General Education - English
ENGL 080 – Writing Improvement I (5 credits)
Learn how to make your writing sizzle by improving your basic sentence
structure. This course is designed to help you write a wide variety of
strong sentences as well as maximize your knowledge of grammar basics.
Instruction includes daily writing and use of technology to assist writer in
improving their writing skills.
ENGL 090 – Writing Improvement II (5 credits)
writing improvement course helps students improve their composition skills by
concentrating on paragraph construction. Paragraphs provide the foundation
necessary for college-level writing. The coursework assists students to move
from sentences to paragraphs and prepares them for writing papers and reports.
ENGL 100 – Applied Composition (5 credits)
practical writing course assists students with academic writing. The class
incorporates journal summaries and basic essay formats to help students build on
their sentence and paragraph strengths to be successful in college-level
writing. This class assists students in moving their writing forward through
ENGL& 101 – English Composition (5 credits)
This is a
college level writing course in which students learn to write essays that
explain ideas, argue for a position, and evaluate information. Students write
draft essays based on personal experience and information gathered from a
variety of resources. Students revise and edit their draft essays based on
constructive comments offered by their peers and by their instructor. Upon
successful completion of the course, students are able to write essays (of at
least 1,000 words) demonstrating the conventions of standard written English.
Prerequisite: COMPASS score of 75 or better or completion of ENGL 100 with a
grade of 2.0 or higher. Basic computer and
keyboarding skills strongly recommended.
Students should have experience with e-mail and the Internet and basic
keyboarding skills. All classes meet online at
www.rtc.edu/Programs/OnlineCourses/. Purchase text through RTC Bookstore.
Register at least one week before class starts.
ENGL& 102 – Writing from Research (5 credits)
course helps students develop ideas to guide research, to gather information
from the library, internet, experts, and other sources, and to judge the quality
of the information. They learn to use ideas from a large number of sources as
evidence in essays and longer research papers. Prerequisite: completion of ENGL
101 with a grade of 2.0 GPA or higher.
ENGL 210 – Children's Literature (5 credits)
course examines children’s books as part of the imaginative experience of
children, as well as a part of a larger literary heritage, viewed in light of
their social, psychological, and moral implications.
ENGL& 235 - Technical Writing (5 credits)
This course focuses on various aspects of professional and technical
writing. Students study user guides, reports, proposals and other forms of
business correspondence in order to successfully write for the workplace.
Prerequisite: completion of ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.