Lorain County Community College Catalog

Course Descriptions

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ENGL 011 - FUNDAMENTALS OF WRITING 3(3)
This course is designed to help students acquire knowledge of basic academic writing strategies. Emphasizes paragraph and short essay development. Includes intensive instruction in sentence structure, grammar, and usage. Course will be graded on the S/U basis. Prerequisite: Placement assessment and previous or concurrent enrollment in RDST021 or 022, if required.

Prerequisite: Place assessment and previous or concurrent enrollment in RDST 021 or RDST 022 if required

ENGL 012 - WRITING REVIEW 3(3)
This course is designed to help students improve academic writing and reading prior to enrolling in required English courses. Emphasizes organization and development of short essays. Includes a review of selected topics in grammar and usage. May not be taken concurrently with Fundamentals of Writing or English Composition I. Prerequisites: Placement assessment or ENGL 011; and, if required, RDST 021 or RDST 022 or concurrently.

Prerequisite: Placement assessment or ENGL 011; and if required RDST 021 or RDST 022 or concurrently

ENGL 013 - SENTENCE STRUCTURE/GRAMMAR REVIEW 2(2)
A review of sentence-level writing topics including grammar, punctuation and usage. Prerequisite: Placement assessment and ENGL 012, if required.

Prerequisite: Placement assessment or ENGL 012 is required

ENGL 061 - ACCELERATED WRITING REVIEW 2(2)
Provides intensive instruction and practice in writing coherent paragraphs and essays for specific audiences; includes the drafting, revision, and editing processes as well as instruction in grammar, mechanics, and usage. Must be taken concurrently with ENGL 161. The course may not be taken concurrently with ENGL 012 or ENGL 011.

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Placement assessment or ENGL 011 Corequisite: ENGL 161

ENGL 161 - COLLEGE COMPOSITION I 3(3)
An introduction to fundamental college-level skills in academic reading and writing. Summary, analysis, synthesis, and research documentation are emphasized, along with critical thinking and collaborative learning. English Core Course.

Prerequisite: Placement on the LCCC assessment or ENGL 012

ENGL 161G - COLLEGE COMPOSITION I 3(3)
An introduction to fundamental college-level skills in academic reading and writing. Summary, analysis, synthesis, and research documentation are emphasized, along with critical thinking and collaborative learning. English Core Course.

Prerequisite: Placement on the LCCC assessment or ENGL 012

ENGL 162 - COLLEGE COMPOSITION II 3(3)
A writing course continuing the practice of skills introduced in ENGL 161, as well as strategies of argumentation and secondary research leading to a research paper. English Core Course.

Prerequisite: ENGL 161

ENGL 162G - COLLEGE COMPOSITION II 3(3)
A writing course continuing the practice of skills introduced in ENGL 161, as well as strategies of argumentation and secondary research leading to a research paper. English Core Course.

Prerequisite: ENGL 161

ENGL 163 - COLLEGE COMPOSITION II/SPECIAL TOPICS 3(3)
A writing course, equivalent to English 162, that continues the practice of skills introduced in ENGL 161, as well as strategies of argumentation and secondary research leading to a research paper. The course readings will focus upon a specific topic to be determined by individual instructors.

Prerequisite: ENGL 161

ENGL 164 - COLLEGE COMPOSITION II WITH TECHNICAL TOPICS 3(3)
A writing course alternate to English 162, that continues the practice of skills introduced in ENGL 161, as well as strategies of argumentation and research. Students will practice writing informal and analytical reports to varied audiences in the medical, scientific, or technical fields. An oral presentation/proposal may be required.

Prerequisite: ENGL 161

ENGL 165 - CREATIVE WRITING 3(3)
Techniques and principles of creative writing, in particular the writing of poetry and short fiction. Workshop sessions center on student writing.

ENGL 166 - WRITING FICTION 3(3)
Training and practice in the principles of fiction writing through a study of contemporary stories and workshop discussion of student work.

ENGL 167 - WRITING POETRY 3(3)
Training and practice in the principles of poetry writing, through a study of contemporary poetry and workshop discussion of student work.

ENGL 168 - PLAYWRITING FOR STAGE & SCREEN 3(3)
Writing scripts for performance on stage and for television and film. Also adapting other works for fiction and non-fiction for performance. Workshop sessions center on student writing. This course is cross-listed with ENGL 168.

ENGL 169 - CREATIVE NONFICTION 3(3)
An introductory exploration of the genre of Creative Non-Fiction focusing on the writing of memoir, autobiography, biography, and personal essay.

Prerequisite: ENGL 161

ENGL 251 - AMERICAN LITERATURE I 3(3)
An historical survey of written and oral literature from the pre-colonial era of North America to the United States of 1865. Studies include a broad range of literary materials, figures and influences with emphasis upon the multicultural canon of American literature. Humanities Core Course.

Prerequisite: ENGL 161

ENGL 252 - AMERICAN LITERATURE II 3(3)
An historical survey of written and oral literature of the United States from 1865 to the present. Studies include a broad range of literary materials, figures and influences with emphasis upon the multicultural canon of American literature. Humanities Core Course.

Prerequisite: ENGL 161

ENGL 253G - INTRODUCTION TO WORLD LITERATURE 3(3)
A survey of selected works in English and in translation from great literatures of the world. Readings include a broad range of genres, themes, and historical periods, from ancient to modern. Humanities Core Course.

Prerequisite: ENGL 161

ENGL 254G - INTRODUCTION TO HISPANIC LITERATURE 3(3)
An introduction to the literature of Spain and Spanish America. Significant works representing Spanish language poetry, drama, fiction, and essays (non-fiction) are studied in a broad historical and cultural context.

Prerequisite: ENGL 161

ENGL 255 - INTRODUCTION TO FICTION 3(3)
Study of short stories and novels to acquaint the general student with important themes and critical perspectives applicable to fiction. Humanities Core Course.

Prerequisite: ENGL 161

ENGL 255G - INTRODUCTION TO FICTION 3(3)
Study of short stories and novels to acquaint the general student with important themes and critical perspectives applicable to fiction. Humanities Core Course.

Prerequisite: ENGL 161

ENGL 257G - INTRODUCTION TO POETRY 3(3)
Designed to help students understand and appreciate poetry through intensive study of representative poems. Humanities Core Course

Prerequisite: ENGL 161

ENGL 259G - INTRODUCTION TO DRAMA 3(3)
A critical study of selected plays and dramatic movements designed to clarify the nature and significance of Western dramatic literature. Humanities core course.

Prerequisite: ENGL 161

ENGL 261G - MASTERPIECES OF BRITISH LITERATURE I 3(3)
The study of representative works of British literature from the beginning of 1798; emphasis on the literature as the expression of the time in which it first appeared. Humanities Core Course.

Prerequisite: ENGL 161

ENGL 262G - MASTERPIECES OF BRITISH LITERATURE II 3(3)
The study of representative works of British literature from 1798; emphasis on the literature as the expression of the time in which it first appeared. Humnaities Core Course.

Prerequisite: ENGL 161

ENGL 265 - DETECTIVE FICTION 3(3)
Study of the origins of detective fiction, the unique features of the genre and its historical development. Major emphasis on contemporary forms and authors. Humanities Core Course.

Prerequisite: ENGL 161

ENGL 266 - AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE 3(3)
The course focuses on works from the significant body of literature which portrays African-American life and experience. Of particular interest will be those themes, situations, and character models which are rooted in African-American life and socio-political experience. The literature will be examined in terms of a cultural, historical and aesthetic heritage. Humanities Core Course.

Prerequisite: ENGL 161

ENGL 266G - AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE 3(3)
The course focuses on works from the significant body of literature which portrays African-American life and experience. Of particular interest will be those themes, situations, and character models which are rooted in African-American life and socio-political experience. The literature will be examined in terms of a cultural, historical and aesthetic heritage. Humanities Core Course.

Prerequisite: ENGL 161

ENGL 267G - CHILDREN'S LITERATURE 3(3)
Designed to help students understand, appreciate and evaluate children's literature through the study of selected novels, short stories, poems, myths, legends, fairy tales and fables. Emphasis on recurring themes and techniques employed in children's literature. Humanities Core Course.

Prerequisite: ENGL 161

ENGL 269G - INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE 3(3)
A critical and appreciative study of selected plays from the comedies, histories, and tragedies. Humanities Core Course.

Prerequisite: ENGL 161

ENGL 299 - INDIVIDUALIZED STUDIES IN ENGLISH 1(1)
This is an in-depth study of areas in composition, literature and/or linguistics presented by discussion and/or individual research and reading. Topics may vary. Repeatable up to four (4) credit hours. Prerequisite: Second-year standing or divisional approval.

Prerequisite: Second year standing and divisional approval