EGL - English

EGL 0713 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Academic Reading And Study Skills For The Non-Native Speaker I  

High beginning course in reading and study skills for students whose first or primary language is not English. Course focuses on preparing second language students to take courses for college credit. EGL 071 is a mandatory course.

Prerequisite: Placement into EGL 071 on the college’s reading placement test.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
EGL 0723 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Academic Reading And Study Skills For The Non-Native Speaker II  

Intermediate course in reading and study skills for students whose first or primary language is not English. Course focuses on preparing second language students to take courses for college credit. EGL 072 is a mandatory course.

Prerequisite: College placement test or successful completion (grade of “P”) of EGL 071.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
EGL 0733 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Academic Reading and Study Skills for the Non-Native Speaker III  

High intermediate course in reading and study skills for students whose first or primary language is not English. Course focuses on preparing second language students to take courses for college credit. EGL 073 is a mandatory course.

Prerequisite: College placement test or successful completion (grade of “P”) of EGL 072  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
EGL 0743 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 1)
Academic Writing For The Non-Native Speaker I  

Introductory academic grammar and composition course for the non native speaker preparing to take courses for college credit. Introduces the student to the foundations of English sentence structure and paragraph types required in higher level writing courses. EGL 074 is a mandatory course.

Prerequisite: College or ESL program assessment test  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face

Fee: $10

EGL 0753 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 1)
Academic Writing For The Non-Native Speaker II  

Intermediate academic grammar and composition course for the non native speaker preparing to take courses for college credit. Introduces the student to intermediate sentence structures and the short essay. EGL 075 is a mandatory course.

Prerequisite: College or ESL program assessment test or successful completion (grade of P) in EGL 074.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online

Fee: $10

EGL 0763 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 1)
Academic Writing For The Non-Native Speaker III  

High-intermediate academic grammar and composition course for the non native speaker preparing to take courses for college credit. Introduces the student to intermediate and advanced sentence structures and a variety of short essay types. EGL 076 is a mandatory course.

Prerequisite: College placement test or successful completion (grade of “P”) in EGL 075.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online

Fee: $10

EGL 0783 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Speaking And Listening For The Non-Native Speaker I  

Course teaches speaking and listening skills for non-native speakers of English. Content includes giving opinions, listening for main ideas and details, pronunciation, extemporaneous speaking, and planning and giving short speeches.

Prerequisite: Placement into Oakton ESL reading/writing courses or consent of instructor or ESL coordinator.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Hybrid
EGL 0793 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Pronunciation for the Non-Native Speaker  

Course teaches pronunciation of standard American English. Content includes vowel and consonant production, stress and intonation, and allophonic and morphophonemic rules.

Prerequisite: Placement in Oakton’s college ESL courses or consent of instructor or ESL coordinator.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
EGL 0813 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Speaking And Listening For The Non-Native Speaker II  

Course teaches speaking and listening skills for non-native speakers of English at EGL 078 proficiency level. Content includes expressing and understanding complex ideas, discussing academic topics, speech patterns, and listening to academic lectures.

Prerequisite: EGL 078 or consent of instructor or ESL coordinator.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
EGL 0824 credit hours (lecture: 4 | lab: 0)
Basic Grammar For The Non-Native Speaker  

Course provides intensive practice in basic and low-intermediate grammar skills for non-native speakers of English. Content includes correct use of basic verb tenses, possessives, modals, compound sentence structures, adverbials, adjectives, articles, and prepositions.

Prerequisite: Placement in EGL 074 or higher.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Hybrid
EGL 0834 credit hours (lecture: 4 | lab: 0)
Intermediate Grammar for the Non-Native Speaker  

Course provides intensive practice in intermediate and advanced grammar skills for non-native speakers of English. Content includes correct use of the perfect tenses, perfect modals, subordinate clauses, phrasal verbs, and passive voice.

Prerequisite: Placement in EGL 076 or higher. (Students receiving an EGL 076 placement after completing EGL 076 should enroll in EGL 082.)  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Hybrid | Online
EGL 0881-3 credit hours (lecture: 1-3 | lab: 0)
How To Study  

1 hour: Course offers practical guide to methods of studying. Content includes organizing time, note-taking, preparing for examinations, mastering use of textbook and various other skill areas needed to increase efficiency as a learner. 3 hours: Course provides practice in general college-level reading and writing skills. Content includes methods of studying taught in the one-credit course. Focus is on increasing self-confidence.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
EGL 0893 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Academic Reading and Study Skills for the Non-Native Speaker IV  

Advanced course in reading for students whose first or primary language is not English. Course focuses on preparing second language students to take courses for college credit. Course develops successful academic reading and study strategies for non-native speakers. Content includes vocabulary building, identifying lexical and textbook structures, and applying critical reading skills to college-level material. EGL 089 is a mandatory course.

Prerequisite: College placement test or successful completion (grade of “P”) of EGL 073.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Hybrid | Online
EGL 0903 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 1)
Academic Writing Skills for the Non-Native Speaker IV  

Advanced academic grammar and composition course for the non native speaker taking courses for college credit. Introduces the student to advanced sentence structures and a variety of academic writing. Content includes organization, coherence, unity, argumentation, complex sentence structures, and advanced grammar.

Prerequisite: College placement test or successful completion (grade of "P") in EGL 076.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Hybrid | Online
EGL 0911 credit hours (lecture: 1 | lab: 0)
Vocabulary Improvement for ESL Students  

High intermediate to advanced course on learning, remembering, and using English vocabulary. Students will learn multiple strategies to identify, memorize, and use academic vocabulary to increase reading comprehension and improve writing.

Prerequisite: Minimum placement of EGL 073 in reading or EGL 076 in writing.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
EGL 0924 credit hours (lecture: 4 | lab: 0)
Reading And Academic Skills Development  

Course introduces student-success strategies, helps students develop reading proficiency with comprehension/vocabulary, and helps students become more active, reflective, and strategic readers. Emphasis is on approaches to reading that apply to courses across the disciplines.

Prerequisite: Appropriate score on placement test.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Hybrid
EGL 0943 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Reading Improvement  

Course helps students further develop reading proficiency with comprehension, vocabulary, and critical reading, and become more active, reflective, and strategic readers. Emphasis is on approaches to reading that apply to college-level courses across the disciplines.

Prerequisite: Placement test or successful completion (grade of “P”) of EGL 092.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Hybrid | Online
EGL 0955 credit hours (lecture: 5 | lab: 0)
Reading/Writing Improvement I  

Course introduces students to college-level and near college-level reading and writing, and develops proficiency with comprehension and vocabulary. Content includes structure of multi-paragraph texts, conventions of written English, and processes of reading/writing. Emphasis is on approaches to literacy that apply to college-level courses across the disciplines.

Prerequisite: : English Placement of EGL 095 Or Reading Placement of EGL 092 and Writing Placement of EGL 096 Or Reading Placement of EGL 094 and Writing Placement of EGL 096.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
EGL 0963 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Developmental Composition I  

Course prepares students for college writing. Content includes the writing process, sentence structure, paragraph organization, basic essay structure, grammar and mechanics.

Prerequisite: Placement test.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
EGL 0973 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Developmental Composition II  

Course prepares students for college writing. Content includes the writing process, the structure of multi-paragraph essays, and review of sentence structure, paragraph organization, grammar, and mechanics.

Prerequisite: Placement into EGL 097 or EGL 099 or successful completion of EGL 096 (with grade of P)  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Hybrid
EGL 0984 credit hours (lecture: 4 | lab: 0)
Reading/Writing Improvement II  

Course prepares students for college-level reading and writing, and develops proficiency with comprehension, vocabulary, and critical approaches to analyzing texts. Content includes structure of multi-paragraph texts, conventions of written English, and processes of reading/writing. Emphasis is on approaches to literacy that apply to college-level courses across the disciplines.

Prerequisite: English Placement of EGL 098 Or Successful Completion (Grade of P) of both EGL 092 and EGL 096 Or Successful Completion (Grade of P) of EGL 095 Or Writing Placement of EGL 096 and Reading Placement of EGL110 or higher Or Writing Placement of EGL 097 and Reading Placement of EGL 092 Or Writing Placement of EGL 097 and Reading Placement of EGL 094 Or Writing Placement of EGL 099 and Reading Placement of EGL 092 Or Writing Placement of EGL 101 and Reading Placement of EGL 092.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
EGL 0992 credit hours (lecture: 2 | lab: 0)
Composition Tutorial   

Course allows students who place into developmental writing to take both developmental writing and EGL 101 at the same time. Content supplements instruction in EGL 101, providing more individualized instruction and support in college readiness, critical reading, college-level writing, and analysis.

Prerequisite: Co-enrollment in EGL 101, and any one of the following: English Placement of EGL 099 Or Writing Placement of EGL 097 and Reading Placement of EGL 110 or higher Or Writing Placement of EGL 099 and Reading Placement of EGL 094 Or Writing Placement of EGL 099 and Reading Placement of EGL 110 or higher.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
EGL 1013 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Composition I  

Course introduces strategies for planning, writing, and revising expository essays based on experience and reading. Content includes purpose, context, genre, and the rhetorical situation as elements in the writing process, as well as critical reading and analysis as the basis for essay writing. The first course in a two-course sequence with EGL 102.

Prerequisite: Placement in EGL 101 or successful completion of EGL 090 or EGL 097 or EGL 098 (grade of P).  
IAI General Education: C1 900  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Hybrid | Online
EGL 1023 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Composition II  

Course introduces strategies for planning, writing, and revising advanced expository essays and the college research paper. Content includes critical reading and analysis, the structure of argument, and the use of sources.

Prerequisite: EGL 101 with minimum grade of C.  
IAI General Education: C1 901R  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Hybrid | Online
EGL 1103 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Effective College Reading  

Course helps students further develop reading proficiency to an advanced college-level with comprehension, vocabulary, and critical reading, and helps students become more active, reflective, and strategic readers. Emphasis is on approaches to reading that apply to college-level courses across the disciplines.

Prerequisite: Reading Placement of EGL110 or English Placement of EGL 101 (native only) or successful completion (grade of P) of EGL 094 or EGL 098 or EGL 089, or completion of EGL 101 with minimum grade of C.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
EGL 1113 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Introduction To Business And Technical Writing  

Course concentrates on development of competence in producing various types of business documents. Content includes memoranda, letters, reports, and procedural documents. Focus is on writing for an audience with identified purpose, using college-owned computer hardware and software.

Prerequisite: EGL 101 or placement in EGL 101.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Hybrid | Online
EGL 1133 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Introduction To Drama  

Course introduces students to dramatic literature and its cultural, social, and historical influences. Content includes terminology and methods for analyzing and evaluating drama including form, thematic development, and style.

IAI General Education: H3 902  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
EGL 1153 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Introduction To Fiction  

Course introduces students to study of the novel and short story in cultural, social, and historical context. Content includes terminology and methods for analyzing and evaluating fiction including form, thematic development, and style.

IAI General Education: H3 901  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
EGL 1173 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Introduction to Poetry  

Course introduces students to the study of poetry and its cultural, social and historical context. Content includes terminology and methods for analyzing and evaluating poetry including form, theme and poetic technique.

IAI General Education: H3 903  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
EGL 1293 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Introduction To Literature  

Course introduces students to the study of literature through critical reading and analysis in multiple literary genres. Content includes terminology and methods for literary analysis and evaluation as well as discussion of social, intellectual, and historical influences on literary works.

IAI General Education: H3 900  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
EGL 1303 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Introduction to Global Literature  

Course introduces students to literature in English by writers from countries, cultures or regions outside of the United States and Britain, such as Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle-East and/or Latin America. Content includes social, historical, and cultural contexts of literary works; relationship of these writers to literary traditions; terminology and methods of literary analysis and evaluation.

Prerequisite: None  
IAI General Education: H3 908N  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Hybrid | Online
EGL 1313 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Multicultural Literature in the U.S.  

Course explores the literary expressions of at least three minority ethnic, racial, religious or national groups of the United States, such as Chicano, Italian-American, Jewish-American, Muslim-American, Irish-American, Asian-American, Native American and/or African-American. Content includes study of social, historical and literary context, and terminology and methods of literary analysis and evaluation.

Prerequisite: None  
IAI General Education: H3 910D  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Hybrid | Online
EGL 1323 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Gender, Identity and Literature  

Course introduces students to representations of gender and sexuality in literary works, including poetry, fiction, drama, and film. Content includes theory of gender and sexual identity; influence of gender and sexual identities on literary expression, and influence of literature on gender and sexual identities; terminology and methods of literary analysis and evaluation.

Prerequisite: None  
IAI General Education: H3 911D  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Hybrid | Online
EGL 1333 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Women and Literature  

Course introduces fiction, poetry, and drama by diverse women writers from around the world. Content includes social, cultural, literary and historical contexts; terminology and methods of literary analysis and evaluation.

Prerequisite: None  
IAI General Education: H3 911D  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Hybrid | Online
EGL 1343 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Introduction to African-American Literature  

Course introduces fiction, poetry, and drama by African-American writers. Content includes social, cultural, historical, and literary contexts; comparable themes in popular culture; terminology and methods of literary analysis and evaluation.

Prerequisite: None  
IAI General Education: H3 910D  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Hybrid | Online
EGL 1353 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Introduction to Native American Literature  

Course introduces fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama by Native American writers from eighteenth through twentieth centuries. Content includes social, cultural, historical, political, and literary contexts, as well as terminology and methods of literary analysis and evaluation.

Prerequisite: None  
IAI General Education: H3 910D  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Hybrid | Online
EGL 1503 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 1)
Introduction to Journalism  

Course develops basic journalistic skills in reporting and writing, including the following: the history of journalism, form and organization of news stories,leads, reporting of speeches and meetings, interviews, and news gathering. Students will learn use of the Internet, word processing, Power Point and other reporting resource technologies.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
EGL 2013 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Introduction to Creative Writing  

Course offers exposure to and practice in writing two or more forms of literary discourse including poetry, fiction, essay, creative non-fiction, and drama. Content includes the basic elements of writing in the selected genres.

Prerequisite: EGL 101 or consent of instructor or department chair.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
EGL 2023 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Writing Fiction  

Course offers students the opportunity to develop an individual style as fiction writers. Content includes basic elements of fiction writing: structure, character, point of view, setting, and dialog.

Prerequisite: EGL 101 or consent of instructor or department chair.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
EGL 2033 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Writing Poetry  

Course offers students the opportunity to develop an individual style as poets. Content includes basic elements and techniques of writing poetry: line, meter, free verse, imagery, and metaphor.

Prerequisite: EGL 101 or consent of instructor or department chair.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
EGL 2043 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Introduction to Screenwriting  

Course covers basic techniques of screenwriting. Content includes elements and techniques of screenwriting such as format, structure, character, dialogue, and dramatization of scene. Emphasis will be on writing and revising a feature-length screenplay of the student's own creation.

Prerequisite: EGL 101 or consent of instructor.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
EGL 2113 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Writing for the Web  

Course explores specialized writing techniques and skills necessary to produce effective communications for digital formats. Focus is on online hypertext documents for internet and intranet systems. Experience using word processing software and World Wide Web necessary. Content includes organizing and writing company Web pages, product and service descriptions; and on-line training materials, easily navigated by various audiences. Instruction in HTML coding not part of course.

Recommended: Successful completion of one college-level English course.  
IAI Major: MC 922  
Delivery mode: Online
EGL 2123 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Technical Writing Applications  

Course develops competencies in producing technical and scientific documents. Content includes manuals, proposals, status reports and formal reports requiring research and data analysis. Focus is on writing and designing reader-centered documents illustrating principles and procedures typical of technical and scientific fields; and instruction in design and integration of necessary visual elements such as tables, charts, and graphs

Recommended: Successful completion of one college-level English course.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
EGL 2203 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Introduction to Mass Communications  

Course explores mass media’s roles in society. Content includes mass media historical development, contemporary characteristics, functions, responsibilities, and inter-relationships among media. Course explores mass communications as a consumer and a producer.

IAI Major: MC 911  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
EGL 2213 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
American Literature I: Beginnings to 1865  

Course focuses on the culturally diverse literatures of early America up to the end of the Civil War. Course will cover such works as oral stories by Native Americans, writings by early European explorers and colonists, narratives and poetry by enslaved Africans, abolitionists, and free Black Americans, novels and poetry by women as well as the literatures of the American Renaissance broadly understood. Content includes social, cultural, historical, and literary influences, as well as terminology and methods of literary analysis and evaluation.

Prerequisite: Placement into EGL 101  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
EGL 2223 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
American Literature II (from The Civil War To The Present)  

(offered spring semester only, every other year) Course traces the development of American literature by focusing on major writers from 1865 through 20th century. Content includes social, cultural, historical, and literary influences, as well as terminology and methods of literary analysis and evaluation.

Prerequisite: EGL 101 or placement in EGL 101.  
IAI General Education: H3 915  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
EGL 2233 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Contemporary American Literature  

(offered fall semester only) Course focuses on American literature of recent past. Content includes fiction, poetry, and drama, as well as influential television and film texts in their cultural, social, and historical contexts, as well as terminology and methods of literary analysis and evaluation.

Prerequisite: EGL 101 or placement in EGL 101.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
EGL 2293 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
[National/Regional] Literature  

Course introduces students to literature in translation from any national or regional literature not written in English. Content includes primary periods or themes of national or regional literature; social, historical, and cultural contexts of literary works; relationship of individual writers to national or regional literary traditions; and terminology and methods of literary analysis and evaluation.

Prerequisite: EGL 101 or placement in EGL 101.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
EGL 2313 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
British Literature I (from Anglo-Saxons To 1800)  

(offered fall semester only, every other year) Course traces the development of British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to 1800. Content includes major writers, literary genres, and cultural attitudes of the Anglo-Saxon, Medieval, Elizabethan, Restoration, and Augustan periods, as well as terminology and methods of literary analysis and evaluation.

Prerequisite: EGL 101 or placement in EGL 101.  
IAI General Education: H3 912  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
EGL 2323 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
British Literature II (from 1800 To The Present)  

(offered spring semester only, every other year) Course traces the development of British Literature from 1800 through 20th century. Content includes major writers, literary genres and cultural attitudes during Romantic, Victorian, Edwardian and Modern Periods, as well as terminology and methods of literary analysis and evaluation.

Prerequisite: EGL 101 or placement in EGL 101.  
IAI General Education: H3 913  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
EGL 2343 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Introduction To Shakespeare  

(offered fall semester only) Course introduces the study of Shakespeare through focus on six to eight plays, selected from among comedies, tragedies and histories. Content includes social, cultural, literary, and historical context of the plays; changing interpretations; individual examples of performance taken from films, recordings, and attendance at local theatres (when possible); terminology and methods of literary analysis and evaluation.

Prerequisite: EGL 101 or placement in EGL 101.  
IAI General Education: H3 905  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
EGL 2413 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Masterpieces Of Western Literature I   

(offered fall semester only, every other year) Course introduces various masterpieces of Western Literature from Ancient times through the Renaissance (1650). Content includes important currents of western thought during the period; comparative study of selected works; terminology and methods of literary analysis and evaluation.

Prerequisite: EGL 101 or placement in EGL 101.  
IAI General Education: H3 906  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
EGL 2423 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Masterpieces Of Western Literature II  

(offered spring semester only, every other year) Course introduces various masterpieces of Western literature from 1650 to the present. Content includes important currents of western thought during the period; comparative study of selected works; terminology and methods of literary analysis and evaluation.

Prerequisite: EGL 101 or placement in EGL 101.  
IAI General Education: H3 907  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
EGL 2603 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Introduction to Linguistics  

Course introduces the study of language. Content includes fundamental concepts of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, historical linguistics, and neurolinguistics.

Prerequisite: Completion of EGL 101 with a minimum grade of C or consent of instructor.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
EGL 2901-4 credit hours (lecture: 1-4 | lab: 0)
Topics in English  

Course explores selected topics in literature, writing, or journalism. Content will vary, with possible focus on single author, group of authors, period of literature or literary theme; or on specific writing format, medium, purpose or audience. EGL 290 may be repeated up to three times on different topics for a maximum of twelve credit hours.

Prerequisite: EGL 101 or placement into EGL 101.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face