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Language Arts Course Descriptions

2014-15

ENG 0103 READING I
Prerequisite: None.
This non-credit course will emphasize the skills required to read college level texts with satisfactory comprehension, speed and retention. Vocabulary development is a major component. Enrollment is based upon reading proficiency scores on standard tests. This course is graded with "S" for satisfactory or "U" for unsatisfactory. To receive a grade of "S", the student must have a passing average in course work and score at or above the minimum end-of-assessment score required to enroll in ENG 0303 Basic English II. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: None

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 a passing average in course work and score at or above the minimum end-of-assessment score required to enroll in ENG 1113 English Composition I. 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 a passing average in course work, submit a final error-free essay, and score at or above the minimum end-of-assessment score required to enroll in ENG 1113 English Composition I. 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.

ENG1113 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
Prerequisite: ACT English Subscore of 19 or higher, or minimum secondary assessment score, or successful completion of ENG 0403.
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 begin in ENG 1113, this course continues critical reading, thinking and writing processes. It emphasizes various essay writing techniques covering essays for particular career-related purposes and audiences, and continues research techniques and basic computer-generated formatting. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three semester hours.

ENG 2123 CREATIVE WRITING
Prerequisite: None.
This course is a writing workshop format focusing on various forms of fiction and nonfiction creative writing, including poetry, short stories and plays. Students will learn the effective use of dialogue, descriptive, narrative, and various poetry and prose forms while becoming familiar with modern and past authors, poets and playwrights. 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 2433 INTRODUCTION TO WORLD LITERATURE
Prerequisite: None.
This is a survey of world literature, primarily of the 20th century, from Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and South Asia. Students will read at least one text from each area. Selections will cover prose, poetry and drama. 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 INDIAN LITERATURE
Prerequisite: None.
This course explores the literary evolution and historical experiences of American Indian authors, orators and writers. The course will focus on historical, societal, and cultural contributions by native authors to the American literary society and culture. We will discover the reclamation of voice, heritage, and culture through modern and past native authors in a variety of writing genres and styles. 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 course will concentrate on some of the best of classic to modern science fiction and sub-genres from the 1800s to the present. This class will introduce students to some of the major SF novels and short stories. Also covered will be current subgenres and trends in science fiction writing. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three semester hours.

ENG 2813 SCIENCE FICTION LITERATURE
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 the Departmental Chair.
This course is designed specifically for special seminars, special studies, special interests, and other special projects/events/activities related to English. May be taken more than once. Credit varies from one to four hours.

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