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diamondstarENGL 1010 English Composition I 3 Credits
Study and practice of expository and persuasive writing. Topics include critical reading and writing essays, with emphasis on research, writing processes and effective formatting. Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory placement test scores; or completion of learning support writing requirements

diamondstarENGL 1020 English Composition II 3 Credits
Analytic writing based on the study of literature; study and practice of research writing. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1010

starENGL 1030 Writing Workshop 1 Credit
Tutoring-based course for students in ENGL 1010 or 1020 who want additional instruction in writing or who have been referred for additional instruction by their ENGL instructors. The course offers instruction in style and mechanics, paragraph development, essay structure, developing and documenting research papers, and writing about literature. To receive credit, students must satisfy the competency requirements established at the beginning of the instructional period and must meet with the instructor assigned to them a minimum of 15 hours per semester. Grading: P/NP. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of ENGL 1010

ENGL 1060 Basic Pronunciation—ESL 2 Credits
A course to help international students improve their English speaking skills and master the patterns of English spelling. Students practice the production of English sound patterns and related spelling patterns. Highly recommended to all ESL students who do not have excellent pronunciation. Corequisite(s): ESLR 0700, ESLW 0700

ENGL 1221 English Review for Non-native Speakers 5 Credit
Comprehensive review of English rhetorical structures. Extensive practice in reading, vocabulary and writing. A student may be admitted to this course by passing a comprehensive ESL placement test, which includes reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar. Prerequisite(s): The student must achieve a score of 75 on the Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency and must complete an ESL writing sample that demonstrates the ability to perform at the college level as an ESL writer.

ENGL 1330 Composition Practice for Non-native Speakers 5 Credits
Intensive practice in composition organization and development. A student may be admitted to this course by passing a comprehensive ESL placement test, which includes reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar. The course may be taken before or with ENGL 1010. Prerequisite(s): The student must achieve a score of 75 on the Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency and must complete an ESL writing sample that demonstrates the ability to perform at the college level as an ESL writer.

starENGL 2060 Introduction to Shakespeare 3 Credits
This course introduces students to the poems and plays of William Shakespeare. Beginning with analysis and discussion of Tudor England, the Elizabethan world view, and the rise of lyric poetry in the 16th century, the course turns its attention to Shakespeare’s sonnets and his role as leading sonneteer of the age. From there students move to the theatre of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, reading such works as “Romeo and Juliet,” “Julius Caesar,” “Hamlet,” “Othello,” “King Lear,” “Macbeth,” “Antony and Cleopatra,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “The Winter’s Tale.” Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020

diamondstarENGL 2110 Early American Literature 3 Credits
A study of the development of American literature from its beginnings to the War Between the States. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020

diamondstarENGL 2120 Modern American Literature 3 Credits
American literature from the War Between the States to the present. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020

diamondstarENGL 2210 British Literature: 650-1784 3 Credits
A study of the development of British literature from three periods: Anglo- Saxon and Middle Ages, Renaissance and Restoration, and 18th Century. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020

diamondstarENGL 2220 British Literature: 1785-Present 3 Credits
A study of the development of British literature from three periods: Romantic, Victorian and 20th Century. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020

diamondstarENGL 2310 World Literature: 2500 BCE-1650 3 Credits
Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance literature. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020

diamondstarENGL 2320 World Literature: 1650-Present 3 Credits
Enlightenment, Romantic and Modern literature. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020

diamondstarENGL 2331 African-American Literature 3 Credits
This course introduces students to literature written by major African- American writers. It examines the vernacular (voice), the conventional literary devices and the diverse writing strategies. It also covers the universal themes found in the literature of the following periods: 1865-1919 (Narratives of Slavery and Literature of the Reconstruction to the New Renaissance) and 1919-1940 (the Harlem Renaissance). The course examines the writing of African-Americans found in the following genres: essays, short stories, drama and the novel. The course seeks to improve students’ abilities to read critically, to write analytically and to substantially increase their knowledge of African-American literary traditions and writers. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020

diamondstarENGL 2510 Introduction to Poetry 3 Credits
A study of poetry as a unique genre of literature with an emphasis on the critical tools for reading poetry. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020

diamondstarENGL 2520 Introduction to Drama 3 Credits
Critical tools for perceptive reading of play texts. Writing emphasis course. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020

diamondstarENGL 2530 Introduction to Fiction 3 Credits
A study of fiction as a unique genre of literature, with an emphasis on the critical tools necessary for reading fiction. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020

starENGL 2620 Introduction to Poetry Writing 3 Credits
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of writing poetry, focusing on free verse with a goal of eventual publication. Students learn techniques of composing and editing poems while gaining exposure to poets and poetry written by inspired practitioners. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020

starENGL 2640 Introduction to Fiction Writing 3 Credits
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of fiction writing, including plot, characterization, exposition, point of view, dialogue and interior monologue. In addition to being introduced to techniques designed to produce imaginative fiction, students gain exposure to conventions of fictional genres such as horror, mystery, science fiction, graphic novel and historical novel. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020

starENGL 2660 Introduction to Playwriting 3 Credits
Writing of plays in combination with study of models and techniques. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020 or consent of instructor

starENGL 2670 Introduction to Screenwriting 3 Credits
Writing of screenplays in combination with study of models and techniques. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020 or consent of instructor

starENGL 2950 Business & Technical Writing 3 Credits
Instruction and practice in the forms and techniques of business and technical writing and editing on the computer, with an emphasis on basic writing skills when necessary. It is recommended that students be able to type 20 wpm. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1010

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