Course Catalog : Subject Area




English Courses Offered @ TNCC

Course Description and Pre-requisites
ENG 105 Communication in Business and Industry
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Develops ability to communicate effectively in business and industry, emphasizing gathering, organizing, and transmitting information. Primarily for non-curricular, on-site use in business and industry. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 107 Critical Reading
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Helps students refine their reading processes. Emphasizes applying and synthesizing ideas. Includes ways to detect organization, make inferences, draw conclusions, evaluate generalizations, recognize differences between facts and opinions, and other advanced strategies for comprehension. May include comprehensive library skills. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 109 Study Skills
(3 credits) Helps students refine their learning processes. Introduces ways to manage time, to listen and take notes in class, to make notes from books, to preview textbooks, to use the library, to prepare outlines and summaries, to prepare for and take examinations, and to improve memory. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 111 College Composition I
(3 credits) ENG 111/112 must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite(s): "C" average or better for four units of high school English (or equivalent) and ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Develops writing ability for study, work, and other areas of writing based on experience, observation, research, and reading of selected literature. Guides students in learning writing as a process: understanding audience and purpose, exploring ideas and information composing, revisions, and editing. Supports writing by integrating experiences in thinking, reading, listening, and speaking. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 112 College Composition II
(3 credits) ENG 111/112 must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite(s): ENG 111. Develops writing ability for study, work, and other areas of writing based on experience, observation, research, and reading of selected literature. Guides students in learning writing as a process: understanding audience and purpose, exploring ideas and information composing, revisions, and editing. Supports writing by integrating experiences in thinking, reading, listening, and speaking. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 115 Technical Writing
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENG 111. Develops ability in technical writing through extensive practice in composing technical reports and other documents. Guides students in achieving voice, tone, style, and content in formatting, editing, and graphics. Introduces students to technical discourse through selected readings. Requires oral presentation of original work. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 116 Writing for Business
(3 credits) Develops ability in business writing through extensive practice in composing business correspondence and other documents. Guides students in achieving voice, tone, style, and content appropriate to a specific audience and purpose. Includes instruction in formatting and editing. Introduces students to business discourse through selected readings. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 121 Introduction to Journalism I
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): for ENG 121 is ENG 111 or ENG 112 or divisional approval. Introduces students to all news media, especially news gathering and preparation for print. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 122 Introduction to Journalism II
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENG 111 or ENG 112 or divisional approval. Introduces students to all news media, especially news gathering and preparation for print. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 125 Introduction to Literature
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENG 111. Introduces students to a range of literary genres that may include poetry, fiction, drama, creative nonfiction, and other cultural texts, as it continues to develop college writing. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 134 Grammar for Writing and Speaking
(3 credits) Studies the various parts of speech with application to both writing and speaking. Includes significant assignments to demonstrate skills in a variety of written and oral communication, and emphasizes the skills necessary for correct everyday usage of the English language. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 137 Communication Processes I
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Covers content, form, and procedures for research writings, which may include reports, articles, summaries, essays, and correspondence. Stresses editing, proofreading skills, sentence structure, and paragraph development. Offers instruction and practice in oral communications and writing assignments. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 210 Advanced Composition
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENG 112 or divisional approval. Helps students refine skills in writing non-fiction prose. Guides development of individual voice and style. Introduces procedures for publication. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 211 Creative Writing I
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENG 112 or divisional approval. Introduces the student to the fundamentals of writing imaginatively. Students write in forms to be selected from poetry, fiction, drama, and essays. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 212 Creative Writing II
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENG 112 or divisional approval. Introduces the student to the fundamentals of writing imaginatively. Students write in forms to be selected from poetry, fiction, drama, and essays. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 215 Creative Writing - Fiction I
(3 credits) Introduces the fundamentals and techniques of writing short and long fiction. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 230 Mystery in Literature and Film
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENG 112 or division approval. Studies the mystery as a genre, including history, types and cultural aspects of stories, novels, plays, film adaptions. Involves critical reading, writing, and viewing. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 237 Introduction to Poetry
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENG 112 or division approval. Examines selected poetry, emphasizing the history of the genre. Involves critical reading and writing. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 241 Survey of American Literature I
(3 credits) Recommended to be take ENG 241/242 in sequence. Prerequisite(s): ENG 112 or divisional approval. Examines American literary works from colonial times to the present, emphasizing the ideas and characteristics of our national literature. Involves critical reading and writing. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 242 Survey of American Literature II
(3 credits) Recommended to be take ENG 241/242 in sequence. Prerequisite(s): ENG 112 or divisional approval. Examines American literary works from colonial times to the present, emphasizing the ideas and characteristics of our national literature. Involves critical reading and writing. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 243 Survey of English Literature I
(3 credits) Recommended to take ENG 243/244 in sequence. Prerequisite(s): ENG 112 or divisional approval. Studies major English works from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present, emphasizing ideas and characteristics of the British literary tradition. Involves critical reading and writing. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 244 Survey of English Literature II
(3 credits) Recommended to take ENG 243/244 in sequence. Prerequisite(s): ENG 112 or divisional approval. Studies major English works from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present, emphasizing ideas and characteristics of the British literary tradition. Involves critical reading and writing. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 250 Children's Literature
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENG 112 or division approval. Surveys the history, development and genres of children's literature, focusing on analysis of texts for literary qualities and in terms of audience. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 251 Survey of World Literature I
(3 credits) Recommended to take ENG 251/252 in sequence. Prerequisite(s): ENG 112 or divisional approval. Examines major works of world literature, and includes texts from Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America, from the ancient world to the present. Involves critical reading and writing. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 252 Survey of World Literature II
(3 credits) Recommended to take ENG 251/252 in sequence. Prerequisite(s): ENG 112 or divisional approval. Examines major works of world literature, and includes texts from Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America, from the ancient world to the present. Involves critical reading and writing. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 253 Survey of African-American Literature I
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENG 112 or divisional approval. Examines selected works by Black American writers from the colonial period to the present. Involves critical reading and writing. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 254 Survey of African-American Literature II
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENG 112 or divisional approval. Examines selected works by Black American writers from the colonial period to the present. Involves critical reading and writing. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 256 Literature of Science Fiction
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENG 112 or division approval. Examines the literary and social aspects of science fiction, emphasizing development of ideas and techniques through the history of the genre. Involves critical reading and writing. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 261 Advanced Creative Writing I
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENG 112 or divisional approval. Guides the student in imaginative writing in selected genres on an advanced level. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 262 Advanced Creative Writing II
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENG 112 or divisional approval. Guides the student in imaginative writing in selected genres on an advanced level. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 273 Women in Literature I
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENG 112 or divisional approval. Examines literature by and about women, from the ancient and medieval worlds to the present and from many diverse cultures. Provides both historical and thematic surveys of the literature. Involves critical reading and writing. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 274 Women in Literature II
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENG 112 or divisional approval. Examines literature by and about women, from the ancient and medieval worlds to the present and from many diverse cultures. Provides both historical and thematic surveys of the literature. Involves critical reading and writing. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ENG 279 Film and Literature
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENG 112 or divisional approval. Examines the translation of literature into film viewing and writing. Lecture 3 hours per week.
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