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Course Number Course Name Credits
ENG 101

Reading Writing & Reasoning

This course is designed for incoming freshmen who demonstrate a need for improving their reading, writing and reasoning skills necessary for college success. Required for students who have an SAT EBRW Sub-score 450 or below or ACT 18 or below.

Prequisites: None

3
ENG 111

Introduction to Literature: Acad Writing

This course is an introduction to literature and the fundamentals of academic writing. Students learn the skills essential to college success:critical reading and analytical thinking, interpretation, scholarly discussion and collaboration, effective oral presentation, composition of writing for both readers and listeners.

Prequisites: None

3
ENG 112

Liberal Arts Seminar: Research Writing

This course teaches academic research skills and writing based on a liberal arts topic. Topics vary by instructor.

Prequisites: None

3
ENG 191

English As a Second Language

This is a two-semester course designedfor students whose native language is one other than English and who have some previous knowledge of English. Instruction is given in order to understand, speak, read and write English. Individual conferences are part of this course. Credit is not applied to academic concentration or related field.

Prequisites: None

3
ENG 192

English As a Second Language

This course is a continuation of ENG 191.

Prequisites: ENG-091

3
ENG 201

English Literature Beginnings to 1798

This survey course focuses on dominant literary trends and major authors, such as Chaucer, Spenser, Donne, Jonson, Milton, Bacon and Pope.

Prequisites: ENG-111

3
ENG 202

19th and 20th Century English Literature

This survey course focuses on dominant literary trends and major authors, including the Romantics, the Victorians and modern authors such as Yeats, Eliot, Joyce and Lawrence.

Prequisites: ENG-111

3
ENG 203

Short Story

This course is a systematic presentation of the ways of understanding and appreciating fiction. Students analyze, step-by-step, the meaning and techniques of a rich and varied selection of short stories.

Prequisites: ENG-111

3
ENG 210

Science Fiction

This course is an exploration of science fiction as a form of social critique, with an emphasis on themes such as ecology, time travel, mythology, responsibility of the scientist, social relationships, utopias, the alien encounter, and the human and inhuman.

Prequisites: ENG-111

3
ENG 211

American Literature Beginnings to 1865

This is a survey course in American literature from its beginnings through the Civil War. Representative authors include Franklin, Irving, Emerson, Thoreau,Hawthorne, Poe, Melville and Whitman.

Prequisites: ENG-111

3
ENG 212

American Literature 1865 - Present

This is a survey course in American literature from the Civil War to the present day. Representative authors include Twain, James, Chopin, Eliot, Pound, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Faulkner, Hughes, Bellow, Baldwin, Oates and Morrison.

Prequisites: ENG-111

3
ENG 213

Studies in Drama

This course examines the expression of human concerns in dramatic form. It is designed to make play-giving and play-reading enjoyable and enriching experiences. Selected plays are examined with emphasis on 20th century playwrights.

Prequisites: ENG-111

3
ENG 215

World Literature I

This survey course in literary classics offers a variety of genres from non-English speaking cultures, from the ancient Greeks and Romans to continental European literature before 1800. A representative sampling of pre-19th century literature from the Far East will also be included.

Prequisites: ENG-111

3
ENG 216

World Literature II

This is a survey of recent literature, drawn from outside the English-speaking world, which both contributes to and critiques the dominant 20th century Anglo-American tradition.

Prequisites: ENG-111

3
ENG 217

Studies in Poetry

This course explores the nature, variety and values as well as the enriching experience and understanding of poetry. A study of selected poems principally by modern poets.

Prequisites: ENG-111

3
ENG 218

Minority Voices in American Literature

This is a survey of American literature that is written by and about ethnic minorities, including African Americans, Native Americans and others.

Prequisites: ENG-111

3
ENG 221

The Novel

This genre course in the novel focuses on the enduring human themes and concerns expressed in the dominant literary form of this age.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: ENG-111

3
ENG 231

The Art of the Essay

Through reading assignments, writing exercises, and peer review, students will become familiar with a wide range of models and formal strategies for constructing and critiquing various experiments with the essay form. Assignments may include the personal essay, the journalistic essay, the travel essay, the poetic essay, the science essay, the reflective essay, nature writing, multi-genre writing, experimental autobiography, literary memoir, literary journalism, imaginative non-fiction, op-ed and social justice writing. etc. As students develop and expand their reading, writing, and critical thinking practices, the content and form of the class will foster investigations into the nature of truth, the ethics of representing others, the transformative power of memory, and the politics of literary genre.

Prequisites: ENG-111 ENG-112

3
ENG 232

Introduction to Creative Writing

This course provides a foundation for creative writing across a variety of genres, including poetry, fiction, drama, and creative nonfiction writing. Students will become familiar, through readings, writing projects, peer critique, and in-class writing, with the fundamental elements of each genre. Students will develop a practical and critical knowledge of the construction of contemporary creative writing in terms of language, genre, form, metrics, narrative, character, and description, and of representative examples of published writers. This fulfills the humanities core requirement as a fine arts course.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: ENG-111 ENG-112 or Permission of Instructor

3
ENG 235

Digital Storytelling

This course will explore the new frontiers of writing and the range of cultural competencies necessary to fully participate in the global digital future. Students will develop digital and information literacies as well as the foundational elements of strong, clear, precise writing while becoming fluent in emerging communication practices. Students will learn to produce texts in multimedia digital environments, producing new media writing projects such as blogs, wikis, websites, social networking sites, audio, video, and other converged and hybrid media. The course will also focus on helping students to develop critical media literacy skills; students will learn to apply rigorous critical analysis of the media that they consume.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: ENG-111 ENG-112

3
ENG 236

Writing for Social Justice

This course explores writing as a powerful tool for community activism and political action. Students will read, discuss, and write a variety of genres explicitly connected to social and political progressivism, including: personal narratives, letters to the editor, op-ed columns, videos, debate arguments, interviews, blogs, Twitter feed, Facebook pages, online petitions, interactive media projects, etc. The course will also explore the role of DIY art, film, and performance, digital activism, and social media as vehicles of participatory social and political action. Assignments will be designed to foster both expressive and critical thinking and writing skills, problem-solving, the ability to research, organize, and synthesize material, and to generate writing that will deeply explore and interrogate social and political systems, particularly those that produce and perpetuate injustices.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: ENG-111 ENG-112

3
ENG 237

Introduction to Literary Criticism

This course will provide students with the necessary skills to work consciously and effectively within the discourse of the discipline. Emphasis will be given to the following: further refinement of close critical reading skills; understanding of literary terms; understanding of basic critical and theoretical terms, concepts and methodologies; and understanding of genres.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: ENG-111

3
ENG 300

Women Writers

This course brings together the artistic vision and contributions of outstanding women writers. The focus is on how women writers view women and the concerns of their time. Possible authors include Gwendolyn Brooks, Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, Joyce Carol Oates, Flannery O’Connor, Katherine Anne Porter, Eudora Welty and Sylvia Plath.

Prequisites: ENG-111

3
ENG 301

Romantic and Victorian Literature

This course explores the fiction, prose, and poetry of the Romantic and Victorian period (1785-1900). Readings will vary to highlight the crucial historical events of the nineteenth century, including the rise of the British Empire, the effects of the Industrial Revolution, the emergence of the middle and working classes, and women's changing social roles.

Prequisites: ENG-111 ENG-112

3
ENG 302

Shakespeare

This course explores Shakespeare's dramatic and poetic presentation of human experience in all its ambiguities and contradictions. The course will investigate language, sources, historical context, staging and performance history.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: ENG-111 ENG-112

3
ENG 303

Poetry Workshop

This course will focus on honing the poetry writing skills of students and to help them develop a greater creative, critical, and aesthetic understanding of this genre. A variety of poetic formats and forms will be investigated, with an emphasis on the formal elements of prosody, metaphor, imagery, language, structure, syntax, patterns, etc. Through reading assignments, writing exercises, and critique of student work, students will become familiar with a wide range of models and formal strategies for constructing and analyzing poetry. This fulfills the humanities core requirement as a fine arts course.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: ENG-111 ENG-232 or ENG-231

3
ENG 304

Fiction Workshop

This course will focus on honing the fiction writing skills of students and to help them develop a greater creative, critical, and aesthetic understanding of this genre. A variety of short fiction formats and forms will be investigated, with an emphasis on the formal elements of plot, character, dialogue, setting, point of view, tone, imagery, figurative language, etc. Through reading assignments, writing exercises, and critique of student work, students will become familiar with a wide range of models and formal strategies for constructing and analyzing short fiction. This fulfills the humanities core requirement as a fine arts course.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: ENG-111 ENG-231 or ENG-232

3
ENG 305

Screenwriting Playwriting Workshop

This course will focus on honing the screen and/or playwriting skills of students to help them develop a greater creative, critical, and aesthetic understanding of these genres. A variety of dramatic forms will be investigated, with an emphasis on the formal elements of plot, character, dialogue, setting, figurative language,etc. Through reading assignments, writing exercises, and critique of student work, students will hone the techniques of storytelling for film and/or theater and become familiar with a wide range of models and formal strategies for constructing and analyzing scripts. This fulfills the humanities core requirement as a fine arts course.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: ENG-111 ENG-231 or ENG-232

3
ENG 308

Medieval Literature

This course explores the language, themes and context of Old English and Middle English literature. Old English texts, read in modern translation, often include the prose of King Alfred, Beowulf, and shorter poems such as The Wanderer and The Dream of the Rood. Selections from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales are read in their original Middle English, while texts such as the Book of Margery Kemp, the Chester Play of Noah's Flood and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight are modernized.

Prequisites: ENG-111 ENG-112

3
ENG 309

Renaissance Literature

This course examines the writings of one of the richest periods of English literature. The emergence of humanism, the rediscovery of classical texts and the exploration of new lands inspired eminent writers, such as, Spenser, Sidney, Marlowe, Jonson, Donne, Herbert, Marvell and Milton. The background of the Protestant Reformation, Tudor politics and the Civil Wars informs our close reading of a variety of texts, from love sonnets to the epic, from the demonic to the utopian.

Prequisites: ENG-111 ENG-112

3
ENG 310

Eighteenth Century Literature

Students will study the prose and poetry of the neoclassical period from its rise to prominence in the Restoration Period through the 18th century. Prerequisites:

Prequisites: ENG-111 ENG-112

3
ENG 311

Themes in American Literature

This course is an in-depth reading of several major American writers who explore a common literary theme.

Prequisites: ENG-111 ENG-112

3
ENG 312

Topics in British Literature

ENG 312 explores a particular theme, topic, or genre in the literature of British writers. Contact instructor for details.

Prequisites: ENG-111

3
ENG 313

Contemporary Writers

This course is a study of post-1950 literary works that include popular fiction writers, poets and playwrights that reflect contemporary thought and life.

Prequisites: ENG-111 ENG-112

3
ENG 314

Art of the Film

This course introduces students to the elements of filmmaking such as screenwriting, camera and lighting, performance, music and sound, editing and the role of the director. Feature films are used to study these elements. This fulfills the humanities core requirement as a fine arts course.

Prequisites: ENG-111

3
ENG 316

British Modernism

This course will examine the work of British Modernist writers from approximately 1908-1939. In addition to close critical analysis of the literary texts, the course will explore the cultural contexts of the movement including its precursors and its influence on British culture.

Prequisites: ENG-111 ENG-112

3
ENG 317

Myth and Literature

This couorse examines connections between myth and literature across genres and historical periods.

Prequisites: Eng-112

3
ENG 318

Modern Continental Literature

This course is designed for students who are interested in European literature, but who want to elect a course given in English. Based on themes or works of universal interest, it gives students an opportunity to broaden their cultural horizons.

Prequisites: ENG-111 ENG-112

3
ENG 322

Studies in the Novel

This course is an in-depth examination of selected novels within their historical and theoretical contexts, and focuses on dominant thematic or formal concerns.

Prequisites: ENG-111 ENG-112

3
ENG 329

Major Author

This course covers the career and works of a single significant author.

Prequisites: ENG-111

3
ENG 332

Creat Writing II

Students are given advanced work in generic types of creative writing and develop a manuscript in one or more genres. The course may be taken as humanities fine arts core option.

Prequisites: ENG-111

3
ENG 342

Magical Realism

This course will trace the development of the Latin American fiction style known as magical realism from the early 1920s to contemporary novels. Writers may include Carpentier, Arlt, Lispector, Bombal, Borges, Garcia-Marquez and Allende.

Prequisites: ENG-111

3
ENG 346

African American Literature

This course is a survey of African American literature from the earliest colonial settlements to the present. The course will cover oral story telling traditions, vestiges of African culture in slave folktales, the relevance of music in African-American literary art, the affects of emancipation and the struggle for civil rights on African American literature, and look at how that literature both represents and affects pertinent issues, such as power, race and gender within the African-American literary community.

Prequisites: ENG-111 ENG-112

3
ENG 347

Spirituality in American Literature

This course will be a survey of authors exploring personal spirituality as national identity and vice versa. This is not a course about conventional religious history, nor will we study religious writers of any religious denomination per se. The readings will be primarily a survey of Transcendentalist writers and their spiritual/intellectual descendents with focus on how American writers have sought to integrate individualism with spirituality.

Prequisites: ENG-111 ENG-112

3
ENG 348

Visionaries of Film

This course examines the art of an influential creator of film by offering an in-depth study of the work of one major director,cinematographer, editor, or screenwriter, or of a group or movement of filmmakers. While examining the individual's group's or movement's style and technique, we will investigate his/her/their philosophical approach to the visual representation of human experience. The historical and socio-political context of the films, along with their reception by viewers, are also considered in our study of the filmmaker's creative vision. This courses fulfills the humanities core requirement as a fine arts course.

Prequisites: ENG-111

3
ENG 349

Themes in Film



Prequisites: ENG-111

3
ENG 389

Special Topics Study Abroad



Prequisites: ENG-111

3
ENG 390

Special Topics Study Abroad



Prequisites: ENG-111

3
ENG 395

Special Topics Study Abroad



Prequisites: ENG-111

3
ENG 406

Critical Theory

Students practice the application of the principles of literary criticism and of the norms of aesthetic values in literature.

Prequisites: 2 semesters of literature.

3
ENG 409

Variable Topics in Literature

This is a variable topic seminar that deals with selected themes or authors as announced when the course is offered.

Prequisites: ENG 111-ENG-112

3
ENG 410

Variable Topics in Literature

This is a variable topic seminar that deals with selected themes or authors as announced when the course is offered.

Prequisites: ENG-111 ENG-112

3
ENG 432

Creat Writing III

Students are given in-depth work in types of creative writing and develop a manuscript in a chosen genre.

Prequisites: ENG-111

3
ENG 444

Internship

The English internship is a variable credit (3-12 hours) required course that encourages juniors/seniors to investigate a career through a placement in a professional setting or in development of future projects (graduate study). This allows students to work under guidance of an immediate supervisor and/or a college faculty sponsor.

Prequisites: ENG-111

3
ENG 450

Senior Project Portfolio

This course offers students the opportunity to produce a professional writing portfolio. The portfolio will reflect all the major and/or relevant areas of writing expertise.

Prequisites: ENG-111

3
ENG 479

Independent Study

Qualified students may investigate selected topics with the permission of an instructor. The titlereflects the course content.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: None

3
ENG 999

English Transfer Elective

Course transfers in as a English core elective.

Prequisites: None

3