English

ENG 1110: English Composition I

Self-paced Correspondence

ENG 1110 teaches you how to write elegant, well-structured, and persuasive essays. College writing is about learning how to find your voice, and then ensuring that your readers not only hear you, but also listen to you. This means that you have to use the best and most appropriate language and arguments to encourage your audience to listen and to hear.

This process involves a few steps: You need to know what you want to say, you need to know why it is important, and you need to know how best to write it so your readers will want to read it. This course will help you learn how to make choices, ranging from vocabulary, punctuation, and structure to evidence and strategies for persuasion that will result in essays you are excited to write and are proud of writing.

Required Texts/Materials

  • Kirszner & Mandell, Practical Argument, short 3rd (2016), ISBN 978-1319030193

You can find information on how to purchase textbooks and required materials on the Textbooks page of the Friday Center website.

Course Details

  • Instructor: Stefanie Frigo, PhD
  • Credit-granting Institution: North Carolina Central University
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Number of Assignments: 16
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ENGL 0: English Composition and Grammar

Self-paced Correspondence

ENGL 0 is a basic course in English that presupposes no previous study of either composition or grammar. Its purpose is to increase awareness of language, to provide skills necessary for effective writing, and to clarify common trouble spots in grammar and mechanics. The course is flexible enough to serve students just beginning high school, someone needing a college preparatory refresher course, or adults seeking a review of fundamental English for their own satisfaction.

Required Texts/Materials

  • Page and Taggart, Checkpoints: Developing College English Skills, 5th edition (2003)

You can find information on how to purchase textbooks and required materials on the Textbooks page of the Friday Center website.

Course Details

  • Instructor: Lisa Klotz, PhD
  • Credit-granting Institution: UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Credit Hours: noncredit
  • Fee: $879.00
  • Number of Assignments: 15
  • View a sample course syllabus for the correspondence course.

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ENGL 105: Composition and Rhetoric

Self-paced Online

English 105 is a writing-across-the-disciplines course. In this course you will analyze the rhetorical and stylistic conventions that govern professional and academic writing in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Studying and practicing the conventions of writing in different disciplines will help you become a more versatile writer, which in turn should help you in other college courses. You also will become more aware of how audience expectations and context influence your work and give it shape and direction. Students enrolled in English 105 will learn to:

  • use conventions, genres, and rhetoric practiced in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities
  • conduct research using a variety of academic databases and sources
  • understand how to use research as evidence in discipline-specific compositions
  • compose using written, oral, and multi-media modes
  • review and revise your own work and assist others in revising their work.

Required Texts/Materials

  • Ruskiewicz, John. How to Write Anything, UNC Custom Edition, Revised, 2013. ISBN 978-1457666018

TEXTBOOKS can be ordered through various locations and online sites using the ISBN. 

 

Course Details

  • Instructor: Lisa Klotz, PhD
  • Credit-granting Institution: UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Number of Assignments: 14
  • View a sample course syllabus for the online course.

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ENGL 130: Introduction to Fiction Writing

Self-paced Online

Students study the practice of basic fiction techniques and write numerous short papers as well as one complete story. Students read and analyze literary stories by well-known writers. Each student keeps a journal. NOTE: Because of the creative nature of the work in this course, both on the part of the student and the instructor, students should not take it under pressure of receiving credit by a specific deadline. This course has no final exam.

Required Texts/Materials

  • Cassill and Bausch, Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, 7th edition (2005), ISBN 978-0393926118

  • Burroway, Writing Fiction, 9th edition (2014), ISBN 978-0321923165

You can find information on how to purchase textbooks and required materials on the Textbooks page of the Friday Center website.

Course Details

  • Instructor: Richard Krawiec, MA
  • Credit-granting Institution: UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Number of Assignments: 9
  • Prerequisite(s): ENGL 105 (or a second-semester college-level composition course) or permission of instructor
  • View a sample course syllabus for the online course.
  • This course does not count toward the undergraduate minor in Creative Writing at UNC Chapel Hill. Students interested in the Creative Writing Program at UNC-Chapel Hill should refer to the Creative Writing Program’s website for information.

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Online Orientation

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