OFFICE: Bradley Hall, Room 13, 516.572.7185
CHAIRPERSON: Bruce Urquhart, Bruce.Urquhart@ncc.edu.
FACULTY: E. Abele, M. Anzelone, S. Apostolidis, S. Ash, L. Badendyck, K. Ballerini, L. Badendyck,
B. Barnard, F. Boodakian, L. Brett, G. Chapman, T. Collins, S. Cushman, T. D'Angelo,
S. Davis, D. DeManuel, S. Drucker, D. Esposito, M. Estevez, C. Fagan, P. Falk, R.
Finneran, B. Fruchter, C. Gebhardt, D. Ginsberg, J. Giordano, R. Hayman, E. Hegarty,
S. Hosey, V. Hromulak, K. Jason, S. Kaebnick, A. King, M. Lannon, R. Lazaroff, K.
Le Veness, R. Lieber, D. Litvak, Z. Liu, B. Lucas, H. Marcus, J. Marzan, J. Mastrototaro,
M. McNair, W. Moeck, B. Moeck, R. Nazareth, R. Newman, M. Niemczyk, F. O'Connor, K.
Okoampa-Ahoofe, T. Payne, D. Pecan, J. Pilaro, G. Pollio, P. Radecki, C. Rau, J. Rondell,
P. Rosa, M. Rotando, J. Samuels, R. Santos, N. Saxena, A. Schopp, C. Schwertman, R.
Shabazz, I. Shaw, J. Silverman, B. Smith, N. Spencer, R. Spinks, M. Steinman, W. Stepp,
T. Strode, L. Sullivan, M. Susko, A. Tabachnikov, L. Tucker, P. Venkateswaran, E.
Wheeler, T. Wood, J. Woods
COURSES OFFERED: English (ENG)
The English Department aims to improve students’ abilities in grammar, composition,
creative writing, critical thinking, and their understanding and appreciation of literature.
Composition and Writing as a Craft
Composition I focuses on essay writing, research, citation, and the critical analysis
of texts. Three courses meet this requirement:
- ENG 101 - Composition I
- ENG 108 - The Craft of Composition / Honors English I
- ENG 100 - Enhanced Composition I
Composition II/ Introduction to Literature further develops the study and practice in composition
and citation by analyzing literary works. Two courses meet this requirement:
- ENG 102 - Composition II
- ENG 109 - The Art of Analysis / Honors English II
Additionally, students who seek to strengthen their grasp of language and writing
in other ways can enroll in the following composition or creative writing electives:
Writing as a Craft
ENG 105 - Grammar: Structure and Strategy
ENG 111 - Technical Writing
ENG 215 - Journalism
ENG 313 - Creative Writing
ENG 316 - Play and Screen Writing
ENG 317 - Fiction Writing
ENG 318 - Poetry Writing
Future courses will include:
ENG 112 - Writing in the Sciences and
ENG 210 - Writing for Digital Media
Developmental and ESL Support
ENG 030 (English as a Second Language (ESL Writing III)) ESL prepares non-native speakers of English to complete the college-level writing required
in a wide variety of degree and certificate programs.
For students whose Placement Test indicates a need for a developmental course, the English Department offers ENG 001
(College Preparatory English). This course carries a 3-credit load but does not count
in credits earned towards a degree. Students placed in this course must pass with
a grade of Satisfactory (S) to enroll in credit-bearing Composition courses.
Students concentrating in literary study who intend to transfer to a four-year college
are advised to take up to four courses in literature from at least three of the following
categories before graduating from NCC. Students may also choose one a composition
or creative writing course from the “Writing as a Craft” category. Students are encouraged
to work with faculty mentors in the department to explore which colleges and programs
are the best fit for their interests, needs, and to consider the transfer requirements
of specific schools’ programs.
Survey and Period
ENG 203 - Early American Literature to 1865
ENG 204 - Modern American Literature: 1865 to the Present
ENG 205 - Early English British Literature to 1800
ENG 206 - Modern British Literature from 1800 to 1950
Major Genre and Author
ENG 220 - Mythology and Folklore
ENG 231 - Mystery and Detective Fiction
ENG 233 - Studies in Science Fiction
ENG 236 - The Literature of the Bible
ENG 251 - Film and Literature
ENG 263 - The Modern American Short Story
ENG 265 - Modern American Poetry
ENG 267 - Satire
ENG 298 - Comedy: Theory and Development
ENG 300 - Shakespeare on Stage and Page
ENG 301 - Shakespeare's Comedies and Histories
ENG 302 - Shakespeare's Tragedies
ENG 305 - Modern American Novel
ENG 309 - Modern British and American Drama
ENG 314 - Studies in Children's Literature
ENG 216 - Autobiographical Literature
Conventions of the Discipline
ENG 105 - Grammar: Structure and Strategy
ENG 225 - Introduction to Linguistics and Semantics I
ENG 271 - Psychoanalytic Approaches to Literature
Literature and Identity
ENG 207 - African American Literature I
ENG 208 - African American Literature II
ENG 209 - Modern Irish Literature
ENG 219 - Jewish Literature
ENG 222 - Latin American Literature
ENG 227 - South Asian Literature
ENG 228 - Asian American Literature
ENG 229 - Native American Literature
ENG 243 - GLBTQ Literature
ENG 247 - Women in Literature
ENG 248 - Women Writers
ENG 261 - Literature of the Holocaust
ENG 281 - Nature in Literature
ENG 311 - Masterworks of Literature I
ENG 312 - Masterworks of Literature II
The Creative Writing Program
The A. A. in Creative Writing provides students with knowledge and skills that will
prepare them for a career in writing. The curriculum is also appropriate for students
continuing onto a four-year institution where they may complete a Bachelor’s degree
with a major in Creative Writing.
The English Department's Writing Center is open to NCC students of all levels interested
in improving their writing in any discipline. Faculty members offer individualized
and group instruction in expository and creative writing, research and documentation,
and basic grammar and usage. ESL students receive assistance in language development
and learning. Tutoring can also take place at a networked computer or online by e-mail.
In addition, students are welcome to use the Department's PC lab for word processing
and internet research.
Scholarships in the English Department
Seven scholarships specific to the English Department are available to students transferring
to a four-year college.
English is a desirable major concentration of undergraduate study for education, law,
publishing, advertising and public relations, government service, journalism, creative
writing, and other language-related fields. English is usefully combined as a minor
concentration with premedical and other science-related fields.