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English Courses

Friday, September 22, 2017

ENGL 1311. English Composition IThis course teaches principles and techniques of expository and persuasive composition, analysis of texts with introduction to research methods and critical thinking. Prerequisites: Completion of DEVE 0324 (Composition Fundamentals) with a grade of "C" or better, a score of 19 or above on the English section of the ACT, a score of 75 or above on the COMPASS Writing Placement test AND completion of DEVE 0316 (College Reading) with a grade of "C" or better, or 82 or above on the COMPASS Reading Placement test. (3 credit hours)

ENGL 1311. English Composition I (Thematic)This course addresses the same competencies as ENGL 1311 but through exploration of a specific topic. This course satisfies the core requirement and may be taken for credit. Prerequisites: Completion of DEVE 0324 (Composition Fundamentals) with a grade of "C" or better, or a score of 19 or above on the English section of the ACT, or a score of 75 or above on the COMPASS Writing Placement test AND completion of DEVE 0316 (College Reading) with a grade of "C" or better, or a score of 82 or above on the COMPASS Reading Placement test.(3 credit hours)

ENGL 1312. English Composition II This course offers further study of principles and techniques of expository and persuasive composition, analysis of texts, research methods and critical thinking. Prerequisite: Completion of English 1311 (or an equivalent course) with a grade of “C” or better. (3 credit hours)

ENGL 1312. English Composition II (Thematic) This course addresses the same competencies as ENGL 1312 through exploration of a specific topic. This course satisfies the core requirement and may be taken for credit. A significant research paper project is required. Prerequisite: ENGL 1311 with a grade of “C” or better. (3 credit hours)

ENGL 1313. Technical Composition II This class focuses on technical and process writing. Students study technical writing and then draft projects such as memos, letters, process descriptions, abstracts, proposals and technical reports, with the emphasis on researching and producing a substantial technical report. This course satisfies the ENGL 1312 requirement. Prerequisite: ENGL 1311 (or an equivalent course) with a grade of “C” or better. (3 credit hours)

ENGL 2300. Advanced Grammar This course presents a study of the principles of traditional English grammar and sentence diagramming and a brief study of comparative grammars, dialectical awareness, English language history and general linguistics, including phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311 and ENGL 1312 with a grade of “C” or better. (3 credit hours)

ENGL 2303. Introduction to Literature This class focuses on an introduction to the various schools of literary criticism and on application of critical theories to poetry, fiction and drama. Literature is read and analyzed, with the emphasis on understanding and application of the various critical theories. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311 and 1312 with a grade of “C” or better. (3 credit hours)

ENGL 2312. Advanced Composition This course is designed to prepare students for writing in advanced courses as well as writing in the workplace. This course provides students with the opportunity to master the following types of writing: argumentation, persuasion, exposition and business communication. Prerequisite: ENGL 1312 with a grade of “C” or better. (3 credit hours)

ENGL 2313. Creative Nonfiction This workshop/lecture class focuses on writing creative nonfiction essays. This genre, also known as literary journalism, gives accounts of actual events and people with artistry and literary technique. Students read and analyze such work and compose original creative nonfiction of their own, with emphasis on elements such as style, grace and voice. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311 and 1312 with a grade of “C” or better. (3 credit hours)

ENGL 2330. Creative Writing I This course helps students gain practical experience in the techniques of writing poetry and fiction. Prerequisite: ENGL 1311 with a grade of “C” or better or consent of instructor. (3 credit hours)

ENGL 2331. Creative Writing II This is an intermediate level workshop/lecture course designed to build on the concepts introduced in Creative Writing I. The main focus of the course is the improvement of student writing of original work in multiple genres. Emphasis is placed on studying the fundamental techniques, theory and practice of creative writing. Requirements for the course include reading and detailed discussion of student and published writing. Prerequisite: ENGL 2330 with a grade of “C” or better. (3 credit hours)

ENGL 2333. English Literature from the Beginning to 1785 Selected works of British literature from its beginnings through the Renaissance are studied in this course. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311 and ENGL 1312 (English Composition I and II) with a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1312. (3 credit hours) ENGL 2334. English Literature from 1785 to the Present Selected works of British literature from the Renaissance to present are studied in this course. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311 and ENGL 1312 (English Composition I and II) with a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1312. (3 credit hours)

ENGL 2335. American Literature from the Beginning to 1865 This course presents selected works of American literature from its beginnings to 1865. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311 and ENGL 1312 (English Composition I and II) with a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1312. (3 credit hours)

ENGL 2336. American Literature from 1865 to the Present This course presents selected works of American literature from 1865 to present. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311 and ENGL 1312 (English Composition I and II) with a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1312. (3 credit hours) ENGL 2337. World Literature from the Beginning to 1650 Selected significant works of world literature from ancient, medieval and Renaissance periods are studied in this course. It includes study of movements, schools and periods. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311 and ENGL 1312 (English Composition I and II) with a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1312. (3 credit hours)

ENGL 2338. World Literature from 1650 to the Present Selected significant works of world literature from the Renaissance to the present are studied in this course. It includes study of movements, schools and periods. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311 and ENGL 1312 (English Composition I and II) with a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1312. (3 credit hours)

ENGL 2339. World Literature Themes This course addresses the same competencies as ENGL 2337 and 2338 but through exploration of a specific topic. ENGL 2337, 2338, or 2339 satisfies the core requirement, but they are distinctive courses and may be taken for credit. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311 and 1312 with a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1312. (3 credit hours)

ENGL 2370. Introduction to Fiction This class focuses on analyzing the craft and significance of fiction. Students read short stories, novellas and short novels and discuss, analyze and write about those works. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311 and 1312 with a grade of “C” or better. (3 credit hours) ENGL 2380. Introduction to Poetry This class focuses on analyzing the craft and significance of poetry. Students read poems and discuss, analyze and write about those works. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311 and 1312 with a grade of “C” or better. (3 credit hours)

ENGL 2390. Introduction to Drama This class focuses on analyzing the craft and significance of drama. Students read dramatic works and discuss, analyze and write about those works. Prerequisites: ENGL 1311 and 1312 with a grade of “C” or better. (3 credit hours)

Specialized Courses

Composition II Themes: Comics This course fulfills the requirements of a standard Composition II class while analyzing a range of comics and graphic novels as works of contemporary art and literature. Students read stories ranging from science fiction and fantasy to deeply personal memoirs and socio-political satire. To better understand these stories and the medium in which they are presented, students study and discuss literary and visual arts criticism, analysis techniques, and terminology and write about the experiences.

Introduction to Poetry This course focuses on the literary study of the poetic elements in a scholarly manner. Much of the course is based on student discussion and the essays students write during the semester. Students may be interested in this class if they plan on a major in English, education, or rhetoric and writing. Students may also have the chance to share their own poetry and receive constructive feedback, although that is not a requirement to pass the course. Passing Composition II with a C or better is a prerequisite for enrollment in this course.

Mythology This course surveys world mythology by concentrating on heroic literature, the epic in its oral tradition, and its relationship to types of myths such as foundation myths, creation myths, flood myths, and myths pertaining to geography and space. Emphasizing the myth of early societies, the course will draw from similarities among the great mythos of world cultures and the history of the development of hierarchies and civilizations as seen in myth as well as epic. Archetypal, parallel myths will be studied from around the world with an examination of plot, characterization, style and cultural values. The myths are arranged geographically into seven major cultures: Greece and Rome, the Middle East, Northern Europe, Britain, the Far East, Africa, and the Americas.

World Literature Themes: Comedy As a child of festival traditions, comic literature serves as a break from the drudgery of everyday existence and encourages the audience to see the world in new, sometimes upside-down, ways. In doing so, comic authors challenge authority with a sly grin and a wink to those who are in on the joke. World Literature Themes: Comedy traces the comic tradition from the City Dionysia festivals of Ancient Greece through the late 20th century with an emphasis on the cultural and political forces that shaped these works and their humor.

World Literature Themes: Horror This course is a survey of literary tradition through the lens of individual and cultural anxieties. Students will consider the psychological, cultural, and political forces that give rise to these anxieties as they study works of horror from each major literary period.