WRITING FUNDAMENTALS
ENGL 097
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Emphasis on writing complete, correct sentences and unified, coherent paragraphs and short essays. Learn to build writing skills through pre-writing, drafting, revising, and editing, and develop analytical habits of mind, reading comprehension strategies, and digital literacy skills. Short essays and selected readings will be assigned. Concurrent enrollment in READ 087 if score on college reading skills placement test recommends it. Prerequisite: Recommending score on college writing skills placement test (Compass 34-48) or recommendations of ABE instructor.
WRITING FUNDAMENTALS
ENGL 098
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Emphasis on expository writing and increasing control of grammar and mechanics. Skills include summarizing and writing essays. Students develop skills through pre-writing, drafting, revising, and editing. In-class and out-of-class essays required. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ENGL 097, or recommending score on the College writing skills placement test for ENGL 098.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
ENGL&101
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Exposition and argument, emphasizing critical thinking in response to electronic and print texts. Focus on exploring, developing, and communicating ideas in a voice appropriate to the audience. Students strengthen skills through pre-writing, drafting, revising, and editing. In-class and out-of-class essays required. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ENGL 098 taken at 5 credits or recommending score on the writing skills placement test for ENGL 101. [C, SE]
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
ENGL&102
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Continued studies in exposition and argument emphasizing the research paper. Focus on analysis and synthesis of electronic and print texts in the context of supporting the writer's ideas with appropriate documentation. Students refine skills through pre-writing, drafting, revising, and editing. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ENGL 101. [C, SE]
ADVANCED ENGLISH COMPOSITION
ENGL 103
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Emphasis on composing essays on complex ideas of cultural importance. Assignments based on reading and research in art, science, philosophy, and politics. Prerequisite: ENGL& 102 (or ENGL 102). [C, SE]
ENGLISH GRAMMAR
ENGL 105
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Description and analysis of the structure of English language, using traditional grammar and syntax. Designed to fulfill the grammar requirement for English majors seeking Washington State teacher certification in English. [SE]
WRITING ABOUT FILM
ENGL 108
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Focus on writing effective research essays analyzing international films. Emphasis on the composition process and the development of writing skills and evaluation sources, including prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and documenting. Introduction to film terminology and techniques and the major approaches used in writing essays about films, including film history, national cinemas, genres, auteurism, and formalism, and ideological studies. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ENGL& 101. [C, SE]
WRITING ABOUT THE SCIENCES
ENGL 109
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Continued studies in writing expository essays, focusing on topics in the life sciences and physical sciences. Emphasis on critical reading of published scientific research and appropriate use of peer-reviewed journals to support the writer's ideas. Expanding academic writing skills of pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, and documenting. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ENGL& 101 (or ENGL 101). [C, SE]
COMPOSITION FOR LITERATURE
ENGL 110
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Continued studies in writing essays of exposition and argument emphasizing the interpretation of literature, with focus on critical reading of literary texts using theories and appropriate use of documented sources to support the writer's ideas. Expanding academic writing skills of pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, and documenting. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 (ENGL 101). [C, SE]
CREATIVE WRITING
ENGL 121
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Students may restrict themselves to writing poetry, short stories, plays or may choose to work in several forms. Helps students determine what they will say and how they will say it. Prerequisite: A grade of "B" or better in ENGL 098, a grade of "C" or better in ENGL 099, or recommending score on the college writing skills placement test for ENGL& 101 (ENGL 101). [HB, SE]
CREATIVE WRITING
ENGL 122
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Students may write poetry, short stories, plays or may choose to work in several forms. Helps students determine what they will say and how they will say it. Prerequisite: A grade of "B" or better in ENGL 098, a grade of "C" or better in ENGL 099, or recommending score on the college writing skills placement test for ENGL& 101 (or ENGL 101). [HB, SE]
CREATIVE WRITING
ENGL 123
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Students may write poetry, short stories, plays or may choose to work in several forms. Helps students determine what they will say and how they will say it. Prerequisite: A grade of "B" or better in ENGL 098, a grade of "C" or better in ENGL 099, or a recommending score on the college writing skills placement test for ENGL& 101 (or ENGL 101). [HB,SE]
FICTION WRITING
ENGL 125
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Fundamentals of writing fiction with an emphasis on short fiction. Writing workshop format. Develops skills for critiquing student fiction and introduces publication strategies. Completion of ENGL 101 recommended, but not required. [HB, SE]
POETRY WRITING
ENGL 126
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Class discussion of student work, development of tools for self-criticism, and strategies for getting poetry published. [HB, SE]
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
ENGL 130
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
An introduction to poetry, fiction, and dramatic literature, and to the language and principles of literary analysis. [HA, SE]
INTRODUCTION TO POETRY
ENGL 131
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Study of poetry, poetic forms, and the language and principles of literary analysis. [HA, SE]
INTRODUCTION TO DRAMATIC LITERATURE
ENGL 132
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Study of drama as both literature and theater, from historical, philosophical and artistic perspectives. [HA, SE]
INTRODUCTION TO FICTION
ENGL 133
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Study of fiction in both short story and novel form, including classic and contemporary examples. Introduction to the language and principles of literary analysis. [HA, SE]
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
ENGL 135
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Introduction to principles for developing work-world documents, with emphasis on writing business letters, memorandums, resumes, instructions, summaries, proposals, and informal reports. For students of all scientific, technical, and professional fields. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ENGL 098 taken at 5 credits, or recommending score on COMPASS. [C, SE]
WOMEN IN LITERATURE
ENGL 140
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Study of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama written by women reflecting the female experience. [HA, SE]
SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY
ENGL 143
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Study of speculative fiction from fantasy to hard science with attempts to define its particular qualities and place in modern literature. [HA, SE]
DETECTIVE FICTION
ENGL 145
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Introduction to detective fiction, its typical styles and techniques, its interactive nature, and its capacity for social critique. Topics include early detective authors and the evolution of the popular image of the detective in American and British cultures. [HA, SE]
INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY
ENGL 150
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Study of significant world myths, including their sources and literary expressions. [HA, SE]
THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE
ENGL 152
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Study of the varied genres of Biblical literature from literary, historical, and cultural perspectives. [HA, SE]
INTRODUCTION TO THE NOVEL
ENGL 156
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Study of the novel from historical, artistic, and thematic perspectives. Introduction to the language and principles of literary analysis. [HA, SE]
WRITING FOR THE WEB
ENGL 160
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
A survey of best practices for creating reader-centered, purpose-driven web communications: problem solving through the writing process, designing for interactivity, collaborating with other creators and shareholders, measuring and analyzing web metrics, and practicing legal and ethical standards. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ENGL& 101.
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
ENGL 199
1 - 5 Credits
165 hours of clinical
For students interested in careers that emphasize writing, co-op work experience offers credit for supervised work in writing-related jobs. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, HDEV 195, 198, or 200 required. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
ENGL 212
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Developing proficiency in written and oral communications appropriate for business by composing, organizing, and editing letters, reports, memos, emails, and presentations from a variety of business cases and managerial interviews. Emphasis on team work, collaboration, diversity, intercultural communication, and the delivery of oral presentations, using specialized software. Same as BUS 211. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 (ENGL 101) or consent of Instructional Unit. [C, GE, SE]
TECHNICAL WRITING
ENGL&235
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Study of advanced writing skills for typical work-world documents in a business/technical environment, with emphasis on document format, audience analysis, correspondence, formal and informal reports, research, and documentation. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ENGL& 101 or ENGL 135. [SE]
INTRODUCTION TO QUEER LITERATURE
ENGL 254
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
An introductory survey of literature relevant to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans communities and their historical predecessors from pre-modern times to the present. Prerequisite: College level reading and writing recommended. [HA, SE]
WORLD LITERATURE
ENGL 260
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Masterpieces of the Ancient World through the fourteenth century. Literature is read within its historical and cultural setting. Eligibility for ENGL& 101 (or ENGL 101) recommended. [HA, SE]
WORLD LITERATURE
ENGL 261
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Masterpieces from the fifteenth century through the eighteenth century. Literature is read within its historical and cultural settings. Eligibility for ENGL& 101 (or ENGL 101) recommended. [HA, SE]
WORLD LITERATURE
ENGL 262
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Masterpieces of world literature from the nineteenth century through the contemporary period. Literature is read within its historical and cultural settings. Eligibility for ENGL& 101 (or ENGL 101) recommended. [HA, SE]
BRITISH LITERATURE
ENGL 264
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Classics of British literature from the eighth to the seventeenth century. Literature is read within its historical and cultural settings. Eligibility for ENGL& 101 (or ENGL 101) recommended. [HA, SE]
BRITISH LITERATURE
ENGL 265
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Classics of British literature from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century. Literature is read within its historical and cultural setting. Eligibility for ENGL& 101 (or ENGL 101) recommended. [HA, SE]
BRITISH LITERATURE
ENGL 266
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Classics of British literature from the nineteenth century to the present. Literature is read within its historical and cultural settings. Eligibility for ENGL& 101 (or ENGL 101) recommended. [HA, SE]
AMERICAN MULTIETHNIC LIT
ENGL 267
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Survey of American multiethnic writing from Civil Rights era to the present. Emphasis on writings as a "window" to American ethnic experience, culture, and history within larger American historical contexts, encouraging students to develop understanding of political, social, and historic climate as it helps shape and is shaped by literature. [HA, SE]
AMERICAN LITERATURE
ENGL 268
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Survey of American writing from the colonial period to the Civil War. Literature is read within its historical and cultural setting. Eligibility for ENGL& 101 (or ENGL 101) recommended. [HA, SE]
AMERICAN LITERATURE
ENGL 269
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Survey of American writing from the Civil War through World War I. Literature is read within its historical and cultural setting. Eligibility for ENGL& 101 (ENGL 101) recommended. [HA, SE]
AMERICAN LITERATURE
ENGL 270
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Survey of American writing from World War I to the present. Literature is read within its historical and cultural setting. Eligibility for ENGL& 101 (ENGL 101) recommended. [HA, SE]
INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE
ENGL 272
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Readings of selected tragedy, comedy and historical plays of Shakespeare. Eligibility for ENGL& 101 (ENGL 101) recommended. [HA, SE]
FICTION WRITING
ENGL 275
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Fundamentals of writing fiction with an emphasis on short fiction. Writing workshop format. Develops skills for critiquing student fiction and introduces publication strategies. Completion of ENGL 101 recommended, but not required. Prerequisite: ENGL 125. [HB, SE]
POETRY WRITING
ENGL 276
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Continuation of ENGL 126. Further development of the principles of writing and marketing poetry. Prerequisite: ENGL 126. [HB, SE]
SELECTED TOPICS
ENGL 280
1 - 3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Course focuses on selected topics in English. Topics vary, and course theme and content change to reflect new topics. Because the course varies in content, it is repeatable for credit for different topics. [SE]
SPECIAL PROJECTS
ENGL 290
1 - 5 Credits
Opportunity to plan, organize, and complete special projects approved by the department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]