English

Courses

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. Students must earn 80% of the total points available to pass the class. 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 ENG 0801, 0802, and 0803 or appropriate score on the Accuplacer Sentence Skills test and the Write Placer test.

ENG 0903. College Reading and Writing. 5 hrs.

College Reading and Writing introduces the student to the language of academic discourse. The course work practices critical thinking, reading and writing for a variety of college purposes, including reading college textbooks, increasing vocabulary, and writing clear, purposeful para- graphs and essays with college-level usage and diction. College Reading and Writing earns five credit hours of IVCC credit, but does not earn transfer credit hours, nor is it figured into the GPA. This course meets the classroom (lecture) portion of the Basic Skills Requirement. The course is evaluated on a pass or fail grading system.

ENG 0906. Writing About Literature. 1 hr.

This individualized course assists the student in expanding his/her essay writing skills by reading, analyzing, evaluating and interpreting literature. Instruction is presented via a number of learning modalities: computer programs, video tapes and books. This open-entry, open-exit, course does not receive college credit. Students taking a lab course must go to Room B-201 the first week to schedule class times.

ENG 0907. Resume Writing. 1 hr.

This individualized class is designed for the student who is preparing to enter the work force. Emphasis will be placed on developing a resume, preparing a letter of application and in acquiring interviewing skills. This open-entry, open-exit course earns a pass /fail grade which is not comp- uted in the graduation GPA.

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 interactive word processing computer software. Prerequisite: Appropriate score on English placement exam, or an ACT subscore of 21, or successful completion of ENG 0900 or the individualized lab modules of ENG 0910, ENG 0911, and ENG 0912. In addition, Accuplacer reading exam score of 68 or higher, or ACT reading subscore of 23 or higher, or successful completion of RED 0900 or the individualized lab modules of RED 0910, RED 0911, and RED 0912. 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 poetry, drama, and fiction. The library research writing will be developed from the literature. 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 poetry and fiction, 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 1200. Grammar Skills for The Workplace. 2 hrs.

A course in the basics of English grammar. Students will review basic skills in grammar, punctuation and usage through written exercises and workbook asignments.

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, business and technical reports. The course also stresses team building, critical thinking, and problem solving. Prerequisite: Appropriate score on English placement exam, or an ACT subscore of 22, or successful completion of ENG 0900 or the individualized lab modules of ENG 0910, Eng 0911, and ENG 0912. In addition, Accuplacer reading exam score of 68 or higher, or ACT reading subscore of 23 or higher, or successful completion of RED 0900 or the individualized lab modules of RED 0190, RED 0911, and RED 0912.

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: emphasizes short and long report writing in the student's major, as well as practical, technical and business written communication (such as letters, abstracts, and personal evaluations). Prerequisite: ENG 1001.