Reading and Writing Courses

ENGL091 Preparing for College Reading I

3 credits
This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to improve their reading comprehension, to increase their vocabulary, and to expand their general knowledge. An additional one-hour lab in the Academic Resource Center may be a required part of the course.
NOTE: Credits earned in this course cannot be applied toward graduation.

Prerequisite: Reading for ESL students (ENSL111) or waiver by placement testing results, or departmental approval.

ENGL092 Preparing College Reading II

3-credits
This course is designed to afford students an opportunity to increase the accuracy of comprehension and to further develop general knowledge, vocabulary, study skills, and critical reading skills. An additional one-hour lab in the Academic Resource Center (ARC) may be a required part of the course.
NOTE: Credits earned in this course cannot be applied toward graduation.

Prerequisite: Placement into Preparing for College Reading II, or Placement out of Preparing for College Reading I, or Verbal 500 on SAT, or undergraduate level ENGL091 (Preparing for College Reading I) with a minimum grade of “D-.”

ENGL099 Introductory Writing

3-credits
This course is designed to strengthen basic student writing. It includes the study of usage, mechanics, and sentence development. It involves intensive practice in writing clear, unified paragraphs and includes practice in writing essays that indicate readiness to succeed in English Composition I (ENGL101).
NOTE: Credits earned in this course cannot be applied toward graduation.

Prerequisite: College ESL II (ENSL102) or waiver by placement testing results, or Departmental Approval.

ENGL101 English Composition

3-credits
English Composition I is a course designed to help students develop and organize extended pieces of writing. Students will focus on the correct and appropriate use of language and the organization and development of paragraphs and essays. Research techniques, documentation of sources, and a short research paper will be included. Constant reading and frequent writing will be required.