Courses Focus Essays

Required Research

ENGL 110G: Composition I

4 Credits

College-Level Writing 4-5 essays and other writing tasks as assigned Almost Always

Integrated CCDE 110 General Composition + and ENGL 1110g: Composition I 

(8 credits)
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Compressed instruction: Two eight-week courses

Integrated Reading and Writing

College-level writing

5-8 essays and/or other writing tasks as assigned


Second 8 weeks will be research focused

16 Week CCDE 110: General Composition

(4 credits)

Integrated reading and writing 3-4 essays, and other writing tasks as assigned Sometimes
 Eight Week CCDE 110: General Composition (4 credits): Same content as 16-week course; offered as online or hybrid (in-person two days a week and content delivered online asynchronously)


Course Descriptions


ENGL 1110G: Students will analyze and evaluate written communication in terms of rhetorical situation, audience, context, purpose, and diverse points of view. Students will learn to write effective argumentative projects, integrate research from a variety of sources to support an argument, and correctly document research.


CCDE 110: Students will engage in active reading, critical thinking, and academic writing. Students will develop rhetorical awareness through reading and writing. Students write essays that demonstrate reading comprehension, focus, development, and clarity.


Course Descriptions for 2000-level Courses Offered by the English Department


ENGL 2210G: Professional and Technical Communication will introduce students to the different types of documents and correspondence that they will create in their professional careers. This course emphasizes the importance of audience, document design, and the use of technology in designing, developing, and delivering documents. This course will provide students with experience in professional correspondence and communicating technical information to a non-technical audience. 


ENGL 2221G: Theory and practice in interpreting texts from various disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Strategies for researching, evaluating, constructing, and writing researched arguments. Course subtitled in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated up to 3 credits.  


ENGL 2310G: This course will introduce students to the basic elements of creative writing, including short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Students will read and study published works as models, but the focus of this "workshop" course is on students revising and reflecting on their own writing. Throughout this course, students will be expected to read poetry, fiction, and nonfiction closely, and analyze the craft features employed. They will be expected to write frequently in each of these genres.


ENGL 2381: Examines effective writing principles for creating storyboards that communicate the overall picture of a project, timing, scene complexity, emotion and resource requirements.


ENGL 2520G: films, film techniques, eras, and genres. Students will also identify significant trends and developments in film-making, examining the ways in which film reflects and creates cultural trends and values.


LING 2110G: This course presents an introduction to the study of language through the basic aspects of linguistic analysis: the sound system (phonetics and phonology), the structure of words and sentences (morphology and syntax), and the ways in which language is used to convey meaning (semantics and pragmatics). In addition, the course will investigate how language is acquired and stored in the brain, and how differences in speech styles and dialects reflect different social and cultural backgrounds of individual speakers.