English department

2022-2023 Course Offerings

English III (Juniors)
The main objective of this class is for students to get a complete experience in literature, writing, research and public speaking based on the Ohio Learning Standards for ELA. Students will work together and individually to gain a better understanding of the different types of literature. In addition, students will be writing essays (both formal and personal), creating class presentations and other projects, reviewing grammar and punctuation rules, and increasing their vocabulary.

Honors English III (Juniors)
Honors English III is a course designed to help students prepare for college through a heavy emphasis on reading, writing, literary analysis and research based on the Ohio Learning Standards for ELA. Because of the strong focus on reading and writing skills within the curriculum, students must have a B average in English and the recommendation of homeschool counselor.

English IV (Seniors)
This course focuses on the twelfth grade Ohio Learning Standards for ELA, using them to promote student literacy and critical thinking. This class focuses on literacy in the traditional sense of reading a variety of texts across genres, while still focusing on new and emerging sources and media. In addition, there is an emphasis on writing in all of its forms, refining voice by producing everything from research papers to poems and short stories, with special focus placed on the grammar and usage conventions of these forms.

Honors English IV (Seniors)
This course is designed to prepare students for college and careers through the use of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  Students will read different genres of literature and write about and/or respond to what has been read.  Students will also listen and learn speech through class lectures and discussion and view course related videos and presentations.  Seniors who did not have Honors III will be expected to have earned five combined points in English end-of-course state tests before being admitted into course.

ENG207 - Film and Literature (College Credit Plus - Juniors)
This is an Easter Gateway Community College course. According to EGCCC, “This course will examine the various and complex relationships between literature and film. The language of film, the ways film has and does borrow from literature, and the criteria for artistic merit of a film will be studied. This course may require participation in activities and events outside the classroom that relate to the course outcomes". 
Prerequisite: ENG101 or concurrent enrollment

ENG255 American Literature II: Late Period
This is an Easter Gateway Community College course. According to EGCCC, “This course is an examination of various writers and their styles from the historical standpoint from 1865 to the present, The student will gain an appreciation of our literary heritage and writing styles through active classroom discussions and sharing personal interpretations from the reading of various works in different genres. Critical writing will be required. This course may require participation in activities and events outside the classroom that relate to the course outcomes". Prerequisite: ENG101 or concurrent enrollment

ENG101 English Composition I
This is an Easter Gateway Community College course. According to EGCCC, “This course is designed to improve writing skills and to introduce basic research skills. Emphasis is placed on writing that is appropriate to the situation and audience in content, organization, tone, and style. Students learn the strategies associated with composing: brainstorming, free writing, clustering, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading. Students are required to produce a variety of essays demonstrating skill and are introduced to library and online research methods. As short research paper using MLA documentation is required. Course may require participating in outside classroom activities and events that relate to course outcomes."

ENG102 English Composition II
This is an Easter Gateway Community College course. According to EGCCC, “This course focuses on argument and on how to approach essay writing and essay exams in the various disciplines. Students read and respond to essays, articles, and literature that illustrate argument and/or the various disciplines. Students are required to produce writing demonstrating these skills. Students are introduced to APA style of documentation, and are required to produce a full-length research paper. Course may require participating in outside classroom activities and events that relate to course outcomes." Prerequisite: ENG 101