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Undergraduate English

2015 Spring Term

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3 Units

FRESHMAN ENGLISH

English 101

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.


3 Units

FRESHMAN ENGLISH

English 102

A continuation of English 680-101. Study of plays, poems and essays. Composition of substantial papers and a library research paper.


4 Units

ADVANCED ACADEMIC READING IN ESL

English 161

Development of critical thinking skills in reading and ability to express complex, academic arguments for participation in university courses. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to exit the IEP. This course satisfies the English 101 University Proficiency Requirement.


4 Units

COLLEGE WRITING IN ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

English 162

Students learn the fundamentals of writing an academic research paper. Students conduct a brief literature review, design and conduct a group research project to address a research question, and write a paper. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to exit the IEP.


4 Units

INTRODUCTION TO U.S. CULTURE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (GH)

English 163

Study of U.S. culture from interdisciplinary perspectives by examining cultural topics (such as the changing form of the family, educational opportunity, economic change) to come to a deeper understanding of U.S. and the students' home cultures. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to exit the IEP. Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.


2-4 Units

SPECIAL TOPICS

English 164

English 164 is a special topics course in English for specific purposes, repeatable by change in topic. If enrolled in the IEP, students must pass this course with a C- or better. Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO U.S. LATINO/A LITERATURE (DV)(GH)

English 202

The course will present students with the diverse U.S. Latino experiences, by introducing them to texts that examine literary works by authors of Latino/Latina backgrounds, in their historical context and cultural context.


3 Units

BRITISH LITERATURE SURVEY II (GH)

English 216

A survey of British literature from the Romantic period to the present.


3 Units

FOUNDATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL WRITING AND EDITING

English 230

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.


3 Units

AMERICAN LITERATURE II (GH)

English 236

A survey of American Literature from the Civil War to the present to acquaint the student with the foremost writers of our literary culture.


3 Units

THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE (GH)

English 252

This course will survey the Bible and some other related Near Eastern literature, focusing on the development of genres, motifs, and other literary forms that have influenced the form and content of Western literature, including the parable, the proverb, the loss of Eden, exile and return, origin stories, and hero stories.


3 Units

THE CONTEMPORARY NOVEL (GH)

English 263

A study of significant British and American novels and novelists of the last decade.


3 Units

MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES (DV)(GH)

English 265

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.


3 Units

CRITICAL WRITING IN THE FIELD OF ENGLISH

English 271

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.


3 Units

CREATIVE WRITING (GH)

English 274

Study, discussion and writing of description, narration, verse and the short story.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE STUDY (GH)

English 281

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.


3 Units

LITERATURE FOR ADOLESCENTS

English 310

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.


3 Units

MODERN WESTERN LITERATURE (GH)

English 322

A rapid survey of world literatures other than English and American covering major literary periods from Neoclassicism (seventeenth century) to present.


3 Units

MANUSCRIPT EDITING

English 330

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.


3 Units

AMERICAN REALISM AND NATURALISM

English 342

An exploration of developments in American literature in the period following the Civil War to 1910. In addition to naturalism and realism, the course will include more recent additions to the canon: women's fiction and African-American writing of the period.


3 Units

AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1800 TO PRESENT (DV)

English 345

A survey of essays, prose fiction, drama, and poetry written by African-Americans from the Colonial period to the present.


3 Units

LITERATURE ON FILM (GH)

English 352

This course examines the complex cultural work of adapting literature to film. Through critical analysis of narrative fiction - short stories, novels, plays, graphic novels - and the films they inspire, students will investigate the history, narrative, conventions, iconic elements, and cultural significance of literary adaptations to film. Repeatable with topic change.


3 Units

THE GRAMMAR OF STANDARD WRITTEN ENGLISH

English 362

This is a course in the grammar of relatively formal and planned written English. We will review a vocabulary for talking about the structural choices that are available to writers of English, and use this vocabulary to practice analyzing and constructing sentences and parts of sentences. The course is meant primarily for people whose professional plans include writing or editing.


3 Units

TOPICS IN PROFESSIONAL WRITING

English 366

Variable topics course that will focus on particular subsets of professional writing, editing, or rhetorical analysis relevant to these fields. Topics might include discourse analysis, argumentation, technical editing, content strategy, translation studies, or writing and editing for specific fields (e.g. science, medicine, environmental studies, etc.).


3 Units

MULTICULTURAL DRAMA OF THE UNITED STATES (DV)

English 369

The course examines the theatrical forms and the dramatic literature of African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Latinos/as, and Native Americans, and places them in the context of American theatre and U.S. social/political history.


3 Units

ADVANCED COMPOSITION

English 370

A course in advanced exposition and argumentation. Conventional grade basis only if course is required in the College of Business for major.


3 Units

TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC WRITING

English 372

Practice in expository, descriptive, and report writing, with special application to technical and scientific subject matter.


3 Units

POETRY WRITING

English 373

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.


3 Units

SCREENWRITING

English 376

Practical experience in writing scripts for cinema and/or television, with special emphasis on the creative, theoretical, and critical processes.


3 Units

PROSE STYLISTICS

English 378

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.


3 Units

TOPICS IN LINGUISTICS

English 385

Advanced study of a branch of linguistics or of the application of a branch of linguistics to a cognate field, e.g., pedagogy or literary criticism, the particular topic to be published before registration. Repeatable only with change of topic. Either English 382 or English 383 is strongly recommended as preparation for this course.


3 Units

SHAKESPEARE

English 405

A study of the works of Shakespeare which will include representative genres and which will not duplicate works studied in 680-404.


3 Units

REVOLUTION AND RESTORATION

English 412

This course will introduce students to the literacy and socio-cultural milieu of seventeenth-century Britain. Through analysis of authors such as John Milton and Aemelia Lanyer, the student will come to better appreciate a vital period in the formation of our modern selves.


3 Units

VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN LITERATURE

English 420

A survey of Anglo-Irish literature in the Victorian and Edwardian periods (c. 1830-1914), emphasizing the movement of ideas in the period from romanticism to modernism.


3 Units

PUBLICATION DEVELOPMENT

English 430

The course will survey the function of the editor in planning and developing a major publication. The course examines different editorial roles, gives an overview of publishing processes, and focuses on acquiring texts, developing the author-editor relationship, organizing and restructuring texts, checking facts, and developing production specifications.


3 Units

19TH CENTURY WOMEN WRITERS

English 463

A survey of the works of American and English women writers of the 19th century.


3 Units

ADVANCED WRITERS' STUDIO

English 488

A closely guided program of instruction in writing, determined in consultation with the instructor, ranging from creative writing to scholarly analysis. Repeatable two times for a maximum of 6 credits in major.


1-3 Units

WRITING WORKSHOP

English 490

Variable topics published prior to registration.


1-6 Units

APPLIED STUDY: INTERNSHIP IN WRITING

English 493

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.


1-12 Units

EXCHANGE STUDY

English 497

Variable topics.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

English 498

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.


4 Units

BEGINNING LISTENING AND CONVERSATION

English 51

Students develop initial conversational skills for fluency in daily social communication, on campus and in the community. The course includes an emphasis on pronunciation,including stress, rythm, and intonation, as well as on vocabulary development. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to advance in the IEP. Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.


4 Units

BEGINNING READING AND WRITING

English 53

Students develop initial reading and writing skills through reading and responding to texts. Students develop vocabulary, as well. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to advance in the IEP. Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of prior level of instruction.


4 Units

BEGINNING GRAMMAR

English 55

In English 055, students focus on grammatical accuracy in speech and writing by engaging in grammar study and practice through communicative activities at an initial proficiency level. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to advance in the IEP. Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.


4 Units

INTEGRATED ACADEMIC ENGLISH SKILLS 2

English 61

In English 061, students develop academic English skills in the four language skills areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with an emphasis on academic reading and writing. Students also develop improved control of grammatical structures. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to advance IEP. Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.


4 Units

ACADEMIC VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT

English 63

In English 063, students use a variety of learning strategies to improve academic vocabulary. Special attention is given to identifying morphological features that pose challenges to speakers of languages that do not use Latinate roots and affixes. Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.


4 Units

CULTURE AND ACADEMIC CONVERSATIONS

English 65

Students use a comparative approach in the study of U.S. culture. Discussion and written work introduce students to language and concepts within the academic contests of the social sciences and cultural studies. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to advance in the IEP program. Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.


2-4 Units

SPECIAL TOPIC

English 69

English 069 is an intermediate-level special topics course, with topic based on IEP needs and student interest. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to advance in the IEP. Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.


4 Units

INTEGRATED ACADEMIC ENGLISH SKILLS 3

English 71

In English 071, students continue to refine academic English skills in the four language skill areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing, with an emphasis on academic reading and writing. Students also increasing control of grammatical structures so that their academic expression continues to approach the level needed for academic success. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to advance in the IEP. Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.


4 Units

ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS

English 73

In English 073, students conduct short research assignments on campus and present their individual and group work using visual supports, such as posters, PowerPoiint or Web-based presentation tools, such as VoiceThread. Through such assignments, students develop experience in public speaking in an academic setting. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to advance in the IEP. Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.


2 Units

ADVANCED PRONUNCIATION AND SPEECH SKILLS

English 75

In English 075, students refine accuracy in pronunciation and further refine their control of spoken English for comprehensibility in social and academic settings. Students will conduct a community project in which they speak to a general audience (such as school group or a children's library story time). Student must pass this course with a C- or better to advance in the IEP. Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or success completion of previous level of instruction.


2-4 Units

SPECIAL TOPIC

English 79

English 079 is a special topics course at the advanced intermediate level. Topics are developed based on IEP needs and student interest. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to advance in the IEP. Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.


3 Units

FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGLISH

English 90

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).

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