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English Courses offered at NICC

ENGL 0900 ENGLISH SKILLS (3)

This course is designed to prepare students for ENGL 1010. Students will learn how to improve the structure of their sentences and the expression of their ideas through writing. The integration of thinking, reading, and writing is also emphasized in the development of short essays. (Previously known as ENG 099)

ENGL 1010 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I (3)

Students will be introduced to the process of writing and will learn methods for developing and focusing ideas, formulating topic sentences and thesis statements, drafting, revising, and proofreading/editing essays. The course will focus on mastering various styles of essay writing including illustration and example, narration and description, comparison and contrast, process and summary analysis, cause and effect, and argumentation and persuasion. Incorporating formal research and documentation into some of the writing will also be included. (Previously known as ENGL 101) *Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of pre-testing or ENGL 0900

ENGL 1020 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II (3)

This course will build on the skills learned in ENGL 1010. It will require more complex analytical thinking and writing skills. Students will further develop critical thinking and writing skills through annotating, previewing, outlining, summarizing, paraphrasing, and questioning. Students will be required to write formal research papers that include outside sources and documentation to support ideas and also demonstrate an awareness of purpose and audience. Some of the writing forms may include: explaining concepts, evaluating, speculating about cause and effect, proposing a solution to a problem, taking a position, and writing an analysis of literature.
(Previously known as ENG 102)

ENGL 1040 CREATIVE WRITING (3)

This is an introductory course in creative writing. Students will be exposed to various creative writing forms and be asked to write their own works and could include fiction and/or creative non-fiction short stories, and poetry. Students will learn common techniques in creative writing such as voice, setting, character, plot, and theme and will present their writing in workshop format.
(Previously known as ENG 120) *Prerequisite: ENGL 1010

ENGL 1050 JOURNALISTIC WRITING (3)

This course is a study of the impact that mass media and journalism has on society. Students will be asked to critically read and understand various media examples as well as write their own according to assignments. Forms to be covered in class include: advertising; feature writing for newspapers, newsletters, magazines, and television; and various forms of Internet writing.
(Previously known as ENG 130) *Prerequisite: ENGL 1010

ENGL 1150 CRITICAL THINKING (3)

This course will examine the objective analysis and evaluation of arguments and the ways of improving critical thinking skills. Students will gain proficiency with systems of formal reasoning and construct sound arguments based on relevant evidence. (Previously known as PHI 105)

ENGL 2100 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE (3)

This course emphasizes a general introduction to understanding and appreciating principal forms of modern and classical literature, poetry, drama and fiction representing a wide range and variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Students will be introduced to literary techniques and form such as use of voice, setting, characters, plot and theme. Students will also be asked to write short, written responses to literature that demonstrate ability to evaluate or analyze written works.
(Previously known as ENG 210) *Prerequisite: ENGL 1010

ENGL 2900 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3)

(Previously known as ENG 290)

ENGL 2990 INTERNSHIP/PRACTICUM (3)

(Previously known as ENG 299)