2012 Fall Term
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An introduction to the reading and writing of college-level prose. Study of short stories, novels and essays. Composition of short papers and essay examinations. Restricted to students with ACT English subscore of 17-29 (SAT verbal 430-699) or completion of English 90.
A continuation of English 680-101. Study of plays, poems and essays. Composition of substantial papers and a library research paper.
FRESHMAN ENGLISH HONORS
An accelerated course in the reading and writing of college-level prose that satisfies the Proficiency writing requirement for students in the University Honors program. Study of the major literary genres, and composition of substantial papers and a library research paper. NOTE -- students will be able to receive AP or other test credit for English 101 and ENGLISH 102, but they may not enroll in English 101 or ENGLISH 102 for credit after completing this course.
ENGLISH FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Principles of written composition adapted to individual foreign students. Includes intensive drill in grammar and mechanics. Also involves individual practice in spoken English. Required of all students whose first language is not English. This course is comparable to and satisfies the English 101 University Proficiency Requirement.
ENGLISH FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Continuation of ENGLISH 161. Vocabulary and idiom development through selective readings, and introduction to research methods. This course is comparable to and satisfies the English 102 University Proficiency Requirement.
CONTEMPORARY CHICANO LITERATURE (DV)(GH)
Analyzes contemporary Chicano drama, fiction and poetry within their cultural and historical context, examined from a traditional formalist approach and as a human expression.
BRITISH LITERATURE SURVEY I (GH)
A survey of British literature from the Old English period through the eighteenth century.
AMERICAN LITERATURE SURVEY I (GH)
A survey of American literature from the seventeenth century through the Civil War to acquaint the student with the foremost writers of our literary culture.
FOUNDATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL WRITING AND EDITING
Students will be introduced to current practices in and theories behind what makes a good editor and writer and learn to read as editors, paying attention to the details of writing professionally. They will learn the processes of revising, fully correcting, and preparing a manuscript for publication.
CLASSICAL MYTH AND LEGEND AS SOURCES FOR LITERATURE (GH)
An examination of classical myths and legends and how they are used in various periods and genres of English literature.
AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL LITERATURE (GH)
Explore American environmental literature (creative non-fiction/fiction/poetry) from its orgins, with special attention to key authors such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, John Muir, Teddy Roosevelt, Aldo Leopold, Leslie Silko, Rachel Carlson, Annie Dillard and Bill McKibben.
MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES (DV)(GH)
Multicultural Literature of the U.S. offers a wide range of literary texts (dramas, essays, novels, poetry and short stories) by people of color to offer students the opportunity to study and appreciate the experiences and challenges of diverse groups of people in American society: African-American, Asian American, Native American, and Latino/a. This body of literary works will be studied through the historical/political prism of each group so that students will be acquainted with the background of the literature.
CRITICAL WRITING IN THE FIELD OF ENGLISH
This course will help students become proficient in the skills of research, organization, writing, and revising that they will need in upper-division English courses. Students will learn both the general conventions of academic writing about literature (literary criticism) and the specific methods of some of the most important kinds of literary criticism.
CREATIVE WRITING (GH)
Study, discussion and writing of description, narration, verse and the short story.
INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE STUDY (GH)
An introduction to the basic tools and concepts for the study of language through study of the sounds, grammar, vocabulary, history, and cultural context of English.
LITERATURE FOR ADOLESCENTS
This course will explore the history and development of adolescent literature, with special emphasis on the period since 1960. Recent novels which have proven popular and influential with young people and teachers will be analyzed using literary and educational criteria. Participants will consider works within the context of intellectual freedom and potential censorship.
ANCIENT WESTERN LITERATURE (GH)
A rapid survey of world literatures other than English and American covering major literary periods from ancient times through the Renaissance.
Apply and further develop the basic skills needed to prepare a book or scholarly manuscript for publication. The focus will be on the conventions and procedures of editing a manuscript, particularly editing for correctness and style, following the conventions of The Chicago Manual of Style, the bible of book publishers.
A survey of the major developments in American Literature from 1900 to World War II, with an emphasis on the rise of Modernism.
AMERICAN MINORITY WOMEN WRITERS (DV)
A survey of poetry, fiction, drama, and essays written by African-American, Hispanic-American, Native American and Asian-American women.
A course in advanced exposition and argumentation. Conventional grade basis only if course is required in the College of Business for major.
TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC WRITING
Practice in expository, descriptive, and report writing, with special application to technical and scientific subject matter.
An intensive course in the writing of poetry requiring a minimum of 250 lines of good verse (after revision). The course will consider examples from some of the best contemporary verse, as well as criticism by students and the instructor of student work.
Introduction to analysis of prose style through intensive study of a broad range of contemporary styles ranging from popular to business, technical and academic styles. Application of the principles of style in student writing. PREREQ: Completion of upperclass writing requirement in your major.
HISTORY OF THE LANGUAGE
A detailed study of change and the conditions for change in the sounds, vocabulary, and grammar of English from its first records through the present.
RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION
Sixteenth Century British Literature introduces the students to literature of all genres written in Britain during the period. The course will acquaint students with the historic, philosophical, political and aesthetic principles in this period to enlighten and interest students and to develop their critical thinking skills.
A study of the works of Shakespeare which will include representative genres and which will not duplicate works studied in 680-405.
THE AGE OF ROMANTICISM
A study of the prose and poetry of the major writers of the Romantic period in English literature.
TOPICS IN TECHNICAL WRITING
Variable topics course that will comprise such topics as technical writing theory, graphics use and design, research, and writing and editing for specific fields such as medicine, biology, chemistry, geoglogy/geography, engineering, law, academia, information technology, environmental studies, instruction/help manuals, and training manuals.
Intensive study of the works of a major writer or related writers and their contributions to literature and culture, the particular topic to be published before registration. Repeatable only with a change of topic.
CURRENT THEORIES OF COMPOSITION FOR TEACHERS
A course in theories and methods of teaching composition, including practice in the evaluating of student writing. Recommended for Juniors and Seniors only.
THE CURRENT WRITING SCENE
An intensive study of the range of current writing, with practice in written composition which may qualify students for professional employment.
This workshop introduces students to the history, theory, tradition and practice of creative nonfiction in its many forms, including the edited journal, personal essay and memoir, nature essay, literary journalism, and academic/cultural criticism. Through a mix of seminar-style discussions, graduated writing assignments, and intensive workshop response and revision, students work to develop a substantive portfolio (40-50 pages) of their own work by the end of the semester.
CONTROVERSIES IN CRITICISM
As the capstone course for English Literature and English Education majors, Controversies in Criticism is a seminar that focuses on a major critical debate. The students will examine a cluster of critical responses to a specific controversy and draw on their knowledge of literature to shed discipline. The specific controversy addressed will vary.
APPLIED STUDY: INTERNSHIP IN WRITING
Offered on a satisfactory/no credit basis only. Internships, as available, in business or government for suitably prepared students wishing to make careers as writers. Repeatable for a maximum of six credits in degree.
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGLISH
A course for students whose reading and writing skills need improvement through study of basic grammar and rhetoric before they attempt other English courses. This course does not count toward the 120 credits required for graduation, nor does it fulfill General Studies requirements, nor may it be counted toward the English major or minor. It may not be taken by students who are simultaneously taking or have satisfactorily completed another English course on this campus. Required for students with an ACT English subscore of 16 or lower (SAT verbal 429).
Offered on a satisfactory/no credit basis only. A workshop offering individualized instruction to students in need of improvement in basic writing skills. This does not count toward the 120 hours required for graduation. Repeatable.