ENGL 0989 Foundations for English Composition
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Foundations for English Composition prepares students for college-level reading and writing. This is the first course in a year long pathway leading to ENGL 0999 and ENGL 1101 in the second semester.

ENGL 0999 Support for English Comp
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

This course is intended to provide corequisite support for students requiring remediation in English while they are enrolled in ENGL 1101 (English Composition I), focusing on grammar and composition skills that are necessary for success in English 1101. Enrollment in a specific paired section of ENGL 1101 is mandatory.

ENGL 1101 English Composition I
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

A composition course designed to increase the student’s ability to construct written prose of various kinds. Focuses on methods of organization, analysis, research skills, and the production of short argumentative and expository essays; readings consider issues of contemporary social and cultural concern. Passing grade is C.

ENGL 1102 English Composition II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1101 with grade of C or higher
Description

A composition course designed to develop writing skills beyond the levels of proficiency required by English 1101. Stresses critical reading and writing and incorporates a variety of more advanced research methods; readings will be drawn from a wide variety of texts. Passing grade is C.

ENGL 1103 Advanced English Composition
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Admission by permission of department or Honors College
Description

A passing grade is C. This course is designed to develop students’ ability to construct written texts on a sophisticated level. It emphasizes critical reading and writing of various sources and incorporates advanced research methods. In addition, it emphasizes advanced rhetorical issues, including invention strategies, arrangement, selecting and analyzing evidence, and developing appropriate style.

ENGL 2105 Workplace-Based Research and Writing
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 with a C or higher
Description

This course introduces students to qualitative research methods and workplace-based writing. It is a class in critical thinking and complex problem solving as well as a writing-intensive class. Students will also encounter the basics of data visualization and the practice of creating effective slides for presentations.

ENGL 2110 World Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

A survey of important works of world literature.

ENGL 2120 British Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Historical survey of literature from the British Isles, with consideration of literary genres, conventions, and modes. Issues such as language change, periodization, canon formation, national identity, and the interrelationships between literature and other elements of culture.

ENGL 2130 American Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Historical survey of literature from the United States, with consideration of literary genres, conventions, and modes. Issues such as periodization, canon formation, national identity, and the interrelationships between literature and other elements of culture.

ENGL 2160 Studies in Popular Culture
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Prerequisite or corequisite: ENGL 1102 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent. Introduction to critical issues associated with the study of popular culture. Throughout the course, discussion of pop cultural texts (including television series, print ads, video games, web logs, and popular film and music) will be shaped by the critical methodologies exemplified in course readings. In the process, students will be encouraged to use these applications as models for their own work in selecting, analyzing, and critically reflecting on specific instances of popular culture.

ENGL 2600 Creative Writing
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101H, each with a 'C' or better
Description

Focusing on the writing of original fiction and poetry, this course may also consider drama, screenwriting, and creative non-fiction. Workshop sessions, contemporary performances, and representative readings in a variety of genres and publications are included.