English Course Descriptions & Outlines

ENGL 1090 | Professional Technical Writing | Credits: 3

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This course prepares students to write effectively in the professional technical workplace. Students will learn to produce effective technical documents like those they will write and/or use in their future workplaces, including instructions and procedures, short reports, emails, proposals, formal reports, resumes, and letters.

ENGL 1101 | Composition I | Credits: 4

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This course teaches students to write college-level essays, with a focus on analytical academic writing. Students learn to focus and organize essays, make an argument in response to readings, effectively revise, and carefully edit and proofread. They will become comfortable responding to other people's ideas and incorporating research in their writing while avoiding plagiarism. This course meets MnTC areas 1 and 2.

ENGL 1105 | Technical Research Writing | Credits: 3

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This course involves reporting information, including memos, resumes, various types of letters, instructions, procedures, reports, proposals, meeting agendas and minutes. Students learn how to conduct, integrate, and cite research in a proposal that addresses a problem or issue. Students learn how to read academic articles. They will demonstrate the ability to asses audience and purpose and then write in the appropriate format. This course meets MnTC areas 1 and 2.

ENGL 1113 | Composition II | Credits: 3

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This course involves discovering and developing an argument for a research paper. Students learn how to conduct research in support of and counter reasonable objections to their argument. Students learn how to locate and evaluate sources as well as how to integrate, document, and cite sources. They will be able to demonstrate the ability to use the writing process to produce academic essays. This course meets MnTC areas 1 and 2.

ENGL 2100 | Introduction to Literature | Credits: 3

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Students define and investigate the genres of literature: fiction, poetry, drama. They learn approaches to analysis and interpretation of literature.

ENGL 2106 | Creative Writing | Credits: 3

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This course introduces students to the craft of writing fiction, poetry, and/or creative nonfiction. Students critically read literature, studying the craft of each genre. Students practice applying these elements in their original fiction, poetry, and/or creative nonfiction in workshop format.

ENGL 2131 | Introduction to the Novel | Credits: 3

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This course introduces students to the craft of the novel. They will learn approaches to analysis and interpretation of the novel. Through reading, analyzing, and writing about the novel, students will examine the structure of the novel and its expression of individual and human values within multiple cultural and social global contexts.

ENGL 2133 | Introduction to Poetry | Credits: 3

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This course introduces students to the craft of poetry. They will learn approaches to analysis and interpretation of poetry. Through reading, analyzing, and writing about poetry, students will examine the different structures of poetry and its expression of individual and human values within multiple cultural and social global contexts.

ENGL 2134 | Introduction to the Short Story | Credits: 3

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This course introduces students to the craft of short fiction. They will learn approaches to analysis and interpretation of short fiction. Through reading, analyzing, and writing about short fiction, students will examine the structure of the short story and its expression of individual and human values within multiple cultural and social global contexts.

ENGL 2135 | American Indian Literature | Credits: 3

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Students reach Modern American Indian literature with an emphasis on elements and context unique to the Indian experience.

ENGL 2136 | Mythology | Credits: 3

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Mythology focuses on comparing and contrasting myths from various cultures with an emphasis on Greek mythology.