English

For students interested in pursuing an English degree and transferring to a four-year institution, as a general rule, students should follow the Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies at Grayson College as part of the Arts & Humanities Career Pathway. All students are advised to counsel with the university/college of their choice to determine which courses offered at Grayson College are applicable to that institution's bachelor's degree in their desired major.

This is a combined lecture/lab, performance based course designed to develop students’ critical reading and academic writing skills. The focus of the course will be applying critical reading skills for organizing, analyzing, and retaining material and developing written work appropriate to audience, purpose, situation, and length of assignment. The course integrates preparation in basic academic reading skills with basic skills in writing a variety of academic essays.

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Critical reading and academic writing skills. The intervention fulfills TSI requirements for reading and/or writing.

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This is a combined lecture/lab, performance based course designed to enhance students’ critical reading and academic writing skills. The focus of the course will be applying critical reading skills for organizing, analyzing, and retaining material and developing written work appropriate to audience, purpose, situation, and length of assignment. The course integrates preparation in basic academic reading skills with basic skills in writing a variety of academic essays.

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Intensive study of and practice in writing processes, from invention and researching to drafting, revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis.

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Critical reading and academic writing skills. The intervention fulfills TSI requirements for reading and/or writing.

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Intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry, including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal, visual, and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation, synthesis, and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions.

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Practical experience in the techniques of imaginative writing. May include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, or drama.

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Intensive study of and practice in professional settings. Focus on the types of documents necessary to make decisions and take action on the job, such as proposals, reports, instructions, policies and procedures, e-mail messages, letters, and descriptions of products and services. Practice individual and collaborative processes involved in the creation of ethical and efficient documents.

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A survey of the development of British literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the Eighteenth Century. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical, linguistic, and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors and traditions.

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A survey of the development of British literature from the Romantic period to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors and traditions.

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A survey of American literature from the period of exploration and settlement through the Civil War. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character.

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A survey of American literature from the Civil War to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character.

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A survey of world literature from the ancient world through the sixteenth century. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors and traditions.

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A survey of world literature from the seventeenth century to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors and traditions.

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The study of one or more literary genres including, but not limited to, poetry, fiction, drama and film.

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Survey of Mexican-American/Chicano/Latino literature, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama. Special emphasis on literary modes specific to the genre such as magical realism and history of the literature. Course is taught in the English language.

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Last updated: 03/28/2018