ENGLISH

ENG 2 – WRITING
Students are taught to write compositions using a variety of grammatical tenses and structures in semi  controlled to freer compositions. The emphasis is on grammatical structure, but various types of organization such as description, narration, classification, comparison and contrasts are also introduced and practiced in guided formats. (3 units including 1 lab unit)

ENG 3 – CONVERSATION / SPEECH
Students will advance in fluency and oral comprehension of more complex English sentences. Students will participate in oral comprehension exercises; will learn common American idioms and use them in conversation; they will also participate in class discussion of relevant subjects and present short prepared speeches. (3 units including 1 lab unit)

ENG 5 – READING COMPREHENSION
Students will improve reading comprehension and rate; they will increase vocabulary through assigned readings, word study exercises, and discussions. Readings deal with a variety of subjects, including American culture, and academic and personal issues. (3 units including 1 lab unit)

ENG 7 – GRAMMAR
This course covers the basic grammatical structures using an intensive approach that aims at greater accuracy and speed on the part of the students. The students will be able to process longer, more complex sentences with more ease and fluency. Special attention will be given to the difference between appropriate written English and the spoken forms used in everyday conversations. (3 units including 1 lab unit)

ENG 8 – VOCABULARY
The course focuses on vocabulary building and enrichment through words used in context. Emphasis will be given to most frequently used words in spoken and written English. (3 units including 1 lab unit)

ENG 75 – CRITICAL THINKING
Consideration of cognitive skills and communicative strategies for defining, applying, analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating information. Course includes structural and operational approaches to task/mission analysis, decision-making, change forecasting, adaptation, and evaluation. System approach to analysis and solution of complex problems. Conceptual issues in problem definition, goal determination and measurement of effectiveness. (3 units)

ENG 77 – COMPUTER-ASSISTED VOCABULARY STUDY
This course involves the use of computer programs in helping students build varied and precise vocabularies. The course focuses upon, among other elements, the historical development and present-day resources of the American English vocabulary. Special attention is given to Latin and Greek vocabulary building prefixes, suffixes and bases, neologisms, field-related vocabulary, and idioms. (3 units)

ENG 82A & 82B – WRITTEN COMMUNICATION I & II
First term:
A thorough study of grammar and the fundamentals of composition. Practice in writing themes, book reviews and other short papers is given. Particular attention is directed toward sentence structure, syntax, and general rhetorical principles.
Second term:
Critical reading and evaluation of selected texts and writings; composition of well-organized expository papers; a careful consideration of methods of research, organization in a clear, logical manner and other elements involved in writing research papers. (3 + 3 units)

ENG 86A & 86B – SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE I & II
First term:
Development of American literature from the colonial period through the American renaissance of the mid-nineteenth century, concluding with Melville. Social and political forces shaping the American character are carefully considered.
Second term:
Covers from 1850 until recent times, including Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, James, Crane, and Faulkner; understanding of the American literary traditions. (3 + 3 units)

ENG 93 – BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
Communication and information science in the applied context of business studies, including vocabulary, reading, writing, and speaking skills in the subject areas of marketing, international business, data processing, accounting, finance, and management. (3 units)

ENG 96 – WRITING AND WORD PROCESSING
Instruction will be given to write various forms of composition by employing English writing and word processing and other computer programs. Emphasis will be placed upon overcoming writing problems. (3 units)

ENG 99 – REPORT WRITING
The course instructs the student in the various forms of written reports. Students prepare informational and analytic reports. Computer tools and programs, as well as Internet resources, will be used as relevant. (3 units)

ENG 169 – CORE TOPICS IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Examination of communication areas as announced on the class schedule. Topics include: semantics and communication and theory of communication. (3 units)

ENG 178 – ONLINE NEWSLETTER WRITING
Journalistic writing and online publishing experiences are offered in conjunction with electronic publication of the university newspaper. (3 units)

ENG 269 – ADVANCED TOPICS IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Advanced studies in communication. Internet resources will be explored as relevant. (3 units) Prerequisite: ENG 169

ENG 289 – ADVANCED TOPICS IN LITERATURE STUDIES
In-depth study of an individual author, or a literary form. (3 units) Prerequisite: ENG 86A or ENG 86B

ENG 299 – SPECIAL STUDIES IN ENGLISH
A course on selected topics in English may be given as independent study. (1-4 units) Prerequisite: Instructor's permission