English Course Descriptions

0123 PRE-COLLEGE ENGLISH
A study of composition, grammar and usage. (Required of students who lack high school credits in English and those who do not pass entrance examination; does not fulfill general education requirement in grammar and composition.)
1113 COMPOSITION I
Practice of the fundamentals of the writing process in personal and expository writing. Emphasis is on supporting a thesis with specific detail, writing for a particular audience, sentence structure. and revising and editing. (Fulfills three hours of general education requirement in grammar and composition.)
1213 COMPOSITION II
(Second Half). Academic writing, with emphasis on technique and style. Includes a research component and refining of skills. (Prerequisite: ENG 1113; fulfills three hours of general education requirements in grammar and composition.)
2313 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
Study of selected literary works, with emphasis on both understanding literary forms and grasping literature as commentary on life. (Same as HUM 2313)
2413 CRITICAL APPROACHES TO LITERATURE
Introduction to literary analysis and criticism, including a survey of critical approaches, and the writing of short papers from different critical points of view. (Prerequisite: ENG 1113,ENG 1213)
2873 LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
Analysis of the basic elements of language, language use, and culture; analysis of the relationship between language and culture.(Prerequisites:ENG 1113 and ENG 1213)
2963 ENGLISH LANGUAGE & GRAMMAR
Analysis of the basic elements of English grammar, language use, and culture; analysis of the relationship between language and culture. (Prerequisites:ENG 1113 and ENG 1213)
3543 ENGLISH LITERATURE TO 1800
Works of major authors from the beginning to the Romantic Period. (Prerequisite: ENG 2413 for English majors; permission required for others)
3653 ENGLISH LITERATURE SINCE 1800
Works of major authors from the Romantic Period to the present. (Prerequisite: ENG 2413 for English major; permission required for others)
3773 AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1865
Selections of literature from the Colonial Period through most of the Romantic Era. (Prerequisite: ENG 2413 for English majors. permission required for others.)
3883 AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 1865
Selections of literature from 1865 to the present. (Prerequisite: ENG 2413 for English majors. permission required for others)
3893 WORLD LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
A study of selected works from the great authors of Greece, Rome, Spain, Russia, France, Germany, Asia, and Latin America. (Prerequisite: ENG 1213)
3903 BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL WRITING
Study and practice in academic writing and writing of reports, proposals, memoranda, and other kinds of prose used in the fields of academia, business, and industry.(Prerequisite: ENG 1113 and ENG 1213)
4013 MEDIEVAL LITERATURE
Selections of British and European literature written during the medieval period. (Prerequisite: ENG 2413 for English majors or permission from English department advisor)
4103 CREATIVE WRITING
A study of literary technique, practice in using a variety of devices, and production of complete imaginative compositions. (Prerequisite: ENG 1113, 1213)
4113 AGE OF SHAKESPEARE
Selected drama, poetry, and prose of the Early Modern period with an emphasis on Shakespeare.
4133 HISTORY OF THE NOVEL
This course will trace the historical development of the novel in English from the 18th century to the postmodern period(Prerequisite: ENG 2413 for English majors; permission required for others)
4203 NON-FICTION WRITING
This course will focus on the study and practice of different forms of non-fiction writing such as the personal essay, memoir, nature writing, travel writing, writing for emerging technologies, and other forms related to a chosen theme or genre. (Prerequisite: ENG 1213)
4213 18TH CENTURY LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
Selections of British and American literature written during the long eighteenth century (1660-1800)(Prerequisite ENG 2413 for English majors, or permission from English department advisor)
4233 MODERN WORLD LITERATURE
The study of selected writers not necessarily in the same genre nor of the same nationality. Topics might include Existentialism, Post-War Japanese fiction, Latin American Magical Realism, etc. (Course may be repeated)(Prerequisite: ENG 2413 for English majors;permission required for others)
4253 WORLD LITERATURE
The study of selected writers of different nationalities, genres, and periods.(Prerequisite: ENG 2413 for English majors, permission required for others)
4303 FICTION WRITING
This course will focus on the study and practice of narrative development as it leads to the creation of character and the invention of plot in short works of fiction. (Prerequisite: ENG 1213)
4313 19TH CENTURY LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
Selections of British and American literature in the 19th century. (Prerequisite ENG 2413 for English majors, or permission from English department advisor)
4323 SELECTED BRITISH AUTHORS
A study of one or a selected group of writers not necessarily in the same literary genre. (Course may be repeated) (Prerequisite: ENG 2413 for English major, permission required for others)
4343 SELECTED AMERICAN AUTHORS
A study of the selected works of a single author or of a group of related authors, not necessarily in the same genre. (Course may be repeated) (Prerequisite: ENG 2413 for English majors, permission required for others)
4383 ADVANCED COMPOSITION
Expository composition with emphasis on technique, style, and audience. (Prerequisites: ENG 1113, 1213)
4403 WRITING AND VISUAL MEDIA
This course will focus on the study and practice of different forms of writing and visual media such as film, the internet, emerging technologies and other forms related to a chosen theme or genre. (Prerequisite: ENG 1213)
4413 20TH&21ST CENTURY LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
Selections of British, American, Anglophone literature in the 21st century. (Prerequisite ENG 2413 for English majors orpermission from English department advisor)
4433 NINETEENTH & TWENTIETH CENTURY WOMEN AUTHORS
An in-depth study of nineteenth- and twentieth-century women writers; includes the fiction, poetry, drama, and non-fiction prose of a variety of authors.(Prerequisite: ENG 2413 for English majors, permission required for others)
4463 AMERICAN ETHNIC LITERATURES
An investigation of the literature, art, and philosophy that tells of the encounters between "Western" and "non-Western" cultures by focusing on issues of national immigration and migration. (Prerequisite: ENG 2413 for English majors, permission required for others)
4563 NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURES
This course is a survey of literature written by Native Americans. It may include works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, and literary criticism. (Prerequisites: ENG 1113 and ENG 1213)
4663 LITERARY THEORY AND CRITICISM
A study of selected literary critics, criticism, and critical theory from Aristotle to the present (Prerequisite: ENG 2413 for English majors, permission required for others)
4783 ENGLISH GRAMMAR
An intensive study of accounts of English structure and standards of usage.(Prerequisites: ENG 1113 and ENG 1213)
4853 GREAT BOOKS OF THE WESTERN WORLD
Central literary, historical, and philosophical works of the Western tradition from the ancient world to the Enlightenment.(Prerequisite: ENG 2413 for majors; permission required for others.)
4863 COMPOSITION THEORY AND PRACTICE
Expository composition with emphasis on theory, technique, style, and audience, and the application of these to teaching.(Prerequisites: ENG 1113 and ENG 1213)
4883 HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Historical development of sounds, vocabulary, inflections and syntax of the English language.(Prerequisites: ENG 1113 and ENG 1213)
4893 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AND STORY TELLING
A study of the various types of literature appropriate for children, preschool through middle school. (Prerequisite: ENG 1213)
4903 METHODS & MEDIA IN SECONDARY ENGLISH
An intensive study of pedagogical theories and their applications in Middle School and High School English classes. (Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education. This course fulfills a professional education requirement.)
4923 MYTHOLOGY
A study of the origin and elements of myth. (Prerequisites: ENG 2143 for English majors, permission required for others)
4943 MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL LITERATURE
Middle and high school literature with emphasis on the modern period. Will also address "classic" literature for adolescents. (Prerequisite: ENG 2413 for English majors, permission required for others)
4960 DIRECTED READING
Supervised reading in an area selected in consultation with professor directing.
4970 SPECIAL STUDIES
Supervised research or project selected with advice of professor.
4980 SEMINAR
Research or reading seminar on subject announced by department. (Prerequisite ENG 1213)
4990 RESEARCH
Supervised research on a topic selected in consultation with professor (permission required)
5103 STUDIES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE
Advanced studies in American literature relating to such subjects as an author, a work, a genre, an idea, a critical principle, or an aesthetic theory. Topics to be announced by department (May be repeated)
5113 RHETORIC FOR WRITTEN ENGLISH
Study and application of rhetorical principles on an advanced level.
5203 STUDIES IN BRITISH LITERATURE
Advanced studies in British literature relating to such subjects as an author, a work, a genre, an idea, a critical principle, or an aesthetic theory. Topics to be announced by department. (May be repeated)
5323 STRUCTURE & USE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Advanced study of the structure of English sentences and their use in writing and speaking.
5403 STUDIES IN WORLD LITERATURE
Advanced studies in world literature relating to such subjects as an author, a genre, an idea, a critical principle, or an aesthetic theory. Topics to be announced by department. (May be repeated)
5533 STUDY AND APPLICATION OF LITERARY THEORIES
An intensive study of selected works of major literary critics from Aristotle to the present with practice in the application of literary theory to reading.
5960 DIRECTED READINGS
Supervised reading in an area selected in consultation with professor directing.
5970 SPECIAL STUDIES
Supervised research or project selected with advice of professor.
5980 SEMINAR
Research or reading seminar on subject announced by department.
5990 RESEARCH
Supervised research on a topic selected with advice or professor.