This course presents techniques for improving reading analysis, comprehension and rate by means of reading exercises and essays. Also, it emphasizes vocabulary development and understanding of main ideas and levels of meaning.
This course is designed to help the student achieve competency in standard writing skills through the study of grammar, sentence structure and paragraph development.
This course is designed to address student- specific problems with the writing process. The goal of the class is sufficient, consistent writing improvement to allow students to qualify for enrollment in ENG 121 English Composition I.
A research based writing course in which students will work to develop their command of language as a means of shaping and ordering their experience and ideas, to develop their critical thinking skills, and to develop thought, organization, and clarity in their written work.
This course extends the COM 121 English Composition I emphasis on expository writing and critical thinking to research writing. American Psychological Association (APA) format is introduced and applied to a primary research project.
This course will be devoted to writing both poetry and short stories. Class will include both workshops of student works and analysis of published authors.
This course will study feminine sensibility as revealed in literary themes and characterizations through a study of works written by women.
A survey course in which students work to develop their command of language as a means of shaping and ordering their experience and ideas through creative writing focused on poetry and prose; to develop critical, yet creative, thinking skills and to develop thought, organization and clarity in written work.
This course is an introduction to narrative, biographical, and nonfictional reading materials for children from pre-school age to age twelve. The course is structured so that students will have an adequate bibliography of materials for nursery school teaching, the elementary school classroom, or for lay introduction of reading to children. Guest speakers and useful projects focus on understanding the needed ingredients for stimulating a reading interest in children. In addition to an exploration of current reading materials, the course presents a brief, historical survey of children's literature and discussion of possible adaptation to present classroom use.
This course is intended to acquaint students with the myths, legends, and folklore of a variety of world cultures, both ancient and modern. Special attention will be focused on the historical and cultural context in which specific myths have developed. The course is designed to increase students' critical thinking through the analysis of myths leading to a better understanding of some of the universal concerns of humankind that have been creatively expressed in myth throughout the world.