ENG 085 College Language Studies

Course Number & Name: ENG 085 College Language Studies

Credit Hours:  6.0             Contact Hours:  6.0          Lecture:  6.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Co-requisites: ENG 085T
Concurrent Courses: Grade of “C” or better in CSS 101

Course Description: This is a combined reading and writing skills course designed to assist students to comprehend, interpret, and analyze text. Students will learn how to think critically about what they have read, and write meaningfully on selected readings and other assignments.  The writing portion of the course emphasizes fluency, the writing process, sentence and paragraph structure, grammar, essay development, and the articulation of critical thoughts in writing. The reading portion emphasizes creating a written response to assigned reading material and articulating ideas in a class setting. Students will recognize main ideas, distinguish main ideas from details, recognize patterns of development, draw conclusions and inferences, recognize and understand author’s purpose, make judgments and distinguish fact from opinion. Students will also learn the Modern Language Association (MLA) style format for college compositions

<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:


  1. write a composition;
  2. implement critical reading techniques to analyze selected materials; and
  3. demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.


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