English (ENGLISH)

English (ENGLISH) 96  
Aligned Reading and Composition  

ARC is an integrated reading and writing course designed to increase students’ critical thinking, reading, and writing abilities and to promote their academic literacy for long-term success. To meet these ends, this course provides a structured, rigorous learning environment that nurtures student engagement through a shared, sustained classroom experience, and it fosters collaboration in a curriculum that respects students’ individuality and humanity and that prepares them to meet college-level expectations. It also encourages students to invest in a network of support services and resources to enhance long-term academic and professional success. There will be extensive reading and analysis of college-level texts, frequent essay-writing, relevant discussion, and collaborative work. The course immediately precedes the General Education Communication sequence of English 101 and 102. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Placement into ARC as determined by the CCC Placement Test, the RTW (Read to Write), successful completion of the course immediately preceding ARC in the course sequence based on departmental, faculty-approved assessment, or Consent of Department.  
6 Lecture Hours. 6 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, HW, KK, MX, OH, TR, WR  
English (ENGLISH) 97  
Written Communication Skills  

This course provides additional support to English 101 students who elect it or, based upon the final assessment in English 096 (or an equivalent course), exhibit that they need it. The course emphasizes critical thinking, reading, and writing appropriate to academic literacy. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

CCCRTW score of 4+, a grade of C or better in English 96/Intcomm 100/BOTH English 100 AND Reading 125, or consent of department. All students enrolled in a section of English 097 MUST also register for the corresponding section of English 101.  
3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, HW, KK, MX, OH, TR, WR  
English (ENGLISH) 98  
Composition  

Elements of reading, writing and speaking basic English. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, the course.

Eligibility for English 098 by placement test scores or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, HW, KK, MX, OH, TR, WR  
English (ENGLISH) 99  
English ARC: Accelerated Reading and Composition  

ARC is an integrated reading and writing course designed to increase students' critical thinking, reading, and writing abilities and to promote their academic literacy for long-term success. To meet these ends, this course provides a structured, rigorous learning environment that nurtures student engagement through a shared, sustained classroom experience, and it fosters collaboration in a curriculum that respects students' individuality and humanity and that prepares them to meet college-level expectations. It also encourages students to invest in a network of support services and resources to enhance long-term academic and professional success. There will be extensive reading and analysis of college-level texts, frequent essay writing, relevant discussions, and collaborative work. This course has strict requirements and high expectations and may only be repeated once. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Grade of C or better in ENGLISH 098 and READING 099, CCCRTW 2+, or COMPASS e-Write (5-6) and Reading (50 or >), or CCC Writing score of 3+ and Reading (50 or >), or Consent of Dept Chair.  
6 Lecture Hours. 6 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: WR  
Repeatable: Yes, up to 3 times  
English (ENGLISH) 100  
Basic Writing Skills  

Emphasis on individual expression in paragraph form, sentence clarity through knowledge of sentence structure, and correct word forms. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Eligibility for English 100, or Grade of C or better in English 98, or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, HW, KK, MX, OH, TR, WR  
English (ENGLISH) 101  
Composition  

Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or RTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, HW, KK, MX, OH, TR, WR  
IAI: C1 900 GE: Communications  
English (ENGLISH) 102  
Composition  

Continuation of English 101. Introduces methods of research and writing of investigative papers. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Grade of C or better in English 101.  
3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, HW, KK, MX, OH, TR, WR  
IAI: C1 901R GE: Communications  
English (ENGLISH) 105  
Business Writing  

Fundamentals of basic forms of business correspondence. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, the course.

Grade of C or better in ENGLISH 101 or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: HW, KK, OH, TR, WR  
English (ENGLISH) 107  
Report Writing  

Letters and reports, methods of collecting and organizing data, and methods of presenting facts and ideas effectively. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

1-3 Lecture Hours. 1-3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, HW, KK, MX, WR  
English (ENGLISH) 111  
Introduction to Technical Communication  

Introduction to patterns of writing used in reports and letters for business, industry and technology. The course introduces many different approaches to solving specific communication problems and emphasizes critical thinking skills. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Grade of C or better in English 101 or consent of department chairperson.  
3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: HW, KK  
English (ENGLISH) 150  
College Newspaper  

News reporting and writing, feature writing, makeup and editorial work; discussion of problems of policy and newspaper. Lab work correlated with publication of college newspapers. Students will carry out all the tasks involved in the writing, publication and distribution of the college newspaper. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than an accumulated four hours will be counted toward graduation.

1 Lecture Hours. 1 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: HW, KK, TR, WR  
Repeatable: Yes, up to 4 times  
English (ENGLISH) 151  
News Reporting And Writing  

Survey of journalism, including news reporting and writing, feature writing, makeup and editorial work, business and advertising problems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: HW, KK, TR, WR  
IAI: MC 919  
English (ENGLISH) 152  
Intro To Mass Communication  

Scope of modern journalism and dominant theories of communication; influences of the media in today's society. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: HW, KK, TR, WR  
IAI: MC 911  
English (ENGLISH) 197  
Communications Skills  

This course provides additional support to English 101 students emphasizing critical reading, academic writing, and standard English grammar. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: HW, KK, MX, OH, TR  
English (ENGLISH) 201  
Advanced Composition  

Intensified work in expository and argumentative writing for students who need to improve writing skills for professional careers. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Grade of C or better in English 102.  
3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: HW, MX, TR  
English (ENGLISH) 207  
Writing the Screenplay  

This class covers the principles of writing for film. The journey from idea conception to script completion will be covered in detail throughout the course. Peer workshops, where scripts written by students are evaluated, will be an important feature of the class. An examination and discussion about screenplays from the canon of American film will also be discussed as a way to demonstrate competence in screenwriting. The students’ final work will involve successful completion of a short film or the first act of a feature film. Writing assignments as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course.

Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, HW, KK, MX, OH, WR  
English (ENGLISH) 241  
Creative Writing  

Descriptive and narrative writing, concentrating on the writing of poetry, drama, and fiction. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Grade of C or better in ENGLISH 101, or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, HW, KK, MX, OH, TR, WR  
English (ENGLISH) 243  
Creative Writing--Fiction  

Students will understand the structure and elements of fiction and the writing process, produce fully-developed works of fiction, and demonstrate an understanding of the critical terminology of the creative writer. Student will experiment with different approaches to plot, point-of-view, dialogue, voice, sequence and structure. A minimum of 25-30 finished pages of original work is recommended. Journals, a midterm, and a final exam may also be required. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Grade of C or better in English 101.  
3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: WR  
English (ENGLISH) 245  
Creative Writing, Poetry  

Students will understand the structure and elements of poetry and the writing processs, produce fully-developed works of poetry, and demonstrate an understanding of the critical terminology of the creative writer. Students will experiment with different approaches to form, voice, narration, imagery, translation, creative response, and revision. A minimum of 200-250 finished lines of original work is recommended. Journals and exams may also be required. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.  
3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: WR  
English (ENGLISH) 276  
Feature Writing for Newspapers & Magazines  

This course teaches feature writing for newspapers and magazines. Study and applied skill emphasize idea development for the extended feature article,

Grade of C or better in English 101  
3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: HW, TR, WR  
English (ENGLISH) 299  
Special Topics In English  

Selected topics in English for students interested in further developing their understanding of specific authors, movements, genres, styles of writing, and forms of language; emphasis on linguistic structure, social contact, and interpretation. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

1-3 Lecture Hours. 1-3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, HW, OH, TR, WR  
Repeatable: Yes, up to 4 times