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English
3.0 credits ENGL-050: English Skills
Helps students build competence in sentence mechanics, grammar, and usage through active learning. May be taken either with a companion English course or on its own.
Offered: FASP
3.0 - 6.0 credits ENGL-095: Basic Writing Workshop
Helps students improve writing and reading skills. Introduces students to college culture, including academic literacy, campus resources, computer skills, and college success strategies.
Prerequisites: ENGL-050 or appropriate English Accuplacer score.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits ENGL-098: Basic Technical Composition
Introduces communication skills useful for practical, informative writing in academic, technical, and workplace settings. Designed for technicians in certificate and A.A.S. fields.
Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and RDNG-096 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ENGL-099: Basic Composition
Improves students' academic and personal communication skills in preparation for college-level writing courses. Emphasizes academic literacy skills in college reading, writing, and basic use of sources.
Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and RDNG-096 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits ENGL-111: Freshman Composition
Emphasizes academic writing, intertextuality, and analysis of rhetorical situation through writing workshop and thematic readings. [NM Common Course Number ENGL 1113, Area I; Communications]
Prerequisites: ENGL-099 and (RDNG-095 OR RDNG-096) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits ENGL-118: Technical Composition
Emphasizes workplace communication including letters, memos, reports, instructions, and job application materials. Designed for technicians in certificate and AAS fields.
Prerequisites: ENGL-098 or ENGL-099 or appropriate English Accuplacer score.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits ENGL-125: Introduction to Creative Writing
Introduces four genres of creative writing: creative non-fiction, fiction, poetry and drama. Students will write in each genre, learning and practicing the elements of the craft. Each student's own voice and style will be encouraged with direction and techniques for more effective writing.
Prerequisites: ENGL-111 or higher.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits ENGL-130: Editing and Style for Writers
Examines the elements of good creative writing and the methodologies of evaluating and editing students' own writing and that of others. Includes style and usage, diction and sentence variety, imagery, and figurative language, and how to write concisely and with expression.
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 or obtain permission of instructor.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits ENGL-140: Exploring Literature
Introduces students to fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction. In addition to learning basic literary terms and conventions, students examine ideas, themes, and perspectives from literature.
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113).
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ENGL-211: Advanced Composition
Develops rhetorical and expository writing skills. Explores a variety of forms and styles with emphasis on argument and academic research. [NM Common Course Number ENGL 1123, Area I; Communications]
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113).
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits ENGL-218: Advanced Technical Composition
Emphasizes theory and application of workplace communication, including design principles, graphics, collaborative writing, research process, and source incorporation into a variety of documents such as letter, memos, reports, instructions, definitions, and proposals. [NM Common Course Number ENGL 2113, Area I; Communications]
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-118 or ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113).
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits ENGL-221: Creative Writing: Fiction
Introduces the techniques and practice of contemporary fiction including novels and short stories. Students write and share original stories in a workshop setting.
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 or obtain permission of instructor.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits ENGL-222: Creative Writing: Poetry
Introduces the elements of poetry writing. Students read and discuss poetry, as well as experiment with their own writing and share their original poetry in a workshop setting.
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 or obtain permission of the instructor.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits ENGL-223: Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction
Explores the elements, genres, and styles of creative nonfiction and the requisite attributes of creative nonfiction writers--literary voice, personal interaction with subject, openness to experience, among others. Students experiment with forms such as memoir, travel, nature, personal essay, social commentary, and more.
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 or obtain permission of instructor.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits ENGL-230: Southwest Literature
Explores fiction, poetry, biography, and other works by Anglos, Native Americans, and Hispanics. Increases students' understanding of the Southwest and its relations to the broader American culture. [NM Common Course Number 2713, Area V; Humanities]
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 or obtain permission of instructor.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits ENGL-235: Women's Literature
Surveys women writers from the English-speaking tradition. Includes various genres that represent the diversity of women's experiences.
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 or obtain permission of instructor.
Offered: FALL, Even Year
3.0 credits ENGL-245: Native American Literature
Introduces students to historical and contemporary works by Native American writers. Examines themes relevant to cultural identity. [NM Common Course Number 2733, Area V; Humanities].
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 or obtain permission of instructor.
Offered: SP, Even Year
3.0 credits ENGL-250: Teaching Writing
Introduces methods of teaching the writing workshop and the principles of writing to learn. Includes practical as well as theoretical material applicable for teachers at any level. Students develop their own practices and philosophies of teaching writing.
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 or obtain permission of instructor.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits ENGL-251: American Literature to 1865
Surveys major literary works from pre-colonial times to 1865. [NM Common Course Number 2513, Area V; Humanities].
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 or obtain permission of instructor.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits ENGL-252: American Literature From 1865 to Present
Surveys major literary works from 1865 to the present. [NM Common Course Number 2523, Area V; Humanities]
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 or obtain permission of instructor.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits ENGL-261: Survey of World Literature I
Surveys world literature from antiquity through the Renaissance. [NM Common Course Number 2613, Area V; Humanities].
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 or obtain permission of instructor.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits ENGL-262: Survey of World Literature II
Examines world literature from the Renaissance to the modern world. [NM Common Course Number 2623, Area V; Humanities].
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 or obtain permission of instructor.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits ENGL-271: Introduction to the Study of Language
Introduces the study of linguistics including the basic structure of language, first and second language acquisition, bilingualism, and social and regional variation. Explores linguistics issues with emphasis on their educational implications.
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 or obtain permission of instructor.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ENGL-272: Traditional English Grammar
Examines the form and function of words and the structure of sentences in the English language, through analysis and diagramming, with applications for teachers and writers.
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 or obtain permission of instructor.
Offered: FALL