Course Descriptions

This directory describes courses available at KCC according to the latest Academic Catalog. To determine when these courses are offered or to register, visit “Class Schedules.”

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  • ENGL 106
    3 CR
    Using content area text (e.g. Psychology, Early Childhood Education) students will explore the process of critical reading (and making sense of the text); how to better engage with texts and improve comprehension of academic material. Students will be apprenticed in the cognitive and linguistic skills necessary to participate in the content area discipline. Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: Prerequisite: ACCUPLACER reading score of 60, or a "C" in TSRE 55
  • ENGL 151
    3 CR
    Writing expository prose with emphasis on the thesis sentence, idea development, unity, continuity, coherence, patterns of exposition, and educated usage. Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: ACCUPLACER reading score of 60, or a "C" in TSRE 55; and an ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 75, or a "C" TSEN 95
  • The intellectually-able student is permitted to pursue in-depth studies in expository writing. The student must be interested in developing excellence in writing. Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 92-120; and student must meet one or more of the Honors Program's eligibility requirements
  • ENGL 152
    3 CR
    A continuation of ENGL 151, including research writing, examination, and discussion of selected readings. Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: a "C" in ENGL 151
  • A continuation of ENGL 151 Honors with emphasis on preparation and writing of a research paper on a challenging topic. Analysis of fiction and nonfiction selections to refine critical thinking skills. Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: a "C" in ENGL 151, or ENGL 151H
  • ENGL 153
    3 CR
    Instruction and practice in writing for industry and technology. Emphasis is on meeting the written communication needs for the technical student. Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: ACCUPLACER reading score of 60, or a "C" in TSRE 55; and an ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 75, or a "C" in TSEN 95
  • ENGL 201
    3 CR
    Practice in expository writing to develop a mastery of clear, accurate style. This course is recommended for all students majoring in English or in pre-professional programs. Writing assignments are individually designed to relate to students’ majors. Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: a "C" in ENGL 152
  • Designed to introduce students to the basic elements that govern the creation of short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Emphasis is on development of creative style and the development of craft in handling poetic form.
    Prerequisites: ACCUPLACER reading score of 60, or a "C" in TSRE 55. ENGL 201 recommended prior to ENGL 203
  • Designed to facilitate students’ understanding of the ways fiction, poetry, and drama work. Students will deal with theory and technique in traditional and contemporary works, emphasis on expanding creative scope, and developing students’ own voice and style.
    Prerequisites: a "C" in ENGL 203
  • This course emphasizes writing for the media using current industry practices. Students will learn writing of script for radio and television broadcasting, audio and video production, and screen play for film style production.
    Prerequisites: ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 75, or a "C" in TSEN 95
  • A lecture/workshop structured to develop the writing skills of prospective teachers and to explore the means by which the writing ability of elementary school children can be encouraged, developed, and evaluated. Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: a "C" in ENGL 151
  • ENGL 298
    3 CR
    An opportunity for the interested student with a good scholastic record to pursue independently the study of some subject under the direction of a member(s) of the professional staff. Subjects are chosen and arrangements made to suit the needs of the individual student.
    Prerequisites: departmental approval