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ENG.095 Esst. Reading & Writing Strategies44

This course is the first course in a two-part preparatory sequence that precedes transfer-level composition courses. This course is designed to help students improve their comprehension, vocabulary, and critical reading skills through intensive writing assignments. It introduces students to the connection between the reading and writing processes. Students will participate in a variety of activities and projects to become more successful in reading and writing for college-level courses. These activities and projects include but are not limited to group discussions, reading responses, peer workshops, and essays. This course includes the content from ENG.099. Placement in ENG.095 is based upon the student's entrance exam score.
Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer
Prerequisites: Appropriate Placement Score
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:.
General Education -- Not Applicable

ENG.097 Introduction to Composition33

This course is the second course in a two-part preparatory sequence that precedes transfer-level composition courses. This course is designed to encourage the student to develop his or her voice and to write and read at the college level. It provides a solid foundation in grammar, mechanics, and organizational skills. The course requires substantial practice in writing coherent essays about readings in order to demonstate critical thinking skills. Placement in ENG.097 is based upon completion of ENG.095 with a grade of C or higher or upon the student's entrance exam score..
General Education -- Not Applicable

ENG.099 Writing Lab21

This course is embedded into the ENG.095 curriculum and a required component for ENG.097 if students have not already completed ENG.095. Additionally, this course is also intended for students placing into ENG.101 but who feel a need for a refresher course in written expression. Course topics focus on word processing essays, essay structure and development, grammar, mechanics, and revision techniques. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.
Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:.
General Education -- Not Applicable

ENG.101 Freshman Composition 133

This course is the first in a sequence of two freshman composition and rhetoric courses. It is designed for individuals planning to pursue a bachelor's degree as well as those who wish to develop proficiency in writing. Emphasis is on critical reading, organization, logical thought, paragraphing, sentence structure, grammar and punctuation. Also studied will be argumentation and inductive/deductive reasoning.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: The appropriate placement exam score or ENG.097 with a grade of C or better.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. C1 900
General Education -- Communications

ENG.102 Freshman Composition 233

This course is second in a sequence of two freshman composition and rhetoric courses. Emphasis is on reading and discussing various types of prose to generate ideas for writing critical and persuasive papers, including one documented research paper.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: ENG.101 with a grade of C or better and a passing mark on the Comp I Proficiency Exam.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. C1 901
General Education -- Communications

ENG.120 Report Writing33

This course is designed to teach the basic concepts of report writing for the business and industrial environment. Students will be taught techniques for gathering information, audience analysis, expository writing techniques, information organizational procedures, and methods of achieving a clear style of writing. Students will study routine and non-routine reports, business research reports, and business plans, policies and procedures.
Offered: Spring
Prerequisites: The appropriate placement exam score or ENG.097 with a grade of C or better.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

ENG.130 Introduction to Journalism33

This course introduces the student to the functions of mass media with emphasis on the recognition of what makes news; the obtaining of facts through interview, investigation and research; and the writing of types of stories such as feature, news story, and editorial in an acceptable journalistic style. Also, the student has an opportunity to develop a working knowledge of the mechanics of producing a newspaper, e.g., paper layout, advertising, etc. Underlying the course is the ideal of the dedication of the news media and the responsibility of the journalist to the public interest. Students who have completed or are currently enrolled in this course are eligible for enrollment in ENG.140 (College Newspaper).
Offered: As Needed
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable General Education: Not applicable-elective only.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

ENG.132 Introduction to Mass Communication33

This This course provides an overview of the nature, functions, and responsibilities of the mass communication industries in a global environment with an emphasis on the media's role in American society. This course is an introduction to how the mass media are organized and how they function in modern society, their technological bases, economic and political foundations, and social implications.. IAI Course No. MC 911
General Education -- Elective Only

ENG.140 College Newspaper21

This course provides training in news reporting and writing, feature writing, make-up, and editorial work. In addition, the development of policy for publication and the implementation of that policy are included. Course work is directly concerned with publication of the College newspaper. This course allows students who work on the College newspaper staff an opportunity to receive credit for one semester of such participation, up to a maximum of four semester hours.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: ENG.130 or concurrent enrollment
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable General Education: Not Applicable-Elective Only.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

ENG.141 College Literary Magazine21

This course provides experience in writing, editing, layout, coordinating, resource management, printing and publication of Carl Sandburg College's literary magazine, Phizzogs. The course may be repeated once for credit.
Offered: Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

ENG.151 Introduction to Film Art223

This course examines the film as an art form. It includes historical development and trends; aesthetic importance; social impact; technical aspects; production methods; and screening, discussion, and critical evaluation of selected films.
Offered: As Needed
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

ENG.160 Introduction to Fiction33

This course is a survey of the short story and the novelette. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of the elements of fiction, such as characterization, conflict, symbol and plot. How to write about fiction will also be studied.
Offered: Fall
Prerequisites: ENG.101
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. H3 901
General Education -- Humanities Human Relations

ENG.170 Introduction to Drama33

A survey of drama as literature, this course explores various periods and traditions throughout theatre history so that students become familiar with the major styles, techniques, and conventions that characterize dramatic literature. Through critical analysis and discussions, students learn the historical and cultural contexts that shape and influence the drama.
Offered: As Needed
Prerequisites: ENG.101
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. H3 902
General Education -- Humanities Human Relations

ENG.180 Introduction to Poetry33

Fostering an appreciation of poetry through analysis is the aim of this course. Samples of many periods, including contemporary works, will be studied, as well as the elements of poetry: diction, image, theme, symbol, rhythm, and meter. Skills of reading poetry will also be emphasized. Thematic concerns of race, gender, and ethnicity are, of course, included in the written and oral analysis of these poems.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. H3 903
General Education -- Humanities Human Relations

ENG.211 Creative Writing 133

The student's writings are appraised by the tutorial method and group critique. The concept of audience and the development of individual style, approach and vision are stressed. In addition to writing assignments, readings in contemporary fiction, poetry, drama and discursive writing are recommended here appropriate. While there is no formal prerequisite, the ability to handle standard English usage is essential.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

ENG.212 Creative Writing 233

This is a second course in creative writing. Again, the student's writing is appraised by the tutorial method and group critique. The concept of audience and the development of individual style, approach and vision are emphasized further. Readings which are pertinent to writing assignments are recommended as appropriate.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: ENG.211
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

ENG.221 American Literature 133

This course surveys the major literary works by American authors from Colonial times to and including the Transcendentalists.
Offered: As Needed
Prerequisites: ENG.101
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. H3 914
General Education -- Humanities Human Relations

ENG.222 American Literature 233

This course surveys major literary works by American authors from the emergence of modern American literature, including the Realists and the Regionalists, to the present.
Offered: As Needed
Prerequisites: ENG.101
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. H3 915
General Education -- Humanities Human Relations

ENG.231 British Literature 133

This course is a survey of the great literary works by British authors from the beginning to the 19th century.
Offered: As Needed
Prerequisites: ENG.101
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. H3 912
General Education -- Humanities

ENG.232 British Literature 233

This course is a survey of the great literary works by British authors from the 19th century to the present.
Offered: As Needed
Prerequisites: ENG.101
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. H3 913
General Education -- Humanities

ENG.240 Women and Literature33

This course focuses on literature written primarily by, but not limited to, women from various historical and literary periods. It will explore significant historical, societal conditions and contributions through readings, film, and other mediums with specific emphasis on how women have presented themselves and have been presented by others.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: ENG.101
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. H3 911D
General Education -- Humanities

ENG.250 African American Literature33

This course is an examination of the literature of African Americans with emphasis on interpretative and critical skills of all genres of several periods. Study of the oral tradition as a distinctive literary mode of expression is also included.
Offered: As Needed
Prerequisites: ENG.101
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Human Relations