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ENGLISH 106: Oral Communication (ENGL 106, 3 Credits)
Introduction of theoretical principles of oral communication and uses in intrapersonal, interpersonal, small group, organizational, public, and mediated communications. Focus on active listening, speech patterns, rhythm, pronunciation, and speech delivery techniques. Listening practice will include academic lectures, interviews, video and audio files other materials. Vocabulary improvement will focus on both idiomatic English and academic English. Students will improve their speaking skills with discussions and presentations on cultural topics related to the United States and the other countries.
ENGLISH 107: Composition I - Introduction to Academic Prose (ENGL 107, 3 Credits)
Develops effective academic writing skills, critical thinking ability, and rhetorical awareness. Focus is on the process of composing essays for a variety of purposes and audiences. Learning strategies include analyzing texts and using rhetorical devices to practice and improve academic writing skills. Prerequisite for: COMM 225, COMM 259, ECON 211, ECON 212, ENGL 108, IDS 305, IDS 306, PHIL 101, PHIL 103, POSC 160, PSYC 101, and SOCY 101.

ENGLISH 108: Composition II – Research Writing (ENGL 108, 3 Credits)
Focused on the academic writing process, information retrieval using research, new mediums and information technology, Development and presentation of effective academic arguments related to a unifying question or problem using current Modern Language Association style and citation format will be an emphasis of the course. Prerequisite for COMM 225, COMM 259, ECON 211, ECON 212, IDS 305, and IDS 306.

ENGLISH 120: Introduction to Creative Writing (ENGL 120, 3 Credits)
Introduction to and experimentation with the process and techniques of multiple genres of creative writing, including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Class readings explore various writing styles and provide examples of the strategies employed by professional writers. Discussion of the writer’s craft, assigned readings, and student writing are important components. The writers’ workshop, the most common format used to critique individual work, is utilized extensively.  

ENGLISH 130: Fiction Writing (ENGL 130, 3 Credits)
Study and construction of short stories through the format of the writers’ workshop. Exercises and short assignments develop the ability to craft individual elements and of the short story. These include character development, tone, dialogue, scene, plot, and setting. Reading and discussing contemporary short fiction and keeping writing journals supplement the formal story writing process.

ENGLISH 210: World Literature (ENGL 210, 3 Credits)
Surveys world literature from the ancient world through the present. In a seminar format, works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction are discussed and critiqued in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts are selected from a diverse group of authors, traditions, genres, and historical periods, with a focus on global literature. Introduces and explores many schools of literary thought.