English (ENG)

ENG 101 - Composition I Units: 3

Writing intensive course designed to strengthen college level writing skills, with particular attention to persuasion, analysis, synthesis and an introduction to research methodologies. Focus on process through drafting, revising and editing is emphasized. Conventions of standard English are reviewed. Additionally, critical reading strategies of college level texts are developed.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: Grade of 'C' or better in ENG 98 or qualifying placement: High School GPA, ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension (RC) 86+, SAT, ACT, or AP. RC 76-85, cannot take online and corequisite of READ 135 is required. Fall ESL READ 135 (1007).

Term Offered: All Semesters

ENG 102 - Composition II Units: 3

Continuation and extension of English 101 with an exploration of essay forms with particular attention to interpretation, analysis and synthesis, while emphasizing analytical reading and writing, critical thinking and research methodologies.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 101 or equivalent or qualifying SAT/ACT score.

Term Offered: All Semesters

ENG 107 - Technical Communications I Units: 3

Introduction to expository methods with concentration on specific writing forms including memorandums, cover and business letters, formal and informal reports, manuals, and proposals. Suggested for students in occupational fields.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 97 or ENG 98 or qualifying ACCUPLACER, ACT/SAT score.

Term Offered: All Semesters

ENG 108 - Technical Communications II Units: 3

A continuation of expository methods. Concentration on developing writing projects required on the job. Lecture and individual instruction. Suggested for students in occupational fields.

ENG 112A - ESL Listening Skills Units: 3

This is a bridge-to academics ESL course to help students establish and practice the listening skills necessary for successful academic work. These include techniques for predicting, focusing, note taking, main idea and organizational-pattern recognition and summarizing.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ACCUPLACER test score; or UNR-IELC Bridge test; or 81-level courses (ENG 81A and ENG 81C).

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

ENG 112C - ESL Reading Skills Units: 3

This course helps students establish and practice the reading skills necessary for successful academic work. Academic content material (e.g. text chapters, literature and news articles) is used to develop students' skills in recognizing organizational patterns, critical analysis, summarizing and synthesizing. Techniques to develop comprehension and retention are emphasized.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ACCUPLACER test score; UNR-IELC Bridge test; 81-level courses (ENG 81A and ENG 81C); or ENG 112D with WCSC GPA < 3.0. Corequisite: ENG 112D with WCSC GPA < 3.0.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

ENG 112D - ESL Composition Units: 3

This course improves the non-native speaker's academic writing skills, including rhetorical style and use of rhetorical patterns, grammar, paragraph and essay development and writing strategies.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ACCUPLACER test score; UNR-IELC Bridge test; 81-level courses (ENG 81A and 81C); or ENG 112C with WCSD GPA < 3.0. Corequisite: ENG 112C with WCSD GPA < 3.0.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

ENG 113 - Composition I for International Students Units: 3

Writing the expository essay; develops fluency and emphasizes development, coherence, style, revision, and editing for target-language accuracy. This course satisfies the English 101 requirement for non-native English speakers.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: Qualifying high school GPA; ACCUPLACER, ACT/SAT, or AP placement score; UNR-IELC Bridge test; C- or better in 112-level courses; C- or better in ENG 112D. Corequisite: READ 135 (section 1007) with qualifying ACCUPLACER test score.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

ENG 114 - Composition II For International Students Units: 3

Exploration of essay forms with particular attention to interpretation and argument; emphasis on analytical reading and writing, critical thinking, and research methodologies; attention to language skill development and needs of learners of English as a second language. This course satisfies the English 102 requirement for non-native English speakers.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 113 or equivalent or qualifying SAT/ACT score.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

ENG 181 - Vocabulary and Meaning Units: 3

Problems of meaning, word derivation and word formation are investigated with a view to enlarging and refining a working English vocabulary. Transfers for two credits to UNLV/UNR.

Term Offered: All Semesters

ENG 199 - Literary Journal Units: 3

ENG 199 "Literary Journal" is a hands-on practicum in the preparation and production of a literary journal. Students who enroll in this course will become editorial board members of The Meadow, TMCC's award-winning literary arts journal. Working closely with faculty, students help to select the art, poetry, fiction and nonfiction content of the journal. Further, students edit and copyedit content and participate in production, layout and printing of the journal. Students are involved in every aspect of the journal, from publicity through distribution.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 113 or instructor approval.

ENG 200 - Novels Into Film Units: 3

Examination of selected novels and their translation into film, designed to explore each art form's and each work's distinct structures and meanings.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 113 or instructor approval.

Term Offered: Spring

ENG 202 - Film Analysis and Interpretation Units: 3

Introduces the critical study and interpretation of film art, exploring aspects of film style and basic theoretical concerns while presenting a survey of important film genres, both narrative and non-narrative.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 101 or equivalent or qualifying SAT/ACT score.

Term Offered: Spring

ENG 205 - Intro to Creative Writing: Fiction and Poetry Units: 3

Beginning writers' workshop in both poetry and fiction.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENG 101 or qualifying English placement score.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

ENG 220 - Writing Poetry Units: 3

The study of poetry writing methods and forms with concentration on the student's creative writing.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENG 101 or qualifying English placement score.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

ENG 221 - Writing Fiction Units: 3

The study of fiction writing methods and forms with concentration on the student's creative writing.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENG 101 or qualifying English placement score.

Term Offered: All Semesters

ENG 222 - Advanced Fiction: Novel Writing Units: 3

This course is a continuation of ENG 221 with an emphasis on novel writing. The class will be conducted as a writer's workshop.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 221 or instructor approval.

Term Offered: Spring and Summer

ENG 223 - Themes of Literature Units: 3

The study of themes and ideas significant in poetry, prose, and film of various literary periods.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 113 or instructor approval.

Term Offered: Spring and Summer

ENG 224 - Introduction to Screenwriting Units: 3

The study of screenwriting methods and forms with a concentration on the student's creative writing.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 113 or instructor approval.

Term Offered: Fall

ENG 225 - Advanced Screenwriting Units: 3

This course continues the work of English 224 by developing advanced screenwriting skills with an emphasis on the student's creative writing. This course will focus on the production and revision of a feature length screenplay.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 224 or instructor approval.

Term Offered: Spring

ENG 230 - Writing Creative Non-Fiction Units: 3

The study of creative non-fiction writing methods and the art of the personal essay with concentration on the student's creative writing.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 113 or instructor approval.

Term Offered: AS NEEDED

ENG 231 - World Literature I Units: 3

Introduction to aesthetic and ideological trends in the Western world. Reading of literary masterpieces through the year 1650.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: Completion of ENG 101 or qualifying ACCUPLACER, SAT, or ACT scores.

Term Offered: Summer and Fall

ENG 232 - World Literature II Units: 3

Introduction to aesthetic and ideological trends in the Western world through reading of literary masterpieces from 1650 to present.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: Completion of ENG 101 or qualifying ACCUPLACER, SAT, or ACT scores.

Term Offered: Spring and Summer

ENG 235 - Survey of English Literature I Units: 3

Selected major British writers read and discussed: Anglo-Saxon through 18th century periods. Transfers to UNR as a humanities course.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 113 or instructor approval.

Term Offered: Fall

ENG 236 - Survey of English Literature II Units: 3

Selected major British writers read and discussed: Romantic through Modern periods. Transfers to UNR as a humanities course.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 113 or instructor approval.

Term Offered: Spring

ENG 241 - Survey of American Literature I Units: 3

Major figures and movements in American literature from the Colonial period to the Civil War.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 113 or instructor approval.

Term Offered: Fall

ENG 242 - Survey of American Literature II Units: 3

A study of major thought and expression in the American literary experience from the Civil War to the present. Writers include Twain, James, Hemingway, Faulkner and others. Transfers to UNR as a general elective.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 113 or instructor approval.

Term Offered: Spring

ENG 243 - Introduction to the Short Story Units: 3

The study of short story masterpieces with an eye toward understanding the genre and its characteristics.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 113 or instructor approval.

Term Offered: Fall

ENG 245 - Introduction to the Novel Units: 3

Introduction to the form and development of the novel. May be taught thematically.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 101 or instructor approval.

Term Offered: Spring

ENG 250 - Introduction to Children's Literature Units: 3

A survey of historical periods, major writers, and trends in children's literature, primarily in the Western tradition.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 113 or instructor approval.

Term Offered: Spring

ENG 252 - Introduction to Drama Units: 3

Introduction to the genre of drama with attention to plays and play writing through time.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 113 or instructor approval.

Term Offered: Fall

ENG 258 - Ashland Theatre Festival Units: 1

Field trip to Ashland, Oregon to see classical, period, modern and Shakespearean plays. Students study plays prior to the field trip, discuss productions and write brief reviews of the plays.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 113 or instructor approval.

ENG 261 - Intro to Poetry Units: 3

A study of the poetry genre emphasizing the elements of poetry, its basic types and forms, and representative poets.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 113 or instructor approval.

Term Offered: AS NEEDED

ENG 264 - Psychology and Literature Units: 3

An examination of major works of literature to discover the correlation between their universal themes and the theories of psychology as they relate to the human experience.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 113 or instructor approval.

Term Offered: AS NEEDED

ENG 267 - Introduction to Women and Literature Units: 3

A consideration of women as writers and as characters in literature. Readings are drawn from poetry, drama, fiction and biography.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: Completion of ENG 101 or qualifying ACCUPLACER, SAT, or ACT scores.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

ENG 271 - Introduction to Shakespeare Units: 3

Shakespeare's principal plays read for their social interest and their literary excellence. Selections from comedies, tragedies and histories.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 113 or instructor approval

ENG 275 - Contemporary Literature Units: 3

The reading of recent literature of various types to acquaint students with contemporary writers.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 113 or instructor approval.

Term Offered: AS NEEDED

ENG 281 - Introduction to Language Units: 3

Nature and function of language, including an introduction to the linguistics subsystem of Modern English and the development of the English language.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 113 or instructor approval.

Term Offered: Fall

ENG 282 - Introduction to Language and Literary Expression Units: 3

The forms and function of language with special application to literary study.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 113 or instructor approval.

Term Offered: Spring

ENG 288 - Multicultural Literature Units: 3

A survey of authors from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Readings include biography, essays, poetry, novels, drama, and short fiction.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 113 or instructor approval.

Term Offered: AS NEEDED

ENG 294 - Intro to Women's History and Literature in the Us Units: 3

This interdisciplinary survey course examines women's history and literature in the United States from the colonial period to present. It explores the dynamics and cultural construction of race, ethnicity, class and gender in women's historical experience as well as in the portrayal of women in literature, and to a lesser extent, in art, music, and film. Multi-cultural perspectives will be included through examination of African American, Native American, and Latina writers.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 113 or instructor approval.

Term Offered: AS NEEDED

ENG 297 - Reading and Interpreting Units: 3

Methods for creating personal, critical responses to literature representing a range of time periods and genres. Based on a thematic approach.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 113 or instructor approval.

Term Offered: Spring

ENG 298 - Writing About Literature Units: 3

Introduction to literary study--literary terms, genre, time periods, and analysis.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 113 or instructor approval.

Term Offered: Fall

ENG 299 - Special Topics in English Units: 1-3

The successful student will be able to initiate one on one dialog between student and tutor, focusing on the degree to which the paper fulfills the requirements of the assignment. Diagnose written communication problems and offer suggestions for improving the writing quality. Help peers to evaluate their own writing in terms of fulfilling requirements of assignment, including the appropriate content, and accurately using grammar.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 113 or instructor approval.

Term Offered: AS NEEDED

ENG 81A - ESL Listening and Speaking Units: 3

ENG 081A is an ESL Listening and Speaking course in which students learn speaking and listening skills based on academic content. Using topics typically covered in college courses, students engage in dialogs and discussions, take lecture notes, prepare oral presentations and learn to recognize and use various communication patterns. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading. Course may be repeated for up to 6 credits.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: Qualifying ACCUPLACER test score.

Term Offered: Fall

ENG 81C - ESL Reading/Writing Units: 4

ENG 081C assists the ESL student to develop basic reading and writing skills in preparation for college courses. The reading segment will help students to improve confidence, fluency, speech and accuracy in reading. The writing segment will help students to develop short, well-organized paragraphs in several rhetorical styles. Students will learn techniques for revising their own writing with attention to identifying grammar and spelling problems and to expanding vocabulary.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: Qualifying ACCUPLACER test score.

Term Offered: Spring

ENG 83 - Pronunciation and Spelling for Non-Native Speakers Units: 3

ESL students will learn the skills to correct their pronunciation and spelling problems. Students will understand the relationship between written and spoken English. This course is ideal for students who experience persistent pronunciation and/or written communication problems.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ACCUPLACER placement of English 081 level or above.

Term Offered: AS NEEDED

ENG 88 - ESL Grammar Units: 3

ENG 088, an intermediate-level English grammar course for non-native speakers, builds understanding of the forms, meanings and uses of key grammar structures, especially those expected in formal written communications. Application of grammar to the development and editing of the students' own writing and to understanding of written texts is emphasized. This course is especially useful for students taking the ENG 112D, 113 or 114 writing courses. Grading is S/U; the course may be repeated for up to six credits.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: Qualifying ACCUPLACER test score or completion of ENG 81A and ENG 81C.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

ENG 95 - Basic Writing II Units: 3

English 95 provides instruction in basic writing skills particularly sentence patterns and paragraph development leading to the writing of short essays. The course also introduces students to concepts of grammar, mechanics, punctuation, spelling, and word usage. Students in this course must co-enroll in READ 95.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension score 56 -75.Corequisite: Must be taken concurrently with READ 95

ENG 97 - Basic Technical Communications Units: 3

Individualized instruction in reading technical texts and writing short reports similar to those required in business and industry. Designed for students in industrial technology courses.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ACCUPLACER Reading Comp 86+ and WritePlacer 1-4.

Term Offered: AS NEEDED

ENG 98 - Preparatory Composition Units: 3

An intensive course designed to develop writing skills. A step-by-step review of grammatical relationships, sentence patterns, punctuation and usage with concentration on the writing of expository paragraphs and essays. Student writing will primarily be generated from the critical reading of texts taken from across the disciplines. Upon successful completion of the course, the student may move directly into English 101. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: Qualifying high school GPA, ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension (RC) score 76-85, or SAT/ACT placement. Corequisite: READ 95 REQUIRED with RC score of 56-75, SAT below 440, or ACT below 18.

Term Offered: All Semesters