2020-2021 Academic Catalog

English (ENG)

ENG 100E  English As a Second Language  (3 Credits)  

Preparation for foreign students to attain freshman entry level writing proficiency. Students who score less than 500 on the TOEFL must enroll in this course. Offered in lieu of ENG 100.

ENG 101  College English I  (3 Credits)  

Experiences in multiple-draft writing of expository themes through the writing-process approach. Focus on thesis analysis and development, and analyses of audience, purpose, tone, style, and diction. Selected readings included. MUST BE BE PASSED WITH A "C" OR ABOVE.

ENG 101H  Honors College English I  (3 Credits)  

Experiences in multi-draft writing of expository themes through the writing-process approach. Focus on thesis analysis and development, and analyses of audience, purpose, tone, style, and diction. Selected reading included. Must be passed with "C" or above.

ENG 102  College English II  (3 Credits)  

Development of critical and analytical skills in communication which provides experience in argumentative reading and writing and in techniques of research. MUST BE PASSED WITH A "C" OR ABOVE.

ENG 102H  Honors College English II  (3 Credits)  

Development of critical and analytical skills in communication which provides experience in argumentative reading and writing and in techniques of research. Must be passed with "C" or above.

ENG 108  Analytical Reasoning, Writing and Comprehension II  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to vocabulary building, literal and inferential comprehension, reading, writing and the development of critical reading and cognitive skills.

ENG 109  Analytical Reasoning, Writing and Comprehension I  (3 Credits)  

Emphasis on the application of comprehension and cognitive skills.

ENG 111  Introduction to Language Studies  (2 Credits)  

Orientation for various facets of written and oral language studies or to students' respective sequences of study and to some related professional positions.

ENG 114  Techniques of Vocabulary Building  (2 Credits)  

Introduction to the study of language with emphasis on processes of vocabulary building and some techniques of vocabulary expansion.

ENG 203  Advanced Communication Skills  (3 Credits)  

Emphasis on the writing of analytical essays based on selected readings. Researched, documented exposition is stressed.

ENG 203H  Honors Advanced Communication Skills  (3 Credits)  

Emphasis on the writing of analytical essays based on selected readings. Researched, documented exposition is stressed.

ENG 207  Introduction to World Literature  (3 Credits)  

Close attention to works selected from world literature for their exemplary literary qualities and their bearing upon cultural heritage.

ENG 207H  Honors Introduction to World Literature  (3 Credits)  

Close attention to works selected from world literature for their exemplary literary qualities and their bearing upon cultural heritage.

ENG 210  Practical English Grammar  (3 Credits)  

Structure of the English language and the principles underlying both sentence construction and standard English usage, establishing the connection between grammar and writing.

ENG 210H  Honors Practical English Grammar  (3 Credits)  

Structure of the English language and the principles underlying both sentence construction and standard English usage, establishing the connection between grammar and writing.

ENG 212  Electronic Research & Techincal Writing  (3 Credits)  

This course provides experience in electronic, research and technical writing. Students will be, introduced to electronic research via the, Internet and databases within the context of, performing technical writing tasks.

ENG 214  Introduction to Creative Writing  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the process and practice of imaginative writing in the various genres. Brief study of the marketing of manuscripts. Practical experience in both writing and editing.

ENG 215  Writing Short Stories  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the art of short story writing with emphasis on the elements of a story as well as models of classic literature. Students are expected to understand the construction of poems.

ENG 218  Writing Poetry I  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the art of poetry writing with emphasis on writing about literature and the nature and function of the English language. Required of all English majors in lieu of ENG 203.

ENG 250  Topics in English  (3 Credits)  

This course provides an introductory level survey, of a special topic in English. Students will need

ENG 285  Public Speaking  (3 Credits)  

English 285 focuses on the theory and practice of public speech. Students will learn the principles of discovering and evaluating arguments and evidence, organization, style, preparation, delivery, analysis of issues, the nature of argument, audience psy

ENG 285H  Honors Public Speaking  (3 Credits)  

Focuses on the theory and practice of public speech. Students will learn the principles of discovering and evaluating arguments and evidence, organization, style, preparation, delivery, analysis of issues, the nature of argument, audience psychology, critical listening, and the ethics of persuasive discourse.

ENG 286  Writing About Literary Texts  (3 Credits)  

Principles and techniques of grammar, rhetoric and logic with emphasis on writing about literature and the nature and function of the English language. Required of all English majors in lieu of ENG 203.

ENG 299  Writing Competency Exam  (0 Credits)  

Contact the department for specific course information

ENG 303  Professional & Technical Writing  (3 Credits)  

Discipline-specific course designed to provide writing experiences across the curriculum.

ENG 304  Electronic Research & Tech Writing  (3 Credits)  

Provides experience in electronic research and, technical writing. STudents will be introduced to, electron research via the internet and databases.

ENG 305  Multimedia Writing  (3 Credits)  

Provides experience in organizational patterns,, navigation systems, and internet etiquette and, teaches students basic skills for creating, hypertext and hypermedia documents.

ENG 306  Introduction to Literary Criticism  (3 Credits)  

Survey of various critical approaches (biographical, sociological, mythical, structural, psychological, etc.) and their application to specific works and genres.

ENG 312  Writing in a Genre  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the process and practice of imaginative writing in a specific genre or genres to be determined by the instructor. Study of works by important genre authors and poets. Practical experience in writing, editing, manuscript preparation, and marketing.

ENG 313  Writing Autobiography & Memoir  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the genres of autobiography , and memoir. Experience in reading and writing , samples of each genre as well as demonstrating , critiques in a workshop atmosphere. Emphasis, on organizing and shaping perceptions of , students loves into coherent form, both for , self expression and for publication.

ENG 314  Screenwriting  (3 Credits)  

Screenwriting will train students in the, fundamental components of screenwriting. Through, an analysis of character motivation, pacing, and, plot structure, the course teaches the techniques, used by professional writers in crafting movie, shorts and full-length feature films.

ENG 315  Survey of English Literature I  (3 Credits)  

Study of the major authors and major works in English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the 18th Century.

ENG 316  Survey of English Literature II  (3 Credits)  

Study of the major authors and major works in English literature from the Romantic period through the Modern Age.

ENG 317  The Bible As Literature  (3 Credits)  

Reading selections from the Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha with emphasis on their literary aspects.

ENG 318  Writing Poetry II  (3 Credits)  

Development of an advanced knowledge of , self expression and creativity as well as the use , of poetic devices such as meter, rhythm and , symbolism in traditional and comtemporary, forms.

ENG 318H  Honors Writing Poetry II  (3 Credits)  

Contact the department for specific course information

ENG 336  Modern English and American Literature  (3 Credits)  

Study of the major writers of the twentieth century with emphasis on main currents of thought within the century.

ENG 341  American Literature I  (3 Credits)  

Survey of American Literature from the Colonial Period to the Civil War.

ENG 342  American Literature II  (3 Credits)  

Survey of American Literature from the Civil War to the present.

ENG 342H  Honors American Literature II  (3 Credits)  

Survey of American Literature from the Civil War to the present.

ENG 350  Seminar in Literary Analysis and Interpretation  (3 Credits)  

Offers students in-depth instruction in the skills of analysis and interpretation of literary texts to prepare them for thesis-writing. Students practice close reading and analysis of texts in different genres and learn to develop thesis-driven essays about literature.

ENG 383  African-American Literature, 1940-PRESENT  (3 Credits)  

Survey of African American literature, including selected African-American writers from slavery to the present time.

ENG 384  African-American Literature: Poetry  (3 Credits)  

Study of selected works of major African-American poets with emphasis on dominant thems and forms, and attention to the historical and literary background of the poetry.

ENG 385  African-American Literature: Fiction  (3 Credits)  

Development of African-American fiction from 1853 to the present. Includes social and historical conditions of African-Americans as reflected in their fiction, as well as the major literary trends of the writings.

ENG 401  Literature and Medicine  (3 Credits)  

This course explores the psychosocial effects of, chronic illness and the proces of coming to terms, with one's own death as expressed in various, literary works. It also examines social, expectations of gender that inform medical, diagnosis and treatments as well as society, responses to various physical disfigurements that, contribute to individual psychological effects.

ENG 404  Career-Focused Technical Writing  (3 Credits)  

The course provides technical writing experiences that are career focused. Readings and discussions are based on career goals, emphasizing web-based compositions. This course will prepare students to write effectively in their respective career fields.

ENG 405  Professional Presentation  (3 Credits)  

This course provides instruction in the development of workplace documents using audience analysis, visual communication, research, organization, and complex technical manuscripts.

ENG 406  Digital Writing & Corporate Publications  (3 Credits)  

This course focuses on digital writing, including proposals, communication plans, training documents, program and operational documents, white papers, and collateral workplace publications.

ENG 410  History of the English Language  (3 Credits)  

Structure and development of the language in England and America with emphasis on historical grammar and linguistic changes with the cultural factors involved.

ENG 410H  Honors History of the English Language  (3 Credits)  

Structure and development of the language in England and America with emphasis on historical grammar and linguistic changes with the cultural factors involved.

ENG 412  Chaucer  (3 Credits)  

Designed to provide a general acquaintance with The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde and some of Chaucer's minor poems.

ENG 413  Shakespeare  (3 Credits)  

General survey of Shakespeare's dramatic career, with readings of a selected number of his plays and their study against the background of Elizabethan social, political, and philosophical ideas.

ENG 413H  Shakespeare  (3 Credits)  

General survey of Shakespeare's dramatic career, with readings of a selected number of his plays and their study against the background of Elizabethan social, political, and philosophical ideas.

ENG 419  Contemporary American English Grammar  (3 Credits)  

Survey of the function of American English grammar in modern communication with emphasis on usage, dialectology, stylistics, and aesthetics.

ENG 420  Black Eng, Dialects, & Linguistic Universals  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to and historical overview of linguistic universals and language variations including the structure and development of American speech and language styles, with emphasis on Black English.

ENG 430  Romantic Writers  (3 Credits)  

Critical study of the development of the Romantic Movement. Special emphasis upon Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelly, and Keats.

ENG 430H  Honors Romantic Writers  (3 Credits)  

Critical study of the development of the, Romantic Movement. Special emphasis upon, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelly, and Keats.

ENG 432  African & African-American Novel  (3 Credits)  

Detailed study of selected African and African-American novelists and their works.

ENG 433  African & African-American Biography and Autobiography  (3 Credits)  

Study of selected biographies and autobiographies of noted Africans and African-Americans, including Malcom X, Richard Wright, Alex Haley, and Wole Soyinka.

ENG 435  Victorian Literature  (3 Credits)  

Study of representative British writers from , 1837-1901.

ENG 440  Seminar in African and African American Literature  (3 Credits)  

Study of selected works and authors in the African and AfricanAmerican tradition.

ENG 449  Teaching of Composition  (3 Credits)  

Study of the traditional and contemporary theories, practices, and research that inform the teaching of composition from late elementary school through freshman English.

ENG 450  Research Seminar and Sr Thesis  (3 Credits)  

Independent reseracg on a topic selected by the student, approved by the departmental advisor and completed under the guidance of the advisor.

ENG 452  Literature for Children and Adolescence  (3 Credits)  

Preparation for pre-service teachers in becoming acquainted with and capable of evaluating the great wealth of trade books (library literature) available to today's children ages 0-12. Emphasis on the issues that result from the trends in publishing, selecting, and using these literary selections

ENG 453  Women's Literature and Contemporary Issu  (3 Credits)  

Survey of relevant contemporary social issues in, wome's literature of various ethnic groups. , Issues relate to domestic battering, rape, child, abuse/incest/pornography, prostitution and, genital mutilation.

ENG 454  Young Adult Literature  (3 Credits)  

Survey of the reading needs and preferences of adolescent readers with emphasis on integrating literature throughout the curriculum and utilizing methods of maintaining the integral connection between reading and writing.

ENG 455  Lit/Popular Cultre  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the systematic study of , popular media, focusing on the development, of slected print, film and video genres.

ENG 455H  Honors Literature and Popular Culture  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the systematic study of popular media, focusing on the development of selected print, film, and video genres.

ENG 456  Women's Studies: Myths and Images  (3 Credits)  

Exploration of the universal myths that promote certain images of women that relate to their biological function in modern fiction written by women.

ENG 456H  Honors Women's Studies: Myths and Images  (3 Credits)  

Exploration of the universal myths that promote certain images of women that relate to their biological function in modern fiction written by women.

ENG 458  Southern Black Female Aesthetic  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the Southern black female aesthetic in black women's oral and written expressions, emphasizing an Afrocentric cultural continuum as well as the criteria identifying their aesthetic and the racial, sexual politics influencing their cultural expressions.

ENG 459  International Women's Literature  (3 Credits)  

Examination of fiction, poetry, diaries, journals, letters, interviews, and feminist essays by women writers from the international community, including a study of new conceptual and psychological models of women which provide new frameworks for critical interpretation and judgment.

ENG 460  Assessment & Evaluation of Writing  (3 Credits)  

Study of writing assessment practices with an emphasis on the variables of composition assessment, scalar measures of composition large scale assessment and classroom assessment methods and alternative assessment techniques. Designed for the student teacher of composition at secondary and post secondary levels.

ENG 465  Special Topics in Literature and Language  (3 Credits)  

Engaging in modern literary or linguistic topics by using a variety of perspectives, disciplines, and related themes.

ENG 490  Internship  (3 Credits)  

This course offers students the opportunity to, apply their skills and knowledge in actual work, situatioons under the supervision of a, professional in the field and to explore career, options or to engage in sustained scholarly, research on a selected topic under the guidance of, a major professor.