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English Fundamentals 1: Preparing for College Writing I (8 credits)
Course Format: Traditional Lecture Course
Sample Course Plan

ENF 1 is a course intended to strengthen students’ college-level reading and writing skills so they can read and write competently in ENG 111.

The course provides integrated reading and writing instruction for students who require extensive preparation to succeed in college-level English courses. Students will place into this course based on VPT-English (Virginia Placement Test-English). Upon successful completion and faculty recommendation, students will move into ENF 3 (if they require additional preparation) or into college-level English (if they require no additional preparation). Credits are not applicable to graduation (8 semester credits).


English Fundamentals 2: Preparing for College Writing II (4 credits)
Course Format: Traditional Lecture Course
Sample Course Plan

ENF 2 is course intended to strengthen students’ college-level reading and writing skills so they can read and write competently in ENG 111.

The course provides integrated reading and writing instruction for students who require intermediate preparation to succeed in college-level English courses. Students will place into this course based on VPT-English (Virginia Placement Test-English). Upon successful completion and faculty recommendation, students will move into ENF 3 (if they require additional preparation) or into college-level English (if they require no additional preparation).


English Fundamentals 3: Preparing For College Writing III (2 credits)
Course Format: Independent and Distance Learning Course
Sample Course Plan

ENF 3 is a course intended to help students strengthen their college-level reading and writing skills so that they can read and write competently in ENG 111.

Specifically, the course provides integrated reading and writing instruction for students who require minimal preparation for college-level English but still need some preparation to succeed. Students in this course will be co-enrolled in college-level English. Students will place into this course based on VPT-English (Virginia Placement Test-English).

To successfully pass this course, students must also pass the college-level English course in which they are co-enrolled.


English 108: Critical Reading and Study Skills (3 credits)
Course Format: Traditional Lecture Course
Sample Course Plan

Helps students improve their reading and learning processes. The course includes advanced comprehension strategies and study skills such as time management, note-taking, studying from textbooks and other reading materials, taking examinations, and using the library.  Lecture 3 hours per week.


English 111-112: College Composition I-II (3 credits) (3 credits)
Course Format:
Traditional Lecture Course and Independent and Distance Learning Course
Sample Course Plan Eng 111
Sample Course Plan Eng 112

Develops writing ability for study, work, and other areas of writing based on experience, observation, research, and reading of selected literature. Guides students in learning writing as a process: understanding audience and purpose, exploring ideas and information, composing, revising, and editing. Supports writing by integrating, composing, revising, and editing, as well as by integrating experiences in thinking, reading, listening, and speaking. Prerequisite for English 111 is a satisfactory score on appropriate English placement examination and 4 units of high school English; keyboarding skills are recommended. English 111 is a prerequisite for English 112. Lecture 3 hours per week.


English 115: Technical Writing (3 credits)
Course Format: Traditional Lecture Course
Sample Course Plan

Develops ability in technical writing through extensive practice in composing technical reports and other documents. Guides students in achieving voice, tone, style, and content in formatting, editing, and graphics. Introduces students to technical discourse through selected reading. Prerequisite: satisfactory score on appropriate English placement examination and 4 units of high school English. Lecture 3 hours per week.


English 116: Writing For Business (3 credits)
Course Format: Traditional Lecture Course
Sample Course Plan

Develops ability in business writing through extensive practice in composing business correspondence and other documents. Guides students in achieving voice, tone, style, and content appropriate to a specific audience and purpose. Includes instruction in formatting and editing. Introduces students to business discourse through selected readings. Prerequisite: satisfactory score on appropriate English placement test and 4 units of high school English. Lecture 3 hours per week.


English 150: Children's Literature (3 credits)
Course Format: Independent and Distance Learning Course
Sample Course Plan

Surveys the history of children's literature, considers learning theory and developmental factors influencing reading interests, and uses bibliographic tools in selecting books and materials for recreational interests and educational needs of children. Lecture 3 hours per week.


English 211 & 212: Creative Writing I-II (3 credits) (3 credits)
Course Format: Traditional Lecture Course
Sample Course Plan Eng 211
Sample Course Plan Eng 212

Introduces the student to the fundamentals of writing imaginatively. Students write in forms to be selected from poetry, fiction, drama, and essays. Prerequisite: English 112 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week.


English 241 & 242: Survey Of American Literature I-II (3 credits) (3 credits)
Course Format:
Traditional Lecture Course and Independent and Distance Learning Course
Sample Course Plan Eng 241
Sample Course Plan Eng 242

Examines American literary works from colonial times to the present, emphasizing the ideas and characteristics of our national literature. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisite: English 112 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week.


English 243 & 244: Survey of English Literature I-II (3 credits) (3 credits)
Course Format: Traditional Lecture Course
Sample Course Plan Eng 243
Sample Course Plan Eng 244

Studies major English works from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present, emphasizing ideas and characteristics of the British literary tradition. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisite: English 112 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week.


English 251-252: Survey Of World Literature I-II (3 credits) (3 credits)
Course Format: Traditional Lecture Course, Independent and Distance Learning Course, and Web-Based Independent and Distance Learning Course
Sample Course Plan Eng 251
Sample Course Plan Eng 252

Examines major works of world literature. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisite: English 112 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week.


English 273-274: Women in Literature I-II (3 credits) (3 credits)
Course Format: Traditional Lecture Course
Sample Course Plan Eng 273
Sample Course Plan Eng 274


Examines literature by and about women. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisite: English 112 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week.


English 268: The Modern Drama (3 credits)
Course Format: Web-Based Independent and Distance Learning Course
Sample Course Plan


Studies the modern drama. Emphasizes the understanding and enjoyment of dramatic literature. Requires critical reading and writing. Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval.  Lecture 3 hours per week.


English 278: Appalachian Literature (3 credits)
Course Format: Traditional Lecture Course
Sample Course Plan


Examines selected works of outstanding authors of the Appalachian region. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week.