English

English

Overview

In response to the needs and goals of a diverse student population and community, the Department of English at Phoenix College will provide a learning environment that addresses students' life-long needs in written communication, language acquisition, literature, and the humanities. Competency-based courses will enhance student learning, develop writing skills, and promote critical thinking skills.

Sequences of courses in English, Developmental English, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Creative Writing (CRW) will promote critical thinking and will help students to develop writing skills to support their academic, occupational, and special interest goals.

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Program Curriculum

Completion of ENG or ENH courses do not lead to particular degree programs, but may qualify as General Education Requirements towards an Associates Degree or Certificate. Note:  Look for General Education Designations.

English Courses include:

  • Basic Writing Skills (ENG 081): Emphasis on preparation for college-level composition with a focus on foundational skills. Establishing effective writing strategies through six or more writing projects comprising at least 1500 words in total. PrerequisitesAppropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of "C" or better in ENG071 or ESL077, or permission of Department or Division.
  • Fundamentals of Writing (ENG 091): Emphasis on preparation for college-level composition with a focus on organizational skills. Developing effective writing strategies through five or more writing projects comprising at least 2000 words in total. Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of C or better in ENG081 or ESL087, or permission of Department or Division.
  • First Year Composition ENG 101 (Gen Ed Designation FYC): Emphasis on rhetoric and composition with a focus on expository writing and understanding writing as a process. Establishing effective college-level writing strategies through four or more writing projects comprising at least 3,000 words in total. Prerequisites:Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of "C" or better in ENG091 or ESL097.
  • First Year Composition ENG 102 (Gen Ed Designation FYC): Emphasis on rhetoric and composition with a focus on persuasive, research-based writing and understanding writing as a process. Developing advanced college-level writing strategies through three or more writing projects comprising at least 4,000 words in total. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG101.

Students are encouraged to contact an academic advisor for assistance with academic planning and course equivalency information.