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LSC-University Park English Department

The Lone Star College-University Park English department offers courses that teach students to think for themselves and become culturally diverse while providing a strong foundation in academic writing and critical thinking. Students benefit threefold: academically, professionally, and personally.

Courses Offered

Credit English classes include English 1301 and English 1302, which focus on composition and rhetoric techniques, and the research process. Upper-level courses on British, American, and World Literature survey authors and their writings from various time periods. Upper-level courses in Technical Writing, Creative Writing, and Forms of Literature are also available. Classes are offered during the day, evening, and on the weekends with online and hybrid options available.

The courses below are a part of the English program at LSC-University Park:

  • Dual Credit Program: High school students can receive college credit by taking Dual Credit English classes while attending local area high schools in participating school districts.
  • International Studies Program: High school students can receive credit by taking Dual Credit English Classes while attending local area high schools in participating school districts.
  • The Honors College: Courses in English provide students the opportunity to conduct cross-disciplinary projects utilizing a wide variety of analytical forms, including rhetorical and literary analysis, as well as creative writing.

Additional English Programs

Developmental English: these courses help students refine their literacy skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking — to prepare them for success in college-level courses.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL/ESL): English classes focusing on grammar, writing, reading, oral communication and pronunciation. The goal of the program is to prepare students for success in college-level courses, the global workplace and their daily lives.


Sponsored Organizations

ReadUP!: The ReadUP! initiative is a campus read program centered around a single book that strives to challenge students, staff, and faculty to think critically and engage in thoughtful discussion throughout the academic year. ReadUP! is designed to encourage all members of the campus community to participate in an interdisciplinary campus-wide collaboration that develops the relationship between academic learning and campus and community involvement.

Faculty and Staff: To access your free e-book of Team Human, click the image below.

 

Fall 2020 ReadUP! Events

Team Human: What’s It All About

September 25, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM           

Curious times, right? Our 2020 campus read introduces a conversation that questions authentic social connection in the digital age. During this first book discussion session we will listen to Mr. Rushkoff present his point of view in a TED Talk. We will break down the 100 statements to guide our way in this discussion group. Do you have one sentence, phrase, or word to describe Team Human? Join in the conversation! 

Team Human: Statement #27: Online Teaching & Learning  

October 16, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM

This semester, video conferences have replaced many of our classrooms. Can we establish rapport through technology tools that come between us? It is a good question! We have valuable experience on this topic! Let's talk about it during this session on Team Human. 

Trans Rights Are Human Rights: A Panel Discussion of Trans Rights, Social Media, and Technology
November 10, 2020 | 2:00- 3:30 PM (CST)
This will be a panel discussion and Q&A in preparation for Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance. In keeping with this year's ReadUP theme, it will focus on the role of technology and social media in transgender communities and transgender rights campaigns.

Team Human: Statement #85: Community and Connection     

November 20, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM

“Solidarity begins with place” (p.200). We will talk about the politics of our lived experience within our schools, our communities, our workplaces. Do our locally lived concerns become watered down by a technology culture that replaces human conversation with large media platforms? What kinds of distortion occur in the process? 

Virtual Author Visit

February 23, 2021

Please join us for this very special WebEx event with renowned author, Douglas Rushkoff. Named one of the “world’s ten most influential intellectuals” by MIT, Douglas Rushkoff is an author and documentarian who studies human autonomy in a digital age. His new book, a manifesto called Team Human, calls for the retrieval of human autonomy in a digital age.


The Mighty Pen

Join The Mighty Pen, a writing club open to all students! Through writing workshops, analyzation of written works and special events, The Mighty Pen explores the many applications of writing both in an academic setting and within creative work.

Faculty advisers:


Uproar Magazine

The literary/arts magazine of Lone Star College-University Park published every spring. LSC-University Park students may submit work or join the staff.

For submission forms and guidelines, visit LoneStar.edu/UProar or the contact faculty advisers:


Resources

Writing Lab: The Writing Lab is located in the Student Learning Resource Center. It provides free academic coaching and additional services to help students strengthen their writing skills. Students enrolled in any course that requires any type of writing can get individual help at the Writing Center. Our professional, experienced writing coaches also provide help with resumes, scholarship and transfer applications, and even writing emails.

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