English

Course Descriptions

All courses offered by the English Department include composition. In courses providing a fourth conf/rec hour, the fourth hour will be utilized by the instructor for instructional purposes. The CUNY/ACT Basic Skills Tests in Writing and Reading are required before registering for an English course.

A student who has completed the semester's work but has failed that same noncredit course (ENG 01 or ENG 02) twice, may choose not to take the same course a third time. The student may choose to report to the Department of English Office so that he or she may be placed in a rigorous tutorial program.

ENG 01 Developmental Writing I
4 rec 0 cr

Extensive writing practice in response to readings. Review and practice of basic principles of grammar and usage, with emphasis on sentence structure and various mechanical aspects of writing. Focus on writing problems such as sentence fragments, sentence misconstruction, lack of subject-verb agreement, faulty use of pronouns, misspellings, and inaccuracy in punctuation. Helps students write effective paragraphs and essays.

For students with a score from 16-47 on the CATW Writing Exam.

Click here for information about the English 01 Final Examination.

ENG 02 Developmental Writing II
4 rec 0 cr

Extensive writing practice in response to readings, with emphasis on paragraph development and unity. Students learn to develop paragraphs through styles such as narration, illustration, comparison-contrast, process, cause and effect, and argumentation. Helps the student to write effective paragraphs/essays in preparation for ENG 11. Includes review of grammar and usage.

Prerequisite: ENG 01, if required.

For students with a score from 48-55 on the CATW Writing Exam.

Click here for information about the English 02 Final Examination.

ENG 09 Writers' Workshop for ESL Students
4 rec 0 cr

Intensive review and practice of English. Development of increased proficiency in academic writing; paragraph and essay structure and grammar. In-depth reading program to enhance vocabulary and comprehension skills.

Prerequisite: ESL 03, or placement on the ENG 09 level.

Successful completion of this course is equivalent to successful completion of ENG 01.

ENG 10 Fundamentals of Composition & Rhetoric
5 rec 1 conf/rec 3 cr

Fundamental principles of expository organization and grammar that emphasize essay development, unity and clarity, utilizing various rhetorical styles; selected readings. Approximately nine compositions required, including practice ACTs, and one research paper with MLA documentation using library resources. Students must pass the ACT and complete the ENG 11 final exam.

Successful completion of this course is equivalent to passing ENG 11. Students who pass ENG 10 are permitted to enroll in ENG 12 or above. Students who do not pass the CATW Writing Exam cannot pass the course.

Prerequisite: A score of 48-55 on the CATW Writing Exam and a passing score on the CUNY/ACT Reading Skills Assessment Test; or with Chairperson's permission.

ENG 11 Composition and Rhetoric I
3 rec 1 conf/rec 3 cr

Fundamental principles of organization and rhetoric; practice in expository writing; selected readings, mainly nonfiction; approximately eight papers required, including one research paper with MLA documentation using library resources.

ENG 11 is a prerequisite for all subsequent English courses

Prerequisite:Passing scores on both the CATW Writing Exam and the CUNY/ACT Reading Skills Assessment Test.

Click here for information about the English 11 Final Examination.

ENG 12 Composition and Rhetoric II
3 rec 1 conf/rec 3 cr

Study and application of the principles of organization, rhetoric, and literary analysis; expository writing and research based on thematically linked readings; development of critical thinking. Research paper with MLA documentation required.

Prerequisite: ENG 10 or ENG 11. It is highly recommended that Liberal Arts students take ENG 12 before any other English elective.

ENG 14 Written Composition and Prose Fiction
3 rec 1 conf/rec 3 cr

Continued emphasis on the writing of clear, effective expository prose based on readings in short stories and novels. Research paper required.

Prerequisite: ENG 10/11

ENG 15 Written Composition and Drama
3 rec 1 conf/rec 3 cr

Continued emphasis on the writing of clear, effective expository prose based on readings in world drama. Research paper required.

Prerequisite: ENG 10/11

ENG 16 Written Composition and Poetry
3 rec 1 conf/rec 3 cr

Continued emphasis on the writing of clear, effective expository prose based on readings in poetry. Research paper required.

Prerequisite: ENG 10/11

ENG 21 Introduction to Creative Writing
3 rec/3 cr

Introduction to the forms, techniques, and approaches to writing in the creative genres, including fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction. Readings, daily writing assignments, and revision of written work are required. Students will produce a portfolio containing a series of creative writings in various genres, as well as one piece of critical writing with research.

Prerequisite: ENG 10/11

ENG 23 Scientific and Technical Writing
3 rec 1 lab/rec 3 cr

Study and practice of various types of writing in scientific and technological disciplines, including abstract, progress reports, description of a process, technical proposals, and technical reports. For students in career and technical programs. (Liberal Arts students must have written permission of the English Department chairperson.)

Prerequisite: ENG 10/11

ENG 40 Folklore
3 rec 3 cr

Study of American folk literature including an examination of oral traditions such as folk speech, proverbs, folktales, folk songs and ballads. Elements of folk superstitions, dreams, games, and folk life.

Prerequisite: ENG 10/11

ENG 41 History of the English Language
3 rec 3 cr

Focus is on description and history of the English language from Old English to 20th-century American English as evidenced in literary texts; language elements, writing systems, language families, grammars, dictionaries, and geographical and social dialects.

Prerequisite: ENG 10/11

ENG 47 Latino Literature
3 rec 3 cr

Introduction to prominent writers from a range of Latino literary traditions. Representative literary works from Mexican-American, Dominican-American, Cuban-American, Puerto Rican and other Latino writers are read and analyzed. Critical writings, including a research paper, are required.

Prerequisite: ENG 10/11

ENG 48 Afro-Caribbean Literature
3 rec 3 cr

Introduction to prominent writers from Africa and the Caribbean. Representative literary works are read and analyzed. Critical writings, including a research paper, are required.

Prerequisite: ENG 10/11

ENG 50 American Literature and Thought I
3 rec 3 cr

Major themes in American literature, thought and history from colonial period to the end of the era of the new republic. Selected authors may include Paine, Cooper, Irving, Poe, Thoreau, Emerson, and Whitman.

Prerequisite: ENG 10/11

ENG 51 American Literature and Thought II
3 rec 3 cr

Major themes in American literature and thought from the end of the Civil War to the present. Selected authors may include Melville, James, Twain, Eliot, Hughes, Hemingway, and Ellison.

Prerequisite: ENG 10/11

ENG 53 The Black Writer in American Literature
3 rec 3 cr

Literature by Black American authors; consideration of the nature of this literature—its characteristic forms, imagery, archetypes and styles. Readings include works of Dunbar, Hughes, Cullen, DuBois, Wright, Ellison, Jones, and Baldwin, with emphasis on prose. Critical or research paper required.

Prerequisite: ENG 10/11

ENG 54 Black Poetry
3 rec 1 conf/rec 3 cr

This course is not offered on a regular basis. Please see the English Department chairperson to request a course description.

Prerequisite: ENG 10/11

ENG 56 Children's Literature
3 rec 3 cr

Discussions and lectures on the history, development, and critical evaluation of children's literature (including works from other cultures in translation), and the opportunity to write a work for children.

Prerequisite: ENG 10/11

ENG 57 Introduction to Women's Literature
3 rec 3 cr

Introduction to prominent women writers from various backgrounds, genres, and periods. Both primary literary works by women and theory about women's literature are read and analyzed. Critical writings, including a research paper, are required.

Prerequisite: ENG 10/11

ENG 61 Shakespeare
3 rec 3 cr

Introduction to the plays of Shakespeare. Representative tragedies, comedies, and histories are read and analyzed. Poetic and dramatic techniques and the Elizabethan theatre are studied. Critical or research paper required.

Prerequisites: ENG 10/11 and ENG 14 and/or ENG 15. The English Department recommends, additionally, ENG 12.

ENG 65 Honors Elective: Independent Research
3 cr

To involve the intellectually aware, creative student in the study in depth of some phase of English studies through independent research. Each student will work closely with the instructor and be guided in research techniques, organizing a bibliography in the specific area, and preparing drafts of the honors paper.

Prerequisites: B or higher average in several previous English courses taken at BCC and the written approval of a full-time instructor in the English Department and the chairperson.

ENG 72 The Bible as Literature
3 rec 3 cr

Study of the prime Biblical narratives as well as chief poetic and wisdom sections of both the Old and New Testaments, including the Apocrypha. Biblical texts to be read in English; short themes on both texts and their scholarly critiques.

Prerequisite: ENG 10/11

Other advanced courses will be added to this list as needed.
 

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