Course Descriptions

ENG 0900 Developmental Composition 3 credits
A developmental course for students who demonstrate a need for extra assistance in collegiate writing based on English ACT or SAT scores or a placement exam.

ENG 0990 English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3 credits
Designed to address the needs of international undergraduate transfer students identified as needing English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction based on TOEFL or IELTS scores or a placement exam, the course's objective is to strengthen the student's ESL/EAP skills in order to prepare them for academic success in an American university. This course covers grammar, writing, listening, speaking, and reading, with special emphasis on meeting the academic expectations of upper level classes. The course helps students gain confidence and competency in daily communications and personal interactions during the completion of their degree program.

ENG 1150 Composition I 3 credits
Uses a variety of genres to introduce students to rhetorical awareness focusing on audience and purpose. Readings in fiction and/or non-fiction are used to support writing strategies. A researched argumentative paper using APA documentation is required during the freshman composition sequence in either Composition I or Composition II or both.
Prerequisite: ENG 0090 or minimum ACT English score of 18 or minimum SAT verbal score of 421

ENG 1200 Composition II 3 credits
Uses analytical, interpretive readings as a basis for refining critical thinking and writing skills. Readings in fiction and/or non-fiction are used to support writing strategies. A researched argumentative paper using APA documentation is required during the freshman composition sequence in either Composition I or Composition II or both.
Prerequisite: ENG 1150

ENG 3200 Report Writing and Applied Business Communications 3 credits
Focus on improving writing ability with various types of business communications and reports for practical purposes consistent with business norms and conventions. Enhance written communication skills including executive summaries, business correspondence and reporting, and presentation of research findings. Includes collecting, organizing, interpreting facts, and presenting the findings in a well-documented report. Professional techniques of structuring and presenting business data are emphasized.
Prerequisite: ENG 1200

ENG 3600 Applied Communications 3 credits
Students learn techniques and psychology of effective domestic and cross-cultural business communication, with emphasis on business letters, reports (oral and written), memoranda, and electronic submissions.
Prerequisite: ENG 1200

ENG 3850 Special Topics in Literature 3 credits
In these courses, students refine their reading, writing, and thinking abilities through responding, interpreting, analyzing, and evaluating literature. The English department chair, arts and sciences division chair, and academic dean on each campus are responsible for approving specific courses for this elective.
Prerequisite: ENG 1200

ENG 4010 Communication and Interpersonal Relations 3 credits
Examines the fundamental connection between the use of language and the way people communicate, think, and act. To understand the deeply symbolic nature of language, students study modern semantics and focus on how to interpret spoken and written words, especially by examining how the meaning of words is influenced by physical, verbal, and historical contexts. Students increase their self-awareness and their abilities to communicate, think, and act effectively and ethically.
Prerequisite: ENG 1200