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English 0999. Paired Support for English 1101 is a course designed to offer individual and group support for students identified by the English Placement Index as needing supplemental instruction in the areas of reading and writing. Course content will parallel essential skills needed to be successful in English 1101. This course carries institutional credit and will not count toward graduation. This course may be taken multiple times for credit. (0-2-1). Co-requisites: ENGL 1101

ENGL 1101. Composition I. A composition course focusing on skills required for effective writing in a variety of contexts, with an emphasis on writing improvement. The course also seeks to strengthen critical thinking skills and the ability to read with understanding. (3-0-3)

ENGL 1102. Composition II. A composition course that develops writing skills beyond the levels of proficiency required by ENGL 1101, that emphasizes interpretation and evaluation, and that incorporates a variety of more advanced research methods. A minimum grade of C is required. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ENGL 1101 Minimum Grade: C or ENG 101 Minimum Grade: C or ENGL 1101H Minimum Grade: C 

ENGL 2111. World Literature-I.  A survey of important works of World Literature from the ancient world to Early Modern period. Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 passed with a grade of C or better. (3-0-3)

ENGL 2112. World Literature-II. A survey of important works of World Literature from the Neoclassical period to the present. Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 passed with a grade of C or above. (3-0-3)

ENGL 2121. British Literature-I. A survey of important works of British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the Augustans. Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 passed with a grade of C or above. (3-0-3)

ENGL 2122. British Literature-II. A survey of important works of British Literature from the Romantics to the present. Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 passed with a grade of C or above. (3-0-3)

ENGL 2131. American Literature-I. A survey of important works of American Literature from the Colonial period to the Civil War. Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 passed with a grade of C or above. (3-0-3)

ENGL 2132. American Literature-II. A survey of important works of American Literature from Reconstruction to the present. Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 passed with a grade of C or above. (3-0-3)

ENGL 2150: Research and Writing in English. A course designed to introduce students to formal research and writing in the English major. Students learn to engage in-depth research through close study of a broad topic chosen by the instructor that crosses different fields in English studies. Students then complete one major research project with guidance from the instructor. (3-0-3)

ENGL 2160. Fantastic Literature.  A survey of fantasy and science-fiction across cultures from the ancient world to the present. Topics may include epic, chivalric romance, the Gothic, high fantasy, and weird fiction.  Prerequisite:  ENGL 1102 (2-0-2)

ENGL 2200. Intro to Professional Writing. The course is designed to help writers understand and practice writing skills as employed across the professions. Students will be asked to master basic writing conventions and publishing procedures for journalistic, technical, managerial, creative, or scientific writing. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ( ENGL 1102 Minimum Grade: C )

ENGL 3010. Literature for Young Adults. A comprehensive study of young adult literature, including non-Western authors as well as literature representative of racial and ethnic groups, appropriate for students in secondary school programs, with emphasis on teaching techniques. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ( ENGL 2112 Minimum Grade: C or ENG 2121 Minimum Grade: C or ENGL 2122 Minimum Grade: C or ENG 2131 Minimum Grade: C or ENGL 2132 and 2111 Minimum Grade: C) 

ENGL 3100.  Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory. This is a writing intensive course on the development of literary theory and methodology from the New Critics to roughly the present with an emphasis on close reading, historiography and argument.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to: the New Critics, reader-response theory, cultural studies, poststructuralism, new historicism, reception studies, postcolonialism, feminist/gender theory, narratology, neo-pragmatism, psychoanalysis, book history, and object oriented philosophy. Prerequisite: ENGL 2111 which may be taken concurrently (3-0-3)

ENGL 3220. Adv Composition. A course in advanced composition with emphasis on the various methods of discourse as a basis for individual writing and for the teaching of writing. The course also includes a study of research in the teaching of writing. Recommended for students who are interested in writing and in teaching writing. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ENGL 2111 Minimum Grade: C

ENGL 3240. Technical Writing. The course focuses on career-oriented writing, with emphasis on the scientific, technological, and managerial areas. The course provides practice in various types of writing--such as reports, proposals, and instructions--that apply to these areas and teaches the special skills needed. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 Minimum Grade: C or ENG 102 Minimum Grade: C or ENGL 1102H Minimum Grade: C 

ENGL 3250 Writing Fiction. A course that examines the various forms of fiction and provides practical instruction in art and craft of creating it.  Students will explore the principles and techniques of effective writing, gain an understanding of how fiction works, and learn to write, edit, and revise their own work. (3-0-3).  Prerequisite: English 1102 with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 3260 Creative Nonfiction. A course that examines the various forms of creative nonfiction and provide practical instruction in the methodology and craft of writing them.  Students will explore the principles and techniques of effective writing, gain an understanding or the research and ethical considerations involved, and learn to write, edit, and revise their own work. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: English 1102 with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 3270 Reports, Proposals, and Presentations. A course that provides intensive preparation in composing and designing these widely practiced genres in business and professional arenas. Students will analyze and write short and long reports; proposals, including grants; and prepare and deliver a presentation. (3-0-3)  Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 or the instructor’s permission

ENGL 3380 Songwriting and Poetry will examine the various forms of modern and contemporary song lyrics and poetry and provide practical instruction in the art and craft of creating them.  Students will explore the principles and techniques of effective writing, gain an understanding of how song lyrics and poems are structured and to what ends, and learn to write, edit, and revise their own lyrics and poetry. (3-0-3). Prerequisite: English 1102 with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 3410. Southern Literature. A study in depth of the leading figures of the Southern Literary Rennaissance, with special emphasis on the social, political, and economic conditions in the post-bellum South that led to its development. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ENGL 2131 or 2132 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently, Minimum Grade: C

ENGL 3420. African-American Literature. Survey of literature by African-American writers; emphasis on major novelists, on appreciation of the main intellectual and artistic concerns of the African-American culture, and on the role of literature within that culture. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: (ENGL 2112, 2121, 2122, 2131, or 2132 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently, Minimum Grade: C) 

ENGL 3430. World Survey Film Narrative. A study of a number of major film directors, the history of film-making and its techniques, and an introduction to film theory. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: (ENGL 2112, 2121, 2122, 2131, or 2132 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently)

ENGL 3460. Modern British Literature. Students will complete an in-depth study of Modernism as it emerged from the Victorian Era in Great Britain. The course will cover literature from 1901 to the present, including major authors such as Thomas Hardy, Evelyn Waugh, T.S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf and Angela Carter. Prerequisite: ENGL 2121 or 2122. Co-requisites: ENGL 2111 (3-0-3)

ENGL 3470. Postcolonial World Literature. A survey of world literature focusing on writings of authors from the former colonial regions but also including literature in translation from throughout the world. This course will cover writers from various continents including writers from Africa, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, the Pacific Rim, India and elsewhere. Prerequisite: (ENGL 2112 or ENGL 2121, 2122), which may be taken concurrently. Co-requisites: ENGL 2111 (3-0-3)

ENGL 3510. Modern American Literature. Students will complete an in depth study of Modernism as it pertains to American Literature in the course. The course will cover literature from 1914-1945, including major authors like Robert Frost, William Faulkner, and Zora Neale Hurston. Prerequisites: ENGL 2131, or 2132 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently. (3-0-3)

ENGL 3520. Postmodern Contemporary American Literature. Students will complete an in depth study of Postmodernism as it pertains to American literature in the course. Additionally, the students will study trends in contemporary American literature. The course will cover American literature since 1945, including literature that is representative of the ethnically diverse American landscape of the 20th century. Prerequisites: ENGL 2131, or 2132 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently. (3-0-3)

ENGL 4025. Teaching and Tutoring Writing.  A course in the theoretical and practical foundations of the teaching and study of writing. Prerequisites: ENGL 2150, which may be taken concurrently (3-0-3).

ENGL 4035. Rhetoric. A course that surveys histories and theories of rhetoric including rhetoric as a pedagogical tradition. Prerequisite: ENGL 2150, which may be taken concurrently. (3-0-3)

ENGL 4050. Writing-Civic Engagement. Students practice, study, and produce writing for nonprofits, community organizations, and government agencies in the classroom and in a real world setting. (3-0-3)

ENGL 4060. Writing Studies and Gender is a course that explores the intersection of writing studies with the study of women, gender, and sexuality through an intensive investigation of a representative topic such as feminist rhetoric, women and the history of literacy, or queer historiography (3-0-3)  Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 with a C or higher.

ENGL 4070. Professional Editing. A course which introduces students to the skills, principles, and methods of editing as well as to editorial concerns and topics. It also explores various professional editorial roles and relationships among editor, writer, and texts. (3-0-3). Prerequisite: ENGL 2150

ENGL 4080. Travel Writing. A course in using writing as an effective tool for discovering, sharing, and interpreting encounters with new people, places, and cultures.  This course is taught only in conjunction with study abroad programs (3-0-3). Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 with a C or higher. 

ENGL 4115. Medieval English Literature. Focused study in an area of medieval English literature, such as Chaucer, Anglo-Saxon heroic poetry, or Arthurian literature. Some of the course reading will be in either Old or Middle English depending upon the specific topic of the course. (3-0-3) Co-requisites: ( ENGL 2121 or 2122, Minimum Grade: C ) 

ENGL 4120. Shakespeare. An in-depth study of both dramatic and non-dramatic works, including comedies, tragedies, histories, and romances. Prerequisite: ENGL 2120 (3-0-3)

ENGL 4130. English Drama to 1642. English Drama to 1642 traces the development of drama from its beginnings in medieval times to the closing of the theaters by the Puritans in 1642. Shakespeare's plays are not included in this course. (3-0-3) Co-requisites: (ENGL 2121 or 2122, Minimum Grade: C) 

ENGL 4135. Renaissance English Literature. Focused study in an area of renaissance English literature, such as Spenser, the Sonnet, or Jacobean drama. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: (ENGL 2110 Minimum Grade: C ) or ENGL 2110H Minimum Grade: C or ENGL 2120 Minimum Grade: C or ENGL 2120H Minimum Grade: C 

ENGL 4140. Restoration-18th Cen Eng Lit. A study of the literature of Dryden, Swift, Addison, Steele, Johnson, Goldsmith and other eighteenth-century writers. Attention is given to the philosophical and literary currents of the period. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ( ENGL 2121 or 2122 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently, Minimum Grade: C ) 

ENGL 4150. Romantic Movement in England. The works of Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ENGL 2121 or 2122 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently, Minimum Grade: C

ENGL 4160. Victorian Literature. The works of the major Victorian writers with emphasis on Tennyson and Browning. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: (ENGL 2121 or 2122 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently, Minimum Grade: C)

ENGL 4170. Irish Literature. A study of major Irish writers and texts from the 18th through the 20th centuries. Poets and fiction writers who have made significant contributions to the construction of Irish literary identity will be covered. Authors discussed may include Swift, Yeats, Joyce, O’Casey, Lady Gregory, O’Brien, and Heaney. (3-0-3). Prerequisites: ENGL 2111, and 2150 (Minimum Grade: C) 

ENGL 4200. Colonial-Federalist Am Lit. The development of American literature from its colonial beginnings through the nascent federal government; emphasis on the main/intellectual currents. (3-0-3). Prerequisites: (ENGL 2131 or 2132 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently, Minimum Grade: C) 

ENGL 4210. Romanticism in Amer Literature. The works of Emerson,Thoreau, Whitman, Hawthorne, Melville, and Poe. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: (ENGL 2131 or 2132 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently, Minimum Grade: C) 

ENGL 4220. Realism in American Literature. The prose of Twain, Howells, James, Wharton, Crane, Steinbeck, and Hemingway, with special emphasis on the growth of the novel in America, conditions which fostered the growth of realism and its further development into naturalism. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: (ENGL 2131 or 2132 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently, Minimum Grade: C)

ENGL 4300. Risk and Crisis Communication. A course that examines theories, principles, and strategies for effective risk and crisis communication. A range of risk and crisis communication topics involving health, environment, safety, and organizational reputation are covered. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2150 or the instructor’s permission

ENGL 4310. Communication in Organizations. A course on composing as a strategic factor within organizations that plays a critical role in their success. It examines organizational communication, which concerns itself with processes and systems affecting organizations, including business, nonprofit, government, and others. It will also examine internal communication. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2150 or the instructor’s permission

ENGL 4360. Prose Style. A course in the study and development of prose style and stylistic techniques across various media with special attention to the written word (3-0-3)  Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 2150 with minimum grade of a C. 

ENGL 4930. Special Topics in Women's Lit. A seminar on a major author, or authors, movement, or theme in women's literature. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ENGL 2112, 2121, 2122, 2131, or 2132 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently, Minimum Grade: C 

ENGL 4940. Special Topics in Lit-Lang. A seminar on a major author(s), or theme in English studies not offered in the present catalogue of courses. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: (ENGL 2112, 2121, 2122, 2131, 2132 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently or see departmental chair) 

ENGL 4965. Senior Capstone Seminar. Senior Capstone Seminar for majors in the final semester of study. Prerequisite: 12 hours of upper level English courses with a C or better; or, approval of department chair. (2-0-2) Prerequisites: (ENGL 2112, 2121, 2122, 2131, or 2132 and 2111--which may be taken concurrently, and 3100, Minimum Grade: C) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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