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Course Descriptions for ENGL

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(Also see Developmental Reading and Developmental Writing.) Additional instruction in writing and reading is available through the Learning Skills Center.


ENGL 1111 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Creative Writing
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This course is an imaginative writing workshop. It may include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or drama. (1 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2305015112


ENGL 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Composition I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 AND DWRI 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND the college Writing score prerequisite requirement.
Course Description: Intensive study of and practice in writing processes, from invention and researching to drafting, revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2313015112

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


ENGL 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Composition II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: English 1301 and have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading and Writing.
Course Description: Intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry, including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal, visual, and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation, synthesis, and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2313015112

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


ENGL 2307 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Creative Writing
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302 and have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards in Reading and Writing.
Course Description: The writing of fiction is the focus of this course. Included are the short story, poetry, and short drama. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2313025112


ENGL 2308 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Creative Writing
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302 and have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards in Reading and Writing.
Course Description: Advanced experience in the techniques of imaginative writing. May include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or drama. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2313025112


ENGL 2311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Technical Writing
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302 and have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards in Reading and Writing.
Course Description: Intensive study of and practice in professional settings. Focus on the types of documents necessary to make decisions and take action on the job, such as proposals, reports, instructions, policies and procedures, e-mail messages, letters, and descriptions of products and services. Practice individual and collaborative processes involved in the creation of ethical and efficient documents. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2313035112

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


ENGL 2321 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, MVC, RLC

British Literature
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302 and have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards in Reading and Writing.
Course Description: A survey of the development of British literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical, linguistic, and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors and traditions. For repeatability purposes, students who take English 2321 should not also take English 2322 or 2323. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2314045112

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


ENGL 2322 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC, NLC, RLC

British Literature I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302 and have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards in Reading and Writing.
Course Description: A survey of the development of British literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the Eighteenth Century. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical, linguistic, and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors and traditions. For repeatability purposes, students who take English 2321 should not also take English 2322 or 2323. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2314045112

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


ENGL 2323 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC, NLC, RLC

British Literature II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302 and have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards in Reading and Writing.
Course Description: A survey of the development of British literature from the Romantic period to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors and traditions. For repeatability purposes, students who take English 2321 should not also take English 2322 or 2323. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2314045112

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


ENGL 2326 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, RLC

American Literature
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302 and have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards in Reading and Writing.
Course Description: A survey of American literature from the period of exploration and settlement to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character. For repeatability purposes, students who take English 2326 should not also take English 2327 or 2328. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2314025112

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


ENGL 2327 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

American Literature I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302 and have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards in Reading and Writing.
Course Description: A survey of American literature from the period of exploration and settlement through the Civil War. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character. For repeatability purposes, students who take English 2326 should not also take English 2327 or 2328. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2314025112

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


ENGL 2328 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

American Literature II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302 and have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards in Reading and Writing.
Course Description: A survey of American literature from the Civil War to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character. For repeatability purposes, students who take English 2326 should not also take English 2327 or 2328. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2314025112

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


ENGL 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, RLC

World Literature
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302 and have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards in Reading and Writing.
Course Description: A survey of world literature from the ancient world to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors and traditions. For repeatability purposes, students who take English 2331 should not also take English 2332 or 2333. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1601045213

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


ENGL 2332 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

World Literature I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302 and have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards in Reading and Writing.
Course Description: A survey of world literature from the ancient world through the sixteenth century. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors and traditions. For repeatability purposes, students who take English 2331 should not also take English 2332 or 2333. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1601045213

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


ENGL 2333 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

World Literature II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302 and have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards in Reading and Writing.
Course Description: A survey of world literature from the seventeenth century to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors and traditions. For repeatability purposes, students who take English 2331 should not also take English 2332 or 2333. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1601045213

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


ENGL 2342 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Eastfield College.
Offered at BHC, CVC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Studies in Literature
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302 and have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards.
Course Description: The study of one or more literary genres including, but not limited to, poetry, fiction, drama, and film. Course descriptions are available each semester prior to registration. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1601045113

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


ENGL 2343 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Eastfield College.
Offered at BHC, CVC, NLC, RLC

Studies in Literature
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302 and have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards.
Course Description: The study of one or more literary genres including, but not limited to, poetry, fiction, drama, and film. Course descriptions are available each semester prior to registration. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1601045113

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


ENGL 2351 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, RLC

Mexican-American Literature
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302, and have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards.
Course Description: A survey of Mexican-American/Chicano/a literature including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0502035525

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.