English Courses

Course TitleCourse DescriptionCourse Number
Beginning English. (3) Prerequisite: An English score of 1-12 on the enhanced ACT is required for placement in this course. This course is an intensive review of the structure of the English language. Grammar and mechanics, sentence construction, and paragraph development are emphasized. A reading component requires students to read and to write responses to the reading in a journal. Three lecture hours per week and one hour of Learning Lab instruction per week.ENG113
Intermediate English. (3) Prerequisite: An English score of 13?15 on the enhanced ACT or successful completion of ENG 0113 is required for placement in this course. This course builds skills necessary for success in ENG 1113 through emphasis on developing ideas through use of specific details, sentence combining, unity, coherence, and logical order. The reading component, which requires critical responses in a journal, further develops interpretive and organizational skills. Three lecture hours per week and assigned instruction in the Learning Lab.ENG123
English Composition I. (3) Prerequisite: A score of 16 on the Reading portion of the Enhanced ACT or REA 0123 with a grade of ?C? or better. A score of 16 or above on the English portion of the Enhanced ACT or successful completion of ENG 0113 and/or ENG Students prepare two bibliographies, write a book report, and write a minimum of five expository essays. Clarity of thought, unity of content, and coherence of ideas are stressed. Model essays are analyzed. Journal writing is based on the model essays and outside reading. Three lecture hours per week.ENG1113
English Composition II. (3) Prerequisite: ENG 1113 Students in this course continue to build compositional skills through writing critical, narrative, descriptive, and persuasive essays. A documented research paper is required for successful completion of this course. Three lecture hours per week.ENG1123
Creative Writing I. (3) Prerequisite: A score of 16 on the Reading portion of the Enhanced ACT or REA 0123 with a grade of ?C? or better. Permission of instructor. Designed for the student interested in writing poems, short stories, essays, and plays. Includes reading, editing, critiquing, and publishing. Three lecture hours per week.ENG2133
Creative Writing II. (3) Prerequisite: ENG 2133 and Permission of instructor. This course is a continuation of ENG 2133.ENG2143
Traditional Grammar. (3) Prerequisites: ENG 1113 and ENG 1123 Offered primarily for elementary education majors, this course focuses on the system of rules underlying the grammar of English. Sentence patterns, parts of speech, and standard American usage are covered. Three lecture hours per week.ENG2153
American Literature I. (3) Prerequisites: ENG 1113 and ENG 1123 Students in this course read and analyze selected works of literature from the earliest colonial writings to the beginning of the Civil War. A writing component involves journal responses and critical essays based on the literature. Three lecture hours per week. ENG2223
American Literature II. (3) Prerequisites: ENG 1113 and ENG 1123 This course continues the study of American literature with selected works from the post-Civil War period to the modern era. A writing component consists of journal responses and critical essays based on the readings. Three lecture hours per week. ENG2233
British Literature I. (3) Prerequisites: ENG 1113 and ENG 1123 Students in this course read and discuss the major literary genres of a period consisting of roughly one thousand years, concentration on the forms of the texts and their relationships to other texts. This course includes Beowulf, Milton, Spenser, Chaucer, Sidney, Donne, Swift, Shakespeare, Wyatt, Surrey, More, Johnson, Thompson, Gray, and Collins. Three lecture hours per week.ENG2323
British Literature II. (3) Prerequisites: ENG 1113 and ENG 1123 Students in this course focus on British literature of the last two hundred years, beginning with the Romantic Poets. Students will consider both poetry and prose and prose and relate these literary forms to the social, political, and religious context from which they arose. This course includes writings by Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, Tennyson, wilde, Kipling, Hardy, Yeats, Joyce, Eliot, Lawrence, Mansfield, and others. Three lecture hours per week.ENG2333
World Literature I. (3) Prerequisites: ENG 1113 and ENG 1123 Students in this course read and analyze selected works of literature from the ancient, medieval, and renaissance periods. A writing component involves journal responses and critical essays based on the literature. Three lecture hours per week. ENG2423
World Literature II. (3) Prerequisites: ENG 1113 and ENG 1123 This course continues the study of world literature with selected works from the neoclassical period to the present. A writing component consists of journal responses and critical essays based on the readings. Three lecture hours per week. (Offered: Spring and Summer semesters only).ENG2433
Survey of African-American Literature.(3) (one semester) Prerequisites: ENG 1113 and ENG 1123 This course is a survey of African-American Literature from the slave narratives from 1760 to the present.ENG2513
Film as Literature. (3) Prerequisite: ENG 1123 This course explores both literature and film and the interplay between the two genres through selected classic literary works and films. Three lecture hours per week.ENG2613
Occupational Writing. (3) Prerequisites: ENG 1113 and ENG 1123 The course begins with an assessment of students? career goals and their current on-the-job-demands. An individualized writing program is planned to complement career goals and to raise on-the-job efficiency. A wide range of types of writing may be covered, such as minutes of business meetings, pre-employment writing, instruction manuals, technical definitions, brochures, literature reviews, observation/experience/research articles, proposals, and documented persuasive reports.ENG2913
Professional Writing. (3) Prerequisites: ENG 2133 and ENG 2143 ENG 2923 is designed for students who are interested in writing as a marketable skill and in writing as a profession. Emphasis is given to meeting specific publishing requirements for novels, short fiction, poetry, drama, television scripts, and newspaper and magazine articles.ENG2923
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