English (ENG) Courses

ENG0001 Writing Workshop

This course affords an opportunity to students to complete the Graduation Writing Requirement at Johnson & Wales University. Students will review sentence structure, paragraph development and essay organization with the goal of applying these skills to the classroom and the workplace.
Prerequisite(s): Writing proficiency assessed as unsatisfactory in ENG1021. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
0 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG1020 English Composition

This course provides students with basic writing skills in a variety of genres and contexts. Instruction begins with a review of the fundamentals of writing through the use of personal narratives. The focus widens to forms of public writing, including informative and research-based writing. Research techniques and MLA documentation are covered. Class work includes lecture, writing workshops, and peer critique. Course requirements include five or six different writing projects as well as a final exam. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication

This course is a continuation of ENG1020 English Composition. Building on the research and audience skills from ENG1020, students develop more complex and rhetorically advanced papers. All work – written and oral – is aimed at persuading an audience. Instruction begins with the essential components of a logically constructed and articulated argument. Critical thinking skills are reinforced throughout the course as students develop, peer critique, and present projects to the class. Research and MLA skills are expected of students, and all projects require research from a variety of sources.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG1024 Honors Composition: Writing in the Academy

This Honors composition course introduces students to academic writing by exposing them to various discipline-specific ways of knowing, all of which stress critical thinking, research skills and the writing process. Students gain access to multiple perspectives on issues that cut across the curriculum, allowing them to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate these issues in ways that promote academic rigor, readiness for success throughout their academic program, and the skills critical to writing an engaging Honors Thesis. Students will write summaries and analyses of individual readings, expositions of interdisciplinary approaches, and a proposal for a project that comprises an academic research paper and oral presentation.
Prerequisite(s): Honors status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG1027 Honors Advanced Composition and Communications: Civic Discourse

This advanced course in composition and communications builds on the skills developed in Honors Composition: Writing in the Academy (ENG1024) by introducing the element of civic discourse into academic writing in the disciplines. Having studied the conventions of academic writing in multiple disciplines, students now consider issues from the perspective of citizen-scholars. They examine controversial issues in the public sphere by studying rhetorical strategies of persuasion, and determining how classical rhetorical theories inform current socio/political debates. Students are required to participate in these debates as writers, researchers, and public speakers who can make effective persuasive arguments. The culminating assignment is a research/persuasive project comprised of an academic paper and a multimedia campaign.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1024 or English placement, honors status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG1030 Communication Skills

This introductory course focuses on communication skills essential to career and personal success. Emphasis is placed upon awareness of and adaptation to the audience, ethical responsibility and cultural diversity. Students progress in gradual stages, gaining an understanding of the communication process along with confidence and experience in numerous speaking, listening and small group interactions. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Denver CE, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG2010 Technical Writing

This course focuses on a practical approach to technical exposition, such as proposals, project reports, feasibility studies, abstracts, and technical correspondence delivered in both hard copy and electronic formats.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG2401 Introduction to Creative Writing

This course offers students the opportunity to practice various forms of expressive writing. Students study models and learn techniques for writing effective poetry and prose. Instructors may also incorporate drama into the course work. Most of the daily class periods consist of discussion, lecture, in-class writing and workshops of student writing.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG3010 Technical Editing

This course prepares students for the responsibilities of an editor of common technical documents such as manuals/instructions, websites, reports or proposals delivered in print or online. Topics include copyediting, substantive (comprehensive) editing, and document design for final production. The principle of contextual editing for a range of purposes and audiences is emphasized, as well as the role of the editor as a team member in organizational settings. The student's command of grammar, sentence construction, and style is advanced and refined.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, ENG2010 or ENG2030. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG3012 Report and Proposal Writing

This course prepares students to write effective reports and proposals in a variety of workplace environments including business and industry, government, academic and nonprofit. Students learn to analyze the needs of various audiences including clients, supervisors, and investors or funding agencies, and apply the appropriate rhetorical conventions to create a range of informative and/or persuasive documents. Communication tasks include written reports, proposals and related correspondence, as well as oral presentation.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, ENG2010. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG3014 Instruction and Manual Writing

This course prepares students to plan, construct, test and revise documents that enable users to perform tasks effectively. Students apply principles of iterative development including audience/user analysis, usability testing, and test-based revision to produce instructional materials such as training manuals, operating instructions, or online product documentation for specific users in a variety of workplace environments.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, ENG2010. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG3016 Advanced Business Communication

This course prepares students to perform high-stakes written and oral communication tasks in organizational or entrepreneurial settings in a 21st-century global economy. Building on skills introduced in earlier composition and communication courses, students plan, compose and deliver documents and presentations for a diverse range of external and internal audiences. The course requires the highest level of professionalism not only in producing quality documents but also in interacting with external and in-house contacts.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, ENG1030. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG3030 Introduction to Food Writing

This course provides students with an opportunity to concentrate on food writing for cookbooks, magazines, newspapers and websites. Students are introduced to the protocol for getting published while learning how to develop and compose food stories and restaurant reviews. Subjects taught include interview techniques, query letters and tailoring food articles to various publications.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG3050 Introduction to Travel Writing

Students focus on the history of travel writing, article writing as a specific commercial genre, research skills, descriptive personal narrative, and integrating works with various forms of mixed media including: photography, computer graphics, and maps. This course explores the reasons and mediums for travel writing.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, sophomore status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ENG3210 Food Media Presentation Skills

This course provides students the opportunity to develop media performance skills, specifically related to the culinary field, to effectively disseminate information and educate food and beverage consumers in the 21st century. Students are introduced to various forms of digital food media communication by analyzing and critiquing existing audio-visual media. Students also learn and practice food styling, writing and audio-visual performance techniques and are instructed in the creative and technical aspects of food media. This course affords students the opportunity to practice a variety of communication skills, including written communication (encompassing grammatical and organizational skills), oral communication (including content delivery, vocal dynamics and body language) and technical skills (including creating blogs and performing podcasts and video segments).
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027, ENG1030.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours