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ENG-101 Elements of Writing
ENG-105 Composition I
ENG-106 Composition II
ENG-108 Composition II: Technical Writing
ENG-120 College Writing
ENG-221 Creative Writing
ENG-225 Creative Writing: Poetry
ENG-233 Creative Writing Short Fiction
ENG-238 Creative Writing: Nonfiction
ENG-240 Advanced Creative Writing
ENG-245 Advanced Creative Writing: Short Fiction
ENG-275 Editing a Literary Magazine
ENG-924 Honors Project
ENG-928 Independent Study
 

ENG-101 Elements of Writing – 3 credits
Develops students’ fluency in communication and clarity in thinking through writers’ notebooks, expository writing, analytical reading and listening. Students use structured assignments to explore personal goals and values, exercising skills needed for reasoning and writing across the curriculum. Prereq: none

ENG-105 Composition – 3 credits
Develops expository writing with emphasis on organization supporting details, style, vocabulary and library research skills. Prereq: ENG-101 or qualifying placement score

ENG-106 Composition II – 3 credits
Teaches precise and responsible use of research tools. Requires critical analysis of reading materials, audience and self when communicating content material. Develops students’ ability to use effective and ethical arguments. Prereq: ENG-105 or ENG-120

ENG-108 Composition II: Technical Writing – 3 credits
Provides concepts, principles and practice of writing and analyzing documents in business, science (including health occupations) and industry. Research emphasized. Prereq: ENG-105 or ENG-120

ENG-120 College Writing – 5 credits
Develops expository writing with emphasis on substance, organization, supporting details, style and vocabulary. Teaches precise and responsible use of research tools. Requires critical analysis of reading current issues and literature. Develops student’s ability to use ethical and logical argument. Prereq: ENG-101 or qualifying placement score

ENG-221 Creative Writing – 3 credits
Offers students an opportunity to do advanced work in writing short story, poetry, literary nonfiction or play writing. Emphasizes regular workshops with attention to content issues, structures, forms and styles of particular genres. Students read and comment on other students’ works as well as published material. Prereq: ENG-105 or ENG-120

ENG-225 Creative Writing: Poetry – 3 credits
Offers a writing workshop devoted to responding to and revising work, reading and discussing published poetry, and exploring various forms of the poem. Prereq: ENG-105 or ENG-120

ENG-233 Creative Writing Short Fiction – 3 credits
Offers a writing workshop focused on students’ attempts and successes in writing 500- to 3,500-word short stories. Seventy-five percent of class time devoted to drafting, reading and responding to peers’ drafts; 25 percent devoted to reading and discussing published short stories and the elements of fiction as they apply to crafting stores. Prereq: ENG-105, ENG-120

ENG-238 Creative Writing: Nonfiction – 3 credits
A writing workshop for students’ nonfiction: personal essays, memoir, nature writing, literary journalism, or other subgenre of the craft. Class time devoted to reading and responding to classmates’ work, discussing published nonfiction and the writing craft. Homework devoted to drafting and revising, and to reading and responding to published nonfiction in a variety of subgenres. Prereq: ENG-105 or ENG-120

ENG-240 Advanced Creative Writing – 3 credits
Offers students an opportunity to do advanced work in fiction, poetry and literary nonfiction, with an eye toward getting something published. Students respond to each other’s writing and enlarge their knowledge of the publishing industry. Prereq: ENG-221 or ENG-225 or ENG-233 or ENG-238

ENG-245 Advanced Creative Writing: Short Fiction – 3 credits
Provides a writing workshop approach to working on students’ short fiction. Seventy-five percent of class time is devoted to reading and discussing the responses; 25 percent of class time is devoted to discussing already published work. All critiquing based in either New Critical/Elements of Fiction discourse or Reader Response. Prereq Eng-221 or ENG-233

ENG-275 Editing a Literary Magazine – 3 credits
Provides practical experience in reading and editing literary manuscripts (nonfiction, fiction and poetry). Students design and edit hypothetical magazines using actual student manuscripts and work on preparing an issue of Cedar Valley Divide, Kirkwood’s student art and literary magazine. Prereq: ENG-105 or ENG-120

ENG-924 Honors Project – 1 credit
Allows a qualified honors student to pursue a special concentration of student under the guidance of an honors faculty member. Requires that student meets honors eligibility criteria. Requires completion of an honors project contract. Requires approval of supervising professor and dean

ENG-928 Independent Study – 2-3 credits
Provides opportunity for independent writing projects under the guidance of a faculty member. Prereq: ENG-105, ENG-221; Permission of instructor is needed