131 Course Descriptions English Composition ______________________________________________________ ENG101-C Elements of Writing 3 Elements of Writing is designed to meet the needs of students who require additional practive in writing. The course includes a review of grammar and usage skills as well as writing practice involving the process approach of pre-writing, drafting, and rewriting. ENG105-A Composition I 3 This course focuses on developing written communication skills through various experiences including expository, persuasive, and research papers. Instruction will also include basic research and documentation skills. ENG106-A Composition II 3 This course focuses on helping you develop advanced writing skills in order to compose analytical and persuasive essays. You will use advanced research and critical thinking skills to respond to and compose essays based on current issues and enduring questions. Prerequisite: ENG105-A ENG107-A Composition I: Technical Writing 3 A writing, speaking and reading course to prepare students for the types of communication and thought essential to the working world. The general goals of Technical Communication are that students gain more confidence in their writing abilities and improve their proficiency in critical reading and problemsolving, applied to practical situations. Students will also present material orally and visually, with assignments related to their content areas. Emphasis is on the writing process and learning the forms appropriate for technical communication purposes and audiences. ENG108-A Composition II:Technical Writing 3 This course is designed for students in business, technical, or science programs. Students will use critical thinking skills to analyze technical writing situations, conduct research, and apply their knowledge of technical writing style, format, and strategy to various professional writing tasks. These tasks include correspondence, reports, articles, instructions, manuals, and job search materials. Prerequisite: ENG105-A ENG150-A Fundamentals of English Grammar 3 Students will study the structure of the English language, particularly the system of principles that allows us to organize words into sentences. Students will look at the three major grammatical theories: traditional, structural, and transformational. The units covered in the course include grammatical categories, constituency, grammatical functions, phrase structure, and clauses. ENG221-A Creative Writing 3 In this course, you will study the elements and technique of writing both poetry and short fiction. You will apply this knowledge in creating original poems and short fiction to include in a creative writing portfolio. In addition, you will use your knowledge in responding to other students’ writing during workshop sessions. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ENG105-A ENG238-A Creative Writing: Nonfiction 3 You will explore boundaries of non-fiction and fiction writing with the intent of being published. This will be done through careful observation of factual detail and determined reflection on the part of the student. In exploring expository writing, you will study the styles of some of our country’s best known expository writers. Your overall goal is to discover your own writing voice, your own style. You will take at look your strong and weak points. You should consider playing to your strong points and adding to them by improving upon your identified weak points. Realize, they are only weaker because they have not been developed. Prerequisites: ENG105 ENG925-A Honors Research 1 In this course, the student will work independently with a chosen Arts & Sciences English instructor on an English research project designed by the student and instructor. Environmental Science ______________________________________________________ ENV111-A Environmental Science 4 In this course common environmental problems will be surveyed, with discussion as to their possible causes, consequences and remedies. An emphasis will be placed on objective analyses of issues and arguments related to environmental concerns. ENV115-A Environmental Science 3 This is an introductory environmental science course for science and non-science majors. It examines the impact and dependence of humans on the physical and biological environment. Topics include populations, soil, water, energy resources, air, waste management, and environmental ethics. ENV116-A Environmental Science Lab 1 This is an introductory environmental science course for science and non-science majors. It examines the impact and dependence of humans on the physical and biological environment. Topics include populations, soil, water, energy resources, air, waste management, and environmental ethics. ENV140-A Natural Resources Biology 4 The general principles of natural resource conservation with an emphasis on local conservation organizations, indigenous resources, and typical management activities. Special consideration is given to environmental preservation, recreational functions, conflicting utilization policies, and employment opportunities in natural resource conservation and management. ENV145-A Conservation Biology 4 This course examines the ecological principles used in the preservation of biological diversity. Some topics explored are population dynamics, conservation genetics, island biogeography, mathematical modeling of ecological systems, disturbance ecology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), reserve theory and wildlife corridors. Laboratories will involve field work (or review of summaries of fieldwork), data analysis, computer work and research.
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