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Southern New Hampshire University as evaluating Internet sources) is a major focus of this course. Also included are the academic skills of summarizing, paraphrasing, quoting, and documenting sources. This course is offered in conjunction with ENG 071 and ENG 072. ENG 071 Process Writing (3 credits) This course focuses on the basic writing skills required of an undergraduate student. It includes the following processes: invention strategies (brainstorming, clustering/ mapping, freewriting, and outlining), drafting, peer review, revising, and editing. This course also emphasizes the concepts of organization, development, unity and coherence in writing paragraphs and essays. This course is offered in conjunction with ENG 070 and ENG 072. ENG 072 Grammar Workshop (3 credits) This course focuses on the development of grammatical accuracy in writing. Students are taught how to distinguish global errors (sentence structure, tense consistency, and cohesive devices) from local errors (pronoun reference, subject-verb agreement, and word forms) and to categorize their errors to better understand their specific needs for further study. In addition, students become familiar with common feedback symbols and abbreviations used by college instructors. This course is offered in conjunction with ENG 070 and ENG 071. ENG 101 Fundamentals of Writing (3 credits) ENG 101 is a basic writing course designed to help students acquire the composition skills they need to succeed in ENG 120. Students will be engaged in preparing essays that respond to written texts, thereby combining reading skills with writing strategies. In addition, ENG 101 provides a systematic introduction to/review of grammar, mechanics and other college-writing conventions. One major objective of ENG 101 is to teach students to prepare essays that review and evaluate the ideas and issues found in the writings of others. All ENG 101 students must pass the Basic Competency Examination before being admitted into ENG 120. A common-course grammar/mechanics test is given during the final week of the semester. Classroom instructors confirm placement in ENG 101 during the first two weeks of instruction. Students who are enrolled in Eng 101 must successfully complete that course before enrolling in Eng 120. Credits awarded for this course are counted in addition to the 120-credit minimum degree requirement. Classes are kept intentionally small, typically 15 students per section, to assure maximum benefit. ENG 101I Fundamentals of Writing for International Students (3 credits) ENG 101I is specifically designed for students whose primary language is not English and who consequently have special linguistic requirements. The major objective of ENG 101I is to prepare students for success in ENG 120 through a basic and programmed approach to the acquisition of reading skills, writing conventions and fluency in English grammar/mechanics. Students must pass the Basic Competency Examination, which is issued during finals week, before they may be admitted into ENG 120. Students also are required 120

to take a grammar/mechanics test during the last week of instruction. ENG 101I meets four times a week. Enrollment is kept intentionally small, typically 12 students per section, to assure maximum benefit. Placement is determined by the staff of the Center for Language Education and verified by the freshman writing coordinator/department chair. Credits awarded for this course are counted in addition to the 120credit minimum degree requirement. ENG 120 College Composition I (3 credits) ENG 120 is a college-level writing course that introduces students to various forms of academic discourse. Students are required to prepare essays in a variety of rhetorical modes, including exposition, description and argumentation. In addition to out-of-class writing assignments, students will be required to compose in-class essays in response to readings and other prompts. ENG 120 introduces students to process writing techniques, library research and MLA documentation procedures. The primary focus of ENG 120 is to help students acquire the writing skills they need to succeed in an academic environment. Enrollment is kept intentionally small, typically 15 students per section, to assure maximum benefit. Prerequisite: Completion of ENG 101 or placement by the Director of the Writing Program. ENG 121 College Composition II (3 credits) ENG 121 is the sequel to ENG 120. This course concentrates on argumentative writing and requires students to prepare a major research report, one that reveals fluency with argumentative strategies and rhetorical conventions. In addition, students are introduced to analytical reading techniques, critical research methods and current documentation procedures. Although other kinds of writing are commonly assigned in ENG 121, argumentation remains the major focus of study. Enrollment is kept intentionally small, typically 15 students per section, to assure maximum benefit. Prerequisite: ENG 120. ENG 220 Business Communication (3 credits) This course is a practical introduction to the preparation of business correspondence, employment applications and resumes, and formal research reports. Written communication skills are emphasized. Prerequisite: ENG 121. ENG 226 Introduction to Creative Writing (3 credits) This course is an introductory creative writing course designed to acquaint students with the craft of creative writing and the skills that will be required in subsequent creative writing workshops. Students will explore such craft issues as point of view, voice, characterization, dialogue, setting, conflict, rhythm, imagery, poetic structure, and dramatic scene development. Students will be expected to submit a number of writing exercises, as well as complete poems and stories. They will also be expected to read and comment on their peers’ writing with thoughtful and constructive criticism, as well as read and discuss published work. ENG 327 Play Writing Workshop (3 credits) This course is a roundtable forum in which 10 to 15 students will write stage plays of various lengths using traditional and

SNHU Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010  

Southern New Hampshire University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog