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Contemporary African American Literature EN281
ENG 281 Contemporary African American Literature. In this one-semester course, students will read from both teacher and student-selected texts exploring a range of novels, poetry, speeches, film, drama, music, and essays by black authors. The class will explore how these voices inform discussions on identity, entertainment, and political and social movements today. Projects will focus on the development of reader identity by facilitating a process in  which students determine literary preferences and participate in “book club” style discussions using the lens of contemporary black writers.  Specifically, this class will focus on fiction and nonfiction literature from the Civil Rights era to present day.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: EN101 - Freshman English (Sem 1) or EN102 - Freshman English (Sem 2) or EN205 - Oral Communication or EN215 - Sophomore Writing
Introduction to Film A EN271
In this one-semester course students study the elements of film, and apply them to the evaluation and criticism of movies. In addition, students learn about the historical development of movies. A significant number of films are viewed and discussed in class. This course is sequenced with EN272, Story Telling in a Digital Age.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: EN101 - Freshman English (Sem 1) or EN102 - Freshman English (Sem 2) or EN205 - Oral Communication or EN215 - Sophomore Writing
Journalism (Sem 1) EN221
N221   Journalism (Sem 1)
Lab Fee: $25 per semester Want to get published? Want to write for the school newspaper or yearbook? This course emphasizes media literacy, role of the press, basic news writing, layout, design, copy, proofreading, photography, and graphics as they relate to the Clarionette newspaper and Clarion yearbook. This course may be repeated for credit, however only one credit can be applied toward the English graduation requirement.
CREDIT: 0.5   TYPE: Regular   GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take EN222 - Journalism (Sem 2)


EN222   Journalism (Sem 2)
Lab Fee: $25 per semester Want to get published? Want to write for the school newspaper or yearbook?  This course emphasizes media literacy, role of the press, basic news writing, layout, design, copy, proofreading, photography, and graphics as they relate to the Clarionette newspaper and Clarion yearbook. This course may be repeated for credit, however only one credit can be applied toward the English graduation requirement.

CREDIT: 0.5   TYPE: Regular   GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take EN221 - Journalism (Sem 1)
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take EN222 - Journalism (Sem 2)
Journalism (Sem 2) EN222
EN222 Journalism (Sem 2)
Lab Fee: $25 per semester Want to get published? Want to write for the school newspaper or yearbook? This course emphasizes media literacy, role of the press, basic news writing, layout, design, copy, proofreading, photography, and graphics as they relate to the Clarionette newspaper and Clarion yearbook. This course may be repeated for credit, however only one credit can be applied toward the English graduation requirement.

CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take EN221 - Journalism (Sem 1)
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take EN221 - Journalism (Sem 1)
Introduction to College Composition EN350
Offered first semester only. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to academic standards of composition at the early college level by focusing on the writing demands of the application process. In their fall semester, seniors are tasked with finding and completing college applications that present a variety of writing scenarios including short answer responses as well as extended written essays. Other English courses attempt to facilitate the need for direct instruction in this process by providing short units and workshops; additionally, teachers attempt to provide one-on-one conferences on an as needed basis. However, this course will provide consistent, specific instruction on navigating the writing prompts of the college entrance essay by working with students to draft, revise, and submit their actual college application essays. The course will then shift into the demands of the first-year college composition, providing students with instruction on the step-by-step processes of writing a 10-15 page academic essay. This project will treat writing as an act of inquiry and developing a set of critical practices for communicating and arguing effectively.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12