English (ENG)

Classes

ENG 75 : Introduction to College Reading and Composition

This course prepares students for college-level reading and writing courses. It focuses on strengthening reading, critical thinking, and writing skills through practice that progressively becomes more sophisticated. The reading exercises focus on building vocabulary, improving reading comprehension, and analyzing and synthesizing ideas. Students will be given instruction in writing mechanics and guided practice in the writing process. Writing assignments will move from shorter pieces emphasizing clarity and correctness, to more formal types of structured writing, and ultimately to short essays that develop and support theses logically, incorporating outside sources. The expectations for correctness will increase as the term progresses. Students will also receive instruction in college study skills, self-management, college resources, and psycho-social skills that contribute to college success.

credits

6

Class Hours

6 lecture

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

ENG 100 : Composition I

This course introduces students to the essential rhetorical, conceptual, and stylistic demands of writing in Standard American English at the college level. Instruction in composing processes, research strategies, and writing from sources is a focus of the course. The course also provides students with experiences in the library and on the internet to enhance their skills in accessing and using various types of primary and secondary materials. Students will engage in research activities, evaluate sources, and apply the principles of college writing to produce substantial college-level compositions, building foundation skills for writing in courses across the college curriculum. 

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in ENG 75 and concurrent enrollment in ENG 100L, or acceptable English placement*, or instructor approval.

* Smarter Balanced score of 4; or Smarter Balanced score of 3 with a “B” or higher in 12th Grade ELA course; or Smarter Balanced score of 2 with a “B” or higher in 12th Grade ELA course jointly approved by HIDOE and UH; or Cumulative HS GPA 2.6 or higher; or a grade of “B” or higher in 12th Grade ELA course or AP Language & Composition class; or an ACT score of 18 or higher; or an SAT score of 510 or higher in Writing; or a score of 15 or higher on the HiSet College Ready, Language Arts - Writing; or a score of 170 on the GED - Reasoning Through Language Arts; or via writing sample.

Designations

Foundations (Written Communication) — FW

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring, Summer

ENG 100L : Composition 1 Writing Lab

This course allows for intensified student engagement with ENG 100 course content: college-level composition, critical reading, the writing process, rhetorical principles, research strategies, and the documentation of sources.

credits

1

Class Hours

3 lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in ENG 75; acceptable English placement*; or approval of instructor. 

* Smarter Balanced score of 3 with a C or higher in 12th Grade ELA course, jointly approved by HIDOE and UH; or cumulative high school GPA of 2.0 - 2.5; or a grade of C in 12th Grade ELA course or AP Language and Composition class; or an ACT score of 11-17; or an SAT score of 310-509 in Writing; or via writing sample.

Corequisites

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

ENG 104 : Introduction to Creative Writing

This course is an introduction to the art of creative expression. Types of writing may include poetry, short stories, imaginative essays, and plays. The class offers opportunity for self-expression.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Designations

Diversification: Arts — DA
Graduation Requirement: Alternative Communication — AC

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

ENG 106 : Technical Communication

This class offers instruction and practice in the specialized reading and writing skills necessary in professional trade and technical settings. The course will emphasize practice in critical thinking, essential information literacy, active reading strategies, and writing clearly, accurately, and correctly. Particular attention will be given to writing reports, reading technical articles, and preparing and delivering presentations within the trade and technical professional environment.

credits

4

Class Hours

4 lecture

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in ENG 75; acceptable English placement*; or instructor approval.

* Smarter Balanced score of 3 with a C or higher in 12th Grade ELA course, jointly approved by HIDOE and UH; or cumulative high school GPA of 2.0 - 2.5; or a grade of C in 12th Grade ELA course or AP Language and Composition class; or an ACT score of 11-17; or an SAT score of 310-509 in Writing; or via writing sample.

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

ENG 200 : Composition II

This course further develops the writing and research skills covered in Composition I. Students will be given more in-depth instruction in rhetoric, logic, argument, research techniques, and the stylistic demands of writing within a discipline. Particular emphasis will be placed on writing well- researched and well-documented papers.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in ENG 100.

Designations

Graduation Requirement: Alternative Communication — AC

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

ENG 250 : American Literature

Students will read works by representative American writers, including women and ethnic authors, from the colonial period to the present.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in ENG 100 .

Designations

Diversification: Literatures — DL

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

ENG 251 : British Literature to 1800

This course introduces students to representative literature from the Middle Ages to 1800. Writers may include Chaucer, Milton, and Shakespeare. Students will consider these works within their historical contexts and discuss the ideas, intended meaning, and historical significance. Literary movements and methods of interpretation also will be discussed.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in ENG 100.

Designations

Diversification: Literatures — DL

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

ENG 252 : British Literature After 1800

This course provides an opportunity to read works by major British authors from the Romantic, Victorian, and Modern periods. Students have the opportunity to practice reading to understand and appreciate literature.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in ENG 100.

Designations

Diversification: Literatures — DL

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

ENG 253 : World Literature to 1600

Students read selected major works of world literature from classical times (Generally beginning with The Epic of Gilgamesh from around 2000 B.C.) through the 16th century, or the time of Shakespeare. Students will look at works from all the major cultures of the world. They will discuss these works in relation to their context, ideas, intended meaning, and historical significance. Literary movements and methods of interpretation also will be discussed.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in ENG 100.

Designations

Diversification: Literatures — DL

Semester Offered

Fall

ENG 254 : World Literature After 1600

Students read selected major works of world literature from 1600 (the time of Shakespeare) to the present. Writers from Europe, North America, China, Japan, India, the Middle East, South America, Africa, and other regions will be discussed. Students will consider these works within their historical contexts and discuss their context, ideas, intended meaning, and historical significance. Literary movements and methods of interpretation also will be discussed.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in ENG 100.

Designations

Diversification: Literatures — DL

Semester Offered

Fall

ENG 255 : Short Story and Novel

This course offers opportunity for analysis and appreciation of two genres of fiction: the short story and the novel.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in ENG 100.

Designations

Diversification: Literatures — DL

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

ENG 256 : Drama and Poetry

This course offers opportunity for analysis and appreciation of poetry and drama.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in ENG 100.

Designations

Diversification: Literatures — DL

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

ENG 257 : Literature by Women

This course focuses on women authors and their works in a variety of literary genres, such as short stories, novels, poetry, drama, memoir, and creative non-fiction. Students will read literature from the past and present by women of varied social and ethnic backgrounds to discover the common personal and political concerns which have motivated women to write throughout history. Emphasis will be placed upon developing critical thinking skills for understanding and appreciating individual texts, and on using writing as a way to explore ideas, make connections, and express knowledge.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in ENG 100.

Designations

Diversification: Literatures — DL

Semester Offered

Fall

ENG 257N : Introduction to Literature and Film

This course focuses on the study of literature and film, specifically how works of literature--short stories, novels, and plays--are adapted to film. The course will include readings of literary texts, film screenings, and both the reading and writing of film criticism. Students also will learn the terminology used in both literary analysis and cinematography, as well as the various techniques filmmakers use to make meaning.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in ENG 100.

Designations

Diversification: Literatures — DL

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

ENG 257T : Introduction to Children's Literature

This course is an introduction to Children's Literature and will offer a general survey of the history and development of children's literature. Students will be introduced to various genres of literature written for children and adolescents, including folk and fairy tales, picture books, classical myths & legends, and the children's novel. Students will explore and critically analyze many of the most common themes associated with preteen and adolescent literature.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in ENG 100.

Designations

Diversification: Literatures — DL

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring, Summer

ENG 261 : Literature of the Pacific

This class is an introduction to reading and interpreting literature of and about the cultures of the Pacific, including those of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Students will read, analyze, and appreciate works in a variety of literary genres. The class also will consider these works within their cultural, historical, political, and social contexts. Emphasis will be placed upon developing critical thinking skills through class discussion and close readings to improve students’ understanding and appreciation of individual texts as well as to illustrate and explore the significance of common and conflicting themes.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in ENG 100.

Designations

Diversification: Literatures — DL
Graduation Requirement: Pacific Cultures — PC

Semester Offered

Spring

ENG 272B : Multiethnic Literatures of Hawai‘i

This course explores selected works of multiethnic literatures of Hawai‘i focusing on the interaction between and among cultures as reflected in literature from the 20th century to the present, exploring themes such as cultural knowledge and values, identity, place, responses to change

assimilation and alienation - and postcolonial perspectives and the revival of Native Hawaiian culture. Course work includes critical thinking skills related to interpreting the significance of the action, characters, themes, and literary devices used by authors to convey meaning.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in ENG 100.

Designations

Diversification: Literatures — DL
Graduation Requirement: Pacific Cultures — PC

Semester Offered

Spring

ENG 272P : Landscapes in Literature

This course studies the relationship between humans and the natural environment as reflected in selected literature on themes such as portrayal of landscapes, sense of place, sustainability, and the changing environment and its effects on human experience. Course work includes critical thinking skills related to interpreting the significance of the action, characters, themes, and literary devices used by the author. Emphasis is placed on writing, both as a way of discovering ideas and as a way of expressing knowledge of the reading material. Students are expected to be actively engaged in responding to the literature. As students read, discuss, and write about the literature, they should gain a better understanding of themselves and the world in which they live.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in ENG 100.

Designations

Diversification: Literatures — DL

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring