English Courses

  • Eng 090 Basic Writing (3)

    Students work on basic communication skills, especially standard written English. Vocabulary, grammar, mechanics, sentence construction, and paragraph development are the focus. This course is required for students whose scores on the English Placement Examination indicate a need for more basic instruction. The course is graded S/U and does not provide degree credit.

  • Eng 101 Communication Arts I (3)

    A course designed to provide students with the grammar and composition skills needed to write effective expository essays. Attention to voice, audience, techniques of invention, and rhetorical strategies.

  • Eng 102 Communication Arts II (3) Prerequisite: Eng 101

    Emphasis is on source-based writing designed to develop critical reading, thinking, and writing. A series of written assignments, including a fully documented paper, and an oral presentation are required.

  • Eng 200 College Writing Review (3) Prerequisite: recommendation of the student's advisor or instructor's permission

    Designed for referred students at the sophomore or junior level, this course emphasizes composition and writing in the disciplines. Students will polish their writing skills and develop portfolios.

  • Eng 203 Major Themes in Literature (3) Prerequisite: Eng 101 or instructor's permission

    This course is designed to expose students to a variety of literature and to develop critical thinking, reading, and writing skills.

  • Eng 210 The Study of Literature (3) Prerequisite: Eng 101 or instructor's permission

    This course covers fundamental literary terms and concepts. Focus on close analyses of texts: tone, symbolism, figurative language, speaker, diction, and syntax. Introduction to literary theories. Mechanics of incorporating primary and secondary sources using MLA style. Development of analytical reading and writing skills. PREREQUISITE TO ALL HIGHER NUMBERED LITERATURE COURSES.

  • Eng 226 Basic Grammar and History of English (3) Prerequisite: Eng 101 or instructor's permission

    Fundamentals of English grammar and a brief, non-technical history of the language, including historical perspectives on varieties of contemporary American English. Students will review basic grammatical elements.

  • Eng/Thtr 255 Women and Drama (3) Prerequisite: Eng 210

    A survey of the history and literature associated with women in theatre. Includes the history of actual women involved in the evolution of western and eastern theatre traditions as well as drama scripts which deal with the subject of women's issues. Greek through contemporary drama.

  • Eng 300 Interrelations of the Arts (3)

    An examination of the ways in which the fine arts are interrelated, with particular attention given to the differing treatments of important literary, musical, and artistic themes. (Same as Phil 300.)

  • Eng 309 English Literature I: Beowulf to the Transition Writers (3) Prerequisite: Eng 210 or instructor's permission

    Historical survey of English literature.

  • Eng 310 English Literature II: Romantics to Modern Period (3) Prerequisite: Eng 210 or instructor's permission

    Continuing historical survey of English literature.

  • Eng 311 World Literature I (3) Prerequisite: Eng 210 or instructor's permission

    Selected masterpieces of world literature from ancient times to 1700. Includes some works from outside the Western tradition.

  • Eng 312 World Literature II (3) Prerequisite: Eng 210 or instructor's permission

    Selected masterpieces of world literature from 1700 to the present. Includes some works from outside the Western tradition.

  • Eng 314 Adolescent Literature (3)

    A course designed to acquaint prospective teachers of English with representative literature of adolescence.

  • Eng 316 Methods of Teaching English in the Secondary School (3). Prerequisite: Eng 226

    A study of effective teaching methods used in presenting grammar, composition, and literature to junior and senior high school students.

  • Eng 327 Creative Writing: An Introduction (3)

    In this course students will learn various techniques of writing poetry, fiction, and other creative prose forms, to develop aesthetic standards, and to evaluate their writing and that of their classmates according to their standards. The writing process, including strategies for invention and revision, will be emphasized, and ideas for the teaching of creative writing will be presented.

  • Eng 350 Modern British Literature (3) Prerequisite: Eng 210

    Emphasis on the major writers of the British Commonwealth and the movements they are associated with, including traditionalists, modernists, and post-modernists. Each course offering is limited to a consideration of three or four authors in depth.

  • Eng 355 The Novel (3) Prerequisite: Eng 210 or instructor's permission

    Selected novels written between the 18th century and the present.

  • Eng 356 The Russian Novel (3) Prerequisite: Eng 210 or instructor's permission

    A study of major Russian novels.

  • Eng 357 Introduction to Linguistics (3) Prerequisite: Eng 226 or instructor's permission

    This course provides a comprehensive introduction to phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. Additional topics will include first and second language acquisition, language variance, and written language.

  • Eng 358 Mythology (3) Prerequisite: Eng 210 or instructor's permission

    An in-depth study of classical mythology to familiarize students with the principal classical allusions encountered in Western imaginative literature.

  • Eng 363 Advanced Composition (3) Prerequisite: Eng 102

    Advanced techniques of effective writing for a variety of purposes.

  • Eng 365 Ethnic and Minority Literature (3) Prerequisite: Eng 210 or instructor's permission

    A study of the literature of Native American, African-American, Chicano, and other American ethnic and minority groups.

  • Eng 385 Women and Literature (3)

    A survey of literature written by women beginning with Sappho and focusing on the western tradition. An introduction to feminist literary criticism.

  • Eng 394 American Literature I: 1492-1850 (3) Prerequisite: Eng 210 or instructor's permission

    Survey of American Literature from its native and colonial beginnings through the midnineteenth century.

  • Eng 395 American Literature II (3) Prerequisite: Eng 210 or instructor's permission

    Survey of authors from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.

  • Eng /Thtr 403 Shakespeare (3) Prerequisite: Eng 210 or instructor's permission

    Combines study of comedies, histories, and tragedies.

  • Eng 407 Chaucer (3) Prerequisite: Eng 210 or instructor's permission

    Concentrates mainly on the Canterbury Tales, but covers other major works as time permits.

  • Eng 409 Renaissance Literature (3) Prerequisite: Eng 210 or instructor's permission

    Survey of Renaissance literature, with emphasis on Milton.

  • Eng 416 The Teaching of Writing (3)

    A study of theories about writing through reading, research, reflection, writing and practice. Students will practice the teaching of writing and develop instructional strategies and philosophies for all levels including college.

  • Eng 425 Studies in English Syntax (3) Prerequisite: Eng 357

    A descriptive study of English syntax in the framework of generative-transformational grammar, with emphasis on theoretical approaches developed in the 1980's and later.

  • Eng 426 Creative Writing: Workshop in Poetry (3) Prerequisite: Eng 327

    This course will teach students to develop their craft and creativity in the genre of poetry. Students will submit original poems weekly, read selected works of contemporary published poetry, and critique their own work and the work of their classmates. They will practice revision and submit revised work in a portfolio of at least 12 pages.

  • Eng 427 Creative Writing: Workshop in Fiction (3) Prerequisite: Eng 327

    This course will teach students to develop their craft and creativity in the genre of prose fiction (short story and novel) and autobiographical narrative. Students will submit their original writing, read works of published fiction, and critique their own work and the work of their classmates.

  • Eng 443 Twentieth Century American Novel (3) Prerequisite: Eng 210 or instructor's permission

    Selected American novelists 1900 to present.

  • Eng 450 Romantic and Victorian Literature (3) Prerequisite: Eng 210 or instructor's permission

    Selected works of major English writers of the Romantic and Victorian periods.

  • Eng 458 Modern Poetry (3) Prerequisite: Eng 210 or instructor's permission

    Study of modern and contemporary poetry with emphasis on American poets.

  • Eng/Thtr 465 Modern Drama (3) Prerequisite: Eng 210

    Study of representative modern European and American plays.

  • Eng 470/Thtr 470 Classical Drama (3) Prerequisite: Eng 210 or instructor's permission

    A chronological study of the major periods of dramatic literature, from the emergence of Greek Tragedy in the 5th century B.C. to the development of European Realism in the late 19th century. The focus of the course will be placed equally upon script analysis and dramaturgy.

  • Eng 475 Problems in American Studies (3) Prerequisite: Eng 210

    Emphasizes specific topics in American studies, including readings in the literature and an investigation of current problems, including the American character, popular culture and ethnic and women's studies.

  • Eng 480 Contemporary Literary Theory (3) Prerequisite: Eng 210 or instructor's permission

    Study of the developments of literary critical theory and practice from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Some emphasis on important earlier theories as they relate to contemporary developments.

  • Eng/Thtr 490 Studies in Major Authors (3) Prerequisite: Eng 210 or instructor's permission

    Study of major figures in fiction, dramatic literature, and poetry. Author(s) will be selected by instructor.

  • Eng 495 Senior Seminar (3) Prerequisite: Eng 210 or instructor's permission

    This course is designed to be the academic capstone experience for all students who are majoring in English/Liberal Arts and to prepare students for graduate studies in the field. Subject matter will vary depending upon the instructor's specialization or area of interest. All seminar students will write a major research essay that reflects the student's mastery of library usage, research methodology, breadth of knowledge, critical thinking, and writing ability.