Languages & Literature

English

The English Department offers coursework to support the general education requirements of all degree programs of the College. These courses include ENGL 1010 Expository Composition and ENGL 1020 Argumentative Composition. The freshman English courses, English 1010 and English 1020, are a sequence that must be taken in that order. English 1010 Composition I focuses on writing expository compositions based primarily on analysis of essays and literary works with an emphasis on rhetorical modes, documentation skills and revision. English 1020 Composition II focuses on writing argumentative compositions based on issues raised in essays and literary works with an emphasis on research skills, support, and revision.

Additionally, the department offers courses in literature, creative writing, film, and independent study.

Freshman Composition

The freshman composition sequence at Vol State consists of ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. The student must have successfully completed ENGL 1010 before registering for ENGL 1020 . The student must have successfully completed ENGL 1020 before registering for any sophomore English course.

English Composition I includes writing expository compositions based primarily on analysis of essays and literary works with an emphasis on rhetorical modes, documentation skills, and revision. Students must have acceptable placements scores or have completed all competencies for Learning Support.

English Composition II includes writing argumentative compositions based on issues raised in essays and literary works with emphasis on research skills, support and revision. Students must have successfully completed ENGL 1010 before registering for this course.

Sophomore Literature

To satisfy the sophomore literature requirements, Vol State students may choose two courses from any of the following classes: ENGL 2010, 2020, 2110, 2120, 2310, or 2320. These courses may be taken in any order. No other English courses may be substituted for the sophomore literature requirement specified in the general education program for any degree.

  • ENGL 2010 Introduction to Poetry and Drama
  • ENGL 2020 Introduction to Fiction
  • ENGL 2030 Experience of Literature
  • ENGL 2110 Survey of American Literature to 1865
  • ENGL 2120 Survey of American Literature from 1865 to Present
  • ENGL 2310 Survey of World Literature to 1650
  • ENGL 2320 Survey of World Literature II from 1650 to Present

Foreign Language

We explore language, culture and communication in the Foreign Language Department. The department offers beginning and intermediate classes in French and Spanish, as well as travel and study abroad for academic credit. We offer cultural activities all year long, including an international film festival in the fall and spring and events for Hispanic Fiesta Day, Day of the Dead, and the holiday season.