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EN 101 English Composition ILASC—Writing IStudents learn to address audience and purpose as they develop an effective writing process. Instruction and practice in the process of composing expository essays. Emphasis on planning, drafting, revising and editing. [Required of all students unless exempted by the English Department.]Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 102 English Composition IILASC—Writing IIFocuses on formal academic discourse and research methods, providing a foundation for writing in academic disciplines. A continuation of EN 101. Emphasis on critical thinking, stylistic analysis, argumentation, research and documentation. [Required of all students unless exempted by the English Department.]Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 105 Introduction to LiteratureLASC—Thought, Language, and CultureA critical introduction to the principal genres of literature: poetry, drama, and fiction.Offered every year. 3 credits. EN/CM/GL 107 Journalism and DemocracyThis course introduces students to the history of American journalism and the role of journalism in democratic and non-democratic societies.Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 130 Ancient Classics of Western LiteratureLASC—Thought, Language, and CultureGreek and Roman literary masterpieces in translation, including Homer, Greek tragedy, Plato, Virgil and Roman comedy and satire.Offered every 2 years. 3 credits. EN 131 Great Works of Western Literature, Medieval to ModernContinental masterpieces of the last millennium in translation by such writers as Dante, Cervantes, Voltaire, Dostoevsky, Baudelaire, and Kafka.Offered every 2 years. 3 credits. EN 132 World LiteratureLASC—Global Perspectives; Thought, Language, and Culture; Diversity Across the CurriculumRepresentative poems, stories, plays, both ancient and modern, from Asia, Africa, and Latin America.Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 140 Introduction to PoetryLASC—Thought, Language, and CultureExamination and appreciation of the techniques and types of poetry including the sonnet, the pastoral, the mock heroic, and the ode.Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 145 Introduction to DramaLASC—Thought, Language, and CultureTheories and development of tragedy and comedy; plays of Sophocles to Eugene O’Neill as illustrations of these and related genres.Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 150 The Short StoryLASC—Thought, Language, and CultureIntroduction to the art of the short story through analysis of representative works.Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 152 The NoveletteLASC—Thought, Language, and CultureThe major practitioners of the novelette over the past century: Conrad, Mann, Kafka, Dostoyevsky, and others.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 156 MythologyLASC—Thought, Language, and CultureMyths and legends of ancient Greece and Rome which form a part of the classical tradition in English literature.Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 158 Science FictionLASC—Thought, Language, and CultureThe nature and function of nineteenth- and twentieth-century science fiction literature: Wells, Verne, Asimov, Bradbury, and others.Offered every 2 years. 3 credits. EN 160 The Literature of the BibleLASC—Thought, Language, and CultureBiblical writings. Emphasis will be placed on the Old Testament.Offered every 2 years. 3 credits. EN 164 Fantasy, Faerie and FolkLASC—Thought, Language, and CultureRecurrent themes, literary characteristics, and structure of folktales, faerie and fantasy.Offered every 2 years. 3 credits. EN 165 Oral Literature: The Art of StorytellingLASC—Creative Arts; Thought, Language, and CultureAn examination of representative types and stories from diverse cultures and of techniques and practices used by their storytellers.Offered every 2 years. 3 credits. EN 167 Literature and Human RightsLASC—Global Perspectives; Diversity Across the CurriculumAn analysis of international creative writing dealing with the subject of human rights. Resource persons from different fields will be utilized.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 168 Film and LiteratureAn examination of the fundamental, rhetorical techniques of film and literature to determine the similarities of and differences between the two forms of expression.Offered every 2 years. 3 credits. EN 169 Ethnic Literature in the U.S.LASC—Thought, Language, and Culture; United States and Its Role in the World; Diversity Across the CurriculumStudy of ethnic Literature in the U.S., focusing on African-American, Asian-American, Latino, and Native American writersOffered every year. 3 credits. EN 170 The Search for Identity: Literature of Self-DiscoveryLASC— Thought, Language, and Culture; Diversity Across the CurriculumUnderstanding the nature and power of fiction, the relation between problems of individual identity, and the operation of the imagination.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 172 Women and LiteratureExplores basic issues and problems in literature by and about women.Offered every 2 years. 3 credits. EN 174 Women PoetsLASC— Thought, Language, and CultureA close reading and analysis of poetry written by women from a historical as well as a contemporary feminist perspective.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 190 Special Readings in LiteratureAn introductory literature course responsive to current interests or controversies.Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 193 Special Topics in English for First-Year StudentsAll "193" courses are approved for LASC but may vary by section. See current course listing for specific LASC area approval.An introductory level course covering topics of special interest to first-year students. Offered only as a First-Year Seminar.Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 202 Honors CompositionPrerequisite: Students in Honors Program onlyLASC— Writing IIFocuses on writing development for academic success and citizenship, emphasizing rhetorical analysis, information literacy, and academic and public discourse.Offered every fall. 3 credits. EN 207 The Writer's LifeStudents examine the role of the writer in society and map their own possible career paths as writers.Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 210 Survey of American Literature IPrerequisite: EN 102American literature, beginnings to the Civil War; colonial and federal periods, and the transcendentalists.Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 211 Survey of American Literature IIPrerequisite: EN 102American literature since the Civil War; naturalism and realism.Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 220 Survey of English Literature IPrerequisite: EN 102The development of English literature from the beginnings to 1798. Required of all English majors.Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 221 Survey of English Literature IIPrerequisite: EN 102The development of English literature from 1798 to the present. Required of all English majors.Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 230 Environmental Themes in LiteratureThis class explores environmental issues as presented in poetry, essays and novels, including such writers as Thoreau, Hemingway and Ann Tyler.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 240 Survey of Postcolonial and Transcultural LiteratureLASC—Global PerspectivesPrerequisite: EN 102Introduction to literatures in English from formerly colonized countries in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean, and from the postcolonial diaspora.Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 250 Creative Thinking and Critical WritingLASC—Thought, Language, and Culture, Writing Across the CurriculumPrerequisite: EN 102This course promotes critical and creative thinking through exploring viewpoints of different professions, cultures and eras in various textual forms.Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 251 Advanced Expository WritingPrerequisite: EN 102Instruction and practice in writing expository essays. Analysis of selected readings on a common theme or subject area.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 252 Technical WritingLASC—Writing Across the CurriculumPrerequisite: EN 102Focuses on how to write and produce basic documents, from research and progress reports to brochures and manuals.Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 253 Business CommunicationsPrerequisite: EN 102A consideration of accepted business communication conventions; correspondence, memoranda, survey reports, proposals, interim reports, and project reports. [Open to Business Administration majors only.]Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 255 Methods of Literary StudyLASC—Thought, Language, and Culture, Writing Across the CurriculumPrerequisite: EN 102Introduction to critical methods of interpreting literature through examination of works by major authors.Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 256 Creative Writing: FictionLASC—Creative ArtsPrerequisite: EN 102An opportunity to develop the student’s writing ability and critical sense; work of students and professional authors will be analyzed.Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 257 The Power of MemoirLASC—Thought, Language, and Culture, Creative Arts, Writing Across the CurriculumPrerequisite: EN 102Examines the craft and theory of memoir through wide-ranging readings and intensive practice in writing and workshopping personal narratives. Offered every other year. EN 258 Creative Writing: NonfictionLASC—Creative ArtsPrerequisite: EN 102A course focused on memoir and narrative journalism; students analyze and create short works of nonfiction.Offered every 2 years. 3 credits. EN 260 Creative Writing: Poetry ILASC—Creative Arts; Thought, Language, and CulturePrerequisite: EN 102Developing the student’s skill in the creation of poetry; attention to contemporary trends in American poetry.Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 262 Creative Writing: Poetry IILASC—Creative ArtsPrerequisite: EN 102Conversation with practicing poets; preparation of a small booklet of poems. EN 260 is not required as a prerequisite.Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 266 Journalism: Practice and TechniquesPrerequisite: EN 102, Writing Across the CurriculumTraining in developing, reporting, writing, and editing straight news, feature, profile, and interpretive stories.Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 267 Journalism: Advanced NewswritingPrerequisite: EN 102, Writing Across the CurriculumProvides advanced training in the development and writing of straight news stories.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN/CM 268 Journalism: Feature WritingPrerequisite: EN 102Provides advanced training in finding, researching, developing, and writing feature stories for newspapers and magazines.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 269 Journalism: Interpretive ReportingPrerequisite: EN 102Provides advanced training in developing and writing profiles and interpretive stories.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN/CM 270 Journalism: EditingPrerequisite: EN 102Training in copy selection, copy editing, story placement, headline writing, layout, and use of style books.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 271 Journalism WorkshopPrerequisite: EN 102LASC—Writing across the CurriculumProvides lab sessions in all aspects of journalism for advanced writers; emphasis on publication.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN/CM 272 News Reporting and Writing IPrerequisites: EN 102 & EN 107Includes fundamentals of news judgment, events coverage, sourcing, interviewing, writing on deadline, fact checking and basic editing.Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 275 SportswritingPrerequisite: EN 102Introduces students to the journalistic art of sportswriting, reporting, and interviewing for various media.Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 281 Web Authoring and PublicationAn introduction to web authoring and publication, with special emphasis on the conventions of digital discourse.Offered every 2 years. 3 credits. EN 300 History of the English LanguageLASC—Thought, Language, and CulturePrerequisite: EN 102A study of the origins of the English language from Old English through Middle English to the present.Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 302 Medieval LiteratureThe course exams genres in medieval literature, such as drama, poetry, debate, prose and riddles.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 303 Arthurian LiteratureLASC—Thought, Language, and CultureThis course traces the development of the Arthurian legends from their Celtic origins up through the modern period.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 304 Witchcraft in Medieval and Renaissance LiteratureLASC—Thought, Language, and CulturePrerequisite: EN 102This course explores how Medieval and Renaissance literature on witchcraft addressed contemporary concerns.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 306 The RenaissanceLASC—Thought, Language, and CulturePrerequisite: EN 102The non-dramatic literature of Tudor England; emphasis on More, Wyatt, Sidney, Spenser, the earlier works of Shakespeare, Donne, and Bacon.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 308 Seventeenth-Century LiteraturePrerequisite: EN 102Prose and poetry of the era with special attention to the major works of Jonson and Donne.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 310 Eighteenth-Century LiteraturePrerequisite: EN 102The major figures of the Enlightenment with particular emphasis on satire: Dryden, Pope, Swift, Johnson, and Boswell.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 311 Young Adult LiteraturePrerequisite: EN 102 or EN 250Theoretical and critical approaches to classic and contemporary texts written for young adults aged pre-teen to late teen.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 312 The English Novel of the Eighteenth CenturyPrerequisite: EN 102Purpose, range, and developments in the novel of the eighteenth century: Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Smollett, Sterne, and others.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 314 The English Novel of the Nineteenth CenturyPrerequisite: EN 102Representative nineteenth-century novelists: Austen, Bronte, Dickens, Thackeray, Eliot, Hardy, Conrad, and others.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 316 The Modern British NovelPrerequisite: EN 102Selected works of major British novelists from 1900 through World War II: Joyce, Lawrence, Woolf, Forster, and others.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 318 Romantic LiteraturePrerequisite: EN 102Poetry and prose with special emphasis on the poetry of Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Byron, and Keats.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 320 Victorian Literature LASC—Thought, Language, and Culture; Writing Across the CurriculumPrerequisite: EN 102Study of selected prose and poetry of the major writers of the Victorian period.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 321 Romantic and Victorian GothicLASC—Thought, Language, and CulturePrerequisite: EN 102This genre gives students insight into the important writers, texts, and issues of the Romantic and Victorian eras.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 324 Continental Novelists IPrerequisite: EN 102European novelists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries including Dostoyevsky, Mann, Camus, and others.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 330 Modern DramaPrerequisite: EN 102The theories and development of realism, naturalism, expressionism, folk drama; representative plays from Ibsen to O’Neill.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 332 Contemporary DramaPrerequisite: EN 102The dramatic works and aesthetics of Beckett, Pinter, and other selected dramatists of the contemporary theatre.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 334 Modern PoetryPrerequisite: EN 102Close analysis of the development of British and American poetry from the late nineteenth century to World War II.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 336 Contemporary PoetryPrerequisite: EN 102Concentrates on poets whose major work was written after World War II; special attention to authors presently writing and publishing.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 338 Contemporary NovelPrerequisite: EN 102American and English novels after World War II, with emphasis on living novelists.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 340 Twentieth-Century LiteraturePrerequisite: EN 102A survey of the major trends in twentieth-century poetry, drama, and fiction.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 341 Advanced Practices in WritingPrerequisite: Permission of InstructorStudents gain advanced practices and skill in professional writing genres. Rotating topics and genres.Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 342 The American Novel IPrerequisite: EN 102The American novel from its origin to 1890; Brown, Cooper, Melville, Hawthorne, and others.Offered every 2 years. 3 credits. EN 344 The American Novel IIPrerequisite: EN 102The American novelists from 1890 to World War II: Crane, Wolfe, Dreiser, Anderson, Hemingway, Steinbeck, and others.Offered every 2 years. 3 credits. EN 345 American Women WritersPrerequisite: EN 102, U.S. and World, Diversity Across the CurriculumThe course examines major works by American women writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama within applicable critical contexts.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 346 History of Literary CriticismPrerequisite: EN 102An historical introduction to speculation concerning the nature and function of literature: selections from Plato to Frye.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 347 Studies in U.S. Ethnic LiteratureLASC—U.S. and the WorldPrerequisite: EN 102Selected topics in U.S. ethnic literature, including thematic and comparative approaches, and in-depth studies of a single ethnic literature.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 348 Postcolonial Women's WritingLASC—Global PerspectivesPrerequisite: EN 102Writing by women from colonized and formerly colonized countries on local and global issues shaping women's lives and creative expression.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 350 ChaucerPrerequisite: EN 102A study of the development of Chaucer’s versatile art and writings as expressive of the later Middle Ages.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN/CM 351 News Reporting and Writing IIPrerequisite: EN 272Focuses on using documentary evidence in reporting. Students select a reporting specialty area such as sports,business or higher education.Offered every 2 years. 3 credits. EN/CM 352 Practicum in JournalismPrerequisite: EN 270 & EN 272Workshop in which students report, write, and edit the online college news magazine. Participate in all aspects of publication.Offered every semester. 3 credits. EN/CM 353 Narrative JournalismPrerequisite: EN 272LASC—Writing across the Curriculum, Creative ArtsStudents analyze and create in-depth journalistic features and nonfiction stories that blend reporting with techniques of fictional storytelling.Offered every 2 years. 3 credits. EN/CM 354 Opinion WritingPrerequisite: EN 272Students analyze and practice writing op-eds and other opinion pieces. Learn to write commentary that is publication ready.Offered every 2 years. 3 credits. EN 360 Shakespeare IPrerequisite: EN 102Major plays. Required of all English majors.Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 362 Shakespeare IIPrerequisite: EN 102A continuation of EN 360; includes the sonnets and less familiar plays.Offered every 2 years. 3 credits. EN 364 Elizabethan and Jacobean DramaPrerequisite: EN 102Study of Shakespeare's contemporaries in the drama, among them Kyd, Marlowe, Jonson, Webster, Middleton, and Ford.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 380 MiltonPrerequisite: EN 102A study of Milton’s work from early poems to Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes; includes some prose pamphlets.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 382 English Theatre: 1660-1798Prerequisite: EN 102Representative works of Restoration and 18th century comedy by Etherege, Vanbrugh, Wycherley, Farquhar, Congreve, Goldsmith, and Sheridan.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN 400 SeminarPrerequisite: EN 102Student presentations on individual figures and particular problems in literature.Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 408 Directed StudyDirected study offers students, who because of unusual circumstances may be unable to register for a course when offered, the opportunity to complete an existing course with an established syllabus under the direction and with agreement from a faculty member. EN 410 Writing PracticumPrerequisite: EN 102Training and practice in one-to-one assistance for students’ writing for any course, stage, or specific need.Offered every year. 3-6 credits. EN 411 Theory and Teaching of WritingStudy of current writing theory and classroom applications at the middle school, secondary and college levels.Offered every 2 years. 3 credits. EN 415 Technology and the Teaching of WritingPrerequisite: EN 102 and Permission of InstructorAn introduction to the use of computer and internet technologies in the teaching of writing.Offered every 3 years. 3 credits. EN/CM 416 Media Law and EthicsPrerequisite: EN 272An overview of the U. S. legal and justice systems and an examination of ethical issues in mass media.Offered every 2 years. 3 credits. EN 425 Independent Study in EnglishPrerequisite: EN 102, Consent of instructorAn opportunity for further study in a special field of interest under faculty supervision.Offered every year. 1-6 credits. EN 426 Senior SeminarLASC - Major CapstonePrerequisite: EN 255, or Consent of instructorCourse provides an option for seniors to fulfill their university capstone requirement in the discipline. EN 450 Special Topics in EnglishPrerequisite: EN 102Specific content will vary in response to particular student and faculty interests.Offered every year. 3 credits. EN 475 Internship in EnglishPrerequisite: EN 102, Consent of instructorProvides majors the opportunity to gain practical experience in areas where they may apply acquired critical and writing skills.Offered every year. 3-6 credits.