English Courses

EN105 Introduction to Literary Studies. 3 hours. The reading and critical discussion of literary works, including works of fiction, poetry, and drama from ancient times to contemporary.  Emphasis on understanding, appreciation, and analysis of great works of literature.

EN106 Creative Writing. 3 hours. This course is designed to introduce students to methods of composing fiction. It exposes students to narrative techniques, methods of characterization and a variety of narrative forms. By examining examples of stories, students will learn to discern elements of style and components such as word choice, syntax, rhythm, mood, tone, atmosphere and punctuation with an emphasis on achieving an "overall intended effect." Students also develop skills in critiquing writing.

NOTE: Students may fulfill the General Education Language Skills requirement with one of two options: (A) EN110 College Composition I AND EN111 College Composition II or (B) EN120 College Composition I & II.

EN110 College Composition I. 3 hours. EN110 focuses on techniques of topic development, drafting, and revision to help students write clear, concise sentences, paragraphs, and essays. EN110 is also the study of grammar, syntax, and diction and their relationship to effective writing. Required of all freshman who do not take the EN120 option. Must be taken during the first two semesters of enrollment.

EN111 College Composition II. 3 hours. EN111 continues the mastery of techniques of topic development, drafting, and revision but focuses more on developing organizational patterns (e.g. narration, process, comparison, definition, and cause and effect). Students will practice these patterns through writing several essays, including a research essay. EN111 is also the study of grammar, syntax, and diction and their relationship to effective writing. Required of all freshman who do not take the EN120 option. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EN110.

EN120 College Composition I & II. 3 hours. Required of all freshmen who do not take the EN110/EN111 option and prerequisite to all other courses in English, EN120 focuses students on learning to develop organizational patterns (e.g. narration, process, comparison, definition, and cause and effect). Students will practice these patterns through writing several essays, including a research essay. EN120 is also the study of grammar, syntax, and diction and their relationship to effective writing. Must be taken during the first two semesters of enrollment.

EN190 Special Topics. 1-5 hours. This is an introductory course on a topic not included in the regular curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

EN212 Introduction to Cinema. 3 hours. The class examines themes, impacts, and techniques in cinematic art. Through experiencing, reading about, and discussing a series of films, the class studies the history of film, the major film genres, and some of the important film directors. Fulfills "Fine Arts" requirements. Prerequisite: EN120 or EN110/EN111.

EN216 Imaginative Writing. 3 hours. This course explores students' writing in creative forms, including short fiction, drama, and verse. Prerequisite: EN120 or EN110/EN111.

EN222 Introduction to Literature. 3 hours. This course examines ways of understanding the meaning of character in human life through the study of literature. All sections will introduce students to fiction, poetry, and drama, but each section will be designed around each instructor's chosen theme-based readings or around a general introduction to literature. Prerequisite: EN120 or EN110/EN111.

EN224 Topics/Movements in Literature. 3 hours. This intermediate-level course studies the literature of a specific topic or movement. Emphasis is placed on the importance and relevance of the topic or movement within historical and literary trends. Prerequisite: EN120 or EN110/111. May be repeated for credit as topic changes.

EN234 Major Authors in Literature. 3 hours. This intermediate-level course studies the literature associated with a specific author or authors. Emphasis is placed on the importance and relevance of the author(s) within historical and literary trends. Prerequisite: EN120 or EN110/111. May be repeated for credit as topic changes.

EN260 Special Problems. 1-5 hours. This is an independent study or research on a subject of interest to an individual student. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

EN268 Internship and Field Experiences. 1-5 hours.

EN290 Special Topics. 1-5 hours. This is an intermediate-level course on a topic not included in the regular curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

EN305 Expository Writing. 3 hours. This advanced course in composition is designed to relate to the specific needs and interests of upper-level students with an emphasis on argumentation and research skills. Either EN305 or EN306 is required of all students. Prerequisites: EN120 (or EN110/EN111) and Junior standing.

EN306 Technical Writing. 3 hours. This advanced course in composition is designed to relate to the specific needs and interests of upper-level students in technical fields with an emphasis on work-related forms. Either EN305 or EN306 is required of all students. Prerequisites: EN120 (or EN110/111) and Junior standing.

EN311 Modern Grammar. 3 hours. This is a study of the way the English language functions. Prerequisites: EN120 (or EN110/EN111) and Sophomore standing.

EN312 History of the English Language. 3 hours. Students explore the historical development of the language. Prerequisites: EN120 (or EN110/EN111) and Sophomore standing.

EN323 Literature of the United States: Colonial America to Whitman. 3 hours. This is a study of the poetry, prose, and drama of this period. Prerequisites: EN120 (or EN110/EN111) and any 200-level English literature class.

EN324 Literature of the United States: Realism to 1945. 3 hours. This is a study of the poetry, prose, and drama of this period. Prerequisites: EN120 (or EN110/EN111) and any 200-level English literature class.

EN329 Contemporary American Literature. 3 hours. This is a study of American literature since 1945 with special consideration for literature of adolescents and ethnic groups. Prerequisites: EN120 (or EN110/EN111) and any 200-level English literature course.

EN331 English Literature: Beginnings to 1620. 3 hours. This is a study of English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through 1620. Prerequisites: EN120 (or EN110/111) and any 200-level English literature class. Every third semester.

EN335 Shakespeare. 3 hours. This is a study of William Shakespeare's major histories, tragedies, and comedies. Prerequisites: EN120 (or EN110/EN111) and any 200-level English literature class.

EN340 British Literature from 1620 to 1790. 3 hours. This is a study of the poetry, prose, and drama of this period. Prerequisites: EN120 (or EN110/111) and any 200-level English literature class. Every third semester.

EN342 British Literature from 1790 to 1900. 3 hours. This is a study of the poetry, prose, and drama of this period. Prerequisites: EN120 (or EN110/111) and any 200-level English literature class. Every third semester.

EN347 British Literature after 1900. 3 hours. This is a study of the poetry, prose, and drama of this period with emphasis on post-colonial developments in English-language literature. Prerequisites: EN120 (or EN110/111) and any 200-level English literature class. Every third semester.

EN348 Advanced Literary Studies. 3 hours. This upper-level course studies a specific author or authors, topic, or movement in literary studies, and the literature associated with the author(s), topic, or movement. Emphasis is placed on the importance and relevance of the author(s), topic, or movement within historical and literary trends. Prerequisite: EN120 (or EN110/111) and any 200-level English literature course. May be repeated for credit as topic changes. Every third semester.

EN360 Special Problems. 1-5 hours. This is an independent study or research on a subject of interest to an individual student. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

EN368 Internship and Field Experiences. 1-5 hours.

EN390 Special Topics. 1-5 hours. This is an advanced course on a topic not included in the regular curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

EN409 Writing Practicum. 3 hours. This course requires students to write and to evaluate the writing of others in order to promote an understanding of the writing process, to develop a better sense of syntax and voice, and to improve the ability to recognize common mechanical errors. Prerequisites: EN120 (or EN110/EN111); student must be seeking teacher certification in English; Junior or Senior standing.

EN410 Senior Thesis. 1 hour. (Capstone) Students will write an exit paper concerning their close reading of a short text (poem, short story, one-act play) that they have not studied in a class. At least one week before the end of the semester, students will present their papers to the English faculty at an oral defense. Enrollment is restricted to seniors earning a BA in English or a BS in Middle School Language Arts.

EN460 Special Problems. 1-5 hours. This is an independent study or research on a subject of interest to an individual student. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

EN490 Special Topics. 1-5 hours. This is an advanced course on a topic not included in the regular curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

 
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