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Earn college credits for English courses - including topics such as Business & Technical Writing, English Composition, Information Literacy, and more - with Penn Foster College.

Whether you want to get a jump-start on your college education or earn additional credits towards a degree, Penn Foster College is here to help. Study online, at your own time, and receive support when you need it from our expert faculty and staff.

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This course teaches the skills and techniques of effectively developing, drafting, and revising college-level essays toward a specific purpose and audience: including active reading, prewriting strategies, and more.

English

This course provides an introduction to the various methods of organizing material for a professional setting. Students will compose business documents using the ABC method.

English

This course introduces students to the techniques and strategies necessary to research successfully in a cyber environment. Topics include the need for information literacy, how to formulate a search statement, and more.

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Advanced Composition

3 credits

Course begins with an introduction on how to plan a paper with sources, find sources, take notes, and write a paper; students are guided through the processes as they write a literary analysis, an extended definition, an analysis of a short story, an argumentation essay, and a final paper.

Course Requirements

3 credits

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Prerequisite: English Composition

Textbook: Successful College Writing

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Business & Technical Writing

3 credits

This course provides an introduction to the various methods of organizing material for a professional setting. Students will compose business documents using the ABC method. These include: memos, emails, outlines, reports and proposals, descriptions, and organizing materials. Students also work on honing their grammar skills.

Course Requirements

3 credits

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Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

Attending Penn Foster was a win-win for me. I was able to work on assignments when I could fit them in. As a busy dad providing for my family, the classes were a perfect fit for my schedule.
-Omar H., Penn Foster Graduate

English Composition

3 credits

This course teaches the skills and techniques of effectively developing, drafting, and revising college-level essays toward a specific purpose and audience: active reading, prewriting strategies, sentence and paragraph structure, thesis statements, varied patterns of development (e.g., illustration, comparison/ contrast, classification) critical reading toward revision of structure and organization, editing for the standard written conventions, use and documentation of outside sources. Students submit three essays (process analysis, causal analysis, argumentation) and a course journal.

Course Requirements

3 credits

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Textbook: Successful College Writing

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

Information Literacy

1 credit

According to the Association of College and Research Libraries’ 2006 Information Literacy Standards, information literacy is defined as the ability of students to determine the extent of information needed, differentiate between different types of information and appropriateness for their use, use the information effectively, critically evaluate the information, and use the information in an ethical and legal way. This course introduces students to the techniques and strategies necessary to research successfully in a cyber environment. Topics include the need for information literacy, how to formulate a search statement, how to navigate online search engines, and how to organize and use information honestly and responsibly.

Course Requirements

1 credit

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Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

Introduction to Literature

3 credits

Reading and analysis of the main genres of literature; poetry, fiction, and drama; themes and forms of literature.

Course Requirements

3 credits

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Textbook: The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Speech

3 credits

Introduces students to the process of speechmaking; describes the difference between informative and persuasive speeches; walks students through the process of developing a speech, including organization and outlining; explains the importance and content of the introduction and conclusion of a speech; provides tips on rehearsing and delivering a speech; requires students to develop, rehearse, and record speeches to be submitted for grading.

Course Requirements

3 credits

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Textbook: The Essential Elements of Public Speaking

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Your course includes:

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  • Mobile-friendly, on-the-go learning experience
  • Academic support from instructors with real-world experience
  • Unlimited student support via email, phone, chat and text
  • 24/7 access to Penn Foster's robust online student community
  • Career planning resources, tools and support
  • Your official transcript upon completion

Will credits from Penn Foster College transfer into another college degree program?

Penn Foster College credits have been accepted for transfer into colleges across the country. Students should check with a specific college to see if they accept our credits, as credit transfer can vary depending on the school. Also, the American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for many Penn Foster College courses. No form of accreditation guarantees that any learning institution will accept credits from any school as transfer credits. For more information on transferring credits, click here.

I live in Jamaica. Can I enroll in an individual college course?

Unfortunately, individual college courses are only available for individuals living in the United States. We do offer a variety of Bachelor, Associate and Undergraduate Certificate programs for non-U.S. residents through our sister school, Penn Foster College International.

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