Courses in English

English and Writing I

ENGL 0080     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course offers a review in the use, basic study, and review of the Standard English language and an introduction to writing essays. The course emphasizes the development of narrative, expository, and argument writing skills using a writing process that includes pre-writing, drafting, revising, and editing final drafts for proper spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards in Writing and Language are indicated in parentheses after each competency on the Common Course Outline. (Prerequisites: None)

Writing and English I and II Modular

ENGL 0085     6.00 Credits
Course Outline
In this beginning and intermediate combination writing course, students practice basic grammar and sentence writing skills for two hours per week using a computer-based writing program. Students practice only the writing skills in which they are deficient. Deficiencies are identified by a diagnostic sentence skills test taken at the beginning of the course. While practicing basic sentence writing skills in a computer-based writing program, students concurrently expand and apply these writing skills in the intermediate section, ENGL 0090, which meets an additional four hours per week. The ENGL 0090 section takes place in a traditional classroom and utilizes writing textbooks, teacher instruction, and implementation of the writing process to apply the writing skills and concepts learned. Students must score 50-62 on the Reading Comprehension portion of the Accuplacer Test in order to enroll in this course. This course does not fulfill General Education requirements. Successful completion of this course is equivalent to successful completion of ENGL 0090. (Prerequisite: Must have a score of 50-62 on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer Test)

Writing and English II

ENGL 0090     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course consists of a review of Standard English grammar, including English usage, sentence structure, punctuation, grammar, and spelling. Students will also study the writing process as it applies to writing both paragraphs and essays. The final project of this class will consist of developing, writing, and editing a persuasive essay. (Prerequisite: Must have a score of 63 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of ENGL 0080 with a grade of C- or higher, or completion of EAP 0040 with a grade of C- or higher)

Composition

ENGL 100     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
Composition is concerned with developing, through theory and practice, the ability to communicate in written form for personal and professional reasons. Students will develop writing skills, analytic skills, and critical thinking skills. Students will complete readings, papers, grammar exercises, and in-class activities. Students will complete research and write a research paper. Students will learn methods of writing informatively and persuasively. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher AND a score of 85.5 or higher on the Sentence Skills portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of ENGL 0080 and ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 1: Communication)

Composition I (CONSORTIUM)

ENGL 105     3.00 Credits
Consortium Class - Iowa Lakes Community College

Introduction to Literature

ENGL 110     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
Introduction to Literature allows students to sample various literary forms (plays, prose, poetry, nonfiction) from various histories and cultures. The course is designed to develop critical thinking, reading and writing skills, and increase appreciation of the diversity of human experience. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 6: Humanities and the Fine Arts)

Introduction to Film

ENGL 111     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course is designed to introduce and acclimate students to film as a significant artistic, rhetorical and cultural medium. Course content focuses on film as an element of popular culture, as well as film genres, cinematic techniques and cinematic conventions. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 78 or higher or completion of READ 0090) (MnTC 6: Humanities and Fine Arts)

Global Peace and Social Justice

ENGL 115     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
Using works of literature such as War is a Force that Gives us Meaning and The Things They Carried, this course provides an introduction to the nature, scope, and methodology of peace studies with a view toward the future. It explores the concept of peace, non-violent movements, and the resolution of conflict between individuals, groups, societies, and nations. It considers the relationships between social justice and economics, human psychology, governmental power, and religion as forces for war as well as forces for peace. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 9: Ethical & Civic Responsibility)

Human Diversity in Literature and Film

ENGL 120     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course introduces students to works of literature and film with a focus on understanding the literary and cinematic contributions made by under-represented peoples. The course is designed to develop critical thinking, reading, and writing skills, and increase appreciation of the diversity of human experience. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 6, 7: Humanities and Fine Arts, Human Diversity)

World Literature and Film

ENGL 130     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course introduces students to works of literature and film from a variety of world cultures. The course is designed to increase knowledge of world cultures and appreciation and understanding of cultural differences in representation and in seeing, believing, and being. The course emphasizes critical thinking, reading, and writing. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 6, 8: Humanities and Fine Arts, Global Perspective)

British Literature

ENGL 140     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This is a one-semester course for students who are interested in the development of English thought and language from the days of the Anglo-Saxons to the present time. Students will examine the historical context of the literature as well as particular authors, ideas, and styles. Class time will be devoted to reading, discussing, and analyzing selected groups of writings representative of major historical periods in the development of British writing. (Prerequisite: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 6: Humanities and Fine Arts)

Introduction to Poetry

ENGL 150     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course introduces students to various elements of the genre of poetry, including (but not limited to) word choice, images, figures of speech, symbols, sounds, patterns of rhythm, and poetic forms . Students will use literary criticism techniques as they study poets and poems from many times, places, and movements of literature. (Prerequisite: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 6: Humanities and Fine Arts)

Introduction to Short Story

ENGL 160     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course introduces students to the genre of short story and literary analysis. Students will examine literary concepts such as time, setting, place, narrative, plot, characterization, and literary device. They will also study the authors and the influence of history and place on the short story form. (Prerequisite: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 6: Humanities and Fine Arts)

Special Topics in Literature & Film:

ENGL 205     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
All ENGL 205 courses help students understand how literature and film tell stories and create versions of history. Students will explore literary concepts such as time, setting, place, narrative, plot, characterization, and literary device. Students will also study the individual cultures that generate the narratives covered in the class. Any ENGL 205 class has been specially designed by an SCC English instructor to appeal to SCC students. The instructor has chosen the subject material related to his or her interests, students' interests, or his or her teaching expertise. (Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or instructor permission.) (MNTC 6: Humanities and Fine Arts)

Children's Literature

ENGL 206     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
Children's Literature provides a survey of literature for children from through history to its place in contemporary society. The course introduces students to literature for children from birth to age 21, pairing literature with cognitive, emotional, and social development. Students will explore children's literature as real literature, examining literary concepts such as time, setting, place, narrative, plot, characterization, and literary device. We will also study the individual aspects of culture(s) that generate the narratives covered in class and how children's literature can create its own version of history and reflect its culture. (Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or instructor permission) (MNTC 6: Humanities and Fine Arts)

African American Literature

ENGL 208     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
Surveys African American literature, including short stories, poetry, novels and criticism. Students will be thoroughly acquainted with a scope of African American authors, poets and recognize their contributions to the contextual fabric of America. Students will explore many historical benchmarks within African American history such as slavery, the Reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Civil Rights movement. This course will situate literary works within these historic and cultural contexts, but will also emphasize close readings of the texts. (Prerequisites: This course requires a passing grade in ENGL 100 or instructor permission) (MNTC 6, 7: Humanities & Fine Arts, Human Diversity)

Introduction to Creative Writing

ENGL 210     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course introduces students to the study of creative writing. Course content focuses primarily on reading several genres of writing (e.g., short story, poetry, non-fiction, and play/screenplay) and then practicing those forms and completing constructive critique of students' practice. (Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or instructor permission) (MNTC 6: Humanities and Fine Arts)

Creative Writing: Fiction

ENGL 220     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
For students who have been introduced to the study of creative writing, this course content will focus primarily on the development of fiction-writing skills through reading, evaluating, and practicing the form. Emphasis will be placed on elements of fiction such as character, setting, plot, theme, point of view, and narrative voice. Constructive critique and revision will be practiced. Assignments may take the form of reading, written critical evaluations of literature, quizzes, and student presentations, as well as student creation of works of fiction. (Prerequisite: ENGL 210 or instructor permission) (MNTC 6: Humanities and Fine Arts)

Creative Writing: Screen Writing

ENGL 230     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
For students who are interested in the study of creative writing or film-making, this course content will focus primarily on the development of screen-writing skills through watching film clips, reading screenplays, evaluating story conveyance through the film medium, and practicing writing in the form. Emphasis will be placed on creating a story arc with a three-act sequence while incorporating elements of fiction such as character, setting, plot, theme, point of view, and elements of film such as scene set-up, camera angle, transitions, and primarily dialogue. Constructive critique and revision will be practiced. Assignments may take the form of reading, written critical evaluations of film and literature, occasional quizzes, student presentations, discussion, as well as student creation of screenplay. (Prerequisite: ENGL 100) (MNTC 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts)

Technical Communication

ENGL 240     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course will teach the essential skills of technical communication. It is an introduction in written communication, design production, and design evaluation of technical information. Adapting technical material using a procedural writing style targeted for specific audiences is emphasized. Students will be using rhetorical analysis, collaborative writing, and usability testing. Topics include the design, writing, and editing of proposals and reports. (Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or a score of 104 or higher on the Sentence Skills portion of the Accuplacer test) (MNTC 1: Communication)