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ENGL

ENGL 094 ESL BASIC READING

This course is designed to improve reading, vocabulary, and critical thinking skills by helping ESL students develop vocabulary and reading strategies necessary for becoming effective readers of academic and professional materials. Vocabulary building and reading fluency are stressed.

Prerequisite: Placement test score and non-native speaker of English

(4: 4, 0)

ENGL 095 ESL BASIC WRITING

This course is designed to prepare students of English as a second language for college-level writing by bridging the gap between personal and academic writing. The emphasis is on developing academic writing and research skills while giving attention to the writing problems unique to second-language learners.

Prerequisite: Placement test score and non-native speaker of English

(4: 4, 0)

ENGL 096 ESL SPEAKING AND LISTENING

This course is designed to provide students with listening comprehension, note taking, and oral communication skills necessary for successful college study. Emphasis is on understanding authentic college lectures in a variety of academic subjects. Students practice formal and informal oral communication skills required in a college classroom. Pronunciation and idiomatic speech are also addressed.

Prerequisites: Placement test score and non-native speaker of English

(3: 3, 0)

ENGL 097 ACADEMIC READING AND WRITING

This course focuses on the development of higher-order reading and writing skills necessary for comprehending academic material. The reading component requires students to pursue vocabulary development; recognize main ideas, topics, and supporting details; identify organizational patterns; organize material using mapping and outlining strategies; and apply skills in a variety of reading/writing experiences (i.e., literary, technical, scientific). The writing component of the course focuses on grammatical proficiency as demonstrated in summary, comparison/contrast, and definition paragraphs, and by developing thesis statements and writing short, well-developed papers in which arguments are made and defended. The course is competency based and helps develop reading and writing strategies that are essential for academic success. Additional tutorials may be required.

Prerequisite: Placement by testing (not open to students who have passed a college-level literature and/or writing course)

(3: 3, 0)

ENGL 098 BASIC READING

This course is designed to improve the content-area reading and analytical skills necessary in any college curriculum. Students master reading strategies using college-level textbooks.

Prerequisite: Placement test score

(3: 3, 0)

ENGL 100 FRESHMAN COMPOSITION

This is the core English/writing course taken by students at the College. The goal of the course is to help students develop the writing skills necessary for effective communication in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic, through an emphasis on expository prose. Students receive instruction in composing well-developed, unified, coherent, correct prose for multiple audiences and purposes in a variety of discourse modes, including but not limited to personal/autobiographical, informative, explanatory/analytical, and persuasive/argumentative forms of writing. Students are also required to complete at least one research assignment. (BC)

Prerequisite: None

(3: 3, 0)

ENGL 120 PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT

This course is for students who are entering degree programs and have already accumulated significant professional experience. The student will receive one credit hour for preparing a portfolio for evaluation and is expected to learn 1) narrative skills for presenting prior work history in an efficient and cogent manner and 2) documentation skills required to support the student's portfolio. After completing the portfolio, the student has the option to forward it to an appropriate department/division for evaluation and possible further credit-hour awards.

Prerequisite: Approval of dean

(1: 1, 0)

ENGL 200 ADVANCED COMPOSITION

This course provides advanced instruction in writing that enables students to refine the techniques acquired and the skills developed in ENGL 100. The focus is on the characteristics and uses of expository prose with an emphasis on critical thinking, analytical writing, and fundamental rhetoric. Students are challenged to produce writing that reflects a command of language and linguistic resources, as well as a depth and complexity of thinking, appropriate to an advanced level of communication skills. (BC)

Prerequisite: Grade of B or better in ENGL 100 or special placement

(3: 3, 0)

ENGL 210 TECHNICAL WRITING

Technical Writing is designed to make students aware of the current writing expectations of employers in technical and industrial situations and to provide students with assignments and instruction to help them meet those expectations. The primary emphasis is on professionalism, understanding how your work reflects your potential for advancement, and achieving precision and conciseness in your writing.

Prerequisite: ENGL 100

(3: 3, 0)

ENGL 290 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN WRITING

This independent study course is designed to permit individual students to pursue topics or projects approved by supervising faculty.

Prerequisites:

1. Completion of at least one semester's work in a degree program at SUNY Delhi.

2. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.00, unless there are extenuating circumstances.

3. At least 3 credit hours in one foundation course specific to the discipline, with the permission of the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

4. No more than 6 credit hours of independent study may be taken during any one semester, and no more than 15 credit hours of independent study may be applied toward an associate's degree. The total number of credit hours in independent study that may be applied toward a bachelor's degree depends on the specific bachelor's program.

5. The student and sponsoring faculty member will prepare and submit to the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences an Independent Study contract proposal for approval.

(1-4: 1-4, 0) or, if lab included, (2: 1, 3), (3: 2, 3), or (4: 3, 3)

ENGL 310 TECHNICAL WRITING

Technical Writing is designed to make students aware of the current writing expectations of employers in technical and industrial situations and to provide students with assignments and instruction to help them meet those expectations. The primary emphasis is on professionalism, understanding how your work reflects your potential for advancement, and achieving precision and conciseness in your writing. Students who have taken ENGL 210 may not take ENGL 310.

Prerequisites: ENGL 100 and CITA 110

(3: 3, 0)

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