A study of the forms and conventions of the genres through close reading, discussion, and written response. Students will survey representative works from fifth-century Athens to the most contemporary voices. Relevant exposure will be given to poems and plays by and about women and minorities.
A study of narrative art both in fictional forms (the short story, the novel, allegory) and non-fictional forms (autobiography, personal essay), with readings from many cultures within a world context, giving substantial exposure to important works written in the last 100 years and to those written by women and minorities.
This course provides practice in writing expository documents and technical reports. In addition to scientific/ technical reports and proposals, students also write business letters, memoranda, and other types of written communication common to the industrial and business worlds.
A continuation of Written English I that provides experience in analyzing and writing argument and persuasive prose. A central feature of the course is a library research project that is intended to develop familiarity with reference sources and skill in summarizing the diverse points of view of multiple sources.
This course offers a process-oriented practice in drafting, revising, and editing texts. Students learn the principles of expository writing, thesis formulation, organization, paragraph development, audience analysis, appropriate diction, and sentence structure. The course also includes an introduction to reading for content in texts selected from across the disciplines.
This course is required for all students enrolled in the Power Plant Technology and Mechatronics programs and is designed to teach students the writing skills specific to the industrial workforce. The course will focus on two aspects of communications: writing technical documents, such as activity reports, workplace memoranda, and professional emails; and working collaboratively, including developing listening skills and working in groups.