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English Placement Class Sequence & Descriptions

English Placement Sequence


ENG 13 - English Composition
English 13 concentrates on improving the student's ability to read carefully and critically and to write basic narrative and expository prose that adheres to the conventions of standard edited English. Students read and write about a variety of essays, stories and poems, as well as one longer text. Students learn what it means to read and write in an academic context. Editing skills - including the language of basic grammar, syntax, usage, and punctuation - are introduced. Six classroom hours per week. Letter grades and U. Prerequisite: Placement. This course has an additional fee.
Prerequisite: Placement.
Credits: 3

ENG 13X - English Composition for Nonnative Speakers
English 13X is a course parallel to English 13 for nonnative speakers who need additional work in English as a Second Language. Like English 13, English 13X meets six hours per week. Letter grades and U. This course has an additional fee.
Prerequisite: Placement.
Credits: 3

ENG 14 - English Composition
In English 14, students develop their reading, writing and formal rhetorical skills. Not only do students learn to read and write about a variety of texts, they also learn to compose rhetorically sophisticated essays that take into account purpose, context, and audience. Students learn strategies for creating effective written arguments. This course has an additional fee. Six classroom hours per week. Letter grades and U.
Pre-requisite of ENG 13 or the placement exam is required.
Credits: 3

ENG 14X - English Composition for Nonnative Speakers
English 14X is a course parallel to English 14 for nonnative speakers who need additional work in English as a Second Language. Like English 14, English 14X meets six hours per week. Letter grades and U. This course has an additional fee.
Pre-requisite of ENG 13X or the placement exam is required.
Credits: 3

ENG 16 - English Composition
English 16 seeks to initiate a dialogue among students that leads them to write with more than their own "personal" position in mind: the readings and classroom discussions give the sense that they are entering an ongoing conversation of consequence. To this end, students in English 16 are required to integrate the thoughts and words of other writers into their own essays. Both in relation to their own experience and to a text or set of texts, student writers in English 16 learn how to articulate and develop a sophisticated argument within a specific rhetorical situation. Three classroom hours per week. Part of Core requirement.
Pre-requisite of ENG 14 or the placement exam is required.
Credits: 3

ENG 16X - English Composition for Nonnative Speakers
English 16X is a course parallel to English 16 for nonnative speakers who need additional work in English as a second language. Three hours per week. Letter grades and U. This course has an additional fee.
Pre-requisite of ENG 14X or the placement exam is required.
Credits: 3