the works of contemporary writers.  [REASON] 
  2. Apply the genre's conventions and techniques to develop, revise, and edit their own writing projects.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Assess their own writing and the writing of others.  [REASON] 
  4. Communicate and interact effectively while giving and receiving feedback in writing groups.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Demonstrate effective writing process and productive, sustainable writing habits.  [ACT] 
  6. Describe and implement the process of submitting their work for publication.  [ACT] 

ENGL 151: Creative Writing: Poetry I

Credits: 5.0

An introduction to writing poetry, both formal and free verse. Students will read and critique the work of contemporary poets to become familiar with the genre as well as write their own poems. Workshop format. Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENGL 100 with a 2.0 or higher or placement in ENGL& 101.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify, analyze, and evaluate the genre's conventions and styles via the works of contemporary writers.  [REASON] 
  2. Apply the genre's conventions and techniques to develop, revise, and edit their own writing projects.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Assess their own writing and the writing of others.  [REASON] 
  4. Communicate and interact effectively while giving and receiving feedback in writing groups.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Demonstrate effective writing process and productive, sustainable writing habits.  [ACT] 
  6. Describe and implement the process of submitting their work for publication.  [ACT] 

ENGL 152: Creative Writing: Poetry II

Credits: 5.0

Continues ENGL 151's introduction to formal and free-verse poetry writing and encourages students to expand their skills and productivity. Students will read and critique the work of contemporary poets to become familiar with the genre as well as to write their own poems. Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENGL 151 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify, analyze, and evaluate the genre's conventions and styles via the works of contemporary writers.  [REASON] 
  2. Apply the genre's conventions and techniques to develop, revise, and edit their own writing projects.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Assess their own writing and the writing of others.  [REASON] 
  4. Communicate and interact effectively while giving and receiving feedback in writing groups.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Demonstrate effective writing process and productive, sustainable writing habits.  [ACT] 
  6. Describe and implement the process of submitting their work for publication.  [ACT] 

ENGL 155: Special Topics

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

Topics and seminars of current interest in English. Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission. Contact the English department for more information.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of a specific topic related to English composition, rhetoric, creative writing, or literature.  [REASON] 

ENGL 160: Women's Writings in the Modern Era:CD

Credits: 5.0

Explores from multiple perspectives late 19th and early 20th century women's writings and the controversies they addressed, such as birth control, sexual identity, marriage, motherhood, madness, education, employment, voting rights, etc. Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL 100 or instructor permission

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of literary concepts by identifying and describing the formal elements, techniques, and genres of modernist literary works.  [REASON] 
  2. Reason clearly by applying critical-reading methods/theories to modernist texts in order to analyze their major features and develop plausible, supportable interpretations.  [REASON] 
  3. Describe and analyze ways that modernist texts shaped and were shaped by cultural/historical contexts and trends.  [EXPLORE] 
  4. Support analysis and interpretation of modernists literary texts by locating, using and citing relevant textual and contextual evidence.  [REASON] 
  5. Describe how modernist women writers contributed to the literature of the Modernist Era.  [EXPLORE] 

ENGL 161: Creative Writing: Fiction I

Credits: 5.0

An introduction to writing fiction, with an emphasis on the short story. Students will read and critique the work of contemporary fiction writers and will explore the genre through their own writing projects. Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL& 101.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify, analyze, and evaluate the genre's conventions and styles via the works of contemporary writers.  [REASON] 
  2. Apply the genre's conventions and techniques to develop, revise, and edit their own writing projects.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Assess their own writing and the writing of others.  [REASON] 
  4. Communicate and interact effectively while giving and receiving feedback in writing groups.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Demonstrate effective writing process and productive, sustainable writing habits.  [ACT] 
  6. Describe and implement the process of submitting their work for publication.  [ACT] 

ENGL 162: Creative Writing: Fiction II

Credits: 5.0

Continues ENGL 161's exploration of fiction writing and encourages students to expand their skills and productivity. Students will read and critique contemporary fiction writers and will explore the genre through their own writing projects. Workshop format. Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENGL 161 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify, analyze, and evaluate the genre's conventions and styles via the works of contemporary writers.  [REASON] 
  2. Apply the genre's conventions and techniques to develop, revise, and edit their own writing projects.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Assess their own writing and the writing of others.  [REASON] 
  4. Communicate and interact effectively while giving and receiving feedback in writing groups.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Demonstrate effective writing process and productive, sustainable writing habits.  [ACT] 
  6. Describe and implement the process of submitting their work for publication.  [ACT] 

ENGL 165: Literature of the American West

Credits: 5.0

Explores myths and realities of the American West through writing by authors from diverse backgrounds. Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL& 101.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of literary concepts by identifying and describing the formal elements, techniques, and genres of contemporary and traditional Western writings.  [REASON] 
  2. Reason clearly by applying critical-reading methods/theories to contemporary and traditional western texts in order to analyze their features and recurrent themes and to develop plausible interpretations.  [REASON] 
  3. Describe and analyze ways that contemporary and traditional western texts shape(d) and are/were shaped by cultural and historical contexts and trends.  [EXPLORE] 
  4. Discern and explain diverse points of views represented in contemporary and traditional western texts and make significant comparisons between them.  [EXPLORE] 
  5. Support analysis and interpretation of contemporary and traditional Western writings effectively by locating, using and citing relevant textual and contextual evidence.  [REASON] 

ENGL 170: Popular Literature Past and Present:CD

Credits: 5.0

Study of popular genres, such as science fiction, mystery, and Gothic, written by culturally diverse authors from the 19th century through the present. Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL 100 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of literary concepts by identifying, describing, and comparing the formal elements, techniques, and genres of popular works and by analyzing how writers incorporate and depart from particular genres and styles.  [REASON] 
  2. Reason clearly by applying critical-reading methods/theories to popular works in order to analyze their features and recurrent themes and to develop plausible, supportable interpretations.  [REASON] 
  3. Describe and analyze the ways that popular works shape and are shaped by cultural/historical contexts, trends, attitudes and beliefs about such issues as race, class, gender, sexual orientation, cultural identity, religion, etc.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Support analysis and interpretation of popular works by locating, using and citing relevant textual and contextual evidence.  [REASON] 

ENGL 171: Writing Plays

Credits: 5.0

An introduction to playwriting with an emphasis on the one-act play. Includes an historical overview of playwriting, reading one-act plays, and exploring the genre through writing assignments and a final project. Workshop format. Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL& 101.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify, analyze, and evaluate the genre's conventions and styles via the works of contemporary writers.  [REASON] 
  2. Apply the genre's conventions and techniques to develop, revise, and edit their own writing projects.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Assess their own writing and the writing of others.  [REASON] 
  4. Communicate and interact effectively while giving and receiving feedback in writing groups.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Demonstrate effective writing process and productive, sustainable writing habits.  [ACT] 
  6. Describe and implement the process of submitting their work for publication.  [ACT] 

ENGL 185: Sports in Literature

Credits: 5.0

Exploration of literary themes relating to sports. Focus is on the individual's struggle against nature, role within society and capacity for self-knowledge as presented by classical and modern authors. Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL 100 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of literary concepts by identifying and describing the formal elements, techniques, and genres of sports literature.  [REASON] 
  2. Identify connections between literary works and actual events, both historical and contemporaneous, through an examination of sports and sports literature.  [REASON] 
  3. Reason clearly by applying critical-reading methods/theories to sports literature in order to analyze its features and develop plausible interpretations.  [REASON] 
  4. Describe and analyze ways that sports literature shapes and is shaped by cultural/historical contexts and trends.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Support analysis and interpretation of sports-literature by locating, using and citing relevant textual and contextual evidence.  [REASON] 

ENGL 198: Individual Project in English

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

Selection, design and completion of project in the field of English. Student consults with faculty member in all aspects of the project. S/U grade option. Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify and explore/research topic(s) relevant to English for individual study.  [REASON] 
  2. Support findings/analyses by locating, using and citing relevant textual and contextual evidence.  [REASON] 
  3. Communicate findings from the individual study through an agreed-upon means, such as a paper, a presentation, or a display.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Demonstrate skill in and knowledge of other project-specific objectives as determined by the instructor.  [REASON] 

ENGL 199: Special Projects

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

Contact the English Department for more information. Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor and project approval of the division dean.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify and demonstrate a well-developed understanding of a specific topic related to English composition, rhetoric, creative writing, or literature.  [REASON] 
  2. Support independent analysis, interpretation, or explanation of topic by locating, using and citing relevant textual and contextual evidence.  [REASON] 
  3. Communicate findings from the individual study of topic.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Demonstrate other project-specific objectives as determined by the instructor.  [REASON] 

ENGL& 220: Introduction to Shakespeare

Credits: 5.0

A study of selected plays by Shakespeare, including historical and cultural context. Prerequisite(s): ENGL& 101 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of major concepts in literature and drama by identifying, describing, and analyzing the formal elements, techniques, genres, and cultural/historical context of selected Shakespearean works.  [REASON] 
  2. Reason clearly by applying critical reading methods and/or theories to analysis of Shakespearean works in order to understand, interpret and draw conclusions.  [REASON] 
  3. Describe the theatrical scene as well as social and political backgrounds in Shakespeare's London.  [REASON] 
  4. Describe and explain ways that Shakespearean texts shape and are shaped by cultural/historical contexts and trends.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Compare varying interpretations of Shakespeare's works.  [REASON] 
  6. Support analysis and interpretation of literary texts by independently locating, using and citing relevant textual and contextual evidence.  [REASON] 
  7. Apply composition principles independently by connecting ideas coherently, explaining them thoroughly, and arranging them logically.  [COMMUNICATE] 

ENGL& 244: American Literature I

Credits: 5.0

Early writings from first contact with Europeans to the outbreak of the Civil War. Prerequisite(s): ENGL& 101 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of literary concepts by identifying, describing, and analyzing the formal elements, techniques, genres, and cultural/historical context of Early American literary works.  [REASON] 
  2. Reason clearly by applying critical reading methods and/or theories to analysis of Early American literary texts in order to understand, interpret and draw conclusions.  [REASON] 
  3. Describe and explain ways Early American literary texts shape and are shaped by cultural/historical contexts and trends.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Describe and compare different perspectives on American experiences, values, ambitions, and environments as presented in diverse Early American texts.  [REASON] 
  5. Support analysis and interpretation of literary texts by independently locating, using and citing relevant textual and contextual evidence.  [REASON] 
  6. Apply composition principles independently by connecting ideas coherently, explaining them thoroughly, and arranging them logically.  [COMMUNICATE] 

ENGL& 245: American Literature II

Credits: 5.0

Writings from the Civil War to World War I. Prerequisite(s): ENGL& 101 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of literary concepts by identifying, describing, and analyzing the formal elements, techniques, genres, and cultural/historical context of American literary texts from 1860 through 1919.  [REASON] 
  2. Reason clearly by applying critical reading methods and/or theories to analysis of American literary texts from 1860 through 1919 in order to understand, interpret and draw conclusions.  [REASON] 
  3. Describe and explain ways that American literary texts from 1860 through 1919 shape and are shaped by cultural/historical contexts and trends.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Describe and compare different perspectives on American experiences, values, ambitions, and environments as presented in diverse American literary texts 1860 through 1919.  [REASON] 
  5. Support analysis and interpretation of literary texts by independently locating, using and citing relevant textual and contextual evidence.  [REASON] 
  6. Apply composition principles independently by connecting ideas coherently, explaining them thoroughly, and arranging them logically.  [COMMUNICATE] 

ENGL& 246: American Literature III

Credits: 5.0

Writings from the Roaring Twenties to the assassination of President Kennedy. Prerequisite(s): ENGL& 101 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of literary concepts by identifying, describing, and analyzing the formal elements, techniques, genres, and cultural/historical context of American literary texts from 1920-1963.  [REASON] 
  2. Reason clearly by applying critical reading methods and/or theories to analysis of American literary texts from 1920-1963 in order to understand, interpret and draw conclusions.  [REASON] 
  3. Describe and explain ways that American literary texts from 1920-1963 shape and are shaped by cultural/historical contexts and trends.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Describe and compare different perspectives on American experiences, values, ambitions, and environments as presented in diverse American literary texts 1920-1963.  [REASON] 
  5. Support analysis and interpretation of literary texts by independently locating, using and citing relevant textual and contextual evidence.  [REASON] 
  6. Apply composition principles independently by connecting ideas coherently, explaining them thoroughly, and arranging them logically.  [COMMUNICATE] 

ENGL 255: Special Topics

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

Topics and seminars of current interest in English. Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission. Contact the English department for more information.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify and demonstrate thorough understanding of focused area of interest related to English composition, rhetoric, creative writing, or literature.  [REASON] 

ENGL 275: Topics in Pre-Twentieth Century Literature: Seminar

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

In-depth discussion of varying topics in literature prior to the twentieth century, which may include studies of specific literary figures, schools, critical approaches or literary types. Consult English chair for information. Prerequisite(s): ENGL& 101, ENGL 125, or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of literary concepts by identifying, describing, and analyzing the formal elements, techniques, genres, and cultural/historical context of pre-20th century literary texts.  [REASON] 
  2. Compare/contrast defining features of pre-20th century literary texts.  [REASON] 
  3. Reason clearly by applying critical reading methods and/or theories to analysis of pre-20th century literary texts in order to understand, interpret and draw conclusions.  [REASON] 
  4. Describe and explain ways that pre-20th century literary texts shape and are shaped by cultural/historical contexts and trends.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Support analysis and interpretation of pre-20th century literary texts by independently locating, using and citing relevant textual and contextual evidence.  [REASON] 
  6. Apply composition principles independently by connecting ideas coherently, explaining them thoroughly, and arranging them logically.  [COMMUNICATE] 

ENGL 276: Topics in Twentieth Century Literature: Seminar

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

In-depth discussion of varying topics in twentieth century literature, which may include studies of specific literary figures, schools, critical approaches or literary types. Consult English chair for information. Prerequisite(s): ENGL& 101, ENGL 125, or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of literary concepts by identifying, describing, and analyzing the formal elements, techniques, genres, and cultural/historical context of 20th century literary texts.  [REASON] 
  2. Compare/contrast defining features of 20th century literary texts.  [REASON] 
  3. Reason clearly by applying critical reading methods and/or theories to analysis of 20th century literary texts in order to understand, interpret and draw conclusions.  [REASON] 
  4. Describe and explain ways that 20th century literary texts shape and are shaped by cultural/historical contexts and trends.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Support analysis and interpretation of 20th century literary texts by independently locating, using and citing relevant textual and contextual evidence.  [REASON] 
  6. Apply composition principles independently by connecting ideas coherently, explaining them thoroughly, and arranging them logically.  [COMMUNICATE] 

ENGL 298: Individual Project in English

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

Selection, design and completion of project in the field of English. Student consults with faculty member in all aspects of the project. S/U grade option. Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Independently identify and explore/research topic(s) relevant to English for individual study.  [REASON] 
  2. Support findings/analyses by locating, using and citing relevant textual and contextual evidence.  [REASON] 
  3. Communicate findings from the individual study through an agreed-upon means, such as a paper, a presentation, or a display.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Demonstrate other project-specific objectives as determined by the instructor  [REASON] 

ENGL 299: Special Projects

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

Contact the English Department for more information. Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor and project approval of the division dean.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Independently identify and demonstrate a thorough understanding of a specific topic related to English composition, rhetoric, creative writing, or literature.  [REASON] 
  2. Support independent analysis, interpretation, or explanation of topic by locating, using and citing relevant textual and contextual evidence.  [REASON] 
  3. Communicate findings from the individual study of topic.  [COMMUNICATE]