English

ENG 75 – CRITICAL THINKING
Consideration of cognitive skills and communicative strategies for defining, applying, analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating information. Course includes structural and operational approaches to task/mission analysis, decision-making, change forecasting, adaptation, and evaluation. System approach to analysis and solution of complex problems. Conceptual issues in problem definition, goal determination and measurement of effectiveness. (3 units)

ENG 77 – COMPUTER-ASSISTED VOCABULARY STUDY
Involves the use of computer programs in helping students build varied and precise vocabularies. The course focuses upon, among other elements, the historical development and present-day resources of the American English vocabulary. Special attention is given to Latin and Greek vocabulary building prefixes, suffixes and bases, neologisms, field-related vocabulary, and idioms. (3 units)

ENG 82A & 82B – WRITTEN COMMUNICATION I & II
First term: A thorough study of grammar and the fundamentals of composition. Practice in writing themes, book reviews and other short papers is given. Particular attention is directed toward sentence structure, syntax, and general rhetorical principles. Second term: Critical reading and evaluation of selected texts and writings; composition of well organized expository papers; a careful consideration of methods of research, organization in a clear, logical manner and other elements involved in writing research papers. (3 + 3 units)

ENG 86A & 86B – SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE I & II
First term: Development of American literature from the colonial period through the American renaissance of the mid-nineteenth century, concluding with Melville. Social and political forces shaping the American character are carefully considered. Second term: Covers from 1850 until recent times, including Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, James, Crane, and Faulkner; understanding of the American literary traditions. (3 + 3 units)

ENG 93 – BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
Communication and information science in the applied context of business studies, including vocabulary, reading, writing, and speaking skills in the subject areas of marketing, international business, data processing, accounting, finance, and management. (3 units)

ENG 96 – WRITING AND WORD PROCESSING
Instruction will be given to write various forms of composition by employing English writing and word processing and other computer programs. Emphasis will be placed upon overcoming writing problems.
(3 units)

ENG 99 – REPORT WRITING
The course instructs the student in the various forms of written reports. Students prepare informational and analytic reports. Computer tools and programs, as well as Internet resources, will be used as relevant.
(3 units)

ENG 169 – CORE TOPICS IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Examination of communication areas as announced on the class schedule. Topics include: semantics and communication and theory of communication. Internet resources will be explored as relevant. (3 units)

ENG 178 – ONLINE NEWSLETTER WRITING
Journalistic writing and online publishing experiences are offered in conjunction with electronic publication of the university newspaper. (3 units)

ENG 179 – CORE TOPICS IN LANGUAGE STUDIES
An investigation of language study areas to be announced on the class schedule. Areas covered include introduction to the creative and functional study of language and modern English linguistic principles. Internet resources will be explored as relevant. (3 units)

ENG 189 – CORE TOPICS IN LITERATURE STUDIES
Course focuses upon a specific announced subject. Investigates various literary topics including historical and structural literary study. Internet resources will be used as relevant. (3 units)

ENG 269 – ADVANCED TOPICS IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Advanced studies in communication. Internet resources will be explored as relevant. (3 units)
Prerequisite: ENG 169

ENG 279 – ADVANCED TOPICS IN LANGUAGE STUDIES
Intensive, in-depth examination of an announced language topic. Internet resources are examined. (3 units) Prerequisite: ENG 179

ENG 289 – ADVANCED TOPICS IN LITERATURE STUDIES
In-depth study of an individual author, or a literary form. (3 units)  Prerequisite: ENG 189

ENG 299 – SPECIAL STUDIES IN ENGLISH
An independent study course on selected topics in English. (1-4 units) Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission