English Course Descriptions

ENGL 1000 Special Problems and Readings (IND 0.0-6.0) Problems or readings on specific subjects or projects in the department. Consent of instructor required.

ENGL 1001 Special Topics (Variable 0.0-6.0) This course is designed to give the department an opportunity to test a new course. Variable title.

ENGL 1120 Exposition and Argumentation (LEC 3.0) Practice in college-level essay writing.

ENGL 1160 Writing and Research (LEC 3.0) Practice in techniques of analytical writing and in methods of research. Prerequisite: English 1120.

ENGL 1170 Creative Writing (LEC 3.0) Practice in forms and techniques of poetry and prose fiction, with special attention to narrative development. Prerequisite: English 1120.

ENGL 1211 British Literature I: The Beginnings to 1800 (LEC 3.0) A survey of works and authors that explores the way these works represent the chronological period and express the individual concerns and techniques of those authors.

ENGL 1212 British Literature II 1800 to Present (LEC 3.0) A survey of works and authors that explores the way these works represent the chronological period and express the individual concerns and techniques of those authors.

ENGL 1231 World Literature I: From the Beginnings to the Renaissance (LEC 3.0) A survey of representative works and authors from the world’s cultures. (Excludes British and American works).

ENGL 1221 American Literature: 1600 to 1865 (LEC 3.0) A chronological survey that explores the ways the literature represents the concerns of individual authors as well as the history of literature.

ENGL 1222 American Literature: 1865 to Present (LEC 3.0) A chronological survey that explores the ways the literature represents the concerns of individual authors as well as the history of literature.

ENGL 1223 Introduction to American Studies (LEC 3.0) Introduces the core subjects as well as the methods and theories that constitute the field of American Studies.

ENGL 1600 Introduction to Technical Communication (LEC 3.0) Introduction to the role of the professional technical communicator in business and industry and practice in methods of developing technical documents. Prerequisite: English 1120. (Co-listed with TCH COM 1600)

ENGL 2000 Special Problems and Readings (IND 0.0-6.0) Problems or readings on specific subjects or projects in the department. Consent of instructor required.

ENGL 2001 Special Topics (Variable 0.0-6.0) This course is designed to give the department an opportunity to test a new course. Variable title.

ENGL 2002 Critical Approaches to Literature (LEC 3.0) Study and application of the terminology and critical approaches used in understanding literary forms and genres.

ENGL 2010 Seminar (IND 0.0-6.0) Discussion of current topics. Prerequisites: English 1120 and a semester of college literature.

ENGL 2171 Fiction Writing (LEC 3.0) This course introduces students to concepts of craft in fiction writing and the critical tools writers bring to revision. Students will write and present their own fully-developed stories and examine the stories of others in a workshop format. Prerequisite: English 1120 or equivalent.

ENGL 2172 Creative Nonfiction Writing (LEC 3.0) Students will write creative nonfiction essays about their experiences and the experiences of others. The course will emphasize the revision process, focusing on both sentence-level and global issues. Additionally, this course will introduce students to published writers rhetorical choices. Prerequisite: English 1120 or equivalent.

ENGL 2230 Literature and Film (LEC 3.0) This course will examine intertextual connections between literature and film, in terms of such things as adaptations, narrative technique and theory, genre, theme, and ideological movements. Prerequisite: English 1120.

ENGL 2240 Children's Literature (LEC 3.0) Introduction to the study and teaching of children’s literature. Emphasis on historical developments, multi-cultural issues and works. Prerequisites: English 1120.

ENGL 2241 Literature for Adolescents (LEC 3.0) Primarily intended for teacher certification students. Selection and organization of materials for teaching literature to adolescents. Emphasizes literature written for adolescents and includes a unit of literature of American ethnic groups. Prerequisites: English 1120 and a semester of college literature.

ENGL 2242 Literature by Women (LEC 3.0) A study of writings by women, emphasizing major writers and the development of a female literary tradition. Prerequisites: English 1120 and a semester of college literature.

ENGL 2243 Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature (LEC 3.0) A study of short stories, poems, or novels which represent the development and the techniques of the science fiction-fantasy genre. Prerequisites: English 1120 and a semester of college literature.

ENGL 2244 Fantasy Literature (LEC 3.0) A study of the development of fantasy literature in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The primary focus will be on novels, especially the work of J.R.R. Tolkien. Prerequisites: English 1120 and a semester of college literature.

ENGL 2245 African American Literature (LEC 3.0) The history and development of African American literature, with special emphasis upon contemporary achievements. Prerequisites: English 1120 and a semester of college literature.

ENGL 2246 The Bible As Literature (LEC 3.0) Deal with the Old Testament, the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical books, and the New Testament. Class lectures and discussions focus on literary forms and patterns, use of symbolism, narrative methods, and characterization. The basic approach is literary rather than theological or historical. Prerequisites: English 1120 and a semester of college literature.

ENGL 2247 American Crime and Detective Fiction (LEC 3.0) An introduction survey of American crime literature emphasizing the works of Hammett, Chandler, and James M. Cain to the more recent ‘true crime” tradition beginning with Capote’s In Cold Blood. Prerequisites: English 1120 and a semester of college literature.

ENGL 2248 Thematic Studies in Literature and Film (LEC 3.0) Topics examine different thematic relationships between literature and film (e.g. Poe and Hitchcock, Shakespeare on film, etc.) announced at time of registration. Prerequisites: English 1120 and semester of college literature, or English 2230.

ENGL 2410 Theory of Written Communication (LEC 3.0) Major critical and conceptual approaches to written communication theory; includes semantics, history of print media, visible language, grammars, discourse theory, socio-linguistics reception theory, stylistics. Prerequisites: English 1120 and a semester of college literature.

ENGL 2540 Layout and Design (LEC 3.0) Theory and practice of layout and design for print and electronic media. Prerequisite: English 1600 or TCH COM 1600.

ENGL 2560 Practicum in Technical Communication (LEC 3.0) Practice in writing, editing, and designing layouts of technical publications using the personal computer for desktop publication. Prerequisite: English 1600 or TCH COM 1600. (Co-listed with TCH COM 2560)

ENGL 3000 Special Problems (IND0.0-6.0) Problems or readings on specific subjects or projects in the department. Consent of instructor required.

ENGL 3001 Special Topics (Variable 0.0-6.0) This course is designed to give the department an opportunity to test a new course. Variable title.

ENGL 3010 Seminar (RSD 3.0) Discussion of current topics. Prerequisites: English 20 and a semester of college literature.

ENGL 3085 Internship (LEC 0.0-6.0) Internship will involve students applying critical thinking skills and discipline specific knowledge in a work setting based on a project designed by the advisor and employee. Activities will vary depending on the student’s background and the setting. Prerequisite: Senior status; must have completed 24 hours in the major.

ENGL 3101 Advanced Composition (LEC 3.0) Instruction and practice in writing expository essays of substantial content and skill, with particular emphasis on the rhetorical applications of recent findings in language research. Papers required will include critical analyses of literary works, and library research. Prerequisite: English 1160 or 3560.

ENGL 3170 Teaching and Supervising Writing (LEC 3.0) Students will study contemporary and traditional approaches to writing instruction. The course will give students practice in applying composition theory and research to development of teaching methods, including course syllabi and assignments. Prerequisite: 6 hours of college level writing courses.

ENGL 3210 Survey Of Old and Middle English Literature (LEC 3.0) Survey of Old English poetry in translation and Middle English literature (excluding Chaucer) through Malory. Special emphasis on culture and language with some attention given to modern reinterpretation of medieval works. Prerequisites: English 1120 and a semester of college literature.

ENGL 3211 Chaucer (LEC 3.0) A study of Chaucer as a narrative poet by an intensive examination of The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde. Prerequisites: English 1120 and a semester of college literature.

ENGL 3212 Sixteenth Century English Literature (LEC 3.0) A survey of the poetry and prose of England from 1500 to 1600. Prerequisites: English 1120 and a semester of college literature.

ENGL 3213 Seventeenth Century English Literature (LEC 3.0) A study of major authors (excluding Milton) of prose and poetry in England from 1600 to 1660. Special attention will be paid to John Donne and the metaphysical poets, to Ben Jonson and the Cavalier poets, and to major prose writers such as Francis Bacon, Sir Thomas Browne, and others. Prerequisites: English 1120 and a semester of college literature.

ENGL 3214 The Plays of William Shakespeare (LEC 3.0) Selected comedies, tragedies, histories, and romances from early middle, and late periods of William Shakespeare’s life. Prerequisites: English 1120 and a semester of college literature.

ENGL 3215 The Restoration & Eighteenth Century (LEC 3.0) The history, development, and cultural contexts of British literature from 1660 to 1798. Prerequisites: English 1120 and a semester of college literature.

ENGL 3216 British Romantic Literature (LEC 3.0) A study of the prose and poetry of the British Romantic period, 1775 to 1832. Prerequisite: English 1120 and a semester of college literature.

ENGL 3217 Victorian Literature (LEC 3.0) A study of British prose and poetry from 1832 to 1900. Prerequisites: English 1120 and a semester of college literature.

ENGL 3218 The British Novel I (LEC 3.0) The history, development, and cultural contexts of the British novel from the late seventeenth to the early nineteenth century. Prerequisite: English 1120 and a semester college literature.

ENGL 3219 The English Novel II (LEC 3.0) A study of the development of the novel with major attention given to the Victorian and 20th century novelists. Prerequisites: English 1120 and a semester of college literature.

ENGL 3220 Early American Literature (LEC 3.0) This course will follow the development of American literature from its Colonial beginnings (1614) to the rise of Romanticism (1836). The course will pay particular attention to how American writers used literature in defining and even creating the New World. Prerequisites: English 1120 and a semester of college literature.

ENGL 3221 American Poetry I (LEC 3.0) A study of significant selected poets of, primarily, the 19th century, with special attention to theme, diction, and form, and to poetry as a compressed image of the human condition. Prerequisites: English 1120 and a semester of college literature.

ENGL 3222 The American Renaissance (LEC 3.0) A study of American literature from Poe to Whitman. Prerequisites: English 1120 and a semester of college literature.

ENGL 3223 American Poetry II (LEC 3.0) A study of significant selected poets of the 20th century, with special attention to theme, diction, and form, and poetry as a compressed image of the human condition. Prerequisites: English 1120 and a semester of college literature.

ENGL 3225 The American Novel I (LEC 3.0) A study of selected, representative novels in chronological sequence from the beginning to the major realists. Prerequisites: English 1120 and a semester of college literature.

ENGL 3226 The American Novel II (LEC 3.0) A study of selected, representative novels in chronological sequence from the major realists to the present. Prerequisites: English 1120 and a semester of college literature.

ENGL 3227 American Gothic (LEC 3.0) This course follows the development from gothic/horror literature in the United States for its earliest expression in Phillip Freneau's 18th century works through Brockden Brown's late 18c. Gothic novels, to Hawthorne, Melville, and Poe's dark fiction, and finally to modern and contemporary works by Faulkner, O'Connor, Stephen King and others. Prerequisite: English 1120 and a previous literature course.

ENGL 3228 The American Experience (LEC 3.0) Examines one or more of the subjects of the American experience such as race, gender, class, ethnicity, region, technology, religion, as it is expressed in the culture. Prerequisite: English 1223.

ENGL 3232 Contemporary American Literature (LEC 3.0) Studies in American prose (fiction and non-fiction), drama, poetry, and screen plays published within the last fifteen years. Prerequisites: English 1120 and a semester of college literature.

ENGL 3233 Contemporary British Literature (LEC 3.0) Studies in British prose (fiction and non-fiction), drama, poetry, and screen plays published within the last fifteen years. Prerequisites: English 1120 and a semester of college literature.

ENGL 3301 A Linguistic Study of Modern English (LEC 3.0) A descriptive analysis of Modern English--its phonology, grammar, and vocabulary. Prerequisite: English 1120.

ENGL 3302 History and Structure of the English Language (LEC 3.0) An introduction to the study of the English language and its history through Old English, Middle English, and Modern English. Prerequisite: English 1120.

ENGL 3560 Technical Writing (LEC 3.0) The theory and practice of writing technical papers and reports in the professions. Prerequisites: English 1120 and second-semester junior standing.

ENGL 4099 Undergraduate Research (IND0.0-6.0) Designed for the undergraduate student who wishes to engage in research. Not for graduate credit. Not more than six (6) credit hours allowed for graduation credit. Subject and credit to be arranged with the instructor. Consent of instructor required.

ENGL 4290 Texts and Contexts (LEC 3.0) Examines the relationships between selected texts written or published in a given year and the context of events of that time. Also explores current critical approaches to such texts and contexts. Writing intensive and Computer intensive. Prerequisites: English 1120 and a semester of college literature; junior standing.

ENGL 5571 Advanced Writing for Science and Engineering (LEC 3.0) Focus on writing applications specifically for students in scientific or engineering fields. Primary emphases will be on producing effective and readable professional writing. Prerequisites: ENGL 3560 and ENGL or TCH COM 2560, or graduate standing.

ENGL 5572 Advanced Writing for Science and Engineering II (LEC 2.0) This course -- second in a series -- focuses on writing for publication, from the initial proposal and query to the final product. Students will work on the materials they have underway with their advisers and/or research colleagues. Prerequisites: ENGL or TCH COM 1600 and ENGL or TCH COM 2560, or graduate standing.

 

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