ENG 0800. Basic Composition I. 3 hrs.
Basic Composition I is a preparation course before enrolling in ENG 0900, Basic Composition II. The course work focuses on sentence structure, grammar, mechanics, and paragraph writing. Basic Composition I earns 3 credit hours of IVCC credit but does not earn transfer credit hours. The course is evaluated by a letter grading system; however, it is not calculated into the GPA. Prerequisite: Placement by Accuplacer.
ENG 0900. Basic Composition II. 3 hrs.
Basic Composition II is a preparation course before enrolling in the transfer course, ENG 1001, or the communications course, ENG 1205. The course work focuses on writing paragraphs and essays. The course includes a review of functional grammar, usage, and punctuation. Basic Composition II earns three credit hours of Illinois Valley Community College credit, but it does not earn transfer credit hours. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG 0800 or appropriate score on the Next Generation Accuplacer test and the WritePlacer test.
ENG 0909. English Lab. 1 hr.
This individualized course provides opportunities for students to strengthen their writing skills in one or more areas in which they have a demonstrated weakness. It is required for any student who places into ENG 1001 but whose placement writing sample demonstrates one or more areas in which the student needs to improve to succeed in ENG 1001.* Course topics may include the following: pre-writing strategies, essay structure and development, paragraph structure and development, syntax, grammar, mechanics, and revision strategies. Instruction is presented via a number of learning modalities that may include the following: computer programs, videos, books, computer-aided instruction, and/or one-on-one instruction. This course does not receive college credit and is graded on a pass/fail basis. *Some students successfully completing ENG 0900 may also be required to take this course. Students taking a lab course must go to Room B-201 the first week to schedule class times.
ENG 0920. Composition Development. 2 hrs.
This required lab is paired with English Composition (ENG 1001) for students who meet the ENG 0920 prerequisites. The course provides supplemental instruction in college-level writing skills. Class activities support and complement the 1001 coursework as students gain confidence in themselves as writers, learn to navigate the college environment, and strengthen college-level writing skills. No college credit is given for this class. Prerequisite: Placement is according to IVCC's placement instrument, Accuplacer: Sentence Skills score of 59-89 or a WritePlacer score of 4; a minimum reading score of 68 or a minimum ACT reading subscore of 21 or successful completion of RED 0900.
ENG 1001. English Composition I. 3 hrs.
English Composition I allows the student to study and apply rhetorical principles of writing in developing effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays, with particular emphasis on analyzing and writing expository prose. Students' essays will be based upon their readings of a variety of texts on various topics. The course includes the use of various computer applications, including word-processing and the Internet. Prerequisite: Placement according to IVCC's English placement exam or successful completion of ENG 0900, in addition to placement according to IVCC's reading placement exam, an ACT reading score of 21 or above, or successful completion of RED 0900. An ACT English score of 19 or above, an SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing score of 480 or above, or a PARCC scoreof 4-5 satisfies both the reading and writing prerequisite. IAI: C1 900.
ENG 1002. English Composition II. 3 hrs.
English Composition II continues the study and application of rhetorical principles of expository writing in developing effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays, with particular emphasis on analyzing and writing expository prose. Students' essays will be based upon their readings of literature and other texts. The library research writing will be developed from those readings. The course includes the use of various computer applications, including word-processing and the Internet. Prerequisite: ENG 1001. IAI: C1 901R.
ENG 1003. Creative Writing. 3 hrs.
An introduction to the techniques and strategies of creative writing, including primarily fiction and poetry, and not exluding creative non- fiction, drama, film scripts, graphic novels, and hypertexts. The course will make use of models from established contemporary writers and allow students to practice the techniques of these writers.
ENG 1205. Writ Comm Skills for Bus Ind & Tech. 3 hrs.
This course focuses on writing for vocational, technical, and business worlds. Designed for students in business, technical, and vocational programs, the writing includes memos, letters, resumes, reports, and other business/technical documents. The course also stresses team building, critical thinking, and problem solving. Prerequisite: Appropriate score on English placement exam, ACT English score of 19, SAT Evidence Based Reading/Writing score of 480, PARCC score of 4-5, or successful completion of ENG 0900. In addition, appropriate score on Reading placement exam, ACT Reading score of 21, SAT Evidence Based Reading/Writing score of 480, PARCC score of 4-5, or successful completion of RED 0900.
ENG 2000. Technical & Business Writing. 3 hrs.
Designed for the student in baccalaureate technical and business programs, this course focuses on the types of on-the-job writing encountered in technical, professional, and business areas: short and long report writing in the student's major, as well as other standard practical, technical and business written communication (such as formal letters, professional e-mail, resumes/cover letters, proposals, and instructions). Prerequisite: ENG 1001.