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English (ENGL)

099:
Fundamentals of Grammar and Composition. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: Placement based on test results achieved on appropriate diagnostic instruments.
A refresher course including drills and practice in the fundamentals of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and writing skills. NOTE: May not be used to satisfy the English or elective requirement in any curriculum at BPCC.
101:
Composition and Rhetoric I. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: Placement test, ACT score of 18 or higher, or a grade of C or better in ENGL 099 or equivalent course.
Introductory course in writing including study of selected readings; emphasis on basic rhetorical methods. CLEP credit accepted.
101H:
Composition and Rhetoric I Honors. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: Admission to the BPCC Honors Program; Placement Test; satisfactory ACT score, or a grade of "C" or better in ENGL 099 or equivalent course.
This course is designed for students who enter freshman composition with high motivation, superior verbal skills, and significant pervious instruction in formal academic writing. Critical reading, introduction to literary theory and thoughtful analysis constitute the core of this course, and assignments are based on in-depth texts. Student concentrate on quality of content, depth of discussion, logic of organization, and characteristics of individual style and tone.
102:
Composition and Rhetoric II. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: ENGL 101, grade of "C" or better.
Introductory course in college writing including study of selected readings in literature with emphasis on developing critical essays and research skills. No CLEP accepted.
102H:
Composition and Rhetoric II Honors. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: Admission to the BPCC Honors Program; ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H, grade of "C" or better.
This is a composition course focusing on developing critical thinking and reading skills for interpreting various forms of literature. Students will also focus on advanced research and writing research papers in response to different forms of literature. To enhance learning, students will also experience literature in various forms outside the classroom through cultural and community events.
201:
Major British Writers. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: ENGL 102, grade of "C" or better.
A study of works by significant writers in English literature.
202:
Major American Writers. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: ENGL 102, grade of "C" or better.
A study of works by significant writers in American literature.
255:
Introduction to Fiction. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: ENGL 102, grade of "C" or better.
An introduction to the short story and the novel with emphasis on appreciation, analysis, and evaluation.
256:
Introduction to Poetry and Drama. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: ENGL 102, grade of "C" or better.
An introduction to the study and appreciation of plays and poems from the times of the ancient Greeks to the present.
290:
Creative Writing. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: ENGL 102, grade of "C" or better.
A course in writing short stories, short drama, poetry, and non-fiction with emphasis on stimulation of ideas for writing and criticism.
  

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