ENL010-002

Prep for College Reading

This course is the first course in a two-course sequence designed for the entering college student whose reading comprehension skills are at a pre-college level. Vocabulary development is an integral component of this course. Students will become effective learners by reading regularly, making oral and written responses to readings, having class discussions, and learning to self-monitor their comprehension. Prerequisite: Recommendation by basic skills assessment score. Letter grade or Pass-Fail / 3 non-degree credits. Offered: Fall, Spring

ENL020-002

College Reading and Study Skills

This course is the second course in a two-course sequence designed to prepare students for the demands of collegiate study. Students read from textbooks, novels, expository works, and media (newspapers, magazines). Students practice the following study skills: reading comprehension monitoring, systematic approaches to textbook study, listening, note taking and preparation for test taking. Prerequisite: Appropriate score in Reading Comprehension on the CPT or a grade of C or better in ENL010. Letter grade or Pass-Fail / 3 non-degree credits. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

ENL040-001

Essential Writing Skills

This course is designed for the student who requires writing skills essential for academic and career success. Basic sentence level skills such as sentence formation, punctuation, and sentence combination are emphasized within the context of paragraph development. Prerequisite: Placement is determined based on a college placement test score of greater than or equal to 40 on Reading Comprehension and less than or equal to 53 on Sentence Skills / 3 non-degree credits. Offered: Fall, Spring

ENL045-001

Sentence Strategies

This course is an intensive developmental writing course focusing on eliminating certain repeated errors appearing in adult Standard American English (SAE) writing, particularly in the following areas: sentence types and expanded combinations including relevant punctuation, subject-predicate and pronoun agreements, word order. Students engage in intensive practice using sentences as independent structures and within paragraphs and short essays. Prerequisite: Appropriate CPT score (RC 68+, SS 68-87), instructor's screening / 2 non-degree credits. Semester Offered: Varies

ENL050-002

Foundations in Writing

This is a one-semester course in which students develop and demonstrate knowledge of fundamental composing processes by composing paragraphs and essays, mastering basic sentence types and construction, and using standard American English grammar, usage and mechanics. Prerequisite: Appropriate score on the sentence skills assessment or a grade of C or better in ENL040 and appropriate score on the reading skills assessment or a grade of C or better in ENL010 / 3 non-degree credits. Letter grade or Pass-Fail. Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

ENL080-002

Developing Vocabulary

This mini-course is designed to expand the students' general vocabulary and provide intensive practice in major skills of word attack through structural analysis and contextual clues. Prerequisite: None. Pass-Fail / 1 non-degree credit. Offered: Varies

ENL082-002

Study Skills

This mini-course is designed to help students understand more about their learning styles, improve their study skills and develop the self discipline they need to be successful college students. This concise, practical course focuses on the key skills essential to college success: listening, note taking, reading, writing and taking exams. Prerequisite: None. Pass-Fail / 1 non-degree credit. Offered: Varies

ENL083-002

Basic Grammar Review

This course helps students understand the basic structure of English grammar and punctuation. This course focuses on the key elements of grammar and punctuation. Prerequisite: None. Pass-Fail / 1 non-degree credit. Offered: Varies

ENL100-001

Reading and Reflection


ENL101-001

English Composition I

ENL101 is an introductory college composition course required of all AA and AS-degree students and prerequisite to all other college-level English courses. It is designed to help students develop and express ideas clearly and effectively using Standard American English through frequent writing and the study of rhetorical patterns of development. Students learn to write MLA style documented essays. Prerequisite: Appropriate scores in Reading Comprehension and in Sentence Skills on Computerized Placement Test or grade of C or better in ENL020 and ENL050 or ESL201 / 3 credits. Satisfies the English Composition/Writing general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

ENL102-001

English Composition II

A continuation of ENL101, this course is required of all Associate in Arts students and a prerequisite to all upper level English courses. It focuses on reading, analyzing, and writing about literature and is designed to help students refine writing skills developed in ENL101. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or higher in ENL101 / 3 credits. Satisfies either an English Composition/Writing or Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

ENL108-001

Critical Reading and Thinking

This course guides students enhance their comprehension of written, spoken, and visual information by improving their critical thinking abilities. Through practicing habits of mind to strengthen analytical and reasoning skills, students learn to form well-supported arguments, draw thoughtful conclusions, make responsible decisions, and transfer acquired skills to their academic, professional, and personal life. Prerequisite: ENL020 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring. Satisfies a Humanities & Fine Arts general education requirement.

ENL120-001

Intro to Children's Literature

Students survey works drawn from the rich variety of children's literature. They analyze selections from major genres, discuss historical and contemporary issues, and develop practical ways of involving children in literature. Prerequisite: ENL101 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

ENL131-001

Technical Writing

This course is designed for students who have acquired basic writing skills and who seek further experience in the collection, organization, and communication of information from their specific career fields. Prerequisite: ENL101 / 3 credits. Offered: Varies

ENL135-001

The Short Story and Human Values

This course examines the ways in which short fiction reflects and shapes the human experience. Works examined feature a variety of cultural traditions, allowing students to consider which human values are universal and which may be culturally bound. Students examine the ways in which stories are used to preserve and challenge social institutions such as marriage/family, education, justice, and religion. Prerequisite: ENL101 / 3 credits. Offered: Spring Satasfies a Humanities & Fine Arts general education requirement

ENL150-001

World Mythologies

Students study myths from the great cultures of the world. Through readings, discussions, research projects and presentations, students explore the universal values conveyed by these stories from different world cultures. Students discover the symbolism in the events and details of these stories, and they understand mythmaking as a primary human activity. Prerequisite: ENL101 / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring. Satisfies a Humanities & Fine Arts general education requirement.

ENL161-001

Journalism I

This course is designed to instruct the student in the collecting, writing, editing and publishing of news and feature articles in periodicals. Although weekly lecture and discussion periods will be mandatory, the emphasis in the course will be on writing news stories outside of regular class time. Each student in the course is expected to be involved in the student newspaper. Prerequisite: ENL101 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring

ENL163-001

Journalism II

This course, a continuation of ENL161, puts the emphasis on an analysis of the elements of journalism and the writing of feature stories, interviews, human interest stories, and various other kinds of reporting. Students in this course learn to proofread, edit, and layout final copy for the 'MainSheet' or other mass media. Prerequisite: ENL161 / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring

ENL200-001

Cape Cod Literature

A survey of four centuries of Cape Cod literature, including native American, journals and records of discovery and settlement, fishing and whaling literature, Cape women's literature, Thoreau's nature writing, and contemporary fiction, poetry, and essays. The course explores the Cape's rich literary heritage, how it reflects the region's history, culture, and environment, and examines the underlying theme of human and natural change. Field trips and journal keeping are integral to this course. Prerequisite: ENL102 or permission of instructor with submission of writing sample / 3 credits. Offered: Varies

ENL201-001

World Literature I

Major literary works are studied from the ancient world through the Enlightenment that have both described and shaped western civilization. Prerequisite: ENL102 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Fall/odd

ENL202-001

World Literature II

Through reading Chinese folktales, Ottoman Empire traditional stories, and European treatises from the Enlightenment, students explore the literary sources of our diverse modern world cultures. An examination of historical texts from revolution to romanticism in western Europe and the Americas, lyric poetry of the Urdu, as well as multiple voices of myriad peoples, provides a framework for studying and comparing universal values through twentieth century texts. Prerequisite: ENL102 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Spring/even

ENL203-001

English Literature through the

Designed for students who have successfully completed both semesters of English Composition and who wish to become familiar with literature that has helped shape contemporary culture. This course surveys representative works and writers in English literature through the 18th century. Prerequisite: ENL102 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Fall/even

ENL203-002

British Literature through the

Designed for students who have successfully completed both semesters of English Composition and who wish to become familiar with literature that has helped shape contemporary culture. This course surveys representative works and writers in British literature through the 18th century. Prerequisite: ENL102 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Fall/even

ENL204-002

British Lit from Romantic Age

Designed for students who have successfully completed both semesters of English Composition and who wish to become familiar with literature that helped shape contemporary culture, this survey course examines representative works and wirters in British literature since the mid-eighteenth century. Prerequisite: ENL102 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Spring (odd numbered years)

ENL205-001

American Literature To 1890

Students examine major contributions to the development of American culture and ideals from the Pilgrims to Henry James. Prerequisite: ENL102 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring

ENL206-001

American Literature Since 1890

Students examine the rise of Realism and Naturalism through fiction and poetry. Prerequisite: ENL102 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring

ENL207-001

Shakespeare

Students read and discuss representative works by Shakespeare, considering them for their literary value, their relevance to Elizabethan culture, and their expression of our common human experience. Prerequisite: ENL102 / 3 credits. Offered: Fall/odd

ENL209-001

Creative Writing

An advanced workshop for students seriously interested in writing for publication. Techniques in short fiction and nonfiction, marketing nonfiction, and the building of a creative imagination are systematically explored. Prerequisite: ENL102 / 3 credits; may be repeated once for credit. Offered: Fall, Spring

ENL210-001

Exploring Modern Poetry

Students engage in reading, discussing, and writing about poems and poets of the 20th and 21st centuries. Consideration of modern poetry as both literature and art includes individual projects and presentations. Selections are drawn from both major as well as lesser known and culturally diverse poetic voices. Prerequisite: ENL102 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Spring/even

ENL213-001

Poetry Writing

This poetry writing workshop class provides serious students the opportunity to write poetry of their own and explore poetry through reading others' work. Students will write, read, peer edit/critique, present and listen to poetry. Prerequisite: ENL102 / 3 credits. Offered: Spring

ENL214-001

The Contemporary Novel

This course introduces the student to the major characteristics of the novel in both form and content. Contemporary novels are examined as one index of cultural values. Students read, write about, and discuss a selection of novels written during the last fifty years. Prerequisite: ENL102 / 3 credits. Offered: Spring/odd

ENL215-001

World Religions in Literature

World Religions in Literature provides students the opportunity to read, discuss and write about the religions of the world as subthemes in short stories, poetry, novels and literary essays. Included is intensive reading, analysis of world literature and its influence on its society, consideration of literary criticisms, and discussion of values/beliefs evident in literature with particular attention to religious themes. Prerequisite: ENL102 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Fall/odd

ENL216-001

Advanced Research Report Writing

This course focuses on methods for organizing information, for analytically structuring complex issues, and the logic for making persuasive arguments. Students select topics of interest to them - ranging from studies they have wanted to pursue to projects in their academic specialization. The instructional approach is highly individualized. Seminars center around issues of global significance. The tangible goal is to produce a portfolio piece. Prerequisite: ENL102 / 3 credits. Offered: Varies

ENL217-001

Exploring the World of Science

Exploring the World of Science Fiction is a course that provides students the opportunity to read, discuss, and write about the genre of science fiction in literature. Texts include short stories, poetry, novels, film, and nonfiction. Emphasis is given to reading and analysis of the genre of science fiction and its influence on society and literature. Prerequisite: ENL102 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Humanities & Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Spring/even

ENL218-001

The Arthurian Legend

This course focuses on the origins, development, structure, and meaning of the Arthurian legend. Students read, discuss, and write about seminal Arthurian texts, and explore connections to mythology, Celtic culture, and European history. Prerequisite: ENL102 / 3 credits. Offered: Spring/odd

ENL219-001

Masters of Horror

Masters of Horror is a literature course that provides students the opportunity to read, discuss and write about the genre of horror in literature. Texts include short stories, poetry, novels, film, and nonfiction. Emphasis is given to reading and analysis of the genre of horror and its influence on society and literature. Prerequisite: ENL102 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Humanities & Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Fall/even

ENL228-001

Women Writers

This course examines traditions and themes especially important in the development of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama written by women, such as "Women Alone," "Women and Sexuality," "Women and Work," "Women and War," "Women in Love." An initial overview describing the emergence of women as authors is provided to establish topical and historical contexts. Readings, drawn primarily from moderm texts, offer a diverse range of authors, genres, styles, and cultures. Prerequisite: ENL102 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Humanities & Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Fall/even

ENL290-001

Selected Topics in Literature

Selected Topics in Literature provides students the opportunity to read, discuss and write about a literary specialty. Subjects may include African-American literature, Nobel Prize winning literature, a literary genre, a single author, or a single major work. The course will include intensive reading, analysis of the literature and its influence on society, consideration of criticism of this literature, historical study of the author or authors involved, and discussion of the cultural context of the literature. Specific content will depend on the particular subject chosen for study. Prerequisite: ENL102 / 3 credits; may be repeated once for credit. Offered: Varies

ENL291-001

Selected Topics in Writing

Selected Topics in Writing provides students the opportunity to explore and practice extensive writing within a writing specialty. Topics may include, among others, writing about photography, writing feature stories, writing commentary and opinion, writing about sports, writing poetry, or writing for children. The course is writing intensive. Specific content will depend on the specialty chosen. Prerequisite: ENL102 / 3 credits; may be repeated once for credit. Offered: Varies

ENL299-001

Independent Study

A voluntary effort by both student and faculty member defined as a.) a strict independent study within the discipline, not a regular academic course; or b.) additional credit for an independent study project within the regular academic course; or c.) an interdisciplinary project not associated with the established course.