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 0801. Basic Composition I, Module 1. 1 hr.

Basic Composition I - Module I introduces the student to basic sentence structure and parts of speech. It is the first module in a series of three modules which satisfy the Basic Composition I requirement. Students receive individualized and computer aided instruction. Module I earns one hour of IVCC credit, but does not earn transfer credit hours. It is not figured into the GPA and is evaluated by letter grading system. All three modules, ENG 0801, ENG 0802, and ENG 0803, must be successfully completed with a grade of "C" or higher in order to satisfy the requirement for Basic Composition I. Students taking a lab course must go to Room B-201 the first week to schedule class times.

ENG 0802. Basic Composition I, Module 2. 1 hr.

Basic Composition I - Module II continues with the study of sentence structure and sentence boundary errors. The students are introduced to the prewriting techniques used in the first step of writing. The study of the writing process is continued with the introduction of the paragraph. Emphasis is placed on preplanning and writing a well-developed paragraph. It is the second module in a series of three modules which satisfy the Basic Composition I requirement. Students receive individualized and computer aided instruction. Module II earns one hour of IVCC credit, but does not earn transfer credit hours. It is not figured into the GPA and is evaluated by letter grading system. All three modules, ENG 0801, ENG 0802, and ENG 0803, must be successfully completed in order to satisy the requirement for Basic Composition I. Students taking a lab course must go to Room B-201 the first week to schedule class times.

ENG 0803. Basic Composition I, Module 3. 1 hr.

Basic Composition I-Module III continues with the study of the paragraph placing emphasis on revis- ing and editing the paragraph. Paragraphs will be written on a variety of modes as well as in response to literature. Grammar, punctuation, and capitalization will be reviewed. Essay components and essay construction are introduced. It is the third module in a series of three modules which satisfy the Basic Composition I requirement. Students receive individualized and computer aided instruction. Module III earns one hour of IVCC credit, but does not earn transfer credit hours. It is not figured into the GPA and is evaluated by letter grading system. All three modules,ENG 0801 ENG 0802, and ENG 0803, must be successfully completed in order to satisfy the requirement for Basic Composition I. Students taking a lab course must go to Room B-201 the first week to schedule class times.

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 0901. Grammar, Usage and Mechanics. 1 hr.

In class diagnostic testing determines topics to be studied in this open-entry, open exit individualized course. Possible topics include punctuation, phrases, clauses and sentence structure. Editing and proofreading will be stressed. Instruction is presented via a number of learning modalites: computer programs, videos, DVD's, and books. This pass/fail grade is not computed in the graduation GPA.

ENG 0902. Sentence Development. 1 hr.

This individualized course focuses on sentence structure and sentence style and variety. The student will sharpen sentence writing and revising skills. 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 0904. Paragraph Development. 1 hr.

This individualized course teaches the student to write well-developed, coherent paragraphs. Emphasis is placed on methods to gather ideas, on preplanning and on revising the paragraph. 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.

ENG 0905. Essay Writing. 1 hr.

This individualized course teaches the student to write well-developed, coherent essays. Emphasis is placed on prewriting techniques, preplanning the essay, writing a strong thesis, using a variety of methods to open and close the essay, using transitions and revising and proofreading. 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 0908. Transitional ESL Learners. 1 hr.

This individualized course is geared to obtaining better communication skills in basic English and is specifically designed for the culturally diverse student who has either recently come to the United States or who has had English as a second language in high school. This course creates a bridge for graduates of the Adult Education ESL program. This open-entry, open-exit course is individualized and is presented via a number of learning modalities: books, computers, videos and audio-tapes. No college credit is given for this course. Students taking a lab course must go to Room B-201 the first week to schedule class times.

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 0910. Basic Composition II, Module I Basic Composition II, Module I. 1 hr.

Basic Composition II, Module I reviews functional grammar, usage, and punctuation and focuses on writing paragraphs and essays. It is the first in a series of three modules; all three modules, ENG 0910, ENG 0911, and ENG 0912, must be successfully completed in order to satisfy the requirements for Basic Composition II. Students receive individualized and computer-aided instruction. Module I earns one hour of Illinois Valley Community College credit. It is not figured into the GPA and is evaluated on a grading system. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Basic Composition I (or the ENG 0801, 0802, and 0803 series) or placement as per English placement test. Students taking a lab course must go to Room B-201 the first week to schedule class times.

ENG 0911. Basic Composition II, Module II. 1 hr.

Basic Composition II, Module II focuses on writing. Emphasis is placed on essay composition. Review of functional grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation continues. It is the second module in a series of three modules; all three modules, ENG 0910, ENG 0911, and ENG 0912, must be successfully completed in order to satisfy the requirements for Basic Composition II. Students receive individualized and computer-aided instruction. Module II earns one hour of Illinos Valley Community College credit. It is not figured into the GPA and is evaluated on a grading system. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG 0910. Students taking a lab course must go to Room B-201 the first week to schedule class times.

ENG 0912. Basic Composition II, Module III. 1 hr.

Basic Composition II, Module III places emphasis on one specific mode of composition. It is the third module in a series of three modules; all three modules, ENG 0910, ENG 0911, and ENG 0912, must be successfully completed in order to satisfy the requirements for the Basic Composition II. Students receive individualized and computer-aided instruction. Module III earns one hour of Illinois Valley Community College credit. It is not figured into the GPA and is evaluated on a grading system. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG 0911. Students taking a lab course must go to Room B-201 the first week to schedule class times.

ENG 0920. Composition Development. 1 hr.

This required lab is paired with English Composition (ENG 1001) for students who meet the following criteria: * An Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 59-89 or a WritePlacer score of 5. * A minimum Accuplacer reading score of 68 or a miniumum ACT reading subscore of 21, or successful completion of RED 0900 or the RED 0910, 0911, or 0912 lab series. 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 pass/fail class. Prerequisite: Placement is according to IVCC's placement instrument, Accuplacer: Sentence Skills score of 59-89 or a WritePlacer score of 5; minimum reading score of 68. ACT scores can be used in place of Accuplacer: minimum ACT reading subscore of 21. An alternative to the reading scores is successful completion of RED 0900 or the individualized lab modules of RED 0910, RED 0911 and RED 0912.

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.