Core Courses in English and Literature

 

EN 11: COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH I

Communication in English (CIE) I is a course designed to develop communicative skills necessary for academic study at the university level. While it is focused on (but not limited to) the development of reading and writing skills across the curriculum, the course also develops skills primarily intended for the improvement and application of students' critical thinking skills.

As a foundational writing composition course, CIE I uses a task-based learning strategy as its basic approach to language learning. This is carried out and achieved through a set of highly-focused, well-structured problem-posing activities which provide learners with opportunities for language  use and production. These activities are designed to provide students with skills needed in other courses in the core curriculum and in their specific degree programs.

 

EN 12: COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH II

Communication in English (CIE) II is a course designed to further develop communicative skills necessary for academic study at the university level. While it is focused on (but not limited to) the development of reading and writing skills across the curriculum, the course also develops skills  primarily intended for the improvement and application of students' higher order thinking skills in academic writing.

As an advanced writing composition course, CIE II uses a task-based learning strategy as its basic approach to language learning. This is carried out and achieved through a set of highly-focused, well-structured problem-posing activities which provide learners with opportunities for language use and production. These activities are designed to provide students with skills needed for academic and research writing in other courses in the core curriculum and in their specific degree programs.

 

LIT 13: INTRODUCTION TO FICTION

A study of the modes, conventions, and uses of fiction through the short story and the novel. In exploring vital connections among culture, history, and fiction, the course presents a range of reading strategies related to the mode (realism, magic realism, fabulation, and metafiction), the form (plot, character, setting, point of view, theme) , and the individual and social functions of fiction.

 

LIT 14: INTRODUCTION TO POETRY AND DRAMA

This course is an introduction to poetry and drama and English. The course will train students in the analysis, evaluation, and appreciation of drama by familiarizing them with the elements, forms, and practices of this genres. By the end of the course, the students should be able to read, understand, appreciate poetry and drama, and express this understanding in an effective literary paper.