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ENG 090 Enhanced Integrated Reading and Writing (3-0)

This course emphasizes the basic rhetorical principles needed for college-level reading and writing. An emphasis is placed on developing fundamental strategies to bolster necessary reading skills as well as analytical and critical thinking skills that are crucial to developing essays across a variety of genres and disciplines. This course also includes a studio (lab) session where students will focus on the affective aspects of assignments, allowing them to connect their lives outside the classroom to the work within it. This course is a prerequisite for English 101 for students who place into it via the placement exam. This course carries imputed (financial aid) credit. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 095 Integrated Reading and Writing (3-0)

This course emphasizes the basic rhetorical principles needed for college-level reading and writing as an integrated whole. An emphasis is placed on developing analytical and critical thinking skills and developing essays across a variety of genres and disciplines. This course is a prerequisite for English 101 for students who place into it via the placement exam. This course carries imputed (financial aid) credit. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 101 Composition I (3-0) 3 hrs.

The goals of Composition I are to develop students' abilities to write at a college level and to think critically. Students will learn to make decisions based on rhetorical concerns of a writer's purpose, the readers' needs, and the context in which documents are read. As using sources effectively is one of the goals in the course, research will be interwoven into documents as a way to support ideas and connect with the audience. The course emphasizes process-based writing, student reflection of their learning progress, and it culminates in a learning portfolio. Placement testing indicating direct entry into ENG 101. A grade of C or better required if students take DST 095 (Foundational Writing) and/or DST 092 (Foundational Reading). Corequisite: Students placed in DST (Foundational Reading) only. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 102 Introduction to Literature (3-0) 3 hrs.

ENG 102 introduces students to a range of literary genres that may include poetry, drama, fiction, and creative non-fiction and develops skills in reading, interpreting, and evaluating literature. Students will learn and practice the skills of close reading through discussion and writing. Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101 or successful completion of DST 092 and DST 095 as required. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 103 Composition II (3-0) 3 hrs.

Continuing the educational goals of Composition I (critical reading and thinking, focused research, reflective writing, and process-based writing), Composition II shifts the focus to the rhetorical concerns of persuasion and argument. The course provides students with increased practice in research, analysis, and genres of writing done throughout college as well as in the professional realm. The course emphasizes academic research-based writing and culminates in a best-works portfolio. Prerequisite: ENG 101. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 201 American Literature: 1620 - 1865 (3-0) 3 hrs.

A study of selected readings from the important literature of the United States. Emphasis is placed on the most significant writings of representative authors from 1620 to 1865. Prerequisite: ENG 101. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 202 American Literature: 1865 - Present (3-0) 3 hrs.

A study of selected readings from the important literature of the United States. Emphasis is placed on the most significant writings of representative authors from 1865 to the present. Prerequisite: ENG 101. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 203 World Literature I (3-0) 3 hrs.

ENG 203 is a survey of important literary works from cultures around the world dating from ancient times through the seventeenth century. Prerequisite: ENG 101 and/or ENG 103. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 204 World Literature II (3-0) 3 hrs.

This course is a survey of important literary works from cultures around the world form the seventeenth century through the present day. Prerequisite: ENG 101 and/or ENG 103. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 206 The Short Story (3-0) 3 hrs.

This course introduces students to close readings of short fiction: from classical stories of historical importance to modern and contemporary stories, which reflect a changing genre. Prerequisite: ENG 101 and/or ENG 103. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 207 Topics in Literature (3-0) 3 hrs.

This course is designed to explore literature as it illustrates specific themes relating to a broad variety of human concerns. As such, the content will vary from semester to semester. Topics might include The Graphic Novel, Environmental Literature, Contemporary American Poetry, Women in Literature, Food in Literature, Crime Fiction, Utopias & Alternative Lifestyles, Literature into Film, and Science Fiction. Prerequisite: ENG 101. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 209 Introduction to Children's Literature (3-0) 3 hrs.

Students will learn about the ways that children’s literature cultivates a love for reading in both children and adults. Focusing on literature written for young readers (kindergarten-middle school), students will carefully read, research, interpret and write about literary and artistic elements of children’s literature, completing a variety of written and oral assignments. Through careful reading and analysis, students will learn how to select quality, age-appropriate texts to be used in children’s classroom activities. The course is organized by genres with an emphasis on diversity. Works will be studied within social and historical contexts considering such factors as the literacy development and the cultural construction of the child. Students will gain an understanding of the importance of diverse children’s literatures to our culture. A necessary focus of the course is also the role of literature in a society: the books a culture writes for its children often reflect deeply-held beliefs about children, childhood and the role of literature in their construction. Conversely, a culture’s values and beliefs also are reflected in the books it chooses to keep from its children. Therefore, the history of censorship of children’s books will also be discussed. Prerequisite: ENG 101. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 213 Introduction to Dramatic Literature WI (3-0) 3 hrs.

This course is an introduction to the history and genre of drama. By exploring some of the best-known plays throughout theatre history and how they were performed students will develop an understanding of, and appreciation for the theatre. Lectures, films, and attendance will provide students with a partial overview of the vast range of theatre history and literature. Prerequisite: ENG 101 and either ENG 102 or ENG 103 (Also listed as THE 210) This course carries SUNY General Education credit. S View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 221 Introduction to Creative Writing Workshop (3-0) 3 hrs.

This course focuses on the writing of short stories, poetry and/or creative non-fiction. Techniques and skills of these forms are examined in class and practiced in student writing. Previous experience in fiction writing, poetry, or non-fiction is not required, but the student is expected to be proficient in the mechanics of writing. Prerequisite: ENG 101. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 222 Creative Writing II (3-0) 3 hrs.

A writing seminar for serious practitioners of literary forms, Creative Writing II carries forth a deeper, more complex exploration of the imaginative writing process. Participants will engage in organizing a personal writing project and will present writing in the seminar for appraisal. Previous experience in various forms of writing will be assumed, demanding a greater sense of discipline and encouraging autonomy among more seasoned writers. Prerequisite: ENG 101. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 223 Media Writing (3-0) 3 hrs.

This is an introductory course into the skills of the practicing journalist. Emphasis will be on the study of newsgathering and news writing. Students will employ these skills in the production of material suitable for publication in print and electronic media. Prerequisite: ENG 101. (Also listed as COM 223) B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 225 Literary Magazine Publishing (3-0) 3 hrs.

In this course students will be involved in the creation of "The Finger" our FLCC national literary magazine. Students will have the opportunity to solicit literary content, generate their own copy, and select pieces for publication. In addition we will craft press releases, maintain a website, and edit selections for the magazine. This is a hands-on course and anyone who is interested in literary publishing will find the skills and experience integral to building and maintaining a literary community. Prerequisite: English 101. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. S View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 230 Perspectives on Tolkien (3-0) 3 hrs.

The lasting influence and power of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings saga is undeniable - and seeing more mainstream success only with the release of a critically acclaimed series of films and an award-winning massively multiplayer online game. The purpose of this course is to look critically at such things as the books, the films, the game, and other 'versions' to explore how different media handle the same material. We will, as a class, discuss such issues as character and plot development, themes and literary elements, story-telling styles, cultural and historical contexts, benefits and limitations of various media, identity and role-playing games, and the role of audience in storytelling. Placing three different media into socio-cultural contexts will allow us to explore such issues as the role of story-teller, the importance of the visual, and the role of 'game' in today's society. Students in this class can expect to engage in activities such as reading the novels, watching the films, playing the game, writing, discussing and participating in individual and/or group projects that delve into the Tolkien's work and the power of translation. Prerequisite: ENG 102. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 231 Workshop in Fiction Writing (3-0) 3 hrs.

This course focuses on the Writing of Fiction. Techniques and skills of the various forms of fiction, including character and plot development as well as traditional forms are examined in class and practiced in student writing. Students will learn and practice strategies for brainstorming, drafting, critiquing, and revising their work, as well as the critical expertise and technical language to help them better discuss works-in-progress. Prerequisite: English 101. Previous experience in fiction is not required, but the student is expected to be proficient in the mechanics of writing. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 232 Workshop in Creative Nonfiction (3-0) 3 hrs.

This course focuses on the writing of Creative Nonfiction. Techniques and skills of the various forms of creative nonfiction, including The Personal Essay, Memoir, Literary Journalism, Flash Nonfiction, and the Travel Essay are examined in class and practiced in student writing. Students will learn and practice strategies for brainstorming, drafting, critiquing, and revising their work, as well as the critical expertise and technical language to help them better discuss works-in-progress. Prerequisite: English 101. Previous experience in creative non-fiction is not required, but the student is expected to be proficient in the mechanics of writing. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


ENG 233 Workshop in Poetry Writing (3-0) 3 hrs.

This course focuses on the Writing of Poetry. Techniques and skills of the various forms of poetry, including free verse as well as traditional forms are examined in class and practiced in student writing. Students will learn and practice strategies for brainstorming, drafting, critiquing, and revising their work, as well as the critical expertise and technical language to help them better discuss works-in-progress. Prerequisite: English 101. Previous experience in poetry is not required, but the student is expected to be proficient in the mechanics of writing. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


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