This course is designed for students who have not met the College Reading and Writing Readiness prerequisite, but whose academic proficiency test scores indicate that they are close to that achievement. Each section of English 100 is linked with a section of English 121 and the two courses are taught by the same instructor. In this class, students will work on developing, revising, and editing papers assigned in their English 121 class and on strategies for reading challenging course texts.
Corequisite: ENG 121 and Department Consent
Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.
Offered Spring 2019: Yes
English 104 is a module designed to help students develop their competencies in writing and/or reading. The instruction is self-paced and self-scheduled. Each student, with an assigned tutor and under the supervision of the writing Center Coordinator, will design an individualized program of work, which will consist of three to five "target areas." Working with a tutor, students will write three to five short papers and work through various specifically focused exercises and activities related to the target area that they have chosen. Students must attend at least 12 conferences with a tutor. For evaluation, students will submit a portfolio of their work, including a writing assignment reflecting upon their experiences and progress in the course.
This developmental course is designed to provide time-intensive experience with critical reading, writing, and thinking skills to prepare for college-level coursework.
Prerequisite: APT score of 80 or higher OR ELI 103 and ELI 104 (both C or better) OR ELI 110 OR College Reading and Writing Readiness
This developmental course is designed to provide experience with critical reading, writing, thinking, and research skills to prepare for college-level coursework.
Prerequisite: APT score of 122 or higher OR ENG 108/ELI 108 (C or better) OR ELI 103 and ELI 104 (both B or better) OR ELI 110 (C or better) OR College Reading and Writing Readiness
Technical Communication Practicum provides work simulation experience in a variety of writing areas according to the student's major occupational area. The purpose of the course is to allow development and evaluation of writing assignments taken from the student's supervised experiences to on-the-job simulation with the responsibilities of the technical writer.
Prerequisite: ENG 126
A beginning college level writing course. Emphasis is on writing with conciseness, precision and objectivity. Specifically covered are business letters, memoranda, periodic reports, descriptions of mechanisms and processes, instructions and proposals. A variety of business and technical communication projects are completed, all based on practical situations in the students' fields of study. Graphic elements/unit on publishing technology.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
This course is designed to help students develop their competence in college-level writing and in the analysis of texts so they can enter the dialogue of the academic community. This course includes the analysis and practice of argument and the use of critical thinking to read, analyze, and produce college-level texts.
This course furthers the work done in English Composition I by providing students more experience as academic writers, readers, researchers and critical thinkers. To help students construct their own meaning while engaging with the texts of others, they will develop the ability to collect, evaluate, and incorporate varied sources in thoughtfully-written analyses and arguments. Students' work should demonstrate the ability to position themselves within the context of academic and societal conversations using a variety of texts, which may include literature, arguments on various issues, news articles, films, advertisements, and websites.
Prerequisite: ENG 121 (C or better)
Mass Communications is designed to provide an overview of the history, nature, functions and responsibilities of the mass communications media from a global perspective with an emphasis on their continuous and evolving role in American society. The course introduces students to the different but converging media, the information they transmit, the entertainment they provide, the markets they seek and the audiences they serve. Students will explore the ethical, legal and business considerations that journalists, artists, management and ownership face in American society.
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of gathering, analyzing, organizing, writing, and editing news for a mass audience reached by different but converging media. Students will be introduced to the techniques of reporting, including direct observation and interviewing as well as the use of online and hard-copy documents. Students also will develop journalistic reporting and writing skills transferable to a variety of platforms, with an emphasis on verifying information as well as writing to meet professional deadlines.
This course is a transferable advanced composition course stressing the writing process for students in scientific and technical majors. It covers writing concisely, precisely, and clearly for a variety of purposes and audiences. It includes a multi-source research paper, writing scientific and technical reports, writing abstracts and summaries of magazine articles, writing letters, proposals, resumes, instructions, and descriptions. Students will read, write, and think critically about a variety of issues in the scientific and technical discourse communities including the environment and the ethics of new technology.
Prerequisite: ENG 120 or ENG 121(either C or better)
This introductory course will explore the origins of language, its internal structure and its function. This course will analyze language in terms of its phonology, morphology, grammar, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. In addition, the course will examine the application of linguistic theory to second language learning and teaching.
Offered Spring 2019: No
This course will introduce students to some of the important principles of linguistics, as well as to the complex nature of language acquisition and use within any given society. The course will discuss some of the unique characteristics of human languages, the various theories of first and second language acquisition, the interrelation between language and gender and language and ethnicity and the social and political ramifications of different language attitudes; in addition, the course will examine the communicative and social significance of different Speech Acts.
Corequisite: ELI 110 or College Reading and Writing Readiness
This course introduces students to the wealth of literature by and/or about women. Discussion of readings, films and other media enables students to analyze the portrayal of women in literature and to trace the historical development of writing by women. It will explore the significant historical conditions and contributions of this underrepresented group within the Western World.
Prerequisite: ENG120 or ENG 121 (C or better)
This course will introduce students to the concepts, structure and format needed to develop reading scripts for TV and film. Students will complete several invention and writing exercises in this screenwriting genre. They will analyze professional and student scripts. The course emphasizes creative expression and in-class workshop methodology.
This course is designed to introduce students to a variety of approaches, writing techniques and stages of the crafting process in the genres of prose fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. Students will complete writing exercises in these genres. They will analyze professional prose and poetry. The course emphasizes creative expression and critique of student writing.
This course is designed to focus on the creative process in one of three specific genres - prose fiction, prose creative nonfiction or poetry. The course will emphasize the creative process and the ability to critique and analyze texts in the topic genre in a workshop format. Class sessions will use the discussion of student and professional writing as the point of departure for an in-depth study of the topic genre. Individual conferences will supplement lectures and workshops to afford students a detailed response to their writing.
This course introduces students to the authors and texts that have greatly influenced the literature of English speakers. From the first English epic to the poems, prose, and drama of the Eighteenth Century, the works covered reflect the major artistic developments of Pre-Romantic British literature and provide a background to modern writing in the English language.
This course introduces students to British and Anglophone literatures from the Romantic, Victorian, Modern, and Postmodern periods. Students will explore the philosophical, social, aesthetic, and critical contexts of selected literature from the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. Note: ENG 225 and 226 are independent courses. ENG 225 is not a prerequisite for ENG 226.
Introduction to Shakespeare offers an examination of the writer's works and their historical and literary background through readings and discussions of selected comedies, histories and tragedies. Videotapes of performances will be shown in class.
This course examines representative writers of European, Asian, African, Middle Eastern, and Latin American literature. It surveys the classics and the influential works from societies around the world, their periods and movements from ancient times to the present. It will introduce the study of the significant conditions and contributions of these underrepresented groups. Omitted or represented sparingly are British and North American writers, since other courses focus on these authors.
This course introduces students to American literature in the 20th and 21st centuries and is designed to acquaint them with selected major writers of prose fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. Students will explore this literature in light of its social, historical, philosophical, aesthetic, and critical contexts. They also will examine the role of this literature in shaping American culture and defining the national identity.
The course is designed to introduce students to a wide variety of English and American poetry, both traditional and modern. Emphasis will be on the relationship between meaning and form in individual poems, and class discussion will allow for student analysis, interpretation and critical evaluation.
The course is designed to introduce students to a wide variety of English, American, and Continental short stories, both traditional and modern. At least two longer short stories will be read, and at least one novel will be selected later in the course. Emphasis will be on the relationship between meaning and form in individual stories and the novel, and class discussion will allow for student analysis, interpretation and critical evaluation.
This course introduces students to the study of myths, legends, and fairy tales from various cultures. Students will consider Greek, Norse, and Hindu mythology as well as Grimm's fairy tales. The lasting power and influence of mythological themes and archetypal symbolism will be explored.
This course introduces students to significant Latin American writers. Drawing upon poetry, short fiction, novels and memoirs in English, the course will present and discuss the significant conditions and contributions of people of this underrepresented culture. The assigned readings will be in English and will exemplify trends in Latin American literature.
This course introduces students to significant works, authors and trends in literature written for children and young adults. Emphasis will be placed on identifying various literary genres, developing criteria for evaluation of texts as well as exploring multicultural works.
This course is designed to introduce student tutors to the fundamental issues of theory and practice underlying writing center work. Topics will include practical strategies and techniques for effective tutoring in a variety of situations and with a diversity of writers as well as theoretical issues involving language, literacy, and difference.
Prerequisite: ENG 121
This course will discuss approaches to teaching English Language Learners (ELLs). Techniques for needs assessment, syllabus design, selection of course materials and assessment will be introduced. Current methods of teaching academic content in English to ELLs will also be presented.
This course will introduce the prominent theories of second language acquisition and teaching with a special emphasis on the instructional models for teaching of English Language Learners (ELLs). In addition, the course will discuss the relationship between theory and practice and the relevance of theory to the language classroom.
This course will begin with a brief historical perspective of transformational, structural and traditional methodologies used in teaching English Language Learners (ELLs). In addition, the course will focus on a descriptive analysis of English and some of the nuances of English grammar. Finally, the course will consider the role of grammar instruction in the English language classroom.
Professional Communication is a sophomore-level course designed for students who have completed their composition requirements and are interested in furthering their writing skills for a variety of purposes. Students will learn about technical writing, writing for publication, writing magazine articles, writing company newsletters, doing research in the sciences and social sciences, writing in the professions, writing reports for industry, the impact of technology on writing and publishing, document design, writing computer manuals and online documentation.
Prerequisite: ENG 121 or ENG 126
This course will introduce students to the basic concepts in articulatory phonetics, including the physiology of articulation, phonetic characterization of individual speech sounds, stress at the word and sentence level, intonation patterns, rhythm and blending. Students will apply this knowledge in examining and developing methods and techniques used to teach pronunciation to English language learners (ELLs).
This course will provide participants with a basic understanding of assessment concepts and terminology. Current assessment tools used with English Language Learners (ELLS) will be introduced. The course will also examine alternative assessments and techniques for evaluating and designing effective assessments for ELLs.
This course will include observation of experienced ESL teachers, as well as supervised teaching in an ESL setting. It will include evaluating course materials and planning and implementing of lesson plans that apply TESOL theory and methodology in the language classroom.
Prerequisite: ENG 127, ENG 128, ENG 261, ENG 262, ENG 265, ENG 267, ENG 268 and CMM 127 (all C or better) and consent of instructor
This course will present important principles and practices in language learning and teaching in a foreign language context. There will be an overview of first and second language acquisition theories and of issues to consider in both first and second language acquisition. There will be a discussion of the importance of considering the teaching and learning context, as well as other factors that need to be considered when planning instruction, including learners’ backgrounds, learning preferences and current needs. Please note: This course does not satisfy the requirements of the ISBE ESL endorsement.
This introductory course will explore the English language, its internal structure and its function. An analysis of the English language in terms of its phonetics, phonology, and grammar will be made. Students will apply this knowledge in examining and developing methods and techniques to teach English learners in different teaching contexts. Please note: This course does not satisfy the requirements of the ISBE ESL endorsement.
This course will discuss approaches to teaching English in a non-English speaking context, referred to as Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).There will be a brief overview of the methodical history of foreign language teaching. Strategies, approaches and techniques to develop learners’ receptive (listening and reading) and productive skills (writing and speaking) will be presented. In addition, the course will present ways to integrate language and content instruction. Please note: This course does not satisfy the requirements of the ISBE ESL endorsement.
This practicum program allows students a chance to gain hands-on experience in a real classroom environment while using the skills and methods addressed in the TEFL courses. The practicum also gives students a chance to experiment with new classroom situations and program ideas in an environment where they can consult with others. Please note: This course does not satisfy the requirements of the ISBE ESL endorsement.
Prerequisite: ENG 272 and ENG 273
Corequisite: ENG 274
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