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ENG-013 Fundamental English Level I

4 - 6 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course teaches skills in pre-reading and reading, pre-writing and writing, spelling, listening and speaking. Students will have individualized instruction in a classroom setting. Students may be matched with a tutor, based on tutor availability and student interest.


Prerequisite(s):

  • English placement testing

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ENG-014 Fundamental English Level 2

4 - 6 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course teaches skills in reading, writing, spelling, listening and speaking. Students will have individualized instruction in a classroom setting. Students may be matched with a tutor, based on tutor availability and student interest.


Prerequisite(s):

  • English placement testing

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ENG-015 Fundamental English Level 3

4 - 6 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course teaches skills in reading, writing, spelling, listening and speaking. Students will have individualized instruction in a classroom setting. After completing English 015, students will enroll in Fundamental English 025. Students may be matched with a tutor, based on tutor availability and student interest.


Prerequisite(s):

  • English placement testing

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ENG-025 Fundamental English Level 4

6 - 7.5 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course teaches skills in reading, vocabulary, spelling, writing, studying, listening, and speaking. Students work within a group setting at the campuses. At the outlying centres, the centre instructor will set up a self-paced program of course work for students on an individual basis. Students can also work with a tutor if needed.


Prerequisite(s):

  • English placement testing

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ENG-026 Fundamental English Level 5

6 - 7.5 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course teaches skills in reading, vocabulary, spelling, writing, studying, listening, and speaking. Students work within a group setting at the campuses. At the outlying centres, the centre instructor will set up a self-paced program of course work for students on an individual basis. Students can also work with a tutor if needed.


Prerequisite(s):

  • English placement testing

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ENG-027 Fundamental English Level 6

6 - 7.5 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course teaches skills in reading, vocabulary, spelling, writing, studying, listening, and speaking. Students work within a group setting at the campuses. At the outlying centres, the centre instructor will set up a self-paced program of course work for students on an individual basis. After completing English 027, students will move to the intermediate English level. Students can also work with a tutor if needed.


Prerequisite(s):

  • English placement testing

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ENG-035 Intermediate English

2 credits


This Intermediate English course is designed to help students learn the skills involved in the writing process, applied grammar, and reading comprehension, and apply these skills to everyday English. Students will gain initial competence in writing a variety of sentence types, paragraphs, and a very basic essay, as well as in reading proficiently at an intermediate level in an academic setting. Students will gain confidence, acquire knowledge, think critially, and upgrade their skills in the three content areas to increase their success in future college courses.


Prerequisite(s):

  • ENG 027 or assessment

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ENG-035 Intermediate English

3 credits


This Intermediate English course is designed to help students learn the skills involved in the writing process, applied grammar, and reading comprehension, and apply these skills to everyday English. Students will gain initial competence in writing a variety of sentence types, paragraphs, and a very basic essay, as well as in reading proficiently at an intermediate level in an academic setting. Students will gain confidence, acquire knowledge, think critially, and upgrade their skills in the three content areas to increase their success in future college courses.


Prerequisite(s):

  • ENG 027 or assessment

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ENG-038 Directed Essential English Studies

1 credit


This seminar/workshop course is designed for students who are upgrading their Essential English skills in order to enter various workplaces or college programs. Students will update their skills via individualized, direct instruction, this obtaining the English skills that are necessary for success.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Assessment and instructor Permission.

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ENG-039 Spelling

4 hours lecture/tutorial, 2 credits


English 039 may be taken by students at or above the Intermediate ABE English level who wish to review and learn basic spelling rules and patterns. The course focuses on learning morphographic (core word) spelling, rules and patterns, and develops basic strategies for improving spelling.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Successful completion of ENG 027 or English placement testing

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ENG-052 Advanced English

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 2 credits


Advanced English is designed to provide students with the skills needed for the reading, writing and critical thinking tasks that are required for college programs and employment. Students will develop their communicative abilities via assignments that promote academic and business reading, writing, and research skills. The course satisfies the requirements for English in the ABE Advanced Level Certificate program.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ minimum in one of Provincial English 10, English 10 First Peoples, NIC ENG 032/033/034, ENG-035, or equivalent articulated BC college course, or placement testing. It is strongly recommended that students consider placement testing if prerequisite courses were completed more than five years ago.

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ENG-052 Advanced English

3 hours lecture or distance, 3 credits


Advanced English is designed to provide students with the skills needed for the reading, writing and critical thinking tasks that are required for college programs and employment. Students will develop their communicative abilities via assignments that promote academic and business reading, writing, and research skills.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ minimum in one of Provincial English 10, English 10 First Peoples, NIC ENG 032/033/034, ENG-035, or equivalent articulated BC college course, or placement testing. It is strongly recommended that students consider placement testing if prerequisite courses were completed more than five years ago.

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ENG-096 First Peoples Literature And Composition

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 2 credits


Through the study of oral and written texts by Indigenous authors, First Peoples Literature and Composition develops critical thinking skills, reading skills, speaking skills, and writing skills to prepare students for the demands of either the workplace, college programs, or university-level courses. Students will write several essays, deliver oral presentations, and complete a research essay or assignment at the conclusion of the course. Students will also explore elements of First People history and culture through the readings and assignments in the course. Credit will only be granted for either ENG 096 or ENG 098.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 11, English 11 First Peoples, ENG 052, or equivalent articulated BC college course, or placement testing. It is strongly recommended that students consider placement testing if prerequisite courses were completed more than five years ago.

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ENG-096 First Peoples Literature And Compositio

3 credits


Through the study of oral and written texts by Indigenous authors, First Peoples Literature and Composition develops critical thinking skills, reading skills, speaking skills, and writing skills to prepare students for the demands of either the workplace, college programs, or university-level courses. Students will write several essays, deliver oral presentations, and complete a research essay or assignment at the conclusion of the course. Students will also explore elements of First People history and culture through the readings and assignments in the course. Credit will only be granted for either ENG 096 or ENG 098.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 11, English 11 First Peoples, ENG 052, or equivalent articulated BC college course, or placement testing. It is strongly recommended that students consider placement testing if prerequisite courses were completed more than five years ago.

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ENG-098 Technical And Academic Writing And Critical Analysis

3credits


English 098 is designed to prepare students for the reading, writing, and critical thinking demands they will encounter in the workplace, college programs or university-level courses. The course assists students to develop reading, research and reference skills and write a range of technical, professional and academic assignments. They will also apply critical thinking skills to situations ranging from problem solving to media literacy. This course satisfies the requirements for English in the ABE Provincial Level Diploma Program. Credit will only be granted for either ENG 096 or ENG 098.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 11, English 11 First Peoples, ENG 052, or placement testing. It is strongly recommended that students consider placement testing if prerequisite course were completed more than five years ago

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ENG-098 Essay Writing And Critical Reading

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 2 credits


English 098 is designed to prepare students for the reading, writing, and critical thinking demands they will encounter in either the workplace, college programs or university-level courses. The course assists students to develop reading, research and reference skills and write effective sentences, paragraphs, and a variety of essays. A research essay or a research assignment will also be produced. They will also apply critical thinking skills to situations ranging from problem solving to media literacy. This course satisfies the requirements for English in the ABE Provincial Level Diploma Program. Credit will only be granted for either ENG 096 or ENG 098.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 11, English 11 First Peoples, ENG 052, or equivalent articulated BC college course, or placement testing. It is strongly recommended that students consider placement testing if prerequisite course were completed more than five years ago.

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ENG-104 Foundations of Academic Writing

3 credits


This course prepares students for the writing, reading, studying, and research demands of post-secondary academic courses. The course will provide instruction in the following: academic language development; the writing of paragraphs; how and why to avoid plagiarism; achieving clarity and coherence in writing ; planning, researching, drafting, and revising written work; and selecting the appropriate documentation style for research projects. Note that this course is intended to help students build foundational academic skills and does not meet the first-year English requirement for University Transfer.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG-098, ENG-096, ESL-090; or English Assessment; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5.

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ENG-107 Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction & Non-Fiction

3 hours/week, 3 credits


ENG 107 is a first year writing seminar focusing on method and craft in fiction and creative non-fiction. Fiction writing may include short stories or novel writing. Non-fiction may include creative essay writing, documentary, life-writing or biography. Students create a portfolio of work including both fiction and creative non-fiction. This seminar focuses on the practice of writing with an emphasis on learning the craft of writing through discussions, exercises and peer critiquing.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing; or portfolio.

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ENG-108 Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry & Drama

3 hours/week, 3 credits


ENG 108 is a first year writing seminar focusing on method and craft in poetry drama and screenplays. This seminar focuses on the practice of writing with an emphasis on learning the craft of writing through discussions, exercises, and peer critiquing. Students create a portfolio of work including both poetry and a play or screenplay.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing; or portfolio.

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ENG-115 Essay Writing and Critical Analysis

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


ENG 115 involves the study of university level critical analysis and the production of expository and persuasive writing appropriate to university level discourse across the curriculum. A variety of rhetorical models are studied and practiced. Emphasis is placed on research, documentation and the writing of a research paper. Students may not receive credit for ENG 115 if they have previously completed ENG 116 or ENG 117.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090, or ENG 160; or English assessment; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with band scores of 6.0 in Writing and Reading; or completion of ENG 104.

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ENG-116 Essay Writing & Indigenous Perspectives

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


ENG 116 introduces university-level research and writing in the humanities and social sciences and/or natural sciences with a specific focus on contemporary Indigenous issues in Canada. Students will critically analyze and study the writing, oral and aural practices of Indigenous scholars and teachers in a variety of disciplines and settings. Emphasis is placed on respecting and interweaving non-Indigenous and Indigenous ways of knowing and research methodologies in writing a post-secondary research paper. Students may not receive credit for ENG 116 if they have previously completed ENG 115, ENG 117 or ENG 125.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 098, ENG 096, ESL 090 or ENG 160; or English Assessment; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with band scores of 6.0 in Writing and Reading (Effective for the 2018/19 academic year); or completion of ENG 104.

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ENG-117 Academic Writing

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


This course is an introduction to university-level research and writing in the humanities and social sciences and/or natural sciences. It is designed to help students acquire the research skills and understand the writing practices used by scholars in a variety of academic disciplines. As a way of focusing discussion, students will examine different disciplinary approaches to a single research topic. Note: Credit will only be granted for ENG 115 or ENG 117 or ENG 125.


Prerequisite(s):

  • B in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG 098, ENG 096, ENG 060 or ESL 090, or C or better in any University-transferable English course, or English assessment.

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ENG-122 Reading Literature

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


In this course, you will become familiar with selected writers and their works and themes; develop and understanding of literary terms, techniques, and styles, and analyze fiction, drama, poetry and literary non-fiction using a range of critical approaches. The long-term objective of this course is to gain a greater understanding of yourself and others. You will, as Frederick Nietzsche commands, "Read...your own life and from this understanding the hieroglyphs of universal life!" Students may not receive credit for ENG 122 if they have previously taken ENG 120, ENG 121 or ENG 126.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or C in ENG 115, ENG 116, or ENG 117; or English Assessment; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with band scores of 6.5 in Writing and Reading (Effective for the 2018/19 academic year); or completion of ENG 104.

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ENG-127 Indigenous Literatures in Canada

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


English 127 introduces students to Indigenous literatures in Canada with emphasis on their historical, political, and cultural contexts. Students will study works selected from various genres, including story-telling, both oral and written, non-fiction writing, novels, short stories, drama, and poetry, as well as art, film, and digital media. They will learn to write reflective and scholarly analysis by interweaving Indigenous and Western approaches to textual interpretation and literary criticism. Students may not receive credit for ENG 127 if they have previously completed ENG 120, ENG 121 or ENG 126.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in Provincial English 12, First Peoples English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090; or C in ENG 115, ENG 116, or ENG 117; or English Assessment; Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with band scores of 6.5 in Writing and Reading (Effective for the 2018/19 academic year); or completion of ENG 104.

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ENG-159 Professional Writing

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


English 159 is an applied writing course that recognizes the importance of effective communication in the modern workplace. This course focuses on the study and application of the principles of effective technical and professional communication.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090, or English Assessment, or Admission to Electronics Technician program.

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ENG-159 Professional Writing

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


English 159 is an applied writing course that recognizes the importance of effective communication in the modern workplace. This course focuses on the study and application of the principles of effective technical and professional communication.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090, or English Assessment, or Admission to Electronics Technician program.

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ENG-160 Effective Organizational Writing

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


English 160 is an applied writing course that focuses on communication skills required in professional and business fields. Students will learn how to use language effectively, produce general correspondence, synthesize research for formal report and proposal writing, and design effective documents.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098 or ESL 090; or English Assessment; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with band scores of 6.0 in Writing and Reading (Effective for the 2018/19 academic year); or completion of ENG 104.

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ENG-166 Effective Organizational Communications

3 credits


ENG 166 focuses on the oral and written communication skills required to function in administrator and leadership positions within Aboriginal organizations and communities. Students will examine and practice the writing process in various capacities specific, but not always limited, to Aboriginal organizations, including email etiquette, minute-taking, briefing notes, and professional letter writing. Students will also learn reporting processes, both written and electronic, with a particular focus in INAC and other provincial and national Aboriginal funding organizations. Finally, students will gain research skills necessary to access and apply to funding sources, and to write formal reports that will include a proposal, executive summary, and formal report with appropriate APA formatting and references. Students may not receive credit for ENG 166 if they have successfully completed ENG 160.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission into the Aborginal Leadership Certificate, or C in ENG 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with bandscores of 6.0 in Writing and Reading; or completion of ENG 104.

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ENG-202 Survey of English Literature I

3 hours lecture or distance (D), 3 credits


This course surveys significant works of English literature from the late Medieval and Renaissance periods, focusing on major authors: Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Jonson, Donne, and Milton. Works are studied within the context of the philosophical, social, religious and political thought and conditions of the times.


Prerequisite(s):

  • B in English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090, or first-year university transfer English.

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ENG-203 A Survey of English Literature II

3 hours lecture or distance (D), 3 credits


This course will survey English Literature of the 18th and 19th centuries, focusing on the works of major authors from a list including Swift, Pope, Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Keats, the Brontes, Eliot, Arnold, Tennyson and Browning. Works will be examined within the context of the philosophical, social and religious aspects of life in the Neo-Classical, Romantic and Victorian Periods.


Prerequisite(s):

  • B in English 12, English First Peoples 12,ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090, or C in one first-year university transfer English.

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ENG-207 Creative Non-Fiction

3 hours seminar, 3 credits


ENG 207 is a second year university studies writing workshop that explores the method and craft of creative writing with a focus on creative non-fiction, including creative essay writing, documentary writing, travel writing, life-writing and biography. Students will create a portfolio of work.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of the following: English 107, 108, 115, 120, 121, 125, 126, or by portfolio with instructor permission

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ENG-208 Creative Writing: Poetry

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


ENG 208 is a second year university studies writing workshop that focuses on the method and craft of poetry. Students will be encouraged to explore a variety of styles and structures in their work and will create a portfolio of polished poetry.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in English 108 or by portfolio.

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ENG-209 Creative Writing: Fiction

3 hours lab, 3 credits


ENG 209 is a second year university studies writing workshop that focuses on the method and craft of fiction. Students will examine the work of successful fiction authors and nurture their fiction writing skills through the workshop method. Students will create a portfolio of stories.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in English 107 or by portfolio with the instructor permission.

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ENG-212 Introduction to Canadian Literature I

3 hours lecture or distance (D), 3 credits


This course is a chronological survey of English-Canadian poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from the sixteenth century to the early twentieth century. It focuses on narratives of exploration and encounter, emigration and settlement, and the emergence of Canada as a nation on the world stage. The course explores the questions surrounding the relationship between Canadian literature and national identity. It seeks to include a range of voices and examines works that are representative, not only of the dominant literary culture, but of different regions, ethnicities, histories and gender identities


Prerequisite(s):

  • B in English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090, or C in one first-year university transfer English.

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ENG-213 An Introduction to Canadian Literature

3 hours lecture or distance; 3 credits


This course introduces students to contemporary Canadian literature including poetry,short fiction and the novel. Key topics may include nationality, regional identity, ethnicity, gender, postcolonial theory, and wilderness vs. urban influences.


Prerequisite(s):

  • B in English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090, or C in one first-year university transfer English.

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ENG-216 Travel Writing

18 hours lecture, 12-21 days travel, 3 credits


This course combines an intensive survey of contemporarty and historical travel writing with a study and practice of creative writing in fiction and non-fiction genres. The focus will be on the learning of the craft and writing through discussion, exercises and peer critiquing and when possible, travel.


Prerequisite(s):

  • B in English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090, or C in one first-year university transfer English.

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ENG-224 Women's Literature I

3 credits


English 224 is a survey of literature written in English by women from medieval times to the turn of the 20th century. The focus is on works in a variety of genres, including poetry, short and long fiction, and non-fiction, and on the history of women's writing and the contribution made by women to the English literary tradition.


Prerequisite(s):

  • B in English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090, or C in one first-year university transfer English.

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ENG-225 Women's Literature II

3 credits


English 225 is a survey of literature written in English by women from the early 20th century to the present. The course will focus on works in a variety of genres, including poetry, short and long fiction, and non-fiction, on the history of modern women's writing, and how the female voice has helped to shape the modern English literary tradition.


Prerequisite(s):

  • B in English 12,English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090, or C in one first-year university transfer English.

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ENG-230 Selected Topics in Literature

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


For 2019 Fall, the topic is narrative and digital media. This course introduces the function of narrative and examines narrative method in a variety of genres such as poetry, fiction, drama, biography, autobiography, essay, film, and textbook. The focus of study will vary according to instructor interest and may include themes such as love and sex, war, crime, death, family, or social justice. Students will be introduced to narratology and will examine the ways in which narrative structures shape understanding of the self and the world.


Prerequisite(s):

  • B in English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090, or C in one first-year university transfer English.

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ENG-260 Advanced Communications And Professional Writing

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


English 260 will give students the opportunity to study the theory and practice of professional writing. Combining readings from the field of professional writing with discipline-specific applications, the course will emphasize the analytical, persuasive, and research skills required to produce effective client-based longer documents, such as analytical reports, persuasive proposals, technical manuals, and case studies. Students will work individually and collaboratively, both in class and on assignments.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in any of one of the following: ENG 115, ENG 120, ENG 121, ENG 125, ENG 160 or permission of instructor

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