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English & Speech

Classes

Department Contact for all classes:  WSTV 247, 339-6244

CCR 092 - Composition and Reading
Integrates and contextualizes college level reading and writing. Students will read and understand complex materials and respond to ideas and information through writing informative and/or persuasive texts. Technology skills required: creating, storing, and sending word-processed files, using the Internet, etc. Prerequisite(s): Placement test. 5 credits. Students who pass CCR 092 with a C or better may register for ENG 121.

CCR 094 - Studio 121
Integrates and contextualizes reading and writing strategies tailored to corequisite ENG 121 coursework. Students will read and understand complex materials and respond to ideas and information through writing informative and/or persuasive texts. Technology skills required (keyboarding, creating, saving, and sending word-processed files, using the Internet, etc.) Prerequisite(s): Placement test. Corequisite: ENG 121. 3 credits.

ENG 121 - English Composition I [CO1]
Emphasizes the planning, writing, and revising of compositions, including the development of critical and logical thinking skills. This course introduces students to research strategies and skills. This course includes a minimum of 5 compositions that stress purpose, audience, and persuasive/argumentative writing.Technology skills required: creating, storing, and sending word-processed files, using the Internet, etc.

This course is a state guaranteed transfer course GT-CO1. Prerequisite(s): ENG 090, or CCR 092, or CCR 093, or CCR 094, all with a grade of C or better; or placement test. No exceptions to course prerequisite will be allowed. Students may take concurrently with CCR 094. 3 credits.

Proficiency in essay writing is required for a passing grade, and students must have a C or better in ENG 121 before they will be admitted to ENG 122. 

ENG 122 - English Composition II [CO2]
Expands and refines the objectives of English Composition I. Emphasizes critical/logical thinking and reading, problem definition, research strategies, and writing analytical, argument papers that incorporate research. Technology skills required: creating, storing, and sending word-processed files, using the Internet, etc.

This course is a state guaranteed transfer course GT-CO2. Prerequisite(s): ENG 121 with a grade of C or better. No exceptions to course prerequisite will be allowed. 3 credits.

ENG 131 - Technical Writing I
Develops skills one can apply to a variety of technical documents. Focuses on principles for organizing, writing, and revising clear, readable documents for industry, business, and government. Prerequisite(s): ENG 090, or CCR 092, or CCR 093, or CCR 094; or ENG 121 or ENG 122, all with a grade of C or better; or placement test. Keyboarding skills required. Student may take concurrently with CCR 093.  3 credits.

ENG 221 - Creative Writing I
Teaches techniques for creative writing. Explores imaginative uses of language through creative genres (fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction) with emphasis on the student’s own unique style, subject matter and needs. Prerequisite(s): None. 3 credits. 

ENG 222 - Creative Writing II
Provides continued development of written expression in such forms as poetry, fiction, and/or nonfiction writing. Prerequisite(s): ENG 221 with a grade of C or better or permission of instructor. 3 credits.

COMMUNICATIONS

COM 101 - Employment Strategies
Assists students with the development of skills that are needed to search for and acquire a job. Topics include surveying job markets, building resumes, applying for jobs, and interviewing for positions. 1 credit. Psychology courses are listed with CSL and PSY prefixes. COM 101 is also a Psychology course.

COM 115 - Public Speaking
Combines the basic theory of speech communication with public speech performance skills. Emphasis is on speech delivery, preparation, organization, support, and audience analysis. Prerequisite(s): ENG 090, or ENG 121, or ENG 122, or ENG 131; or CCR 092, or CCR 093, or CCR 094, all with a grade of C or better. Or placement test skills of 95 or above. Keyboarding skills required. 3 credits. 

COM 125 - Interpersonal Communication
Examines the communication involved in interpersonal relationships occurring in family, social and career situations. Relevant concepts include self-concept, perception, listening, nonverbal communication, and conflict. Prerequisite(s): ENG 090, or ENG 121, or ENG 122, or ENG 131; or CCR 092, or CCR 093, or CCR 094, all with a grade of C or better. Or placement test skills of 95 or above. Keyboarding skills required. 3 credits.