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ENGL 072 Introductory College Reading and Writing I • 10 Cr.

Students learn reading and writing strategies to prepare them for success in higher level composition classes. Students are also enrolled automatically in ENGL 080, Reading Lab, to work more intensively on reading skills, which are a key to improving writing and editing skills. Course is graded credit/no credit; may be repeated for a maximum of 30 credits. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment.

ENGL 080 Improving Reading Skills Reading Lab • V1-2 Cr.

Open to all students, English 080 students work individually under the supervision of the Reading Lab Director. This course is a non-graded class and non-transferable credit. One credit represents 22 hours of lab work and the course may be taken for 1 or 2 credits. Students are automatically enrolled in English 080 if they are taking English 072 or English 089.

ENGL 089 Preparation for College Reading • 5 Cr.

Develops skills for students with reading assessment scores at grade levels of 11 to 12. Students develop strategies for effective reading and critical analysis of textbook readings with emphasis on discipline differences. Coordinated with parallel reading lab sections that emphasize acquisition of vocabulary and development of literal and inferential comprehension skills. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment.

ENGL 090 Strategies for Improving Writing Skills • V1-5 Cr.

Allows a student to work individually on an area of special need by arrangement with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ENGL 091 Basic Grammar & Sentence Patterns • 5 Cr.

Reviews parts of speech, verb tenses, basic sentence patterns, and punctuation in the context of students' own writing. Students learn to combat writer's block, find and correct grammatical mistakes, and understand what teachers are telling them about their writing. Open to both native and non-native speakers. Course is graded credit/no credit. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL 072 or higher.

ENGL 092 Introductory College Reading and Writing II • 5 Cr.

Students meet composition objectives by reading, writing, revising and editing essays and strengthening college study skills. Course work includes readings from a variety of sources and classroom instruction in sentence structure and variety. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment.

ENGL 093 ELL Introductory College Reading and Writing II • 5 Cr.

This course is tailored to the skills and needs of English language learners (ELL) who require more practice with essay reading, writing and editing before taking English 101. Students improve English skills through writing assignments based on college-level readings. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment.

ENGL& 101 English Composition I • 5 Cr.

Revised course description: Develops clear, effective writing skills and emphasizes writing as a process. Students practice writing in a variety of forms and modes. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment or ENGL 092 or 093 with a C- or better.

ENGL 105 Grammar & Communication • 5 Cr.

Provides an analytical overview of English grammar and sentence patterns, with emphasis on how language creates meaning. Students learn to clarify and control their own writing and understand various grammatical structures of English. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment; or ENGL 092 or 093 with a C- or better.

ENGL 106 Critical Reading in the Humanities • 5 Cr.

Course focuses on developing higher level cognitive skills: critical reading and questioning of a wide selection of materials-philosophy, education, religion, literature, culture-to examine ways of knowing and thinking, engaging in thoughtful dialogue with peers (via seminars or class/group discussions) on college level material, developing the art of asking insightful questions to generate and advance relevant discussion. Required parallel lab (ENGL 180, 1 or 2 credits) emphasizes vocabulary and comprehension skills. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment.

ENGL& 111 Introduction to Literature I • 5 Cr.

Surveys the major literary genres: poetry, drama, and fiction. Recommended: ENGL& 101 placement or higher.

ENGL& 112 Introduction to Fiction • 5 Cr.

Introduces fiction through short stories and one or more novels. Students learn close reading techniques and analyze the qualities of fictional literature. Recommended: ENGL& 101 placement or higher.

ENGL& 113 Introduction to Poetry • 5 Cr.

Introduces the style, structure, and techniques of poetry. Students read, analyze, and interpret works of major poets. Recommended: ENGL& 101 placement or higher.

ENGL& 114 Introduction to Drama • 5 Cr.

Introduces drama as literature, emphasizing conventions, styles, and techniques. Students read, analyze, and interpret works of traditional and modern playwrights. Recommended: ENGL& 101 placement or higher.

ENGL 115 The Film as Literature • 5 Cr.

Introduces the critical study of the motion picture as an expressive medium comparable to literary art. Students focus on cultural tradition and values. Recommended: ENGL& 101 placement or higher.

ENGL 131 Introduction to Literature II • 5 Cr.

Surveys the major literary genres: poetry, drama, and fiction. Recommended: ENGL& 101 placement or higher.

ENGL 180 Critical Reading in the Humanities Lab • V1-2 Cr.

Open to students who have placed at the English 101 level or above, English 180 students work individually under the supervision of the Reading Lab Director to strengthen skills that enhance the ability to read critically. This course is a graded class with transferable credits. One credit represents 22 hours of lab work and the course may be taken for 1 or 2 credits. Students are automatically enrolled in English 180 if they are taking English 106.

ENGL 190 Writing Lab Link for Discipline Courses • 1 Cr.

Provides additional instruction in support of discipline courses. Students work on term papers or other assignments with a writing instructor who guides them through the writing process, from research and note taking through drafting and editing. Students spend one hour a week in class and one hour a week in a tutoring session. Recommended ENGL& 101. Prerequisite: ENGL 092 or 093 with a C- or better.

ENGL 194 Special Studies in English • V1-5 Cr.

Allows specialized or in-depth study of a subject supplementing the English curriculum. Student interest and instructor expertise help determine the topic, to be announced in the class schedule.

ENGL 195 Special Studies in English • V1-5 Cr.

Allows specialized or in-depth study of a subject supplementing the English curriculum. Student interest and instructor expertise help determine the topic, to be announced in the class schedule.

ENGL 196 Special Studies in English • V1-5 Cr.

Allows specialized or in-depth study of a subject supplementing the English curriculum. Student interest and instructor expertise help determine the topic, to be announced in the class schedule.

ENGL 197 Special Studies in English • V1-5 Cr.

Allows specialized or in-depth study of a subject supplementing the English curriculum. Student interest and instructor expertise help determine the topic, to be announced in the class schedule.

ENGL 201 The Research Paper • 5 Cr.

Develops skills required for writing research papers. Students learn research techniques, source analysis, thesis development, argumentation styles, and summarizing. Fulfills a written communication course requirement at BC. Same as ENGL 102. Either ENGL 102 or ENGL 201 may be taken for credit, not both. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 or equivalent course from another college with a C- or better.

ENGL 210 Introduction to European Literature • 5 Cr.

Examines selected fiction, drama, or poetry from European cultures. Content varies. Recommended: ENGL& 101 placement or higher.

ENGL 215 Myth Folktale & Legend • 5 Cr.

Examines traditional stories from different cultures. Students discuss common motifs and styles, relationships between cultural perspectives, and theories concerning origins and significance. Recommended: ENGL& 101 or ENGL 201, or a literature course in the 100 series.

ENGL 219 World Literature I • 5 Cr.

Course explores major themes and ideas found in the literature of a specific culture, region or ethnic group. Selected literature promotes historical, cultural and philosophical understanding of the material on its own terms and in relation to a larger body of literature. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 and any 100 level literature course recommended.

ENGL 220 World Literature II • 5 Cr.

Explores additional major themes and ideas found in the literature of specific culture, region or ethnic group. Selected literature promotes historical, cultural and philosophical understanding of the material on its own terms and in relation to a larger body of literature. Prerequisite: ENGL 219. ENGL& 101 and any 100 level literature course recommended.

ENGL 221 Popular Literature • 5 Cr.

Investigates the themes, conventions, and cultural assumptions of genre-based popular literature. Specific topics vary and are announced in the class schedule. Recommended: ENGL& 101 or ENGL 201 or a literature course in the 100 series.

ENGL 223 Children's Literature • 5 Cr.

Examines literature written for children. Students discuss its moral, psychological, and political implications and its place in the larger literary heritage. Recommended: ENGL& 101 or ENGL 201 or a literature course in the 100 series.

ENGL& 224 Shakespeare I • 5 Cr.

Surveys the development of Shakespeare's dramatic and literary art. Students read and analyze representative comedies, tragedies, romances, and histories. Lecture/discussion format. Recommended: ENGL& 101 or ENGL 201 or a literature course in the 100 series.

ENGL& 225 Shakespeare II • 5 Cr.

Continues ENGL& 224 (prev ENGL 231) examining additional comedies, tragedies, and histories. Recommended: ENGL& 101 or ENGL 201 or a literature course in the 100 series.

ENGL 226 Literature & Current Issues I • 5 Cr.

Explores major themes and ideas found in literature framed by a chosen current social issue. Selected literature presents the issue from a variety of perspectives and promote a historical, cultural and philosophical understanding of the material on its own terms and in relation to a larger body of literature. Recommended: ENGL& 101 and any 100 level literature course.

ENGL 228 Historical Perspectives in Literature I • 5 Cr.

Explores major themes and ideas found in the literature of a specific historical period. Selected literature will promote historical, cultural and philosophical understanding of the material on its own terms and in relation to a larger body of literature. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 and any 100 level literature course recommended.

ENGL 229 Historical Perspectives in Literature II • 5 Cr.

Explores additional themes and ideas found in the literature of a specific historical period. Selected literature will promote historical, cultural and philosophical understanding of the material on its own terms and in relation to a larger body of literature. Prerequisite: ENGL 228 or ENGL& 101 and any 100 level literature course recommended.

ENGL& 235 Technical Writing • 5 Cr.

Focuses on the development of professional skills in research, design, and communication of technical information. Emphasis on audience analysis, clear and effective writing style, and use of visual elements, by creating documents in a variety of professional report formats, such as memos, proposals, progress reports, completion reports, and instruction manuals. Computer use is required. Fulfills a written communication course requirement at BC. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 or equivalent course from another college with a C- or better.

ENGL 237 Writing Fiction I • 5 Cr.

Focuses on the craft of the short story. Covers plot, scene, character, dialogue, voice and tone. Students write and critique short fiction and read the work of established short story writers. Suitable for beginning or advanced writers. Recommended: ENGL& 101 placement or higher.

ENGL 238 Writing Fiction II • 5 Cr.

Continuation of ENGL 237. Prerequisite: ENGL 237 with a C- or better or entry code.

ENGL 239 Writing Fiction III • 5 Cr.

Continuation of ENGL 238 (prev ENGL 234). Prerequisite: ENGL 238 (prev ENGL 234 with a C- or better or entry code.

ENGL 241 The Bible as Literature • 5 Cr.

Explores the oral and written literary traditions of the Old and New Testaments. Students focus on the cultural, historical, and literary aspects of scripture. Lecture/discussion format. Recommended: ENGL& 101 or ENGL 201 or a literature course in the 100 series.

ENGL& 244 American Literature I • 5 Cr.

Surveys the early American literary scene. Authors and works vary, but typically include Edwards, Franklin, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and Melville. Recommended: ENGL& 101 or ENGL 201 or a literature course in the 100 series.

ENGL& 245 American Literature II • 5 Cr.

Surveys American literature of the Realistic period. Authors and works vary, but typically include Dickinson, James, Adams, Howells, Crane, Dreiser, and Twain. Recommended: ENGL& 101 or ENGL 201 or a literature course in the 100 series.

ENGL& 246 American Literature III • 5 Cr.

Surveys 20th-century American literature, emphasizing the expatriates and the experimental. Authors and works vary, but typically include Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Steinbeck, Faulkner, O'Connor, Stevens, Eliot, Roethke, Lowell, Plath, Barth, and Pynchon. Recommended: ENGL& 101 or ENGL 201 or a literature course in the 100 series.

ENGL 247 Writing Poetry I • 5 Cr.

Focuses on the craft of poetry. Covers rhythm, image (simile, metaphor, symbol), voice, tone, and open and traditional forms. Students write and critique poetry and read the work of established poets. Suitable for beginning or experienced poets. Recommended: ENGL& 101 placement or higher.

ENGL 248 Writing Poetry II • 5 Cr.

Continuation of ENGL 247. Prerequisite: ENGL 247 with a C- or better or entry code.

ENGL 249 Writing Poetry III • 5 Cr.

Continuation of ENGL 248. Prerequisite: ENGL 248 with a C- or better or entry code.

ENGL 253 Writing Creative Non-fiction I • 5 Cr.

Focuses on the craft of short essay (memoir, travel essay, autobiography). Covers narration, characterization, dialogue, scene, voice and tone. Students write and critique short essays and read the work of established non-fiction writers. Suitable for beginning or experienced writers. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 placement or higher.

ENGL 254 Writing Creative Non-fiction II • 5 Cr.

Continuation of ENGL 253. Prerequisite: ENGL 253 with a C- or better, or entry code.

ENGL 255 Writing Creative Non-fiction III • 5 Cr.

Continuation of ENGL 254. Prerequisite: ENGL 254 with a C- or better, or entry code.

ENGL 260 American Literature: Harlem Renaissance • 5 Cr.

Introduces students to the writers of the historic black culture movement known as the Harlem Renaissance. From W.E.B. DuBois and Langston Hughes to Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright, students explore the origins, themes, controversies and legacies of a literary and arts group known for its progressive thinking. Recommended: ENGL& 101 and ENGL 201.

ENGL 261 American Literature: Essential Black Voices • 5 Cr.

This course is an introduction to the central themes and aesthetics of the modern and contemporary periods in black American literature. Authors and works vary but would typically include Maya Angelou, Ralph Ellison, Gwendolyn Brooks, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Malcolm X, Charles Johnson, Octavia Butler and Nikki Giovanni. Recommended: Completion of ENGL& 101.

ENGL 263 British Literature: Middle Ages & Renaissance • 5 Cr.

Explores the relationships among language, literature, and cultural and intellectual context. Students examine representative works such as "Beowulf," Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," and the poems and plays of Shakespeare. Recommended: ENGL& 101 or ENGL 201 or a literature course in the 100 series.

ENGL 264 The Age of Reason & Revolution • 5 Cr.

Surveys literary figures, styles, and themes of the 17th and 18th centuries. Authors and works vary, but typically include Donne, Milton, Pope, Goldsmith, Jonson, Swift, and Johnson. Students also discuss early periodicals and novels. Recommended: ENGL& 101 or ENGL 201 or a literature course in the 100 series.

ENGL 265 English Literature: Blake Through Hardy • 5 Cr.

Surveys the major Romantic and Victorian writers in their literary and cultural context. Authors and works vary, but typically include Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, The Shelleys, Keats, Tennyson, the Brownings, G. Eliot, Hardy, and Arnold. Recommended: ENGL& 101 or ENGL ENGL 201 or a literature course in the 100 series.

ENGL 266 English Literature: 20th-Century Writers • 5 Cr.

Surveys the major figures and movements of modern British literature. Authors and works vary, but typically include T.S. Eliot, Yeats, Conrad, Joyce, Lawrence, Auden, Thomas, Woolf, and Forster. Recommended: ENGL& 101 or ENGL 201 or a literature course in the 100 series.

ENGL 271 Expository Writing I • 5 Cr.

Builds on the writing skills learned in ENGL& 101 (prev ENGL 101) or ENGL 201. Students work on personal essays, information and opinion pa pers, reviews, profiles, articles based upon interviews, or other projects. Fulfills a written communication course requirement at BC. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 or equivalent course from another college with a C- or better.

ENGL 272 Expository Writing II • 5 Cr.

Continues ENGL 271, developing more advanced writing skills. Fulfills a written communication course requirement at BC. Prerequisite: ENGL 271 with a C- or better.

ENGL 276 Women Writers • 5 Cr.

Explores the diverse styles, themes, and perspectives in women's writings from the 12th to the 20th centuries. Students discuss women's experiences and perspectives over time and within changing social contexts. Recommended: ENGL& 101 or ENGL 201 or a literature course in the 100 series.

ENGL 279 King Arthur the Round Table & the Grail • 5 Cr.

Explores the Celtic and medieval origins of the King Arthur legends in relation to modern retellings of the stories. Students discuss what the stories meant in their original contexts and what they mean to modern readers. Recommended: ENGL& 101 or ENGL 201 or a literature course in the 100 series.

ENGL 281 Creative Writing Conference • V1-5 Cr.

Allows a student to complete agreed-upon writing assignments under an instructor's direction. Open to students who have completed the creative writing series in either fiction or poetry with high achievement. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ENGL 294 Special Studies in Literature • 5 Cr.

Allows specialized or in-depth study of a subject supplementing the literature curriculum. Student interest and instructor expertise help determine the topic, to be announced in the class schedule. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits.

ENGL 295 Special Studies in Literature • 5 Cr.

Allows specialized or in-depth study of a subject supplementing the literature curriculum. Student interest and instructor expertise help determine the topic, to be announced in the class schedule. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits.

ENGL 296 Special Studies in Literature • 5 Cr.

Allows specialized or in-depth study of a subject supplementing the literature curriculum. Student interest and instructor expertise help determine the topic, to be announced in the class schedule. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits.

ENGL 297 Special Studies in Literature • 5 Cr.

Allows specialized or in-depth study of a subject supplementing the literature curriculum. Student interest and instructor expertise help determine the topic, to be announced in the class schedule. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits.

ENGL 299 Directed Reading & Research • V1-5 Cr.

Covers individual study of specific topics by arrangement with instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.