Courses In English

ENGL 099: Preparation for College English. 0-3-3.
Required if English ACT score is 17 or below, or Verbal SAT score is less than 440. Grammar, punctuation, spelling, and vocabulary, with the development of writing skills. Special emphasis on the sentence and paragraph. (Pass/Fail)

ENGL 100: Freshman Composition I. 0-3-3.
Preq: English ACT score of 18 or Verbal SAT score of 450 or English 099. Standard course for first-year college students; the three stages of writing (prewriting, writing, and rewriting); writing essays in various modes; grammar review. Includes 1 hour weekly tutorial lab. Credit will not be given for both ENGL 100 and ENGL 101.

ENGL 101: Freshman Composition I. 0-3-3.
Preq: English ACT score is greater than or equal to 19, or Verbal SAT score is greater than or equal to 460. Standard course for first-year college students; the three stages of writing (prewriting, writing, and rewriting); writing essays in various modes; grammar review. Credit will not be given for both ENGL 100 and ENGL 101. Statewide Transfer Agreement Course*.

ENGL 102: Freshman Composition II. 0-3-3.
Preq: ENGL 101. Continues work of Composition I; includes preparation of a research paper from library sources. Statewide Transfer Agreement Course*.

ENGL 105: Freshman Composition I for International Students. 0-3-3.
Preq., English score is greater than or equal to 18, or Verbal SAT score is greater than or equal to 450 or TOEFL score is 71 or greater or completion of ELS 112. Same as ENGL 101, with emphasis on usage and idiom issues specific to international students.

ENGL 210: Introduction to British Literature, Beginnings to 1660. 0-3-3.
Preq., ENGL 102. Satisfies Humanities GER Literature requirement and is a prerequisite for advanced courses in British literature (before Restoration Period). Statewide Transfer Agreement Course.*

ENGL 211: Introduction to British Literature, 1660 to the Present. 0-3-3.
Preq., ENGL 102. Satifies Humanities GER literature requirement and is a prerequisite for advanced courses in British literature (after Restoration Period. Statewide Transfer Agreement Course.*

ENGL 212: Introduction to American Literature. 0-3-3.
Preq., ENGL 102. Satisfies Humanities GER literature requirement and is a prerequisite for advanced courses in American literature. Statewide Transfer Agreement Course.*

ENGL 303: Technical Writing. 0-3-3.
Preq: ENGL 102. Development of technical writing skills and styles; various technical writing assignments, including a technical report.

ENGL 307: Contemporary Literary Theory and Criticism. 0-3-3.
Preq: Engl 201 and 202. A study of the major 20th century theoretical approaches to literature.

ENGL 308: The Short Story. 0-3-3.
Preq: ENGL 201 or 202. Study of the form and development of the short story.

ENGL 325: Contemporary English and American Poetry. 0-3-3.

ENGL 332: Advanced Grammar. 0-3-3.
Preq: ENGL 102. Study of descriptive grammar with some prescriptive grammar and introduction to transformational grammar.

ENGL 336: Advanced Composition. 0-3-3.
Preq: ENGL 102. Writing longer essays in various rhetorical modes, with attention to appropriate writing
styles.

ENGL 363: Scientific and Technical Presentations. 0-3-3.
Preq., ENGL 303. Presenting technical information to specialized and non-technical audiences; emphasis on organization, support, and clarity of presentation; effective use of visual materials. (G)

ENGL 384: Introduction to Creative Writing. 0-3-3.
Preq: ENGL 201 or 202. Introduction to traditional and contemporary forms of short fiction and poetry through study of selected models. Students required to write in both genres.

ENGL 400: Theories of Composition. 0-3-3.
A course designed to familiarize prospective English teachers with theories of teaching composition. (G)

ENGL 402: American Women Writers. 0-3-3.
Preq., ENGL 212. Study of the development and varieties of women’s writing in America. (G)

ENGL 403: Chaucer. 0-3-3. (G)

ENGL 404: Milton. 0-3-3. (G)

ENGL 406: World Masterpieces. 0-3-3.
Survey of major non-English literary texts in the Western Tradition. (G)

ENGL 408: American Poetry. 0-3-3.
Preq: ENGL 202. Study of major poets from the Puritans to the contemporary period. (G)

ENGL 409: American Fiction of the Nineteenth Century. 0-3-3.
Study of the rise of American fiction through Henry James. (G)

ENGL 410: The Eighteenth-Century British Novel. 0-3-3.
Study of the rise of the British novel from its inception to the end of the 18th century. (G)

ENGL 411: The Nineteenth-Century British Novel. 0-3-3.
Preq: ENGL 201. Study of the development of the British novel from Austen to the end of the nineteenth century. (G)

ENGL 412: The Twentieth-Century British Novel. 0-3-3.
Preq: ENGL 201. Study of the development of the British novel from the Edwardian Period to the present. (G)

ENGL 413: The Romantic Period. 0-3-3.
Study of the major writers of the age. (G)

ENGL 414: The Victorian Period. 0-3-3.
Study of the major writers of the age. (G)

ENGL 415: Shakespeare. 0-3-3.
The major plays and the poems. (Same as SPTH 415.) (G)

ENGL 421: History and Philosophy of Rhetoric. 0-3-3.
Survey of the development of rhetoric from Ancient Greece and Rome to current theories and practice. (G)

ENGL 422: The English Language. 0-3-3.
Primarily a course in the history of the language. (G)

ENGL 424: Southern Literature. 0-3-3.
Study of the works of writers who have interpreted the American South, with emphasis on the authors of the Southern Renaissance. (G)

ENGL 426: Spanish Literature in English Translation. 0-3-3.
Representative works of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the 20th century; repeatable for credit with different course content. May not be counted towards a major or minor in Spanish. Also listed as SPAN 426. (G) (IER)

ENGL 427: Latin American Literature in English Translation. 0-3-3.
Representative works of 20th-century Latin American literature; repeatable for credit with different course content. May not be counted towards a major or minor in Spanish. Also listed as SPAN 427. (G) (IER)

ENGL 428: French Literature in English Translation. 0-3-3.
Representative works of French literature from the Middle Ages to the 20th century; repeatable for credit with different course content. May not be counted towards a major or minor in French. Also listed as FREN 428. (G) (IER)

ENGL 429: American Fiction of the Twentieth Century. 0-3-3.
Study of the American Century" as reflected in representative novels and short
stories. (G)

ENGL 430: African American Literature. 0-3-3.
Study of the development of African American writing, with emphasis on the period from the Harlem
Renaissance to the present. (G)

ENGL 434: American Literature: Beginnings to 1865. 0-3-3. Preq., ENGL 212. Study of American literature from the Colonial Period through the Civil War. (G)

ENGL 435: American Literature: 1865 to World War II. 0-3-3. Preq., ENGL 212. Study of American literature from Reconstruction through World War II. (G)

ENGL 436: American Literature: World War II to the Present. 0-3-3. Preq., ENGL 212. Study of American literature from World War II to the present. (G)

ENGL 437: Medieval English Literature (excluding Chaucer). 0-3-3. Preq., ENGL 210. Study of the variety and themes of English literature from its beginnings to the sixteenth century, excluding Chaucer. (G)

ENGL 438: Sixteenth Century English Literature (excluding Shakespeare). 0-3-3. (G)

ENGL 439: Seventeenth Century English Literature (excluding Milton). 0-3-3. (G)

ENGL 440: Eighteenth Century English Literature. 0-3-3. (G)

ENGL 450: Capstone Course. 0-3-3.
Preq: Senior Standing. Issues important to English majors, including job opportunities, graduate school requirements, and marketing oral and written communication skills. (Pass/Fail)

ENGL 452: The Literature of the Bible. 0-3-3.
A survey of literary genres of the Old and New Testaments, focusing on the poetic and/or narrative art of each. (G)

ENGL 455: Modern British Literature. 0-3-3.
Preq: ENGL 201 or 202. Study of the poetry, plays, and fiction from the early 20th century to World War II. (G)

ENGL 456: Contemporary British Literature. 0-3-3.
Preq: ENGL 201 or 202. Study of the poetry, plays, and fiction from World War II to the present. (G) (IER)

ENGL 459: Technical Writing and the Scientific Method. 0-3-3.
Preq: ENGL 303. Study of scientific thought, methodologies, and rhetorical strategies; application to style and structure in technical discourse. (G)

ENGL 460: Advanced Technical Writing. 0-3-3.
Preq: ENGL 303. Emphasis on longer reports and specialized forms of technical writing, such as manuals. (G)

ENGL 461: Technical Writing for Publication. 0-3-3.
Preq., ENGL 303. Writing articles for scientific and technical journals, with emphasis on audience analysis and appropriate style.

ENGL 462: Technical Editing. 0-3-3.
Preq: ENGL 303. The work of an editor, including editing a text, planning projects, and working with authors, illustrators, and production workers.

ENGL 464: Occupational Technical Writing. 0-3-3.
Preq: ENGL 303. Preparing the technical writer to plan and conduct training sessions within the organization and to supervise others engaged in writing tasks.

ENGL 465: Specification, Bid, Grant, and Proposal Writing. 0-3-3.
Preq., ENGL 303. Writing specifications, bids, grants, and proposals; emphasis on audience analysis, organization, and writing style.

ENGL 466: Technical Writing Internship. 0-3-3.
Preq., permission of Department Head. On-the-job experience for the technical writing student; intended to give supervised practice under realistic working conditions. Internships are to be arranged individually. (G)

ENGL 467: Special Problems in Technical Communication. 0-3-3.
Preq: Permission of Department Head. The selection, study and writing of special problems. Students will work on individual projects under direct supervision. (G)

ENGL 468: Readings in Scientific and Technical Communications. 0-3-3.
Preq: ENGL 303. Study of the current material written about technical communication, with a reading and critical analysis of various technological journals.

ENGL 469: Graphics in Technical Writing. 0-3-3.
Preq: ENGL 303. Theory and practice of illustrating texts, with emphasis on electronic media to integrate nonverbal and written materials.

ENGL 475: Special Topics. 0-3-3.
Seminar with topic to be designated by the instructor. May be repeated once with different topic. (G)

ENGL 480: Science Fiction. 0-3-3.
Study of science fiction within the context of modern literature, including short stories, novels, and films. (G)

ENGL 482: Folklore Studies. 0-3-3.
Study of folklore theory and genres in culture and literature with topics ranging from verbal arts to ritual and belief. (G)

ENGL 484: Advanced Creative Writing. 0-3-3.
Preq: ENGL 384 or instructor's permission. Workshop format includes intensive criticism of student writing in short fiction and/or poetry with emphasis on submission for publication. (G)

ENGL 491: Advanced Expository Writing. 0-3-3.
Writing essays and reports for professional publication; focus on style, format, and editing manuscripts.(G)

ENGL 500: Teaching College Composition. 0-3-3.
Preparation for teaching Developmental English and Freshman English; includes theory, research, technology, and pedagogy related to college composition.

ENGL 515: Shakespeare Seminar. 0-3-3.
Preq: ENGL 415 or its equivalent. Study of Shakespeare texts and background writings of the Elizabethan and Jacobean Periods; repeatable once for credit with different instructor and/or course content.

ENGL 520: Seminar in Composition. 0-3-3.
Selected reading and research topics in composition studies; repeatable for credit with different instructor and/or course content.

ENGL 560: Seminar in Technical Writing. 0-3-3.
Preq: ENGL 303 or equivalent. Selected reading and research topics in technical writing theory and practice; repeatable once for credit with different instructor and/or course content.

ENGL 561: Seminar in Technical Writing for Publication. 0-3-3.
Preq: ENGL 303. Write articles and annotated bibliographies for scientific and technical journals, with emphasis on audience analysis and appropriate style. Design and edit online publication.

ENGL 562: Seminar in Technical Editing. 0-3-3.
Preq: ENGL 303. The work of an editor, including editing traditional and electronic texts; planning projects; managing multilple editors; and working with authors, illustrators, and production workers.

ENGL 564: Seminar in Occupational Technical Writing. 0-3-3.
Preq: ENGL 303. Preparing the technical writer to understand the theory and practice of creating effective training sessions, with an emphasis on audience, task, and need analyses.

ENGL 565: Seminar in Specification, Bid, Grant, and Proposal Writing. 0-3-3.
Preq: ENGL 303. Writing specifications, bids, grants, and proposals; emphasis on parts of the proposal and writing strategies for effective proposals.

ENGL 566: Seminar in Technical Writing Internship. (3-6 credit hours).
On-the-job experience in technical writing; supervised practice under realistic work conditions, 15-40 hours per week. Requires completion of individually arranged internship and final multimedia report. May only be taken for up to 6 credit hours.

ENGL 568: Seminar in Readings in Scientific and Technical Communication. 0-3-3.
Preq: ENGL 303. Study of historical and current technical communication literature through the lens of gender, technology, and research methodologies.

ENGL 569: Seminar in Graphics in Technical Writing. 0-3-3.
Preq: ENGL 303. Theory and practice of illustrating texts, with emphasis on designing larger documents (catalgos, manuals, multilayered webpages, electronic learning modules) for overall effectiveness.

ENGL 575: Special Topics. 0-3-3.
Graduate seminar with topic to be designated by instructor.

ENGL 583: Seminar in British Literature. 0-3-3.
Reading and research topics in British Literature; repeatable once for credit with different instructor and/or course content.

ENGL 584: Seminar in American Literature. 0-3-3.
Reading and research topics in American Literature; repeatable once for credit with different instructor and/or course content.

ENGL 591: Literary Research and Bibliography. 0-3-3.
Focuses upon methodology of scholarship, stressing various kinds of literary problems and approaches to their solutions; emphasis on descriptive and analytical bibliography.