English

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.

48 lecture hours

Meets NCTC Core Curriculum Requirement

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In this course, students will learn to write clear, well-developed paragraphs. Students will also learn to identify and correct major sentence errors, including fragments, comma splices, and run-ons. Other topics include subject-verb agreement, pronoun usage, and basic punctuation. This course does not count toward graduation at NCTC.

48 lecture hours

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A course designed to enable college students to become more aware of themselves as readers and to develop strategies and skills to meet the demands of college reading. Emphasis is placed on comprehension. Specific strategies covered include vocabulary development, active reading strategies, outlining skills including identifying the main idea, supporting details and patterns of organizations.

This course does not count toward graduation of NCTC.

48 lecture hours

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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.

48 lecture hours

Meets NCTC Core Curriculum Requirement

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In this course, students will learn to compose unified, well-developed essays with an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. The thesis statement and topic sentences will be emphasized. Students will also review and practice the basic grammar skills taught in ENGL 0300 and then move to more advanced topics, including modifiers and parallelism. This course does not count toward graduation at NCTC.

48 Lecture hours

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A course intended to continue the improvement of reading skills with particular emphasis on critical and analytical reading strategies. The course begins with a review of active reading strategies for informational texts and ends with an emphasis on critical reading of persuasive texts. Critical reading skills covered include identifying an author's purpose, tone, bias, and logic.

This course does not count toward graduation at NCTC.

48 Lecture hours

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Integration of critical reading and academic writing skills. Successful completion of this course if taught at the upper (exit) level fulfills TSI requirements for reading and/or writing.

48 lecture hours

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

48 lecture hours

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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.

48 lecture hours

Meets NCTC Core Curriculum Requirement

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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.

48 lecture hours

Meets NCTC Core Curriculum Requirement

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A survey of the development 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.

48 lecture hours

Meets NCTC Core Curriculum Requirement

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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.

48 lecture hours

Meets NCTC Core Curriculum Requirement

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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.

48 lecture hours

Meets NCTC Core Curriculum Requirement

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A study 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.

48 lecture hours

Meets NCTC Core Curriculum Requirement

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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.

48 lecture hours

Meets NCTC Core Curriculum Requirement

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A survey of Mexican-American/Chicano/a literature including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama.

48 lecture hours

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

48 lecuture hours

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Development of college-level writing focusing on idea generation, drafting, organization, revision, and utilization of standard English.

15 lecture hours

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Development of reading and higher order thinking skills necessary for college readiness.

15 lecture hours

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Last updated: 03/19/2018