English and Communication Distance Courses

These English and Communication courses are offered for credit by Andrews University, Oakwood University, and Washington Adventist University. Andrews University manages the registration and provides the instruction and support for students. 

Andrews University Credit

COMM 104-901
Communication Skills (3 sem hours)

Study of the human communication process—including a multicultural perspective and the importance of diversity—focusing on interactions with oneself, with one other person, with a small group, and within public-speaking situations.
Format: Interactive Online, Self-paced Online
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ENGL 115-901
English Composition I 
(3 sem hours)
Introduction to written composition focusing on composing as a recursive process for generating meaning and communicating effectively. Emphasizes short essay writing based on personal explorations of memory, observation, conversation, and reading. Prerequisite for those whose native language is English: A score of 16 or higher on the ACT English Assessment (or above 400 on the SAT verbal) or successful completion of ENGL110. Prerequisite for students whose native language is not English: An overall average of 550 on TOEFL or 80 on MELAB or a successful completion of advanced English with a B in all classes and a pass on the ELI exit exam. Cannot be audited or CLEPed.
Format: Interactive Online, Self-paced Online
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ENGL 215-901
English Composition II (3 sem hours)
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 115 and completion of 24 semester credits. Cannot be audited or CLEPed.
Format: Interactive Online, Self-paced Online
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ENGL 270-901
American Literature (To 1900)  (3 sem hours)
Prerequisites: ENGL115.
A survey of American literature from its beginnings to 1900.
Format: Self-paced Online
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ENGL 375-901
English Literature I
(To 1660) (3 sem hours)
Prerequisites: ENGL 115 and ENGL 215
Literature of the British Isles from Beowulf through the Renaissance.
Format: Self-paced Online
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ENGL 376-901
English Literature II (1660-1990)
(3 sem hours)
Prerequisites: ENGL 115 and ENGL 215
Literature of the British Isles from the Restoration through the Victorian period.
Format: Self-paced Online
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Oakwood University Credit

CO 201-911
Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3 sem hours)

Prerequisite: EN 111
This course is a study of the fundamental principles of oral communication and includes effective application of these principles through classroom speeches and constructive criticism. Recorded speeches are required.
Format: Self-paced Online
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EN 111-911
Freshman Composition I  (3 sem hours)
A study of rhetoric designed to teach students effective writing, reading, speaking and listening. In EN 111, emphasis is placed on the short theme, and close study is given to expository and argumentative writing. An exit examination is given before the completion of EN 111.
Format: Self-paced Online
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EN 112-911
Freshman Composition II 
(3 sem hours)
A study of rhetoric designed to teach students effective writing, reading, speaking, and listening. In EN 111, emphasis is placed on the short theme, and close study is given to expository and argumentative writing. In EN 112, students are introduced to literature, methods of research using the library, the Internet, and CD-ROM, and to writing a research paper. An exit examination is given before the completion of EN 111, and the requirements for EN 112 may not be met by CLEP.
Format: Self-paced Online
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EN 211-911
Survey of English Literature I (3 sem hours)
Prerequisite: EN 112
A study of English literature from Anglo-Saxon to modern times. Historical and biographical backgrounds are important, but major emphasis is placed on a critical and evaluative analysis of the literature.
Format: Self-paced Online
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EN 212-911
Survey of English Literature II
(3 sem hours)
Prerequisite: EN 112
A study of English literature from Anglo-Saxon to modern times. Historical and biographical backgrounds are important, but major emphasis is placed on a critical and evaluative analysis of the literature.
Format: Self-paced Online
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EN 301-911
Survey of American Literature I 
(3 sem hours)
Prerequisite: EN 112
A study of major American poets and prose writers and main currents of thought to which they contributed.
Format: Self-paced Online

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Washington Adventist University Credit

COMM 105-921
Introduction to Human Communication
(3 sem hours)
A study of the theory, basic levels, and forms of communication. Instruction in the fundamental processes of oral expression with practice in interpersonal, nonverbal, small group, and public speech exercises. Video speeches are required.
Format: Online self-paced
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ENGL 101-921
Composition
(3 sem hours)
Prerequisite: English placement exam
This course is designed to advance writing skills for college and professional pursuits by bringing observation, thoughtfulness, organization, sense of audience, and sense of self to bear on student writing.
Format: Online self-paced
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ENGL 102-921
Research and Literature
(3 sem hours)
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a minimum grade of “C”
A study of poetry, short stories, drama, and the process of writing a research paper. ENGL 101 and 102 are prerequisites to all other courses in the department. A paper is required.
Format: Self-paced Online
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LITR 225-921
American Literature I
(3 sem hours)
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 with a minimum grade of “C”
A survey of American literature from the 16th to 19th centuries. Major American authors and literary works from colonial times to the Civil War era are examined with emphasis on how the history and culture of each era affected the literature. Two short papers
are required.

Format: Self-paced Online
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