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ENGLISH-LANGUAGE ARTS

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English is far more than the study of grammar. The study of English and Americanliterature has traditionally been the center of a major in English. An English major also practices writing for varied purposes and audiences. Communication skills in speech, drama and journalism may also be included. Consequently, an English major is prepared for teaching English in junior and senior high or has an excellent pre-professional degree useful in business, law and medicine.

Faculty

Jeana West

Lisa Coulter

Marvin Leeper

Sharon Burris

Dr. Edward Woode

Adjunct Faculty

Andrew Geyer

Donna Graves

Freshman Year
First Semester CR Second Semester CR
ORI 1011 New Student Orientation 1 ENG 1213 English Comp II 3
ENG 1113 English Comp I 3 MTH 1413 Survey of Math or
CIS 1113 Computer Concepts & Applications or MTH 1513 College Algebra 3
CIS 2113 Computer Application Packages 3 Science Elective 4
PE 1112 Personal Health or Liberal Arts Elective 3
PE 2212 First Aid 2 Program Elective 3
Program Electives 6
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16

Sophmore Year
First Semester CR Second Semester CR

HST 1483 U.S. History to 1865 or

GVT 1113 American Federal Government 3
HST 1493 U.S. History since 1865 3 Humanities Elective 3
Science w/Lab Elective 4 Arts & Sciences Elective 3
SPC 1113 Fundamentals of Speech 3 Program Electives 8
Humanities Elective 3
Program Elective 2-3
Total Hours 15-16 Total Hours 17


Program Electives (19-20 hours)
ENG 2413 Intro to Literature HST 2433 English History to 1688 TH 2123 Oral Interpretation I
ENG 2543 English Lit. thru 18th Cent. HST 2443 English History since 1688
ENG 2653 English Lit. since 18th Cent. LIB 1002 Intro to Library Research
ENG 2773 American Lit. to 1865 TH 1133 Intro to Theatre
ENG American Lit. since 1865



ENG 0303 -- Basic English I. 

Prerequisite: None. 
This non-credit course is for students whose English proficiencies do not qualify them to enroll in English 1113. It will emphasize the composing process and narrative, descriptive and expository essay writing skills. Reading will be used to provide models and topics for writing. Sentence structure, grammar, mechanics and usage will be included. A demonstrated level of English proficiency in English 0303 is a prerequisite for enrolling in English 1113. Students who do not achieve satisfactory writing proficiencies will be required to enroll in English 0403. This course is graded with "S" for satisfactory or "U" for unsatisfactory. To receive a grade of "S", the student must have an average of 70% or better passing course work for the semester. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: None 

ENG 0403 -- Basic English II. 
Prerequisite: ENG 0303 or permission of instructor. 
A continuation of ENG 0303, this non-credit course provides additional practice in acquiring the reading and writing competencies required for successful college work. Expository writing and writing for particular purposes and audiences will be emphasized. It will continue practice in mastering common errors at the sentence, paragraph and essay levels. A demonstrated level of English proficiency is a prerequisite for enrolling in ENG 1113. This course is graded with "S" for satisfactory or "U" for unsatisfactory. To receive a grade of "S", the student must have an average of 70% or better passing course work for the semester. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: None 

ENG 1053 -- Introduction to Folklore.
Prerequisite: None. 
A classic and general introduction to the theories, origins, forms, and characteristics of folklore is provided in this course. It also provides a background in folklore terminology, genres, motifs in folklore and serves as a supplementary course to other folklore. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three semester hours. 

ENG 1113 -- English Composition I. 
Prerequisite: ACT English Subscore of 19 or higher, or minimum secondary assessment score, or ENG 0303. 
This reading and writing course emphasizes the process of beginning, developing, organizing, revising and completing essays. Narrative, descriptive and expository writing forms will be covered. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three semester hours. 

ENG 1213 -- English Composition II. 
Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG 1113. 
A continuation of the writing practices begun in ENG 1113, this course includes critical reading, thinking and writing. It will emphasize expository, persuasive and argumentative writing for particular purposes and for particular audiences. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three semester hours. 

ENG 1223 -- Medical Terminology. 
Prerequisite: None. 
Emphasis in this course is on the development of medical terminology skill; i.e., pronunciation, spelling, and meaning of word elements that comprise medical vocabulary. Focus is on the understanding and proficiency in using terminology common to all areas of the medical and nursing professions. One lecture and four laboratory hours a week. Credit: Three semester hours. 

ENG 2113--Technical Report Writing. 
Prerequisite: ENG 1113. 
This course is designed to provide study and practice in the format, organization, and style of writing for technical purposes. Emphasis will be placed on objectivity, clarity, and precision. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three semester hours. 

ENG 2123 – Creative Writing.

Prerequisite: None. 
This course is a prose fiction workshop that focuses on the short story. Emphasis will be to use the techniques of dialogue, description and narration by writing and editing stories, as well as studying the works of established writers. The process of publishing is also covered. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three semester hours. 

ENG 2413 -- Introduction to Literature. 
Prerequisite: None. 
Using selections from prose fiction, drama and poetry, this course will provide student useful reading strategies for increasing understanding and appreciation of these literary forms. Reading selections will survey world literature. The course will provide insight into the uses of language as an artistic form and into the value of literature. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three semester hours. 

ENG 2543 -- English Literature Through the Eighteenth Century. 
Prerequisite: None. 
Beginning with the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf, this course will provide a historical survey of the English literary canon through the eighteenth century. In addition to study in the primary texts, the course will cover the social, political, scientific and religious contexts, which shaped the literature. Particular emphasis will be given to the shift from a medieval world view to a post-Reformation and new science world view. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three semester hours. 

ENG 2653 -- English Literature since the Nineteenth Century. 
Prerequisite: None. 
Starting with nineteenth-century romanticism, this course will provide a historical survey of major English writing to the present day. Particular emphasis will be given to the major features of the romantic literary outlook and literary adaptations to cultural influences; such as, industrialization, urbanization, Darwinian science and the two world wars. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three semester hours. 

ENG 2713 – Native American Literature. 
Prerequisite: None. 
This course will explore the literary evolution as well as the historical experiences of Native American authors and their writings. The course focus will be on the historical, societal, and cultural contributions made by native authors to American literary society. We will discover the reclamation of voice, heritage, and culture, through authors such as Joy Harjo, James Welch, N. Scott Momaday, and Louise Erdrich. Concurrently, we will explore the literary culture that produced the romantic, and often mythologized, Wild West. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three semester hours. 

ENG 2773 -- American Literature to 1865. 
Prerequisite: None. 
This course will provide a historical survey of the American literary canon from the arrival of the Puritans and Pilgrims to the end of the Civil-War period. It will emphasize the religious and political origins of American literature and the process by which writers in America distinguished themselves as American authors, helping to create and to define what "American" means. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three semester hours. 

ENG 2883 -- American Literature since 1865. 
Prerequisite: None. 
This historical survey of American literature from 1865 to the present will cover the major writers and texts of this period. It will emphasize the transition of American literature from the romantic outlooks of the pre-Civil War period to the development of "realistic" and "naturalistic" practices in response to the war and Darwinian ideas in science. Twentieth-century study will examine the cultural forces which produce "modernistic" and "post-modernistic" literature. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three semester hours. 

ENG 2810 -- Special Problems in English. 
Prerequisite: Approval of department chairman. 
This course is designed to include seminars, special projects, and other activities related to topics in English. May be taken more than once. Credit varies from one to three semester hours. 

ENG 2900 -- Community Service/English. 
Prerequisite: None. 
This course is designed for community service/adult education. May be taken more than once. Credit varies from one to four hours. Does not apply toward graduation.

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