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English and Communication

English and Communication classes are offered at both Ottawa and Chanute.
 The Associate of Arts with an emphasis in English is designed 
for students who intend to transfer to a four year institution to 
complete an English degree.

Prerequisites
The student will need to demonstrate proficiencies in reading, 
English, and mathematics based on the COMPASS assessment 
test, ACT or SAT scores, or by taking the recommended/ 
required classes. Some of the courses in this curriculum have 
specific prerequisites.

General Education (GE) Courses
In order to graduate with a college degree, all students are 
required to take certain general education courses. These 
include English composition, speech, wellness, science, art and 
humanities, mathematics, computer systems, and social and 
behavioral science.

Program Core Courses
REQUIRED: ENGL 101 English Composition I, ENGL 113 General 
Literature, ENGL 220 American Literature I or ENGL 230 
American Literature II, ENGL 240 English Literature I or ENGL 
241 English Literature II, ENGL 289 English Composition II or 
ENGL 299 English Composition II-Honors. 

Program Elective Courses
AT LEAST 4 REQUIRED: ENGL 200 Topics in Literature: 
Women’s Voices, ENGL 215 Introduction to Mythology, ENGL 
221 Introduction to Western Literature, ENGL 220 American 
Literature I, ENGL 230 American Literature II, ENGL 240 English 
Literature I, ENGL 241 English Literature II, ENGL 250 
Introduction to Fiction Writing, ENGL 260 Short Fiction, ENGL 
265 Technical Writing, ENGL 298 Independent Study.

Program Outcomes
1. Demonstrate the ability to compose well-crafted essays 
on a variety of topics for a variety of audiences.
2. Demonstrate the ability to incorporate research 
effectively into one’s own writing.
3. Analyze the use of literary conventions in a variety of 
genres, including fiction, poetry, and drama.
4. Demonstrate the ability to compose a written analysis of 
a literary work within the context of its historical and 
cultural background.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the literary heritage 
of the English language, including its British and American 
authors.

Course Sequence
The listing that follows is a recommended sequence of courses 
for full-time students. The student should consult with an 
advisor for information specific to his or her academic situation.


Recommended Sequence of Courses
(Fall) Semester I Cr Hrs
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
ENGL 113 General Literature 3
PSYC 100 First Year Seminar 1
COMM 207 Fundamentals of Speech 3
CSIS 100 Computer Concepts and Applications or 3
CSIS 130 Intro to Computer Information Systems
PSYC 155 General Psychology 3
Total 16
(Spring) Semester II
ENGL 289 English Composition II or 3
ENGL 299 English Composition II-Honors
ENGL 240 English Literature I or 3
ENGL 241 English Literature II
HPER 150 Lifetime Fitness 1
MATH 113 College Algebra 3
Biological Science w/Lab or 5
Physical Science w/Lab*
Total 15
(Fall) Semester III
ENGL 220 American Literature I or 3
ENGL 230 American Literature II
English Elective 3
Arts and Humanities Elective 3
Biological Science w/out Lab or 3
Physical Science w/out Lab*
Social/Behavior Science Elective 3
Total 15
(Spring) Semester IV
English Elective 3
Arts and Humanities Elective 3
Social/Behavior Science Elective 3
Free Electives 9
Total 18
Total Program Credits 64
*One of the science courses must be biological, and one must 
be physical.


For more information contact:
Program Advisors
Ruth Zollars, 620-431-2820, ext. 505
rzollars@neosho.edu
Ethan Smilie, 620-431-2820, ext. 237
esmilie@neosho.edu
Nancy Hindle, 785-242-2067, ext. 352
nhindle@neosho.edu

  • Evening classes meet once a week starting at 4:00pm and 6:45pm.
  • Day sections are also available.
  • Ottawa is an easy 30 minute drive from Lawrence.
    Click here for directions
     
CLASS TAKEN AT NCCC TRANFERS TO KU AS            
ENGL 101 ENGL COMPOSITION I 3.00 ENGL 101 COMPOSITION 3.00
ENGL 289 ENGLISH COMP II 3.00 ENGL 102 CRITICAL READING AND WRITING 3.00
ENGL 113 GEN LITERATURE 3.00 ENGL HE* GEN LITERATURE  
ENGL 200 WOMEN'S VOICES 3.00 ENGL HE WOMEN'S VOICES 3.00
ENGL 221 INTRO TO WESTRN LIT 3.00 ENGL HE INTRO TO WESTRN LIT 3.00
ENGL 230 AMERICAN LITERATURE 3.00 ENGL HE AMERICAN LITERATURE 3.00
ENGL 240 ENGLISH LITERATURE I 3.00 ENGL HE ENGLISH LITERATURE I 3.00
ENGL 241 ENGLISH LITERATURE II 3.00 ENGL HE ENGLISH LITERATURE II 3.00
ENGL 260 SHORT FICTION 3.00 ENGL 209 INTRODUCTION TO FICTION 3.00
               
COMM 207 FUND OF SPEECH 3.00 COMS 130 SPEAKER-AUDIENCE COMMUNICATION 3.00
COMM 213 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00 COMS 244 INTRODUCTION TO INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION THEORY 3.00