Each semester, the Communications Division offers specially designed courses to meet the diverse needs of our students. E-mail the professors for more information.
Power English is a very special offering that allows you to complete nine hours of English in one semester—all the English that’s required to complete the Core Curriculum or an associate’s degree. Courses offered include:
- ENGL 1301-2200
- ENGL 1302-2200
- ENGL 2322-2200 (British Literature)
- Professor Stephanie Venza
Learning Communities are linked courses that you take together. Your coursework is interconnected and interdisciplinary. You take your courses with the same group of students and through group work and other activities. You get to know your fellow students and professors even better. Students in learning communities tend to achieve greater success. Find a learning community for Fall 2008.
- Developmental Reading 2-Level Block
DREA 0091-2201 and DREA 0093-2201 is a two-level fast-paced class.
Professor Monique Mannering
- Developmental Reading with Human Development
DREA 0091-2200 and DREA 0093-2200 linked with HDEV 1300-2006
Professors Monique Mannering and Jeri Evans
- Developmental Reading and Developmental Writing
DREA 0093-2010 and DWRI 0091-2010 or DWRI 0093-2010
Professors Nita Drescher and Selena Stewart-Alexander
- English and Film Appreciation, in cooperation with the School of the Arts
ENGL 1302-2015 and DRAM 2366-2004
These course is linked by content and theme, thereby enriching the students’ experience with both literature and film.
Professors Marjorie Westberry and Darise Error
- English and History, in cooperation with the Social Science Division
ENGL 1301-2050 and HIST 1301-2051
ENGL 1301-2053 and HIST 1301-2053
These learning communities focus on the documents and literature of early America to illustrate the narrative of American history.
Professors Nimmy Nair and Nancy Barlow
- English and Speech
ENGL 1301-2050 and SPCH 1311-2050
This learning community focuses on the rhetoric of campaigns and will examine the verbal skills, language choices, non-verbal techniques and leadership skills of candidates for public office.
Professor Delryn Fleming
- English and English for Speakers of Other Languages, in cooperation with the World Languages Division
These ENGL courses are for ESOL students only.
ENGL 1301-2024 and ESOL 0056-2024
Professor Sheri Van Court
ENGL 1301-2503 and ESOL 0056-2503
Professor Tom Talley
- Special topics courses focus more in depth on the chosen topic.
The Hero’s Journey
Based on the work of Joseph Campbell, this course examines the journey of historical, literary and film heroes towards enlightenment. Guest speakers will enhance the student’s understanding of ancient world literature and the significance of the hero’s journey.
Professor Trish Dodd
- The Holocaust and Other Genocides
Focusing on the literature of the Holocaust (1939 – 1945) as well as on historical reading and lectures, this course will show how people can be led to believe in the necessity of destroying their fellow human beings and the disasters which result. The course includes guest lectures and a field trip. (This is a 12 week course ending Nov. 13.)
Professor Diane Plotkin
Several distance learning and weekend college courses are offered in our division. Please see the credit course schedule to find a course that meets your needs. Note also that some of our distance learning courses are “hybrids” requiring a few face-to-face, on-campus meetings.