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COM 103 (Introductory Technical English II)
enhances writing and speaking skills for the workplace.  Generating short writings, such as job application documents and memoranda, and developing interpersonal communication skills with employees and the public are emphasized, with substantial focus on occupational performance requirements and industry standards.  On completion, students should be able to prepare effective, short, and job-related written and oral communication.

Pre-requisites: Satisfactory placement score

Credit/contact hours – 3

Student Learning Outcomes for COM 103
Students will demonstrate competency with the following skills:
    1. The students will be able to effectively prepare and write a memorandum.
    2. The students will be able to effectively prepare and write a resume and a cover letter to accompany the resume.
    3. The students will be able to effectively prepare and write a customer business letters.    
    4. The students will be able to revise their writing by adhering to the rules of Standard American English, including grammar, punctuation, and capitalization.



English 092 (Basic English I) is a review of basic grammar and writing skills.  The composing process of sentences and paragraphs in standard American written English is emphasized.  Students demonstrate these skills chiefly through writing well-developed, multi-sentence paragraphs.
Placement: Students are placed in ENG 092 on the basis of their English placement test scores, on the recommendation of their English instructors, or by choice, to improve their writing and proofreading skills.  Placement scores are set by state discipline committees and are enforced by the College.

Credit/contact hours – 3

Student Learning Outcomes for ENG 092

   
Students will demonstrate competency with the following skills:
  1. Effective use of the writing process as presented in text. (Measured  by Paragraph #1 which will focus on Direction, Unity, Coherence and Support)
  2. Development of paragraph topics mainly through effective use of detailed example(s). (Measured by Paragraph #2 which will focus on use of specific detailed examples to develop topic sentence.)
  3. Effective use of a writer’s handbook to aid in writing assignments. (Measured by all paragraphs and quizzes.)
  4. Correct use of selected homonyms (Measured by all paragraphs and homonym quiz).
  5. Correct subject/verb agreement. (Measured by all Paragraphs and Selected Quizzes)
  6. Correct and effective use of a variety of sentence structures:
    • a)  Eliminate fragments. (Measured by all paragraphs)
    • b)  Eliminate run-ons, to include comma splices. (Measured by all paragraphs)
    • c)  Correctly write simple sentences. (Measured by Paragraph #1)
    • d)  Correctly write compound sentences. (Measured by Paragraphs # 2 – 5)
    • e)  Correctly write complex sentences. (Measured by Paragraphs 3 – 5)
  7. Correct use of irregular verbs. (Measured by all Paragraphs and Selected Quizzes)
  8. Correct use of pronoun case. (Measured by all Paragraphs and Selected Quizzes)
  9. Correct use of commas in the following instances: (Measured by all Paragraphs and Selected Quizzes)
    • a)To set off introductory elements.
    • b)To join items in a series.
    • c)To join independent clauses in conjunction with coordinating conjunctions.
    • d)To set off non-essential interrupters.


English 093 (Basic English II) is a review of composition skills and grammar.  Coherence, use of a variety of sentence structures in the composing process, and standard American written English are emphasized.  Students will demonstrate these skills chiefly through writing paragraph blocks and short essays.

Placement: Students are placed in ENG 092 on the basis of their English placement test scores, on the recommendation of their English instructors, or by choice, to improve their writing and proofreading skills.  Placement scores are set by state discipline committees and are enforced by the College.
 
Credit/contact hours – 3

Student Learning Outcomes for ENG 093

Students will demonstrate competency with the following skills:
  1. Effective use of all English 092 Student Learning Objectives (Measured by all writing assignments, quizzes, and computer grammar test.)
  2. Effective Composition of a Five-Paragraph Essay (Measured by all writing assignments, quizzes, and computer grammar test.)
    • a) Formulation of an effective thesis.
    • b) Formulation of effective supporting topic sentences.
    • c) Development of topic sentences by specific example.
    • d) Development of topic sentences by at least one other method.
    • e) Effective use of transitional devices.
      1. Within body paragraphs.
      2. Between body paragraphs.
  3. Parallel Structure. (Measured by all writing assignments, quizzes, and computer grammar test.)
  4. Avoiding unnecessary verb shifts. (Measured by all writing assignments, quizzes, and computer grammar test.)
  5. Avoiding unnecessary person shifts. (Measured by all writing assignments, quizzes, and computer grammar test.)
  6. Proper use of apostrophes. (Measured by all writing assignments, quizzes, and computer grammar test.)


English 101 (English Composition I) provides instruction and practice in writing at least six extended compositions and developing analytical and critical reading skills along with basic reference and documentation skills in the composition process.  It may include instruction and practice in library use.  
Pre-requisites: successful completion of ENG 093, or a score 62 or better on the COMPASS test, or a score 42 or better on the English section of the ASSET, or a score of  20 or better on the ACT® (or equivalent SAT® score).
Credit/contact hours – 3

Student Learning Outcomes for ENG 101
    
  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to write orderly and coherent paragraphs based on organization. (Measured by Essay 1, which will focus on paragraph organization—category 2 of English Rubric)
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to write formal, analytical essays. (Measured by Essay 3, which will focus on analysis and development of arguments within an essay)
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to research and integrate outside sources with MLA documentation. (Measured by Essay 4, which will focus on a work of literature, research, and integration of outside sources using MLA format)
  4. Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively use grammar and mechanics within essays. (Measured by Essay 5 and category 4 of the English Communications Division Rubric)
  5. Students will demonstrate the ability to formulate an essay that reflects English Communications Division standards for ENG 101 writers. (Measured by the Exit Exam results using all categories of the English Communications Division Rubric)


English 102 (English Composition II) provides instruction and practice in writing six formal, analytical essays, at least one of which is a research project, using outside sources and/or references effectively and legally. Additionally, the course provides instruction in developing analytical and critical reading skills in the composition process and may include instruction and practice in library use.

Pre-requisite: The student must have completed English 101 with the grade of “C” or better.

Credit/contact hours – 3

Student Learning Outcomes for ENG 102
  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to write formal, analytical essays that are unified and coherent.  (Measured by an analytical essay, which will focus on paragraph organization—category 2 of English Rubric)
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to write a research paper using outside sources and /or references effectively and legally. (Measured by the ENG102 Research Essay and graded based on the English Research Rubric)
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to use acceptable documentation forms using MLA format. (Measured by a literary or non-literary critical essay that will focus on MLA style. Essay will be graded based on the English Research Rubric)
  4. The students will demonstrate the ability to use critical thinking by reading, analyzing, and writing about their outside sources. (Measured by a literary or non-literary critical essay that will focus on analysis and development of thesis within an essay. Essay will be graded based on the English Rubric)
  5. Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively use grammar and mechanics within essays. (Measured by a literary or non-literary critical essay. Essay will be graded based on category 4 of the English Rubric)



English 251 (American Literature I) is a survey of American literature from its inception to the mid-nineteenth century. It emphasizes representative works and writers of this period and literary, cultural, historical, and philosophical forces that shaped and are reflected in these works. On course completion and in written compositions, students will interpret aesthetic and thematic aspects of these works, relate them to historical and literary contexts, and understand relevant criticism and research.

Pre-requisite – The student must have completed and passed English 102 or the equivalent.

Credit/contact hours – 3

Student Learning Outcomes for ENG 251

  1. Students will be able to read, interpret, and evaluate assigned literary works.  (Measured by an instructor-developed assessment, which will focus on terminology-based questions pertaining to the literature of the Colonial/Federalist Period)
  2. Students will be able to identify literary, cultural, historical, and philosophical forces that shaped the literary works. (Measured by an instructor-developed assessment, which will focus on context-based questions pertaining to the literature of the American Pre-Romantic Period)
  3. Students will be able to interpret aesthetic and literary contexts of the assigned works. (Measured by an instructor-developed assessment, which will focus on terminology- and context-based questions pertaining to the literature of the American Romantic Period up to the Post-Civil War Era)
  4. Students will be able to apply and demonstrate principles of literary analysis in a full-length essay. (Measured by the English Communications Division Literature Rubric)



English 252 (American Literature II)
is a survey of American literature from the middle of the 19th century to the present. Representative works and writers of this period and the literary, cultural, historical, and philosophical forces that shaped these works and that are reflected in them are emphasized. On course completion and in written compositions, students will be able to interpret aesthetic and thematic aspects of these works, relate the works to their historical and literary contexts, and understand relevant criticism and research.

Pre-requisite – The student must have completed and passed English 102 or the equivalent.

Credit/contact hours – 3

Student Learning Outcomes for ENG 252
  1. Students will be able to read, interpret, and evaluate assigned literary works. (Measured by an instructor-developed assessment, which will focus on terminology-based questions pertaining to the literature of the Age of Realism)
  2. Students will be able to identify literary, cultural, historical, and philosophical forces that shaped the literary works. (Measured by an instructor-developed assessment, which will focus on context-based questions pertaining to the literature of the Modern Period)
  3. Students will be able to interpret aesthetic and literary contexts of the assigned works. (Measured by an instructor-developed assessment, which will focus on terminology- and context-based questions pertaining to the literature of the Post-Modern Period)
  4. Students will be able to apply and demonstrate principles of literary analysis in a full-length essay. (Measured by the English Communications Divisions Literature Rubric)



English 261 (English Literature I)
is a survey of English literature from its Anglo-Saxon period to the Romantic Age.  Emphasis is placed on representative works and writers of this period and the literary, cultural, historical, and philosophical forces that shaped these works and that are reflected in them. Upon course completion and in written compositions, students will be able to interpret aesthetic and thematic aspects of these works, relate the works to their historical and literary contexts, and understand relevant criticism and research.

Pre-requisite – The student must have completed and passed English 102 or the equivalent.

Credit/contact hours – 3

Student Learning Outcomes for ENG 261

  1. The student will be able to read, interpret, and evaluate assigned literary works. (Measured by an instructor-developed assessment, which will focus on terminology-based questions pertaining to the literature of the Middle Ages)
  2. The student will be able to identify literary, cultural, historical, and philosophical forces that shaped the literary works. (Measured by an instructor-developed assessment, which will focus on context-based questions pertaining to the literature of the 16th century)
  3. The student will be able to interpret aesthetic and literary contexts of the assigned works. (Measured by an instructor-developed assessment, which will focus on terminology- and context-based questions pertaining to the literature of the 17th and 18th centuries)
  4. The student will be able to apply and demonstrate principles of literary analysis in a full-length essay. (Measured by the English Communications Division Literature Rubric)



English 262 (English Literature II) is a survey of English literature from the Romantic Age to the present. Representative works and writers of this period and the literary, cultural, historical, and philosophical forces that shaped these works and that are reflected in them are emphasized. On course completion and in written compositions, students will be able to interpret aesthetic and thematic aspects of these works, relate the works to their historical and literary contexts, and understand relevant criticism and research.

Pre-requisite – The student must have completed and passed English 102 or the equivalent.

Credit/contact hours – 3

Student Learning Outcomes for ENG 262

  1. Students will be able to read, interpret, and evaluate assigned literary works. (Measured by an instructor-developed assessment, which will focus on terminology-based questions pertaining to the literature of the Romantic Period)
  2. Students will be able to identify literary, cultural, historical, and philosophical forces that shaped the literary works. (Measured by an instructor-developed assessment, which will focus on context-based questions pertaining to the literature of the Victorian Period)
  3. Students will be able to interpret aesthetic and literary contexts of the assigned works. (Measured by an instructor-developed assessment, which will focus on terminology- and context-based questions pertaining to the literature of the 20th Century and after)
  4. Students will be able to apply and demonstrate principles of literary analysis in a full-length essay. (Measured by the English Communications Division Literature Rubric)



ENG 271 (World Literature I) is a study of selected literary masterpieces from The Old Testament to the Renaissance.  Major representative works and writers of this period and the literary, cultural, historical, and philosophical forces that shaped these works and that are reflected in them are emphasized.  On course completion and in written compositions, students will be able to interpret aesthetic and thematic aspects of these works, relate the works to their historical and literary contexts, and understand the relevant criticism and research.

Pre-requisite – The student must have completed and passed English 102 or the equivalent.

Credit/contact hours – 3

Student Learning Outcomes for ENG 271
  • Students will be able to read, interpret, and evaluate assigned literary works. Measured by an instructor-developed assessment that focuses on early Mesopotamian, Hebrew and/or Greek works.)
  • Students will be able to identify literary, cultural, historical, and philosophical forces that shaped the literary works. (Measured by an instructor-developed assessment that focuses on Greek, Roman, Chinese, and/or Indian cultures and the forces that shaped these cultures.)
  • Students will be able to interpret aesthetic and literary contexts of the assigned works. (Measured by an instructor-developed assessment, that focuses on Arabic, Italian, and/or British cultures.)
  • Students will be able to apply and demonstrate principles of literary analysis in a full-length essay. (Measured by the English Communications Division Literature Rubric)



ENG 272 (World Literature II) is a study of selected literary masterpieces from the Renaissance to the present. Emphasis is placed on major representative works and writers of this period and on the literary, cultural, historical, and philosophical forces that shaped these works and that are reflected in them. Upon completion and in written compositions, students will be able to interpret the aesthetic and thematic aspects of these works, relate the works to their historical and literary contexts, and understand relevant criticism and research.
Pre-requisite – The student must have completed and passed English 102 or the equivalent.

Credit/contact hours – 3

Student Learning Outcomes for ENG 272

  1. Students will be able to read, interpret, and evaluate assigned literary works. (Measured by an instructor-developed assessment, which will focus on terminology-based questions pertaining to literature of the Age of Enlightenment).
  2. Students will be able to identify literary, cultural, historical, and philosophical forces that shaped the literary works. (Measured by an instructor-developed assessment, which will focus on context-based questions pertaining to literature of the Age of Romanticism)
  3. Students will be able to interpret aesthetic and literary contexts of the assigned works. (Measured by an instructor-developed assessment, which will focus on terminology- and context-based questions pertaining to literature of the Twentieth Century).
  4. Students will be able to apply and demonstrate principles of literary analysis in a full-length essay. (Measured by the English Communications Division Literature Rubric)