Course Descriptions: ENGL

Engl100 Basic Writing 3 hours

Reviews basic grammar, with emphasis on composing focused paragraphs and essays, creating thesis statements and developing ideas with supporting details. Does not satisfy Hesston College writing requirement and may not transfer to a four-year school. Placement in this course is based upon college entrance scores and high school record.

Engl102 ESL: Intermediate Listening/Speaking 3 hours

Emphasis is placed on teaching the intermediate student how to develop listening comprehension through a variety of listening skills including predicting, drawing inferences, summarizing and identifying phonological clues that signal important information. Emphasis is also placed on note-taking and conversation skills. Does not apply to hours for graduation.

Engl103 ESL: Intermediate Grammar 3 hours

Develops students’ understanding and usage of English grammar skills in the formal, written form. Theme-based assignments encompass many grammar components including compound and complex sentences, active and passive tense, verb tenses, comprative and superlative forms, modals and more. Does not apply to hours for graduation. Should be taken concurrently with Engl 104.

Engl104 ESL: Intermediate Writing 3 hours

Provides theme-based instruction for students to become competent communicators in written English. Students will develop thinking and organizational skills, write using correct conventions and structures, evaluate writing to self-edit and revise and understand and demonstrate voice and fluency in writing. Does not apply to hours for graduation. Should be taken concurrently with Engl 103.

Engl105 ESL: Advanced Listening/Speaking 3 hours

Focuses on learning strategies and language functions while maintaining a strong focus on both listening and speaking. Interactive listening activities based on short but realistic academic lectures and sample conversations provide comprehensive practice while a variety of “realistic world” speaking activities reinforce use in context of language function.

Engl106 ESL: Advanced Reading/Vocabulary 3 hours

Enables the student to deal effectively with sophisticated reading materials of both a scientific and humanistic nature. Brings the student from a basic level of comprehension of the English language to the higher competence necessary for tackling work in the college classroom.

Engl112 Studies in Literature 3 hours

Introduces students to fiction, nonfiction, drama and poetry of a selected theme, period or country. Emphasis on nonwestern and western literature and on literature as a means of expressing and shaping gendered, cultural, racial and ethnic identity. A Knowledge Source Course.

Engl125 College Writing I 3 hours

Designed to help students improve writing and critical thinking skills necessary for college success. Students analyze, critique and respond to challenging texts in a variety of modes, including argument and research essays. A Skills Source Course.

Engl135 College Writing II 3 hours

Designed to help students improve reading, writing, research and critical thinking skills necessary for college success. Students analyze and critique challenging texts and write several analytical essays. Students work through the research process and complete a research project. Content areas selected by course professor and students. A Skills Source Course.

Engl212 World Literature 3 hours

Surveys Western and (predominantly) non-Western literary classics (novels, poetry, prose, criticism, autobiography, etc.) from the Ancient through the Neoclassical periods. Exposes students to a global vision of the human mind engaged in the universal art of storytelling, focusing on the foundational relationships between identity, ethnicity, place and culture. A Knowledge or Responsibility Source Course.

Engl217 Literature of Race, Ethnicity and Gender 3 hours

Studies fiction, nonfiction, drama and/or poetry, primarily 1800-present, shaped by cultural and theoretical concerns related to race, ethnicity and gender. May focus on writings by authors of a particular race, ethnicity or gender, or on race, ethnicity and gender in relation to a particular theme. A Knowledge Source Course.

Engl220 Creative Writing 3 hours

A beginning course for developing a refined, audience-ready writing portfolio through the study and practice of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and screenplay. As an Integration course, Creative Writing will also ask students to inform their creative process and writing with cross-curricular background knowledge and personal interests. An Integration Source Course.

Engl225 Advanced College Writing 3 hours

Designed to help students hone advanced research, writing and revision skills and to develop a fuller understanding of writing across the disciplines. As the required training course for potential writing assistants (see Hesston College Writing Fellows Program), the course also focuses on improving skills involved in commenting on peers’ writing. A Skills Source Course.