English Courses

ENGLISH

English 11—This integrated language arts course will stress the reading, writing, listening, viewing, and speaking competencies needed for entry-level success on the job and at institutions of higher learning.  Students will explore selections from all genres of American Literature, engage in an introduction to Shakespeare, and compose various essays.  Grammar skills will be reinforced through daily oral language activities.  Vocabulary development will be enhanced through formalized assignments.  An integrated research paper/project is a course requirement.  Students will demonstrate proficiency in computer-based research and publication.

Honors English 11—(Prerequisite:  English 10 with a grade “A” or “B”)  This integrated language arts course anchors the college-bound student in reading, writing, listening, viewing, and speaking.   Students will explore selections from all genres of American Literature, engage in an introduction to Shakespeare, and compose various essays.  Creative writing will be an integral component of this course.  It is highly recommended that students who wish to enroll in the course will have already passed the Reading and Writing Sections of the Ohio Graduation Test.  Students must be reading at or near grade level to take this course.  Grammar skills will be reinforced through daily oral language activities.  Vocabulary development will be enhanced through formalized assignments.  An integrated research paper/project is a course requirement.  Students will demonstrate proficiency in computer-based research and publication.

English 12—This integrated language arts course will stress the reading, writing, listening, viewing, and speaking competencies needed for entry-level success on the job and at institutions of higher learning.  Students will explore selections from all genres of British Literature, engage in further exploration of Shakespeare, and compose various types of essays.  Grammar skills will be reinforced through daily oral language activities.  Vocabulary development will be enhanced through formalized assignments.  An integrated research paper/project is a course requirement.  Students will demonstrate proficiency in computer-based research and publication.  Students will be required to complete a Career Passport prior to graduation.

Honors English 12—(Prerequisite:  English 11 with a grade “A” or “B”)  This integrated language arts course anchors the college-bound student in reading, writing, listening, viewing, and speaking.  All English 12 Honors students will be taking the Southern State Community College English 101, 102, &103 curriculum.   Students will compose various expository essays.  It is highly recommended that students who wish to enroll in the course will have already passed the Reading and Writing Sections of the Ohio Graduation  Test.  Grammar skills will be reinforced through daily oral language activities.  Vocabulary development will be enhanced through formalized assignments.  An integrated research paper/project is a course requirement.  Students will demonstrate proficiency in computer-based research and publication.  Students will be required to complete a Career Passport prior to graduation.

The following is a description of those courses:

ENGL 101   English Composition I
Prerequisites: One of the following: 1) two years of college preparatory English; 2) appropriate score on SSCC placement test; 3) successful completion of ENGL 100      4 credits

This course provides an introduction to expository writing, emphasizing the clear and concise expression of ideas in a variety of rhetorical modes.

ENGL 102   English Composition II
Prerequisite: ENGL 101      4 credits

This course advances skills acquired in English 101 while emphasizing argumentation and research writing. Research and MLA documentation techniques are introduced.

ENGL 103   English Composition III
Prerequisites: ENGL 102      3 credits

This course is required of all students who enroll in Associate of Arts and Associate of Science programs, and it is highly recommended for students who intend to earn a Bachelor's degree. The course provides study and practice in the principles of writing college-level essays and research papers. Emphasis is placed on persuasive, critical, and interpretive writing based on assigned reading of literary works.