Developmental English Program

NENG-102 - Introductory Reading and Writing I

This is a developmental English language course at the first level offered at NTID in which students begin developing the skills necessary for understanding and using written English in AOS degree programs at NTID. World knowledge topics are presented in various media and provide the context in which students learn to: comprehend and use the basic constituents of English sentence; develop a content word vocabulary of about 4000 words; and practice strategies for improving reading comprehension and written expression. In order to continue their reading and writing skill development in Intermediate Reading & Writing I (NENG-112) students must complete this course with a C or better. (NTID Reading Test score below 50 and NTID Writing Test score below 80). (NTID Supported Students.) Lecture 6, Credits 6 (Fall)

NENG-103 - Introductory Reading and Writing II

This is a developmental English language course at the first level offered at NTID for students who begin with reading skills higher than those in NENG-102 or have received an E grade in NENG-102. Students continue developing the skills necessary for understanding and using written English in AOS degree programs at NTID. World knowledge topics are presented in various media and provide the context in which students learn to: comprehend and use more of the basic constituents of English sentences; develop a content word vocabulary of about 4000 words; and practice strategies for improving reading comprehension and written expression. In order to continue their reading and writing skill development in Intermediate Reading & Writing I (NENG-112) students must pass this course. (NTID Writing Test score below 40 and NTID Reading Test score 80 to 97 or grade of “D” in NENG-102). (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NENG-102 or equivalent course.) Lecture 4, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NENG-112 - Intermediate Reading and Writing I

This is the first course in a two-course developmental English language sequence at the second level offered at NTID in which students work on reading and writing skills necessary for AOS programs at NTID. General topics in science and humanities provide the context in which students review the basic constituents of English sentences, begin to develop skills for comprehending and using complex sentence elements, increase their English content word vocabulary to about 5000 words, learn to use independent reading strategies, and develop skills for writing paragraphs and longer compositions. Upon successful completion of this course, students will continue their reading and writing skill development in Intermediate Reading & Writing II (NENG-113). (NENG-102 with a “C” grade or better or NENG-103 or NTID Reading Test score from 80 to 97 and NTID Writing Test score from 40 to 59). (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NENG-102 (with a grade of C- or better) or NENG-103 or equivalent course.) Lecture 4, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NENG-113 - Intermediate Reading and Writing II

This is the second course in a two-course developmental English language sequence at the second level offered at NTID for students who have completed Intermediate Reading & Writing I. Students continue to work on reading and writing skills necessary for AOS programs at NTID. General topics in science and humanities provide the context in which students use the skills included in Intermediate Reading & Writing I, develop skills for comprehending and using additional complex English sentence elements, increase their content word vocabulary to about 6000 words, begin to evaluate reading tasks to select appropriate reading strategies, and expand their skills for writing paragraphs and longer compositions. In order to continue their reading and writing skill development in Career English I (NENG-212) students must pass this course. (NENG-112 or NTID Writing Test score from 40 to 49 and NTID Reading Test score from 98 to 124). (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NENG-112 or equivalent course.) Lecture 4, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NENG-199 - Independent Study: English

The description for each Independent Study request will be specified in each course proposal. (Enrollment in this course requires permission from the department offering the course.) Ind Study, Credits 1 - 6 (Fall, Spring)

NENG-212 - Career English I

This is the first course in a two-course sequence. It is designed to develop reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary skills that students need for AOS course work and for the work environment. The reading and writing components are thoroughly integrated with approximately equal time being devoted to each. Grammar and vocabulary are thoroughly integrated into the reading and writing components. Course content includes general and technical articles, memorandums, letters, electronic communication, directions, work-related forms, and short report. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NENG-113 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NENG-213 - Career English II

This is the second course in a two-course sequence. It is designed to advance and refine reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary skills that students need for AOS course work and for the work environment. The reading and writing components are thoroughly integrated with approximately equal time being devoted to each. Grammar and vocabulary are thoroughly integrated into the reading and writing components. Course content includes general and technical articles, memorandums, letters, electronic communication, directions, work-related forms, and short reports. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NENG-212 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NENG-221 - Analytical Reading and Writing I

This is the first course in a four-course intensive English sequence. In this course, selected shorter readings give students the opportunity to strengthen their reading comprehension skills and world knowledge. Readings will include nonfiction, fiction, and theme-based articles from library databases. The readings also serve as prompts for writing at both the paragraph and essay levels. While developing their expository writing skills, students learn to recognize and apply the traditional rhetorical modes used in writing. Students also will develop skills in summary writing. Other components of the course include grammar and vocabulary instruction, along with editing and proofreading strategies. Vocabulary is taught both incidentally as it appears in readings and formally using a vocabulary text. The readings follow a specific theme and also will serve as models for examining style, organization and grammar. In order to continue their reading and writing skill development in Bridge to College English I (NENG-231) and Bridge to College English II (NENG-232), students must complete this course and co-requisite Analytical Reading and Writing II (NENG-222) with grades of “C” or better. (NTID Reading Test score 98-124 and NTID Writing Test score 50-59, or by department permission. (Prerequisites: NTID supported student. Co-requisites: NENG-222 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NENG-222 - Analytical Reading and Writing II

This second course in the four-course intensive English sequence continues to strengthen students’ reading comprehension skills and world knowledge, with an added emphasis on critical reading, thinking, and writing. Readings will include nonfiction, fiction, and theme-based articles from library databases. Students identify and examine an author’s purpose and tone, bias, assumptions, opinions, facts, examples, evidence, patterns of organization, and audience. Students also develop inference and deduction skills while learning to recognize and avoid overgeneralization and oversimplification in their writing. This course, which follows a specific theme, includes a short novel or novelette— fiction or non-fiction—as part of the required reading. In order to continue their reading and writing skill development in Bridge to College English(NENG-231) and Bridge to College English(NENG-232) students must complete this course and co-requisite Analytical Reading and Writing I (NENG-221) with grades of “C” or better. (NTID Reading Test score 98-124 and NTID Writing Test score 50-59; or by department permission. (Prerequisites: NTID supported student. Co-requisites: NENG-221 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NENG-231 - Bridge to College English I

This is the first of two Bridge to College courses that also serve as the final two courses in the four-course intensive English sequence. This course exposes students to a variety of reading material, including nonfiction, fiction, and theme-based articles from library databases. It includes a reading of a full-length novel, either fiction or non-fiction, and it offers strategies for reading comprehension and interpretation beyond prior courses where applicable. Students will engage in a variety of writing activities related to the readings. Vocabulary is taught both incidentally as it appears in readings and formally using a vocabulary text. In order to qualify for testing and placement in Written Communication (NENG-241), Critical Reading and Writing (UWRT-100) or First Year Writing: Writing Seminar (UWRT-150) students must complete this course and co-requisite Bridge to College English II (NENG-232) with grades of “C” or better. (NENG-221 and NENG-222 with grades of C or better, or NTID Reading Test score 125-144 and NTID Writing Test score 60 or greater. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NENG-221 and NENG-222 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NENG-232 - Bridge to College English II

This is the second of two designated Bridge to College English courses that also serve as the final two courses in the four-course intensive English sequence: This course provides advanced instruction on expository writing with a focus on refining writing skills introduced in earlier courses where applicable. This course also provides instruction on responding to multiple-part writing prompts. Students taking this as a stand-alone course will use readings from textbooks and online and database sources as the basis for their writing. The course provides further instruction in integrating sources into writing. Some writing assignments may be managed through journal entries. In order to qualify for testing and placement in Written Communication (NENG-241), Critical Reading and Writing (UWRT-100) or First Year Writing: Writing Seminar (UWRT-150) students must complete this course and co-requisite Bridge to College English I (NENG-231) with grades of “C” or better. (NENG-221 and NENG-222 with grades of C or better or NTID Reading Test score 136-144 and NTID Writing Test score 60 or greater) . (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NENG-221 and NENG-222 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NENG-241 - Written Communication

Written Communication is a composition course that enhances students reading, writing, and critical thinking skills in preparation for Critical Reading and Writing (UWRT-100) and First Year Writing: Writing Seminar (UWRT-150). The course engages students in the deliberate practice of writing and learning when and how to apply specific expository modes in academic essays. While strengthening their reading comprehension, students begin to develop an understanding of how writers use rhetorical strategies to reach a particular audience and achieve their intended purpose in writing. Students also identify and analyze thesis statements and distinguish between main points and supporting details. Students write summaries and analyses of the readings along with well-developed expository essays using a combination of rhetorical modes such as definition, classification, comparison and contrast, and cause and effect. The course also emphasizes strategies for the appropriate incorporation of material summarized, quoted, and paraphrased from various sources as well as the protocol of documentation. Students revise in substantive ways with the assistance of required teacher conferences and Institute-supported tutorial services as they continue the process of becoming more independent writers. Students must complete this course with a grade of C or better. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students that have completed NENG-231 or NENG-232 or equivalent course with grades of C- or better.) Lecture 3, Credits 3 (Fall, Spring)

NENG-289 - Special Topics: English

The description for each Special Topics request will be specified in each course proposal. (NTID Supported Students.) Lecture, Credits 1 - 6 (Fall, Spring)