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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.
ADVANCED ACADEMIC READING IN ESL
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.
COLLEGE WRITING IN ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
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.
INTRODUCTION TO U.S. CULTURE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (GH)
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.
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.
INTRODUCTION TO U.S. LATINO/A LITERATURE (DV)(GH)
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.
BRITISH LITERATURE SURVEY II (GH)
A survey of British literature from the Romantic period to the present.
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.
AMERICAN LITERATURE II (GH)
A survey of American Literature from the Civil War to the present to acquaint the student with the foremost writers of our literary culture.
THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE (GH)
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.
THE CONTEMPORARY NOVEL (GH)
A study of significant British and American novels and novelists of the last decade.
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.
MODERN WESTERN LITERATURE (GH)
A rapid survey of world literatures other than English and American covering major literary periods from Neoclassicism (seventeenth century) to present.
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.
AMERICAN REALISM AND NATURALISM
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.
AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1800 TO PRESENT (DV)
A survey of essays, prose fiction, drama, and poetry written by African-Americans from the Colonial period to the present.
LITERATURE ON FILM (GH)
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.
THE GRAMMAR OF STANDARD WRITTEN ENGLISH
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.
TOPICS IN PROFESSIONAL WRITING
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.).
MULTICULTURAL DRAMA OF THE UNITED STATES (DV)
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.
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.
Practical experience in writing scripts for cinema and/or television, with special emphasis on the creative, theoretical, and critical processes.
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.
TOPICS IN LINGUISTICS
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.
A study of the works of Shakespeare which will include representative genres and which will not duplicate works studied in 680-404.
REVOLUTION AND RESTORATION
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.
VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN LITERATURE
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.
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.
19TH CENTURY WOMEN WRITERS
A survey of the works of American and English women writers of the 19th century.
ADVANCED WRITERS' STUDIO
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.
Variable topics published prior to registration.
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.
BEGINNING LISTENING AND CONVERSATION
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.
BEGINNING READING AND WRITING
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.
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.
INTEGRATED ACADEMIC ENGLISH SKILLS 2
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.
ACADEMIC VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT
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.
CULTURE AND ACADEMIC CONVERSATIONS
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.
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.
INTEGRATED ACADEMIC ENGLISH SKILLS 3
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.
ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS
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.
ADVANCED PRONUNCIATION AND SPEECH SKILLS
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.
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.
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).