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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

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  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 Edmonds CC's ENGL 100 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or Edmonds CC-certified equavalent.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  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 Edmonds CC's ENGL& 101 or Edmonds CC-certified equivalent.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  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

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  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 (was ENGL 115). Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL 100 or instructor permission.Prerequisite(s): Placement in ENGL 100 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  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 125: Introduction to Current Authors

Credits: 5.0

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

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  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

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  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 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

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  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

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  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 (was ENGL 105).

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  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

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  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 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 (was ENGL 105).

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  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

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  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 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

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  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& 220: Introduction to Shakespeare

Credits: 5.0

A study of selected plays by Shakespeare, including historical and cultural context (was ENGL 265).Prerequisite(s): ENGL& 101 (was ENGL 105) or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  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]