English (ENG)

ENG 003. Sentence Combining. 1 Credit Hour.

Using a selected sequence of sentence building exercises, this course will help students develop a feel for both sentence structure and paragraph organization. It is a "skill-building" course, whose main purpose is to help students hear the stylistic options available to them and to help them see patterns of development, both in sentences and paragraphs.

ENG 004. Grammar Review. 1 Credit Hour.

This course will provide instruction for students who need extensive help with writing problems which may include punctuation, capitalization, usage, sentence construction, coherence and organization.

ENG 005. Writing Improvement. 1 Credit Hour.

Students work individually on writing style, documentation, and other problems of advanced expository writing.

ENG 006. Writing Effective Paragraphs. 1 Credit Hour.

This course will help students who have already mastered the writing of sentences to learn about writing longer forms. Beginning with the writing of good topic sentences, it will proceed to consider such issues as paragraph development, unity and coherence. Thus, it will provide an additional valuable support for students who intend to write essays, business letters, stories and other longer prose forms.

ENG 007. Business Writing Review. 1 Credit Hour.

This course will provide instruction in business writing formats e-mails, letters, memos, and/or reports.

ENG 013. ESL: Academic English Prep. 1 Credit Hour.

This course is designed for non-native English speakers who need to improve basic language skills before beginning the ESL Academic English sequence. Students will work individually with the assistance of the designated ESL support staff.
Prerequisites: Michigan Test and writing sample.

ENG 014. ESL: Academic Listening Comprehension. 1 Credit Hour.

This course is designed to help non-native English speakers increase their ability in listening comprehension. Students will work individually with the assistance of the designated ESL support staff.

ENG 015. ESL: Vocabulary Development for Non-native Speakers. 1 Credit Hour.

This course is designed to help non-native English speakers increase their knowledge of English vocabulary, especially idioms and general academic vocabulary. Students will work individually with the assistance of the designated ESL support staff.

ENG 017. ESL: Writing Skills. 1 Credit Hour.

This course is designed for students who need to demonstrate improved skills in Academic English outcomes before proceeding to the next level. Students will work individually with the assistance of the designated ESL support staff.
Prerequisites: ENG 050, ENG 060 or ENG 070 and recommendation of instructor.

ENG 020. Developmental English. 3 Credit Hours.

This course provides comprehensive review and development of student ability in English sentences, paragraphs, and multiple paragraph texts. The course focuses on topics such as development, organization, grammar, sentences, paragraphs, and essay structure.
Prerequisites: Prior or concurrent enrollment in STR 050 with a minimum grade of "C" or previous or concurrent enrollment in appropriate reading course.

ENG 030. Introduction to College Writing. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is designed primarily to prepare students for College Composition I. The course develops students' abilities in writing multiple paragraph texts and will focus on topics such as development, organization, grammar, sentences, paragraphs, and essay structure. Prior or concurrent enrollment in STR 050 with a minimum grade of "C".
Prerequisites: ENG 020 with grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department.

ENG 050. Academic English for Non-native Speakers I. 6 Credit Hours.

This course is designed for non-native English speakers who wish to develop English language skills necessary for success in college courses. Instruction in the course will promote overall English language proficiency, with an intensive focus on reading and writing. Additional hours in lab or with an ESL tutor may be required.
Prerequisite: Recommendation of ESL staff.

ENG 051. English Grammar for Non-Native Speakers I. 3 Credit Hours.

English Grammar for Non-Native Speakers I provides English language learners with a review of basic English grammar rules, with attention given to form, meaning, and use. Students will apply rules through speaking and writing activities.
Prerequisites: Recommendation of ESL staff.

ENG 053. Listening and Note-Taking for Non-native Speakers. 3 Credit Hours.

Listening and Note-Taking for Non-Native Speakers is designed for English language learners who are new to the higher education system in the USA. Students will develop all language skills, with a focus on listening and note-taking, vocabulary, and lecture and discussion structure and content.
Prerequisite: Recommendation of ESL staff.

ENG 060. Academic English for Non-native Speakers II. 6 Credit Hours.

Academic English for Non-native Speakers II is designed for English language learners who have demonstrated general fluency in reading and writing English, and need to develop clarity in using English for academic purposes.
Prerequisites: ENG 050 and ENG 051 with grades of "C" or better.

ENG 061. English Grammar for Non-native Speakers II. 3 Credit Hours.

English Grammar for Non-native Speakers II provides English language learners with an intensive review of basic English grammar, with emphasis on application of rules to academic reading and writing tasks.
Prerequisites: ENG 050 and ENG 051 with grades of "C" or better.

ENG 062. Spoken Communication and Pronunciation for Non-native Speakers. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is designed for non-native English speakers who wish to improve their comprehensibility in communicating in English. The course will provide practice in stress, rhythm, and intonation patterns, and in troublesome consonant and vowel sounds.
Prerequisite: Recommendation of ESL staff.

ENG 070. Academic English for Non-native Speakers III. 3 Credit Hours.

Academic English for Non-Native Speakers III is designed to facilitate English language learners' performance in college-level courses which require moderate to heavy amounts of reading, writing, and note-taking. Students recommended to take ENG 070 will have achieved the reading and writing performance outcomes of ENG 050 and ENG 060, but still need to improve grammatical and lexical accuracy in a variety of writing tasks. Reading and writing assignments will be linked to assignments in content areas.
Prerequisites: ENG 060 and ENG 061 with grades of "C" or better and ENG 053.

ENG 071. English Grammar for Non-native Speakers III. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is for non-native speakers of English to improve the grammatical accuracy in their written English. The course will provide students with intensive reinforcement and practice of structures taught in previous grammar courses. Written practice will emphasize personal essays and tasks related to shorter academic reading passages.
Prerequisites: ENG 060 and ENG 061 with minimum grades of "C", permission of ESL faculty or staff member.

ENG 100. Career English. 3 Credit Hours.

This course primarily focuses on the development of career-related writing techniques. Students will develop writing styles, writing processes, revision practices, and analytical skills necessary for the workplace.
Prerequisites: ENG 030 and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 030.

ENG 101. College Composition I. 3 Credit Hours.

This course primarily focuses on the development of writing techniques. Students will develop effective writing styles, writing processes, revision practices, and analytical skills.
Prerequisites: ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 030.

ENG 102. College Composition II. 3 Credit Hours.

This course builds on knowledge and skills learned in ENG 101 and primarily focuses on argumentative and persuasive writing techniques. Students will develop effective writing processes, writing styles, research abilities, analytical skills, and argumentative tools.
Prerequisites: ENG 100 or ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval and Reading Proficiency.

ENG 103. Report Writing. 3 Credit Hours.

This course builds on knowledge and skills learned in previous writing courses and primarily focuses on the development of writing techniques required in fields such as business, health science, technology, and engineering. Students will develop effective writing styles, writing processes, and analytical skills for business and technical writing.
Prerequisites: ENG 100 or ENG 101 with minimum grades of "C" or department approval and Reading Proficiency.

ENG 110. Creative Writing. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is designed to illustrate the creative process and value of creative literature, including three of the following genres poetry, fiction, drama, and creative nonfiction. Students learn about various themes, perspectives, and approaches associated with creative writing, as well as the creative writing process and methods of submitting creative work for publication.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.

ENG 114. Writing Plays and Film Scripts. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is for beginning and experienced writers of plays and film scripts. The course is designed to illustrate the creative writing process beginning with the importance of drafting, audience feedback, and revision, and ending with the methods of submitting plays and film scripts for publication and production.
Prerequisite: ENG 101 and Reading Proficiency.

ENG 201. Introduction to Fiction. 3 Credit Hours.

This course provides students with an understanding of short and long fiction. Students have the opportunity to study various forms and styles of fiction as well as the major themes and concepts presented within this genre.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 and Reading Proficiency.

ENG 202. Introduction to Poetry and Plays. 3 Credit Hours.

This course focuses on the pleasures of poetry and drama. By reading, analysis, discussions and student projects, the student should gain a familiarity with the statements and craft of a selection of American, European, African and Oriental poems and plays.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

ENG 204. American Literature Before 1865. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is a study of representative works of American literature including socially and ethnically diverse writers from the pre-colonial period to 1865, with particular focus on the development of a unique national literature that reflects evolving notions of American identity through the Civil War.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 and Reading Proficiency.

ENG 205. American Literature Between 1865 and 1945. 3 Credit Hours.

Presenting United States literature written between 1865 and 1945, this course includes writers such as Adams, Cather, Chopin, Crane, Cullen, Cummings, Dickinson, DuBois, Eliot, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Frost, Gilman, H.D., Hemingway, Hughes, James, Jewett, Millay, Moore, O'Neill, Porter, Pound, Stevens, Twain, Washington, Wharton, Whitman, Williams.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

ENG 206. American Literature After 1945. 3 Credit Hours.

Presenting United States literature after 1945, this course includes writers such as Albee, Baldwin, Bellow, Bishop, Brooks, Ellison, Erdrich, Ginsberg, Gluck, Kingston, Levertov, Lowell, Malamud, Miller, Morrison, Plath, Rich, Sexton, Shepard, Silko, Snyder, Updike, Vonnegut, Welty, Williams, and Wright.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

ENG 207. Humor in American Literature. 3 Credit Hours.

This course explores American humor primarily in written sketches, short stories, and novels by authors from Twain and Thurber to Bombeck and Vonnegut. It also analyzes jokes, movies, comic strips, stand-up comedians, and television sit-coms. The course questions what American humor is, what forces have shaped its growth, what personal and social functions it serves, and what value it might have for contemporary Americans.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

ENG 211. British Literature After 1800. 3 Credit Hours.

This course provides a survey study of representative works of British writers after 1800. Works will be examined in the context of the dominant social, cultural, and artistic concerns of the period as reflected in the literature.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.

ENG 213. The Short Novel. 3 Credit Hours.

This course offers an introduction to the short novel or novella, a work situated between a short story and a novel, and is organized around works by writers from both within and outside the Unites States with emphasis on the short fiction form and historical and cultural context. Geographical focus varies from semester to semester, as do choices of literary genres.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 and Reading Proficiency.

ENG 214. Contemporary Literature. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is a study of representative works of literature produced within the last thirty years with an emphasis on recent and developing literary trends and forms alongside an investigation of the culture and values of contemporary society. Geographical focus varies from semester to semester as does the choice of literary genres.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 and Reading Proficiency.

ENG 215. Gothic, Horror and Fantasy. 3 Credit Hours.

This course focuses on major themes of gothic, horror, and fantasy literature. Students have the opportunity to study representative works of gothic, horror and fantasy as well as examine the causes, effects, and contexts of these genres across an international spectrum of writers, formats, and subjects.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.

ENG 216. Women in Literature. 3 Credit Hours.

This course explores the experiences of women as authors and characters in local, national, and international literature. Topics and reading will focus on the roles, challenges, and contributions women have made in the area of literary studies in various contexts and communities.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 and Reading Proficiency.

ENG 217. Major Black Writers. 3 Credit Hours.

This course focuses on selected literary works by popular Black writers across the African Diaspora. The writings of the authors have gained public attention by virtue of their excellence or historical significance. Students have the opportunity to examine various literary works, forms, and styles of these writers and the various contexts in which they are placed.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 and Reading Proficiency.

ENG 224. Fiction Writing. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is intended for students to further develop their understanding of fiction and their abilities in narrative writing. Students learn about various themes, perspectives, and approaches associated with fiction, as well as the creative writing process and methods of submitting creative work for publication.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 and Reading Proficiency.

ENG 225. Poetry Writing. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is intended for students to further develop their understanding of poetry and their abilities in poetry writing. Students learn about various themes, perspectives, and approaches associated with poetry, as well as the creative writing process and methods of submitting creative work for publication.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 and Reading Proficiency.

ENG 226. Children's Literature. 3 Credit Hours.

This course will familiarize students with examples of good children's books, for children from infancy to adolescence. It will also help students develop the ability to evaluate a book, analyze its appeal, and present it effectively. (Same course as EDU 226.)
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

ENG 228. Studies in Literature. 3 Credit Hours.

This course allows students to study specific themes, theories, genres, movements, perspectives, or historical periods within the contexts of literature. Literary topics and genres vary from semester to semester. This course may be retaken for credit with different topics. Please refer to the Interactive Course Schedule for current course topics.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 and Reading Proficiency.

ENG 230. Environmental Literature. 3 Credit Hours.

This course explores ecological, sustainable global themes and nature aesthetics in literature. Readings include an interdisciplinary, transnational, and multi-genre mixture of non-fiction prose, prose fiction, and poetry.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 and Reading Proficiency.

ENG 231. World Literature. 3 Credit Hours.

This course offers an introduction to the classic writings organized around various national communities. Its geographical focus varies from semester to semester, as do its choices of literary genres. Students will learn how to read and analyze national writers and their works within historical and cultural contexts.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 and Reading Proficiency.

ENG 233. Writing Memoirs and Creative Nonfiction. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is intended for students to further develop their understanding of creative nonfiction and their abilities in writing nonfiction prose forms, such as the personal essay, memoir, travel narrative, and/or biography. Students learn about various methodologies, ethical concerns, and perspectives associated with creative nonfiction, as well as the writing process and methods of submitting work for publication.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.

ENG 234. Literary Publishing. 3 Credit Hours.

This course allows students to gain experience in the production practices of literary publications. Students will become exposed to various stages of the editing and publishing process as well as utilize design software to produce a literary publication.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.