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Department of English's Course Offerings


The Department of English offers courses from basic reading skills through literary analysis, including English 1001 and English 1002, the writing courses designed, when both completed successfully, to satisfy six of the nine Illinois Articulation Initiative's general education core requirements in Communication.  Selection of the appropriate class may depend upon your ability and your major. For assistance in selecting the proper class, please contact the IVCC counselors.

College Level Writing Courses

ENG 1001 - English Composition I

English Composition I allows the student to study and apply rhetorical principles of writing in developing effective sentences, paragraphs and essays, with particular emphasis on analyzing and writing expository prose. Students' essays will be based upon their readings of a variety of texts on various topics. The course includes the use of various computer applications, including word-processing and the Internet.
Prerequisite: Appropriate score on English placement exam, an ACT subscore of 22, or to have successfully completed ENG 0900.
Credit Hours: 3

 

ENG 1002 - English Composition II

Composition II continues the study and application of rhetorical principles of expository writing in developing effective sentences, paragraphs and essays--with particular emphasis on analyzing and writing expository prose. Students' essays will be based upon their readings of poetry, drama and fiction. The library research writing will be developed from the literature. The course includes the use of various computer applications, including word-processing and the Internet.
Prerequisite: ENG 1001
Credit Hours: 3

 

ENG 1003 - Creative Writing

An introduction to the techniques and strategies of creative writing, including primarily poetry and fiction, and not excluding creative non-fiction, drama, film scripts, graphic novels and hypertexts. The course will make use of models from established contemporary writers and allow students to practice the techniques of these writers.
Prerequisite: ENG 1001
Credit Hours: 3

 

ENG 1200 - Grammar Skills for The Workplace

A course in the basics of English grammar. Students will review the basic skills in grammar, punctuation and usage through written exercises and workbook assignments.
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 2

 

ENG 1203 - Business & Industrial Communication

Designed to meet the specialized writing skills of business and technical programs, individual businesses and industries, the course will tailor each class to specific communication tasks requested by employers. Credit will be assigned appropriately for each section offered, as agreed upon by the college and the business or industry making the request.
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: Variable

 

ENG 1205 - Written Communication Skills for Business, Industry, & Technical Environments

This course focuses on writing for the vocational, technical and business worlds. Designed for students in business, technical and vocational programs, the writing includes memos, letters, resumes, business and technical reports. The course also stresses team building, critical thinking and problem solving.
Prerequisite: Appropriate score on English placement exam or to have successfully completed ENG 0900.
Credit Hours: 3

 

ENG 2000 - Technical & Business Writing

Designed for the student in baccalaureate technical and business programs, this course focuses on the types of on-the-job writing encountered in technical, professional and business areas. It emphasizes short and long report writing in the student's major, as well as practical, technical and business written communication (such as letters, abstracts and personnel evaluations).
Prerequisite: ENG 1001
Credit Hours: 3

 

ENG 2021 - Advanced Speech

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Credit Hours: 2

 

ENG 2290 - Tech Report Writing

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Credit Hours: 3

 

To find out which classes are currently being offered or to register for a class, call (815) 224-0439 or use WebAdvisor at IVCC, our online registration system.