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Placement- Incoming students are initially placed in ENG009, ENG010 or ENG101 on the basis of high school records and/or test scores. Some incoming students with superior English grades or test scores may be given advanced placement into ENG201 or another appropriate course.

 

Course Selection after the First Semester- 1. Those students initially placed in ENG009 should take ENG010 as their next course. 2. Those students initially placed in ENG010 should take ENG101 as their next course. 3. For courses after ENG101, students should follow the degree requirements of their curriculum (as listed in the college catalog.) 4. Students who have additional questions about course selection should consult members of the English faculty.

 

Categories of English Courses - Note: Courses above ENG101 are numbered on the basis of subject matter, not according to degree of difficulty. ENG009..Basic English Skills (Developmental) ENG010..Developmental Writing (Developmental) ENG101..Standard Freshman Composition ENG102..Introduction to Literature ENG121-125..Technical writing ENG170-175,200..Journalism courses ENG131,203-204..Creative writing courses ENG107-226..Content and survey courses ENG295..Special Topics ENG296..Honors Special Topics..Special Programs..The campus writing centers offer students individual attention to their writing.

 

Emphasis and Degree Requirements- Note: The following are general guidelines. For specific degree requirements see the individual curriculum. 1. All students must take ENG101. (The exception is students who receive advanced placement.) 2. All A.A., A.S., and A.A.S. degree programs require at least six credits of English. 3. ENG009 and ENG010 do not fulfill degree or certificate requirements. 4. ENG102 is required for students in the following curricula: Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies, Humanities, Social Science; Accounting (A.S.); Business Administration (A.S.); Communications and Media Arts; and Engineering Science. 5. Any English course (ENG designation only) beyond ENG101 can be counted toward the six-credit-minimum English requirement except where a particular emphasis (e.g., Humanities or Social Sciences) requires specific courses (see the individual curriculum.)

 

  

ENG009 / EG09

 

 

Basic English Skills

 
 

Basic writing course for students who have difficulty organizing and expressing their thoughts clearly, who have problems with usage, or who simply lack much practice in writing. All students receive instruction in both developing and expressing ideas. Work on specific problems of spelling, punctuation and grammatical usage is drawn primarily from students own writings. Additional work on related exercises may be required. By placement. To be taken in the first semester. Graded on an S-W-U-R basis. Not applicable toward any degree or certificate.

 


Prerequisite
None.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 

  

ENG010 / EG10

 

 

Developmental Writing

 
 

Emphasizes basic writing skills, outlining, development of ideas and reading comprehension. Specific topics in grammar, punctuation, spelling, vocabulary and rhetoric are assigned according to needs of the students. To complete the course, students are expected to write short expository papers which show an understanding of fundamentals of organization and effective sentence structure and which avoid gross errors in grammar and mechanics. By placement. To be taken in the first semester unless placed in ENG009. Graded on an S-W-U-R basis. Not applicable toward any degree or certificate.

 


Prerequisite
None.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 

  

ENG101 / EG11

 

 

Standard Freshman Composition

 
 

Explores principles of rhetoric and stresses effective expository writing. Primarily a course in organization of ideas and development of these ideas through use of specific information. Also deals with matters of style, sentence structure, paragraph development, punctuation and vocabulary. Also introduces students to close reading of appropriate materials. By placement. To be taken prior to higher-numbered courses.

 


Prerequisite
None.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Basic Communication.

 

  

ENG102 / EG13

 

 

Introduction To Literature

 
 

Introduction to imaginative works of literature: the short story, novel, poem and drama. Close and analytical study of this literature introduces students to major literary themes and forms. Continues training in effective prose writing and requires students to demonstrate maturity in thought and style. Recommended for those who plan to continue their studies at a four-year institution.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Humanities.

 

  

ENG119 / EG33

 

 

The Structure Of English

 
 

Evolution of the English language and syntactical patterns from which English sentences are generated. Particular attention given to traditional, structuralist, and generative-transformational theories of grammar and to pedagogical and sociological assumptions underlying each.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 

  

ENG121 / EG21

 

 

Technical Writing

 
 

Orientation in field of technical writing and editing. Introduces various forms of technical writing: reports, manuals, publication specifications and standards, proposals, training materials, brochures and technical articles. Mechanics of manuscript preparation and preparation of reproduction-ready copy are discussed in detail, as are activities of various publications departments – editing, layout, printing, quality control, etc.

 


Prerequisite
Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG101

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 

  

ENG130 / EG36

 

 

Autobiographical Writing

 
 

For readers and writers of autobiography. Reading select memoirs and autobiographies, students analyze composing techniques and write their own autobiographical pieces. Substantial writing practice includes approaches to memoir writing such as portraiture, landscape and memory, travel and history.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 

  

ENG131 / EG37

 

 

Creative Writing

 
 

Develops control and style in creative writing, specifically of prose fiction, poetry and plays. Students pursue individual projects and assignments of established forms of creative writing. Discussions develop stronger criteria for self-evaluation and enable the creative writer to gauge his or her audience in order to market his or her work.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 

  

ENG141 / EG51

 

 

Introduction To The Novel

 
 

Through close reading of major works, students examine development of the novel from the 18th century to the present. Discussion covers techniques, themes and cultural-historical contexts of the works.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Humanities.

 

  

ENG142 / EG52

 

 

Introduction To Dramatic Literature

 
 

Study of theme, structure, characterization and imagery in representative drama from the Greeks to the Moderns.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Humanities.

 

  

ENG143 / EG85

 

 

Masterpieces Of World Literature I

 
 

Study of major works of world literature emphasizing mythological, social, and philosophical backgrounds of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance periods. ENG143 deals with such authors as Homer, Sophocles, Dante and Cervantes.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Humanities.

 

  

ENG144 / EG86

 

 

Masterpieces Of World Literature II

 
 

Study of major works of world literature emphasizing mythological, social, and philosophical backgrounds of late Neo-classical, Romantic, and Modern periods. Such authors as Moliere, Voltaire, Goethe and Tolstoy will be read.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Humanities.

 

  

ENG170 / EG25

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM

 
 

Emphasis on various kinds of journalistic writing. Additional areas of concentration include graphics and design, photo journalism and broadcast journalism.

 


Prerequisite
Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG101

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 

  

ENG171 / EG26

 

 

INTERMEDIATE NEWS AND FEATURE WRITING

 
 

In-depth study of reporting news and writing features, with emphasis on developing sources of news, such as governmental bodies, police stations, courts and boards of education. Emphasis on covering events in municipalities in and around Suffolk County.

 


Prerequisite
Prerequisite: ENG170. (Offered spring semester only)

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 

  

ENG172 / EG28

 

 

Magazine Writing And Publicity

 
 

Prepares students for writing magazine articles and introduces study of public relations. Students learn to write query letters. Includes material on interviewing and developing sources to prepare longer stories for magazine market. Students learn how to prepare and market story for publication. Students write press releases and work on developing publicity campaigns.

 


Prerequisite
Prerequisite: ENG170. (Offered fall semester only.)

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden

 


Credits:  3

 

  

ENG174 / EG30

 

 

Contemporary Nonfiction Journalism

 
 

Current books of nonfiction are read and discussed. Includes selections from books of "New Journalism" as well as nonfiction novels of a narrative and documentary type by such writers as Truman Capote, Joan Didion, Hunter Thompson, Betty Friedan, Jimmy Breslin, Tom Wolfe, Norman Mailer, Gay Talese and Theodore White. ENG102 recommended prerequisite.

 


Prerequisite
Prerequisite: ENG101.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden

 


Credits:  3

 

  

ENG175 / EG31

 

 

Journalism Practicum

 
 

Offers three credits for students who work 30 contact hours per semester on the student newspaper. Includes working on all phases of the newspaper: editing, reporting, feature writing, photography, layout, advertising, editorial writing and sportswriting. Students meet weekly with instructor for evaluation of their work. Registration priority given to students working on student newspaper. Registration in this course requires that students purchase liability insurance through the college.

 


Prerequisite
Prerequisites: ENG101 and ENG170 or permission of instructor. Course restricted to journalism majors or newspaper staff members.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Course Fee applies

 

  

ENG200 / EG27

 

 

Editing and Design

 
 

The study of editing and design techniques for print and electronic media. Methods for editing and packaging stories will be discussed, as well as design and pagination. Headline writing, caption writing, and typography and their employment in newspaper design will be explored. Use of the Associated Press Style Manual will be emphasized.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101 and ENG170

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden

 


Credits:  3

 

  

ENG201 / EG35

 

 

Advanced Expository Writing

 
 

Advanced course in writing, emphasizing good organization and forceful expression. Treats various forms of exposition: the personal essay of opinion, introspection, retrospection and experience, and the descriptive essay of observation and analysis.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 

  

ENG202 / EG66

 

 

LITERATURE AS FILM

 
 

Examines some of the principal elements shared by literature and film (narration, character development and motivation, choice of setting, symbols and theme) to develop understanding of common factors between the two genres and the realization that when literature is transformed into film it must undergo some fundamental changes which may ultimately alter the text's intent.

 


Prerequisite
Prerequisite: ENG101

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Humanities and The Arts.

 

  

ENG203 / EG39

 

 

Advanced Creative Writing/Fiction

 
 

Advanced workshop course devoted to writing fiction, with emphasis placed on development of craft, voice and editorial skills. Students submit short stories and/or novel excerpts for review and discussion.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101 and ENG131.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 

  

ENG204 / EG40

 

 

Advanced Creative Writing/ Poetry

 
 

Advanced workshop course devoted to writing poetry, with emphasis on development of craft, voice and editorial skills. Students submit poems for review and discussion.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101,ENG131.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 

  

ENG205 / EG53

 

 

Contemporary Literature

 
 

Study of significant contemporary works which illustrate important themes in modern thought with emphasis on contemporary insights.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Humanities.

 

  

ENG206 / EG54

 

 

The Short Story

 
 

Explores origins and historical development of the short story, its unique characteristics and its relationship to other literary forms. Students read wide variety of short stories from different historical periods. Some authors who may be included are Faulkner, O’Connor, Melville, Poe, O’Henry, Updike, Cheever, Joyce, Hemingway, Welty, de Maupassant, James, Kafka and others.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Humanities.

 

  

ENG207 / EG55

 

 

Mass Media

 
 

Study of communication techniques used by mass media in American society: newspapers, periodicals, television, radio, films, the Internet, etc.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 

  

ENG208 / EG56

 

 

The Documentary Film

 
 

Traces development of documentary film through viewing films, reading critical essays, and discussing and writing about the films. Students analyze films focusing on cinematic elements such as point of view and narrative. Students examine films as statements by individuals living within a particular cultural framework, as instruments of propaganda, as entertainment, and as devices which expand our perspectives of world around us.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101.

 


Offered On
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Credit given for ENG208 or CIN156 but not both.

 

  

ENG209 / EG57

 

 

The Literature Of The Bible

 
 

Survey of historical, prophetic and poetic literature in the Old and New Testaments with attention paid to historical and cultural context.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Humanities.

 

  

ENG210 / EG58

 

 

Science Fiction

 
 

Deals with the future as seen through literature of science fiction. Among themes covered are the effects of science and technology on human beings in a futuristic landscape and the modern mythological journey of the heroine/hero. Among writers included are H.G. Wells, Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Frederick Pohl and Ursula LeGuin.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Humanities.

 

  

ENG211 / EG59

 

 

African-American Literature

 
 

Focuses on major works by black writers and social/historical contexts informing these works. The literature includes slave narratives, essays, autobiographies, poetry, plays and film. Among writers whose works are considered are F. Douglas, L. Brent, W.E.B. DuBois, B. T. Washington, R. Wright, J. Baldwin, G. Brooks, R. Hayden, T. Morrison, A. Walker, A. Wilson, I. Reed and T. McMillan.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Humanities.

 

  

ENG212 / EG60

 

 

Contemporary Global Literature

 
 

Focuses on contemporary literature from Caribbean, Latin America, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, East Asia and Southeast Asia.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101 and ENG102.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Other World Civilizations and Humanities.

 

  

ENG213 / EG61

 

 

English Literature I

 
 

Study of major themes and styles in Middle Ages, Renaissance and Age of Reason as they appear in the works of such authors as Chaucer, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Swift and Pope.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Humanities.

 

  

ENG214 / EG62

 

 

English Literature II

 
 

Study of works of such Romantic poets as Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats and Byron; such major Victorian writers as Bronte and Tennyson; and such 20th century writers as Joyce, Thomas and Beckett.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Humanities.

 

  

ENG215 / EG71

 

 

American Literature I

 
 

A study of primary trends and themes in literature of American writers from the Colonial Period through the Civil War. Works of such writers as Franklin, Irving, Cooper, Poe, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman and Dickinson are discussed.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Humanities.

 

  

ENG216 / EG72

 

 

American Literature II

 
 

Study of American literature from end of the Civil War to the present, highlighting such central figures as Twain, Crane, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Faulkner, O’Neil and Frost.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Humanities.

 

  

ENG217 / EG73

 

 

Environmental Literature

 
 

Focuses on literature that investigates humankind’s relationships with natural world. Among writers whose works are considered are H.D. Thoreau, R. Carson, E. Abbey, A. Dillard, W. Berry, H. Beston, W. Heyen, A. Leopold and R. Nelson.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 

  

ENG218 / EG74

 

 

The Hispanic Voice In American Literature

 
 

Focuses on works of modern Hispanic-American writers, including such authors as Pulitzer Prize winners Oscar Hijuelos and Christina Garcia (Cuban-Americans), Piri Thomas and Judith Ortiz Cofer (Puerto Ricans), and Rudolfo Anaya and Sandra Cisneros (Mexican-Americans). As with all fine writers, their work deals with universal and timeless themes common to human condition and reflects their cultural heritage and experience as a minority group living in U.S. Such themes as language, alienation, identity, exile and assimilation, prejudice, cultural and ethnic pride, religion, and family are discussed. Theirs is an important and rising voice in literature of U.S.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101

 


Offered On
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Humanities.

 

  

ENG219 / EG81

 

 

Modern Literature

 
 

Study of British, European and American literature of the modern period (up to and including WW II) focusing on such literary developments as naturalism, impressionism, stream of consciousness and existentialism. An attempt is made to view the works in a psychological, historical and sociological context. Writers who may be included in discussion are Dostoevsky, Hesse, Conrad, Mann, Joyce, Kafka, Camus, Yeats, and Faulkner.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Humanities.

 

  

ENG220 / EG83

 

 

Shakespeare

 
 

Critical study of representative Shakespearean comedies, tragedies and histories, including examination of the Elizabethan world picture.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Humanities.

 

  

ENG221 / EG91

 

 

The Art Of Poetry

 
 

Study of theme, form and imagery in traditional and contemporary poetry.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Humanities.

 

  

ENG225 / EG65

 

 

THE DETECTIVE STORY

 
 

Examines development of modern detective story from its origins in mid-19th century to today's popular formats. Explores differing representations of society by "classic" British, American and contemporary multicultural writers and critiques the ways in which recent film and weekly TV series attempt to fuse classic motifs with info-age commercialism. Encourages students to become detectives themselves as they research topics for in-class discussions and papers.

 


Prerequisite
Prerequisite: ENG101

 


Offered On
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 

  

ENG226 / EG67

 

 

Literature of Magical Realism

 
 

Examines the genre of magical realism, fiction in which the relationship between the ordinary and extraordinary provokes narrative interpretations in relation to the history, cultures, myth, superstition and the politics it represents. This course will analyze ideologies which combine the conflicting perspectives of what is a rational view of reality and what is imaginary. Among writers included are Nikolai Gogol, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Toni Morrison, Angela Carter, Carlos Fuentes, Isabel Allende and John Cheever.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101 and ENG102.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Humanities.

 

  

ENG295

 

 

Special Topics in English

 
 

Special and current topics in English may be available. See the online catalog for a complete listing.

 


Prerequisite
ENG101.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3-4

 

  

ENG296

 

 

Honors Special Topics in English

 
 

Honors special topics courses in English may be available for Honors students as well as those who have received permission from campus honors program coordinator. See the online catalog for a complete listing.

 


Prerequisite
3.0 GPA in 9 credits of English; ENG101, ENG102.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3-4