CourseConnect™

English

CourseConnect Developmental English

This course reviews basic English concepts and introduces students to college-level writing with an emphasis on basic grammar and composition. Students will apply their learning to a variety of writing activities emphasizing the development of paragraphs and essays.

CourseConnect Developmental Reading

This course introduces the fundamental tools and techniques adult learners will need to comprehend reading material found in general education courses and employment settings. Students will develop an understanding about how to identify vocabulary in context, topics, main ideas and patterns of organizations. Students will also evaluate the author’s purpose and tone, and draw conclusions from the passages using literal and interpretive information.

CourseConnect Developmental Writing

Developmental Writing is a twelve-lesson course that introduces the fundamental tools and techniques adult learners will need to use to write clear sentences, effective paragraphs, and well-organized essays for general education courses and employment settings. Students will develop an understanding about how to organize, clarify, and communicate written ideas, and about how to use correct sentence structure, grammar, and parts of speech in written communication. Students will also develop skills in writing in Standard American English, and in revising and editing to clarify voice, tone, style, and mode.

CourseConnect English Composition 1

This course develops written communication skills with an emphasis on understanding the writing process, analyzing readings, and practicing writing for personal and professional applications.

CourseConnect English Composition 2

This course builds on lessons learned in English Composition I. In addition to reviewing the writing process, students learn research techniques, citation techniques, documentation formats, and critical analysis of written topics.

CourseConnect Integrated Reading and Writing

This course introduces basic strategies for effective reading and writing to enhance student success in general education courses. Students will apply the steps of the reading process, the writing process, develop vocabulary strategies, identify organizational patterns in reading and writing, and learn to develop effective paragraphs and essays consistent with what is expected in college general education courses.

CourseConnect Introduction to Literature

This introductory-level course presents the elements and examples of three genres of literature: fiction, poetry, and drama. Students will learn the origins of literature and the purposes of the study of literature. Students will associate the study of literature and thinking skills, such as critical reading. Students will utilize thinking skills to research and apply literary criticism, to analyze and critique various literary works, in the context of discussing and writing about literature.