English

ENGL 0097 – Preparation I for College Composition

6 credits | Prerequisite: entry to this course is made by Southern State placement procedures only

This course focuses on writing effective paragraphs and writing multi-paragraph assignments and essays. Students will study the elements of paragraphs and essays including topic sentences, thesis statements, sentence clarity, effective transitions and paragraph development and cohesiveness. Students will be taught the concept of writing as a process and practice writing in various contexts. A grammar review with emphasis on mechanics and punctuation, sentence grammar and basic grammar will be provided. Students will work on improving their reading comprehension and critical reading skills. Students will receive college credit for this course; however, this course may not be applied as credit towards a degree. A grade of C or above and successful completion of an exit exam is required to advance to ENGL 1101.

ENGL 0099 – Preparation II for College Composition

3 credits | Prerequisite: entry to this course is made by Southern State placement procedures only

This course prepares students for college composition by offering a basic introduction to the various aspects of writing and developmental reading comprehension. This introduction includes a thorough review in rules of basic grammar, sentence grammar, punctuation and usage. Coursework presents writing as a process and provides instruction and practice in prewriting, drafting, revising and editing strategies. This course may not be used to satisfy English requirements in any program and may not be used to satisfy elective requirements. A grade of C or higher and successful completion of an exit exam is required to pass this course.

ENGL 1100 – Preparation for College Composition

3 credits

This course prepares students for college composition by offering a basic introduction to the various aspects of writing and developmental reading comprehension. This introduction includes a thorough review in rules of basic grammar, sentence grammar, punctuation and usage. Coursework presents writing as a process and provides instruction and practice in prewriting, drafting, revising and editing strategies. This course may not be used to satisfy English requirements in any program but may be used to satisfy elective requirements.

*ENGL 1101 – English Composition I

3 credits | Prerequisite: Accuplacer Writing score of 5 or above, or ACT English score of 18 or above, or SAT Verbal score of 500 or above, or successful completion of ENGL 0097 or ENGL 0099 with minimum grade of "C"

This course provides an introduction to expository writing, emphasizing the clear and concise expression of ideas in a variety of rhetorical modes.

*ENGL 1102 – English Composition II

3 credits | Prerequisite: ENGL 1101 with minimum grade of "C"

This course advances those skills acquired in English 1101, continuing to engage students in the clear and concise expression of ideas while emphasizing argumentation and research writing. MLA documentation is required.

ENGL 1199 – Seminar

1–6 credits

This course will be a discussion of particular problems related to the student’s chosen program and areas of interest.

*ENGL 2201 – Introduction to Literature

3 credits | Prerequisite: ENGL 1101

This course offers an introduction to the three major literary genres: fiction, poetry and drama. Students will read short stories, poems and plays to gain an understanding of literary forms and to learn techniques for analyzing and interpreting works of literature. An emphasis will also be placed on how literature explores and lends insight into the human experience.

*ENGL 2202 – The Great American Novel (1925 – Present)

3 credits | Prerequisite: ENGL 1101

This course is a survey of American Literature from 1925 to present. The primary focus of this class is reading and discussing "The Great American Novel," which will allow students to understand the literary value, historical significance and cultural influence of works that have vied for this title. Students will address both the influence these novels have had on American culture, and the influence American culture had on the creation of these novels. In addition to readings, discussions and exams, students will write two research papers and give two presentations that demonstrate their ability to explain the importance of specific works both verbally and in writing.

ENGL 2205 – Technical Report Writing

3 credits | Prerequisite: ENGL 1101 with minimum grade of "C"

This course introduces students to the discipline of technical communication. Preparation of visuals to supplement text, descriptions of mechanisms, explanations of processes and writing reports are the major topics included. This course is designed for students enrolled in technical degree programs and does not fulfill a humanities requirement.

ENGL 2206 – Introduction to Journalism

3 credits | Prerequisite: ENGL 1101 or permission of instructor

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic processes of news writing and reporting. The course will acquaint students with newsroom operations, reporting, writing, editing and Associated Press style guidelines for both print and electronic media.

*ENGL 2207 – Women’s Literature

3 credits | Prerequisite: ENGL 1101 or permission of instructor

This course is an introduction to works by women writing in English, and to the literary and gender issues they raise. The structure of the course combines historic and analytical readings of the works that span writings from the Middle Ages to the contemporary era. The course also examines the increasing influence on the literature of Western culture brought to bear by female writers.

*ENGL 2217 – Readings in Early British Literature

3 credits | Prerequisite: ENGL 1101 or permission of instructor

This is a survey course that examines representative works of literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the late 18th century. A variety of authors, genres and trends will be studied.

*ENGL 2218 – Readings in Later British Literature

3 credits | Prerequisite: ENGL 1101 or permission of instructor

This is a survey course that examines representative works of literature from the late 18th century to the present. A variety of authors, genres and trends will be studied.

ENGL 2219 – Creative Writing (Fiction & Poetry)

3 credits | Prerequisite: ENGL 1101 or permission of instructor

This course is an introduction to creative writing focusing on both fiction and poetry. Discussions of fiction writing will emphasize the technical elements of fiction, assigned readings and works written by class members. Discussions of poetry will emphasize the technical elements of poetry, assigned readings and works written by class members.

*ENGL 2230 – American Literature to 1865

3 credits | Prerequisite: ENGL 1101 or permission of instructor

This course explores major works in American literature through the mid-19th century. Readings are drawn from the Puritan Age, Colonial Period, Romantic Age and the Age of Realism.

*ENGL 2235 – American Literature after 1865

3 credits | Prerequisite: ENGL 1101 or permission of instructor

This course explores major works and literary trends in American literature from 1865 to the present.

ENGL 2238 – Young Adult Literature

3 credits | Prerequisites: ENGL 1101 and EDUC 1102, or permission of instructor

Students will learn what constitutes quality young adult literature and will be introduced to a wide range of young adult novels and authors. Students will examine young adult literature through a literary context.

*ENGL 2240 – Introduction to Films

3 credits | Prerequisite: ENGL 1101

This course focuses on the art and history of film with particular attention given to the study of cinematic adaption of works of literary art. The course introduces students to basic film and literary techniques, terminologies, genres and traditions. Students will read literary works, view film adaptations of literary works and engage in critical and artistic analysis of both forms of art.

*ENGL 2246 – Classical & World Mythology

3 credits | Prerequisite: ENGL 1101

This course is a survey of classical and world mythology that examines popular works from ancient Greece and Rome as well as Celtic, Nordic and Eastern cultures. The primary focus of this course is reading and discussing myths which will allow students to understand the literary value, historical significance and ongoing influence of classical and world mythology. In addition to readings and discussions, students will write two research papers and give two presentations that demonstrate their ability to explain the influence of specific works both verbally and in writing.

ENGL 2250 – Media & Culture

3 credits | Prerequisite: ENGL 1101

This survey course is designed to give students an overview of the content and effect of mass media including the internet, newspapers, magazines, books, television, radio, films, the music industry, video games, social media, digital media and other media with particular emphasis on news media. The course will acquaint students with the ways media are changing as well as the historical context of their development. Students will explore major trends in media consumption and learn to analyze media news coverage in order to become better informed citizens.