|DESCRIPTION OF COURSES|
080 Developmental English (3) A course designed to prepare students for regular college English. A review of grammar as well as a variety of writing activities. Credit is not counted toward degree requirements.
090 Developmental English (3) A continuation of skills taught in Eng 080 with increasing emphasis upon paragraph construction and essay organization. Credit is not counted toward degree requirements.111 English Composition (3) Introduction to the fundamentals of written discourse. Study of rhetoric, grammar, and style as means to effective prose. Readings and concomitant writing assignments. Predominantly a skills course. 112 English Composition (3) Further study of written English and practice in composition. Readings and research writing with documentation. Predominantly a skills course. Recommended that Eng 111-112 be taken in sequence. 111H-112H Honors English Composition (3, 3) An introduction to written discourse for students with Enhanced ACT scores in English of 28 or above. Sophomore 250 British Literary Tradition (3) English literature from Beowulf through the Neoclassic period. Prereq: Eng 111-112. 251 British Literary Tradition (3) English literature from the Romantic period to the present. Eng 251 may be taken before Eng 250. Prereq: Eng 111-112. 260 American Literary Tradition (3) American literature from the pre-Colonial period through the Romantic period. Prereq: Eng 111-112. 261 American Literary Tradition (3) American literature from the Realistic period to the present. Eng 261 may be taken before Eng 260. Prereq: Eng 111-112. 262 Literature of Multicultural America (3) A survey of literature representative of the many cultural groups in America, with emphasis on aspects of race, ethnicity, religious background, and gender. Prereq: Eng 111-112. 270 World Literature (3) A survey of world masterpieces (excluding American and British writers) from the beginnings through the eighteenth century. Prereq: Eng 111-112. 271 World Literature (3) A survey of world masterpieces (excluding American and British writers) of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Eng 271 may be taken before Eng 270. Prereq: Eng 111-112. 280 Technical Writing (3) Introduction to written media in engineering, business, and industry. Writing and referencing of technical reports. Topics include proposals, feasibility reports, brochures, manuals, letters of application, status reports, and inter-office memoranda. Prereq: Eng 111-112. Upper Division 305 (505) Advanced Composition (3) Principles of and practice in the various modes of expository writing. Prereq: Eng 111-112. 310 (510) Fiction Workshop (3) Principles of and practice in writing fiction. Prereq: Eng 111-112. 315 (515) Poetry Workshop (3) Principles of and practice in writing poetry. Prereq: Eng 111-112. 320 (520) Introduction to English Linguistics (3) A linguistic study of the sound system, word structure, and syntax of English. Some attention to etymology and social and regional dialects. 340 (540) American Renaissance (3) A study of the nineteenth century writers who shaped American literature. 345 (545) Black Writers in America (3) Prose, poetry, and drama by black authors. 350 (550) Women Writers: Gender, Race, and Class (3) A historical survey of women writers, including contemporary writers, which focuses on women writers’ concern with and presentation of issues such as race, ethnicity, religion, and class. 355 (555) Folklore (3) A survey of folk literature and its significance as an aid to understanding racial and cultural heritage. 360 (560) English Renaissance (3) A study of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature, excluding Shakespeare and Milton. 365 (565) Restoration and Eighteenth-Century English Literature (3) A study of English literature from 1660 to 1798. 370 (570) Romantic Prose and Poetry (3) A study of English literature from 1798 to 1832. 375 (575) Development of English Drama (3) A survey of English drama from the medieval beginnings to Shaw and Wilde. 380 (580) Modern Drama (3) Major British, American, and Continental playwrights since Ibsen. 385 (585) Modern Poetry (3) Major twentieth-century poets and movements in England and America and their nineteenth century predecessors. 390 (590) Playwriting (3) Writing exercises, scenes, and one-act plays which may be performed in the laboratory theatre. May be repeated for credit. (Same as Theatre 390) 395 (595) Literature and Film (3) A study of the interrelationships among literary genres, scenarios, and the film form. Assignments include reading the literature as well as viewing films. 401 (601) Studies in British and Commonwealth Writers Since 1660 (3) An intensive study of one to four authors from England, Scotland, Ireland, or the Commonwealth (Canada, New Zealand, Australia, India, and South Africa) writing after 1660. 420 (620) History of the English Language (3) The development of English from its Indo-European backgrounds to the present day. Elementary readings in Old and Middle English illustrating various stages of the language. 425 (625) Advanced Grammar (3) Study of system and pattern implicit in the English language. Basic sentence patterns, inflections, determiners, parts of speech, expansions, complementation, and usage. 430 (630) The English Language: Semantics (3) Survey of the way language functions within various social contexts. Attention to the psychology of meaning, patterns of symbolism, logic, and the persuasive use of language. 440 (640) Southern Literature (3) A study of humorists, local colorists, and realists in relation to the Southern tradition in literature from William Byrd to the present. 445 (645) The American Novel to Faulkner (3) Representative novels from the beginnings to Faulkner, with attention to the historical development of the genre. 450 (650) Introduction to Literary Criticism (3) The concepts, terminology, and procedures of formal literary study with readings in representative critics. 460 (660) Early EngIish Literature (3) A survey of Old and Middle English literature in translation (excluding Chaucer) from the beginnings to 1485. 465 (665) Victorian Prose and Poetry (3) A study of English literature from 1832 to 1901. 470 (670) The British Novel to Joyce (3) Representative novels to Joyce, with attention to the historical development of the genre in Great Britain. 475 (675) Modern Novel (3) Major twentieth-century novelists and movements, primarily in Great Britain and America. 480 (680) Chaucer (3) A study of representative works read in Middle English, with attention to the cultural context. 485 (685) Shakespeare (3) A study of representative poems and plays, with attention to the cultural background and to the theatre of Shakespeare's age. 490 (690) Milton (3) A study of the major poems and representative prose. 495-496 (695-696) Seminar in Language or Literature (3, 3) Special topics in literature or linguistics. 499 Critical Approaches to Literature: A Senior Capstone Course (3) A capstone experience for English and Secondary English majors to read, write, review, evaluate, put the major's academic career in perspective, and have a better grasp of the nature of the discipline. A writing and speaking intensive course. 700-701 Graduate Studies in Language or Literature (3, 3) Advanced study in literature or linguistics. Open to graduate students in Education. May be repeated for credit.