Sample Humanities Classes
The humanities department offers a myriad of courses, but there are several classes that any student attending tech will have to take, regardless of his or her major.
ENGL 111, College English 1
This course is an introduction to the use of rhetoric and the mechanics of writing well within an acedemic community. In this introductory course, students learn how to use the rhetorical triangle (ethos, logos, pathos) to present their ideas clearly and concisely.
Note: With a high enough score on an acceptable form of standardized test, the requirement to take this class can be waived.
ENGL 112, College English 2
This course is an extension of ENGL 111 (which is its prerequisite), and presents students with critical reading and writing assignments. This class further developes the use of the rhetorical triangle of ethos, pathos, and logos in which students were introduced in ENGL 111. At the end of this course, students will be prepared and required to write a research paper on a topic that they are interested in.
(This class may not be waived like ENGL 111)
ENGL 341, Technical Writing
This course provides students with the basic knowledge needed to create a technical report. Students also learn how to create job application letters and résumés as well as other technical proposals. There is usually a culmination portfolio involved and always an oral presentation, and the class will also require all the concepts learned from ENGL 111 and 112 (its prerequisites).
Options courses that students are strongly encouraged to take are:
ENGL 242, Speech
This course covers the principles of speech. Students practice in the preparation and delivery of various types of speeches, classified according to function, and they practice in the basic skills of oral communication. The cousre also aids in the students development of poise and self-confidence.
ENGL 311, Creative Writing
This course is designed to cover the basic principles of good creative writing. Students will learn how to use alliteration, repitition, rhyme, and short story development. Each student analyzes poetry and then mimics the techniques of various authors. The final project is a portfolio of all the student's work.