ACADEMICS

  • English Courses (Undergraduate)

    EN 101 English Composition I
    LASC—Writing I
    Students 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 II
    LASC—Writing II
    Focuses 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 Literature
    LASC—Thought, Language and Culture
    A critical introduction to the principal genres of literature: poetry, drama, and fiction.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    EN/CM/GL 107 Journalism and Democracy
    This 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 Literature
    LASC—Thought, Language and Culture
    Greek 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 Modern
    Continental 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 Literature: Survey of Asian, African and Latin American Literature
    LASC—Global Perspectives; Thought, Language and Culture; Diversity Across the Curriculum
    Representative poems, stories, plays, both ancient and modern, from Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    EN 140 Introduction to Poetry
    LASC—Thought, Language and Culture
    Examination 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 Drama
    LASC—Thought, Language and Culture
    Theories 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 Story
    LASC—Thought, Language and Culture
    Introduction to the art of the short story through analysis of representative works.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    EN 152 The Novelette
    LASC—Thought, Language and Culture
    The major practitioners of the novelette over the past century: Conrad, Mann, Kafka, Dostoyevsky, and others.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    EN 156 Mythology
    LASC—Thought, Language and Culture
    Myths 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 Fiction
    LASC—Thought, Language and Culture
    The 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 Bible
    LASC—Thought, Language and Culture
    Biblical writings. Emphasis will be placed on the Old Testament.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.
     
    EN 164 Fantasy, Faerie and Folk
    LASC—Thought, Language and Culture
    Recurrent themes, literary characteristics, and structure of folktales, faerie and fantasy.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.
     
    EN 165 Oral Literature: The Art of Storytelling
    LASC—Creative Arts; Thought, Language and Culture
    An 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 Rights
    LASC—Global Perspectives; Diversity Across the Curriculum
    An 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 Literature
    An 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 Curriculum
    Study of ethnic Literature in the U.S., focusing on African-American, Asian-American, Latino, and Native American writers.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    EN 170 The Search for Identity: Literature of Self-Discovery
    LASC— Thought, Language and Culture; Diversity Across the Curriculum
    Understanding 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 Literature
    Explores basic issues and problems in literature by and about women.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.
     
    EN 174 Women Poets
    LASC— Thought, Language and Culture
    A 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 Literature
    An introductory literature course responsive to current interests or controversies.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    EN 193 Special Topics in English for First-Year Students
    All "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 210 Survey of American Literature I
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    American literature, beginnings to the Civil War; colonial and federal periods, and the transcendentalists.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    EN 211 Survey of American Literature II
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    American literature since the Civil War; naturalism and realism.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    EN 220 Survey of English Literature I
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    The 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 II
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    The development of English literature from 1798 to the present. Required of all English majors.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    EN 230 Environmental Themes in Literature
    This 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 Literature
    LASC—Global Perspectives
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    Introduction 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 Writing
    LASC—Thought, Language and Culture; Writing Across the Curriculum
    Prerequisite: EN 102

    This 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 Writing
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    Instruction 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 Writing
    LASC—Writing Across the Curriculum
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    Focuses 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 Communications
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    A 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 Studies
    LASC—Thought, Language and Culture
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    Introduction to critical methods of interpreting literature through examination of works by major authors.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    EN 256 Creative Writing: Fiction
    LASC—Creative Arts
    Prerequisite: EN 102

    An 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 258 Creative Writing: Nonfiction
    LASC—Creative Arts
    Prerequisite: EN 102

    A 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 I
    LASC—Creative Arts; Thought, Language and Culture
    Prerequisite: EN 102

    Developing 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 II
    LASC—Creative Arts
    Prerequisite: EN 102

    Conversation 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 Techniques
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    Training in developing, reporting, writing, and editing straight news, feature, profile, and interpretive stories.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    EN 267 Journalism: Advanced Newswriting
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    Provides advanced training in the development and writing of straight news stories.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    EN 268 Journalism: Feature Writing
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    Provides advanced training in finding, researching, developing, and writing feature stories for newspapers and magazines.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    EN 269 Journalism: Interpretive Reporting
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    Provides advanced training in developing and writing profiles and interpretive stories.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    EN 270 Journalism: Editing
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    Training in copy selection, copy editing, story placement, headline writing, layout, and use of style books.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    EN 271 Journalism Workshop
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    Provides lab sessions in all aspects of journalism for advanced writers; emphasis on publication.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    EN 272 News Reporting and Writing I
    Prerequisites: EN 102 & EN 107
    Includes fundamentals of news judgment, events coverage, sourcing, interviewing, writing on deadline, fact checking and basic editing.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    EN 275 Sportswriting
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    Introduces students to the journalistic art of sportswriting, reporting, and interviewing for various media.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    EN 281 Web Authoring and Publication
    An 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 Language
    LASC—Thought, Language and Culture
    Prerequisite: EN 102

    A 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 Literature
    The course exams genres in medieval literature, such as drama, poetry, debate, prose and riddles.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    EN 303 Arthurian Literature
    LASC—Thought, Language and Culture
    This 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 Literature
    LASC—Thought, Language and Culture
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    This course explores how Medieval and Renaissance literature on witchcraft addressed contemporary concerns.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    EN 306 The Renaissance
    LASC—Thought, Language and Culture
    Prerequisite: EN 102

    The 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 Literature
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    Prose 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 Literature
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    The 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 Literature
    Prerequisite: EN 102 or EN 250
    Theoretical 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 Century
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    Purpose, 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 Century
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    Representative nineteenth-century novelists: Austen, Bronte, Dickens, Thackeray, Eliot, Hardy, Conrad, and others.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    EN 316 The Modern British Novel
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    Selected 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 Literature
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    Poetry 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 Curriculum
    Prerequisite: EN 102

    Study of selected prose and poetry of the major writers of the Victorian period.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

    EN 321 Romantic and Victorian Gothic
    LASC—Thought, Language and Culture
    Prerequisite: EN 102

    This 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 I
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    European novelists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries including Dostoyevsky, Mann, Camus, and others.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    EN 330 Modern Drama
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    The 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 Drama
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    The dramatic works and aesthetics of Beckett, Pinter, and other selected dramatists of the contemporary theatre.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    EN 334 Modern Poetry
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    Close 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 Poetry
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    Concentrates 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 Novel
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    American and English novels after World War II, with emphasis on living novelists.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    EN 340 Twentieth-Century Literature
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    A survey of the major trends in twentieth-century poetry, drama, and fiction.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    EN 342 The American Novel I
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    The American novel from its origin to 1890; Brown, Cooper, Melville, Hawthorne, and others.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.
     
    EN 344 The American Novel II
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    The American novelists from 1890 to World War II: Crane, Wolfe, Dreiser, Anderson, Hemingway, Steinbeck, and others.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.
     
    EN 345 Women in American Literature
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    The American woman as she is portrayed in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    EN 346 History of Literary Criticism
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    An 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 Literature
    LASC—U.S. and the World
    Prerequisite: EN 102

    Selected 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 Writing
    LASC—Global Perspectives
    Prerequisite: EN 102

    Writing 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 Chaucer
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    A 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 351 News Reporting and Writing II
    Prerequisite: EN 272
    Focuses 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 352 Practicum in Journalism
    Prerequisite: EN 270 & EN 272
    Workshop in which students report, write, and edit the online college news magazine. Participate in all aspects of publication.
    Offered every semester. 3 credits.
     
    EN 353 Narrative Journalism
    Prerequisite: EN 272
    Students 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 354 Opinion Writing
    Prerequisite: EN 272
    Students 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 I
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    Major plays. Required of all English majors.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    EN 362 Shakespeare II
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    A continuation of EN 360; includes the sonnets and less familiar plays.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.
     
    EN 364 Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    Study of Shakespeare's contemporaries in the drama, among them Kyd, Marlowe, Jonson, Webster, Middleton, and Ford.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    EN 380 Milton
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    A 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 390 The Irish Literary Revival
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    The Irish literary renaissance; the origins of the movement; includes Joyce, Yeats, Synge, O’Casey, Lady Gregory, and others.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    EN 400 Seminar
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    Student presentations on individual figures and particular problems in literature.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    EN 410 Writing Practicum
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    Training 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 Writing
    Study 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 Writing
    Prerequisite: EN 102 and Permission of Instructor
    An introduction to the use of computer and internet technologies in the teaching of writing.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    EN 416 Media Law and Ethics
    Prerequisite: EN 272
    An 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 English
    Prerequisite: EN 102, Consent of instructor
    An opportunity for further study in a special field of interest under faculty supervision.
    Offered every year. 1-6 credits.
     
    EN 450 Special Topics in English
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    Specific content will vary in response to particular student and faculty interests.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    EN 475 Internship in English
    Prerequisite: EN 102, Consent of instructor
    Provides majors the opportunity to gain practical experience in areas where they may apply acquired critical and
    writing skills.
    Offered every year. 3-6 credit