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ClassID Name Description Credits
ENG 1110 English Composition I A study of the essentials of English composition and rhetoric, with emphasis on expository essays. English majors and minors must earn a grade of C or better prior to enrolling in any ENG or MSCM course for which ENG 1110 is a prerequisite. 3
ENG 1120 Freshman Honors Seminar: The Nature of Man Prerequisite: Admission into the University Honors Program. An inquiry into the basic human structures and characteristics. In a given semester, the emphasis will be on rational, religious, psychological, cultural, biological, historical, social, or economic issues. 3
ENG 1130 Freshman Honors Seminar: Independent Reading, Writing, and Research Prerequisite: Admission into the University Honors Program. A course that concentrates on reading, writing, and research skills, offering the honors student the opportunity to pursue independent study in his or her field of interest. 3
ENG 1210 English Composition II Prerequisite ENG 1110. A continuation of the study of the essentials of English composition and rhetoric. Emphasis on the reading of prose fiction, of drama, and of poetry; expository writing, documentation, and research in response to literary works. English majors and minors must earn a grade of C or better prior to enrolling in any ENG or MSCM course for which ENG 1210 is a prerequisite. 3
ENG 1250 Elements of Speech Communication An introduction to the elements of interpersonal communication and public speaking, with emphasis on practical applications. 3
ENG 1300 Introduction to World Literature I Prerequisite: ENG 1210. An introduction to the history of world literature from ancient times through the sixteenth century. Designed to provide opportunities for critical reading and the writing of short analytical papers. English majors and minors must earn a C or better prior to enrolling in any ENG or MSCM course for which ENG 1300 is a prerequisite. 3
ENG 1310 Introduction to the Humanities I Prerequisite: ENG 1210. An examination of the fundamentals and interrelations of the humanistic disciplines: literature, philosophy, the visual arts, music, dance, drama, film. Humanistic themes such as the concept of the individual, religion, gender, and love explored in some ancient western and non-western civilizations. 3
ENG 1320 Introduction to the Humanities II Prerequisite: ENG 1210. A continuation of ENG 1310. Fundamentals of and relations between the humanities re examined and humanistic themes explored in the modern period. European, American, and Third World cultures included. 3
ENG 1400 Introduction to World Literature II Prerequisite: ENG 1210. An introduction to world literature from the seventeenth century to the present. Designed to provide opportunities for critical reading and the writing of short analytical papers. English majors and minors must earn a C or better prior to enrolling in any ENG or MSCM course for which ENG 1400 is a prerequisite. 3
ENG 1500 Techniques in the Critical Reading of Literature Prerequisite: ENG 1210. A study of the practical and technical skills involved in the reading of literary genres. Specific focus will be placed on critical thinking and on analytical skills which enhance comprehension of various literary texts, especially poetry. English majors and minors must earn a C or better prior to enrolling in any ENG or MSCM course for which ENG 1500 is a prerequisite. 3
ENG 1700 Religion and Literature Prerequisite: ENG 1110. A course designed to explore religious issues in selected world masterpieces. 3
ENG 2105 Introduction to Technical Writing Prerequisite: ENG 1210. A study of the tools and techniques of technical writing with individualized assignments pertaining to a student’s discipline. Emphasis on letters, instructions, memos, proposals, reports, and collaborative writing. 3
ENG 2115 Introduction to Linguistics Prerequisite: ENG 1210. An overview of patterns and use of language. Includes discussion of elements of language 3
ENG 2200 Introduction to Public Speaking The study and practice of informative and persuasive public communication, with attention to organization of ideas, oral effectiveness, and speech analysis. 3
ENG 2220 Sophomore Honors Seminar: A Historical and Comparative Study of Human Institutions I Prerequisite: Admission into the University Honors Program. An introduction to and comparisons of various political, economic, social, and religious institutions throughout history. Emphasis is placed on the importance of human institutions for the historical and social development of mankind. 3
ENG 2230 Sophomore Honors Seminar: A Historical and Comparative Study of Human Institutions II Prerequisite: Admission into the University Honors Program. A continuation of ENG 2220. 4000-Level English Language and Literature Courses 3
ENG 2310 Survey of English Literature I Prerequisite: ENG 1500. A survey of English literature from its beginning to 1832. 3
ENG 2320 Survey of English Literature II Prerequisite: ENG 1500. A survey of English literature from 1832 to the present. 3
ENG 2340 Contemporary African American Literature Prerequisite: ENG 1110. An exploration of African American literature with an emphasis on selected twentieth century authors. 3
ENG 2350 Studies in English Literature Prerequisite: ENG 1210. An exploration of selected works by authors writing in English. This course focuses on a particular period, movement, genre, or engagement with a cultural or philosophical debate. 3
ENG 3105 Professional and Technical Writing Prerequisites for undergraduates: ENG 2105. A study of professional communication with practice in writing documents such as proposals and formal reports. Formerly offered as ENG 4105. 3
ENG 3110 Advanced English Grammar Prerequisites: ENG 1210 and junior classification. An historical and descriptive study of English grammar. 3
ENG 3120 Advanced Composition Prerequisite: ENG 1210 and junior classification. A course that focuses on the writing of critical and informal essays and documented papers. 3
ENG 3300 Applied Literary Criticism Prerequisites: ENG 1500; 2310, 2320, or 2330 (one of the three). An introduction to several of the techniques and approaches of literary criticism with concentrated study of a few authors. (Fall, Spring) 3
ENG 3310 Survey of American Literature I Prerequisite: ENG 1500. A survey of American literature from its beginning to the Civil War. 3
ENG 3320 Survey of American Literature II Prerequisite: ENG 1500. A survey of American literature from the Civil War to the present. 3
ENG 3400 Junior-Senior Seminar Prerequisites: ENG 1210; ENG 1300 or 1400; ENG 1500. An investigation of special topics and problems in language and literature with emphasis on the writing of critical analyses. 3
ENG 3410 African American Literature I Prerequisites: ENG 1500. A survey of poetry and prose by major figures in African American literature from the beginning through the Harlem Renaissance. 3
ENG 3420 African American Literature II Prerequisite: ENG 1500. A survey of poetry and prose by major figures in African American literature since the Harlem Renaissance. 3
ENG 3505 Women’s Literature Prerequisite: ENG 1500 or permission of the instructor. An examination of selected literature by women from the Middle Ages to the present, with attention to the effects of race, class, and gender. 3
ENG 3605 Contemporary Literature Prerequisite: ENG 1500 or permission of the instructor. A study of selected recent literature. 3
ENG 3700 Creative Writing: Prose Prerequisite: ENG 1210. Opportunities for students to develop their potential in various forms of creative prose with an emphasis on the short story. 3
ENG 3800 Creative Writing: Poetry Prerequisite: ENG 1210. Opportunities for students to develop their potential in writing various forms of poetry with an emphasis on the lyric. 3
ENG 4000 The History of the English Language Prerequisites: ENG 1110 and ENG 3110. An introduction to the study of the philological and historical development of the English language from the Old English period to modern times. 3
ENG 4110 The Nineteenth-Century Novel Prerequisites: ENG 1500; 2310, 2320 or 2330; 3310 or 3320; or permission of the instructor. A study of major novels by nineteenth-century writers with emphasis on British and American works. 3
ENG 4120 The Twentieth-Century Novel Prerequisites: ENG 1500; 2310, 2320, or 2330; 3310 or 3320; or permission of the instructor. A study of twentieth- century novels by major writers from a variety of cultures with emphasis on British and American works. 3
ENG 4200 Modern African Literature Prerequisites: ENG 1500. A study of African literature from 1930 to the present. 3
ENG 4300 Shakespeare Prerequisites: ENG 1500 and one of the following: 2310, 2320, 2330. A study of selected comedies, histories, and tragedies. 3
ENG 4320 English Drama Prerequisites: ENG 1500 and one of the following: 2310, 2320, 2330. A study of English drama from the beginning to the end of the nineteenth century. 3
ENG 4420 Contemporary British and American Drama Prerequisites: ENG 1500 and one of the following: 2310, 2320, 2330. A study of representative British and American dramatists of the twentieth century. 3
ENG 4700 Twentieth-Century British Literature Prerequisites: ENG 1500 and one of the following: ENG 2310, 2320, 2330. An intensive study of twentieth-century British poets and prose writers with emphasis on the major figures of the modernist period. 3
ENG 4900 Integrating Reading and Writing Prerequisite: Formal acceptance into the School of Education for English with Licensure. A study of methods designed to prepare middle and high school language arts teachers to plan English curricula. Course content focuses on unit and lesson planning. 3
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