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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)
This 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)
This 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 practice.

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

Additional Online Description:  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)
This 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)
This 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& 254 - World Literature (5 credits)
This course explores selected works of world literature, focusing on the cultural, philosophical and historical elements which helped shape them. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

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.