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2012-14 Online Course Catalog

ENGL - ENGLISH

ENGL A111: Methods of Written Communication: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: ENGL A109 with minimum grade of C or PRPE A108 with minimum grade of C or [COMPASS E-Write (1-12 scale) with score of 10 and COMPASS Reading Skills with score of 75] or [Accuplacer-Reading Comp with score of 085 and Accuplacer-Sentence Skills with score of 095] or SAT Critical Reading Score with score of 530 or SAT Verbal Score with score of 530 or Enhanced ACT English with score of 22 or Original ACT English with score of 22 or ACT English with score of 22 or SAT Verbal with score of 530. Registration Restrictions: Appropriate score on English Placement Test, SAT Verbal Section, or ACT English Test will waive the ENGL A109 or PRPE A108 prerequisite. Course Attributes: UAA GER Written Communication. Special Fees. Special Note: Offered Fall and Spring Semesters. Instruction in composition of expository essays with emphasis on different techniques for organization and development. Documented paper required. Readings in some sections may be coordinated with another discipline. 

ENGL A120: Critical/Creative Thinking: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Registration Restrictions: Average reading skills recommended. Introductory course emphasizing principles and techniques of thinking better. Focuses on critical and creative thinking and problem solving strategies. 

ENGL A121: Introduction to Literature: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Course Attributes: UAA GER Humanities Requirement. Course for non-majors. Introduction to analysis and appreciation of fiction, drama and poetry. Emphasis on reading and discussion. 

ENGL A202: Masterpieces of World Literature II: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: ENGL A111. Course Attributes: UAA GER Humanities Requirement. Introductory course for majors and non-majors. Emphasizes understanding literature, forming critical vocabulary and developing critical judgment. Selected masterpieces from the Renaissance to the present. 

ENGL A212: Technical Writing: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: ENGL A111 with minimum grade of C or ENGL A1W with minimum grade of C or ENGL A2W with minimum grade of C or ENGL A3W with minimum grade of C or SAT Critical Reading Score with score of 620 or SAT Verbal Score with score of 620 or Enhanced ACT English with score of 30 or Original ACT English with score of 30. Registration Restrictions: If prerequisite is not satisfied, appropriate SAT, ACT, or AP scores or approved UAA placement test required. Course Attributes: UAA GER Written Communication. Special Fees. Instruction in basic communicative purposes, forms, styles, and visual elements commonly used by professionals who write and edit technical documents. Provides experience in writing and editing in a collaborative environment. Requires a research report and APA documentation style. 

ENGL A213: Writing in the Social and Natural Sciences: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: ENGL A111 with minimum grade of C or ENGL A1W with minimum grade of C or ENGL A2W with minimum grade of C or ENGL A3W with minimum grade of C or SAT Critical Reading Score with score of 620 or SAT Verbal Score with score of 620 or Enhanced ACT English with score of 30 or Original ACT English with score of 30. Course Attributes: UAA GER Written Communication. Special Fees. Instruction in academic writing based on close analysis of readings in various disciplines, primarily the social and natural sciences. Develops a broad range of expository writing skills, including composition of the empirical report. APA research paper required. 

ENGL A214: Persuasive Writing: 3 CR

Contact Hours: 3 + 0
Prerequisites: ENGL A111 with minimum grade of C or ENGL A1W with minimum grade of C or ENGL A2W with minimum grade of C or ENGL A3W with minimum grade of C or SAT Critical Reading Score with score of 620 or SAT Verbal Score with score of 620 or Enhanced ACT English with score of 30 or Original ACT English with score of 30. Course Attributes: UAA GER Written Communication. Special Fees. Special Note: Offered Fall and Spring Semesters. Instruction in writing based on theories of persuasion and argument practiced in disciplines across the curriculum. Focuses on the rhetorical issues of audience, invention, evidence, and style. Develops a broad range of analytical, descriptive, and persuasive skills, with special attention to their application in a variety of academic environments. Research-supported papers required. Selection of readings may be coordinated with another discipline.

ENGL A363: Short Story: 3 CR

Contact Hours: 3 + 0
Prerequisites: ENGL A201 and ENGL A202. An examination of the development of the short story as a separate genre and an intensive study of the techniques used by writers in this form.

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