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English (ENGL)

098: Fundamentals of Grammar. (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.

099: Fundamentals of Composition. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: Placement based on test results achieved on appropriate diagnostic instruments.
Introduces students to the writing process and gives extended practice in developing expository methods, especially emphasizing revising and editing. Concentrates on multi-paragraph essays. Emphasizes grammar and mechanics to reinforce writing. 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.

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.

103: Foundations of Professional Writing. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 and CIS 105, grade of C or higher
An introduction to professional writing, which includes technical writing, business writing, editing, and basic rhetorical forms.

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.

257:Introduction to African American Literature (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: ENGL 102, grade of "C" or better
Introduction to African American literature that includes critical analysis and writing about literature. Students will read, analyze, discuss, and write about literary works by African American writers during the periods of Reconstruction, the rise of the “New Negro,” the Harlem Renaissance, black realism, modernism, and post modernism.

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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